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The State Bar’s Leadership Development Academy (LDA), entering its eighth year, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2019. 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 program is designed for lawyers with 0-15 years of practice, but it is not restricted and all ISBA members are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Class size is typically 25 lawyers. 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. 10-12 & Feb. 18-19, Indianapolis; March 14-15, Terre Haute; April 11-12, Muscatatuck; and May 9-11, Elkhart. Applicants must be members of the ISBA. The program fee ($1,600) covers sessions, lodging, most meals, snacks and CLE. Scholarships are available for those demonstrating need. The application above is due Nov. 2.

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