The Massachusetts Bar Association believes that exceptional
leaders are essential to the improvement of our profession.
However, there are few opportunities to train young attorneys on
how to best lead firms and organizations.
Continuing its commitment to cultivating leaders who work
diligently toward the improvement of our profession and our
society, the MBA has developed a Leadership Academy to better
prepare young attorneys to assume leadership roles at the bar, in
their firms or organizations, and in government.
The next class of the MBA's Leadership Academy -- a 12-month
program, which will run concurrently with the MBA membership year
-- starts in September 2017. Academy curriculum will include
educational programming, class projects and mentoring.
To be considered for inclusion in the MBA's Leadership Academy,
candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Active MBA member in good standing
- Three - 10 years of legal experience as a member of the
- Written nomination by an MBA member other than the
- Submission of two letters of recommendation supporting the
candidate's professional and personal qualifications, MBA
experience and commitment, and potential for future leadership at
- Completion of the application
- Submission of a resume
Individuals chosen for the
MBA Leadership Academy must commit to active participation in all
MBA Leadership Academy activities, including quarterly
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* The MBA will also include the annual Oliver Wendell Holmes
Scholarship winner in each respective Leadership Academy