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Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. CST

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Apply for the seventh annual Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) in Denver, Colorado from June 23 to 25, 2019. The CBLA is a collaborative effort among the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and NAPABA. The CBLA will strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders through leadership training and professional development programs.

The CBLA is intended for up-and-coming bar leaders who have been in practice for 5-15 years and have served as officers of a NAPABA affiliate and/or chair/co-chair of a NAPABA committee.

Deadline | Apply by Wednesday, April 5

The application can be accessed here.

Applicants will be asked to submit a brief essay of 250-500 words, a CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation.


More information about the program can be found on the CBLA website. Please contact CBLA Steering Committee members Gary Zhao ([email protected]), Greg Schwartz ([email protected]), Kristin Haugen ([email protected]) and Marianne Chow Newman ([email protected]) with any questions.