Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy


The purpose of the Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy is to identify and train lawyers for future opportunities for leadership in the Association, profession and community; to nurture effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service issues; to raise the level of awareness among lawyers regarding the broad range of issues facing the legal profession and to build relationships among legal leaders and experience levels across the state, and create a cadre of lawyers upon which the OSBA, state and local government entities, local bar associations and community organi­zations can call upon for leadership and service.

Description of program

This interactive leadership training program will be conducted during a seven-month period (January to July). There will be six sessions: two one and one-half day sessions (requiring overnight stay) and four day-long sessions.

Sessions will cover issues such as leadership, ethics and professionalism; state and local government; access to justice; community service, economic development; etc. Participants will become problem solvers and effective lawyer leaders. Speakers and mentors will include leaders from the bench and bar, state and local government and the community. At least 12 credit hours of CLE should be available for the program.

Academy graduates

2015 OSBA Leadership Academy

2014 OSBA Leadership Academy

2013 OSBA Leadership Academy

2012 OSBA Leadership Academy

2011 OSBA Leadership Academy

2010 OSBA Leadership Academy

Selection of Academy members

Class size will be limited to 24 lawyers. Selected candidates will generally be in practice between five years and 10 years. Invitation to the Leadership Academy will be made by the president of the Association on application. Only one participant per firm will be selected. Selection will be based on many factors, including:

  • Stated commitment to the goals of the Academy;
  • Demonstrated interaction with the legal and civic communities; and
  • Diversity (geographic, gender, ethnic, racial, age, disability, etc.).


$1,000 (includes all meals, material and overnight accommodations). A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available.

Deadline for applications

The application deadline for 2016 has passed. Check back soon for more updates!


Halle Malcomb
Manager of Committees and Sections
(614) 487-4429 or (800) 282-6556



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