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Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

The Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) is a joint initiative of the American Bar Association, its Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and Disability Rights, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association, and the National Native American Bar Association.

The CBLA is a coordinated effort to strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders by providing leadership training and professional development programs which will benefit current and future leaders of bar associations, and the legal profession overall. 

On December 10-11, 2020, the CBLA is excited to host three panels discussing the origin and purpose of the CBLA, exciting lessons on bar leadership from giants in the profession, and how bar leadership has helped attendee's community, career, and visibility.  This is a small "taste" of the larger, more robust academy that will occur in 2021. 

Jennifer Weddle, Denver Shareholder and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's American Indian Law Practice, will be speaking on a panel covering what CBLA is, why it was formed, and its goals and accomplishments. This takes place on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.