Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy Inaugural Class | 2015 – 2016


History:

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.


Mission:

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.


Curriculum:

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

Application:


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