MSBA Leadership Academy



Hon Lisa A Hall Johnson, Co-Chair
Prince George's County District Court
4990 Rhode Island Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781-2027
P: (301) 298-4200
Email: Private email address

William Carl Isler II, Co-Chair
Washington Suburban Sanitary Comm
Office of the General Counsel
14501 Sweitzer Ln
Laurel, MD 20707-5901
P: (301) 775-0727

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Leader In The MSBA?

What is the MSBA Leadership Academy?

The Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy offers a 12 month program designed to assist lawyers become better leaders and offering opportunities for future leadership roles in the MSBA.

Each year 15 Fellows are chosen from applications submitted to the MSBA. During their term, the Fellows will spend time attending MSBA events, developing and implementing a public service project, as well as attending a special program on public speaking, media relations, interviewing skills, conducting effective meeting, budgeting and many other related areas. Fellows establish a relationship with past Bar Presidents and current bar leaders to learn more about the MSBA and to enhance leadership skills.

Team building is a significant part of the Academy, wherein the Fellows develop relationships that will last long after the Academy. The skills the Fellows learn will benefit the MSBA, the local or specialty bar associations and the public as a whole.

BECOMING A LEADER: Reflections on the Leadership Academy by: Adam Sean Cohen, Esquire

2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

The Leadership Academy continued with its mission of nurturing and developing diverse groups of young lawyers who have been identified from a competitive pool of applicants as having superior leadership potential. After celebrating its 15th Anniversary last bar year, the Committee recommitted itself to providing superior mentoring and monthly leadership training. This year’s Fellows class focused their public service project on raising awareness regarding the importance of environmental law and the impact that environmental issues have on natural resources in Maryland.