Dear ABA Members,
The American Bar Association is embarking on an exciting new initiative to strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders: the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy. The CBLA is a collaborative effort among the ABA, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. The inaugural CBLA will be held in Minneapolis, MN, on June 27-28, 2013.
Please review the attached letter, which invites youundefinedor someone you knowundefinedto apply for this excellent leadership opportunity. The online CBLA application is accessible at www.ambar.org/barleadershipacademy. The application period is open through February 28, 2013. Space is limited, so we encourage you to apply early.
We hope that you will join us in making this year’s Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy a dynamic, successful and well-attended program – one that will lay a foundation for ensuring a legal profession that reflects the full panorama of the public it serves.
Laurel G. BellowsPresident, American Bar Association