The Florida Bar

Apply By Jan. 31 for Leadership Academy

December 29, 2020

The Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Class IX. The program is a multi-session training initiative to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders.

The Leadership Academy seeks to:

  • Enhance the leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers;
  • Identify, nurture and inspire effective leadership within The Florida Bar and the legal community;
  • Increase diversity in Florida Bar leadership; and
  • Raise awareness and engagement among lawyers regarding issues facing the legal profession through the study of ethical, professional and public service issues.


The Leadership Academy is open to all Florida Bar members 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.


Download the application form, follow the instructions on page two and email it to: [email protected]


Applications must be received on or before Jan. 31, by 5:30 p.m. (EST). Apply here: