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There is still time to apply for the Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Leadership Academy

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Leadership Academy LogoApplications are being accepted through January 15 for The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Leadership Academy for 2024-2025.

The Leadership Academy is open to all Florida Bar members who are in good standing. In an effort to achieve diversity among the participants, qualified individuals will be sought from different backgrounds, large and small law firms, the private and public sectors, different practice areas, and different geographical areas of the state.

This is a multi-session training program designed to assist lawyers in becoming better leaders within the legal profession while enhancing their leadership skills.

The goals of the Leadership Academy include:

  • To enhance leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers;
  • To identify, nurture, and inspire effective leadership within The Florida Bar and the legal community;
  • To enhance the diversity of leaders within The Florida Bar; and
  • To raise the level of awareness and engagement among lawyers regarding issues facing the legal profession through the study of ethical, professional and public service issues.

There will be seven required meetings, which will include up to 14 business days throughout the year including graduation at The Florida Bar Annual Convention in June 2024. The dates of each training session may be found here. Continuing legal education credits will be awarded for most sessions. For more information on the program and requirements: Leadership Academy – The Florida Bar

To apply, click here. All application must be received on or before January 15 at 5 p.m, eastern.

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