The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy 2017-2018 Posted December 29, 2016 by Tallahassee Bar Association


Application Overview and Instructions

The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is a yearlong leadership training program designed to foster professional growth and enhance the leadership skills for a diverse group of attorneys. The mission of The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is:

A multi-session training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession, in their chosen path, while enhancing their leadership skills.

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. There will be seven required meetings, up to fourteen (14) business days throughout the year including graduation in June 2018. The programs will go from Friday midday to Saturday mid-afternoon unless otherwise indicated.

There will be CLE credit awarded for certain sessions.

Starting December 1, 2016, The Florida Bar Leadership Academy will begin accepting applications for the incoming 2017-2018 Academy Class V. The deadline to submit applications is January 13, 2017.