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The State Bar’s Leadership Development Academy (LDA), entering its fifth year, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2016. Developed and maintained by a volunteer standing committee of the ISBA (with significant assistance from the ISBA staff), the LDA empowers and develops lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so that they may fill significant leadership roles in local and state bar associations, Indiana communities and organizations, and serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage with professional facilitators and prominent speakers with a variety of experiences and expertise. As they travel around the state, class members will actively engage in panel discussions, group activities and demonstrations with our faculty. Past graduates have praised the focus on servant leadership principles and techniques as well as efficiency and effectiveness in both professional relations and community involvement. In learning about the challenges and rewards of leadership in action, LDA grads return to their communities inspired to make a difference in big and small ways. They are recognized as future leaders both locally and statewide.
Members of the faculty include Indiana Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals and trial court judges; members of the executive and legislative branches of Indiana government; and prominent business and military leaders. Class members will earn enough CLE and NLS credits to satisfy the year’s requirements.
The LDA Class of 2016 will be limited to 25 Indiana lawyers who have been admitted to practice for 15 years or less. There will be five sessions, each incorporating at least one overnight stay, and successful candidates are required to attend each entire session and must be willing to travel to various parts of the state for each session. The session dates and locations are: Jan. 21-23 & Feb. 15-16, Indianapolis; March 10-11, South Bend; April 21-22, Muscatatuck; and May 19-21, Richmond. Applicants must be members of the ISBA. The program fee ($1,450) covers sessions, lodging, meals, snacks and CLE. Scholarships will be available for those demonstrating need. The above application is due Nov. 6.