2020-21 Leadership Academy Application Details

Application Process:

All candidates must fully complete this application, which includes contact information, two interest statements, the option to submit up to three letters of reference, and submission of a resume and photo.

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Interviews may be scheduled with the Selection Committee thereafter.

The 2020-21 Leadership Class will be announced on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Questions?  Please contact Academy Coordinator, Melanie Farrell at mfarrell@clemetrobar.org or 216.539.3711
The Fine Print:

Participation in the CMBA’s Leadership Academy requires (1) membership in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and (2) punctual attendance and participation at nine monthly sessions, dates and times available at www.CleMetroBar.org/Leadership.

While the Academy is aware that scheduling conflicts can arise, graduation from the Program is not possible without attending at least eight sessions. In addition, participation in a capstone project is required.

Academy tuition will be collected when your acceptance into the program is confirmed.  Academy tuition is all-inclusive at $1150.  Scholarships are available for government, non-profit and solo practitioners.

Please contact the Academy Coordinators for more details.
  • Minimum 5 years experience practicing law
  • Demonstrated professional and civic leadership
  • Genuine commitment to future professional and civic leadership
  • Willingness to serve on the Leadership Academy Alumni Council post graduation
  • Must be able to attend each monthly session
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