Leadership Academy​

Inaugural Class 2015 – 2016​​



In 2013, the Akron Bar Association initiated a New Lawyer Task Force to identify and address the needs of our emerging members. One of the Task Force’s recommendation was the creation of a leadership academy. The Akron Bar’s Board of Trustees ratified the Leadership Academy Subcommittee and assigned to them the responsibility of creating and sustaining this program.​​



The Leadership Academy seeks to identify emerging attorneys who demonstrate characteristics of leadership, professionalism, and community stewardship.  Through the Academy, participants engage in a curriculum designed to strengthen their leadership development through self-discovery.​



  • September | Orientation and Mini-retreat
  • October | Introduction to the Judiciary, Summit County Courts
  • November | Leadership in Action
  • January | Board of Governors, Akron Bar Foundation
  • February | Annual Gala, Akron Bar Foundation
  • March | Community Volunteer and Board Training
  • April​ | Day of Service – VALID Clinic
  • May | Summit County Government
  • June | Graduation Ceremony, Akron Bar Association – Annual Meeting




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