To promote and encourage leadership and professionalism by identifying present and future leaders who are members of the Maine State Bar Association, and by providing them with a program designed to develop leadership skills; foster camaraderie; and expose them to leaders in the legal, business and government communities.
Up to 12 attorney members of the MSBA who have been in practice for at least 2 years and no more than 10 years will be selected for the biennial Academy. The MSBA seeks ethnic, racial, geographic, and gender diversity among Leadership Academy Fellows, and qualified individuals will be sought from different backgrounds, large and small law firms, the private and public sectors, different practice areas, and different areas of the state. Generally, the monthly programs will be 2 to 4 hours in duration and may require additional travel time. The program will cover participants' CLE credits for one year.
- Participant is a member in good standing of the Maine State Bar Association.
- Participant was first admitted to the Bar no less than 2 years ago and nor more than 10 years ago.
- Attendance and participation (including any homework assignments) are required at each of the sessions from November through June. (Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.)
- An MSBA Leadership Academy Participation Fee of $950 is due upon acceptance into the Academy. (Limited financial aid may be available, depending on resources. However, all participants must pay at least a portion of the fee to demonstrate their commitment.)
How To Apply
The application deadline for the Class of 2019 has passed. The Academy is biennial.
For more information about the Leadership Academy, please call Heather Seavey at (207) 622-7523.