In an effort to help young lawyers attain the skills to become the next generation of bar and community leaders, the NJSBA has formed a Leadership Academy and is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 class of fellows. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2018.
THE GOAL OF THE ACADEMY IS TO
Raise the level of awareness and engagement regarding concerns facing the legal profession through the study of ethical, professional and public service issues; build relationships, networking and leadership opportunities among the future leaders of the bar of New Jersey; and look to secure the future of the NJSBA by developing well-informed, committed leaders upon whom the NJSBA, state, federal and local government entities, local bar associations and community groups can call upon for leadership and service.
WHO CAN APPLY
The Leadership Academy is open to all New Jersey attorneys who have been in practice for at least five years. In an effort to achieve diversity among the participants, qualified individuals will be considered from different backgrounds, large and small law firms, private and public sectors, different practice areas and different geographical areas of the state. Download the application.
YOUR OBLIGATION IN THE PROGRAM
There will be nine meetings throughout the year, culminating in graduation at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City in May 2019. The dates of each training session will depend upon the schedules of the academy fellows. Continuing legal education credits will be awarded for certain sessions. Fellows are also expected to be involved in mentoring, bar activities or community service.
Academy Fellows will be required to pay tuition in order to defray some of the costs. Tuition will be due in full prior to the first session. Financial assistance is available. Tuition rates are $500 for solo practitioners, attorneys from firms of 10 or fewer, or are government attorneys, $1000 for attorneys from firms of 11 or more.