Committee on Leadership Development

Learn about Leadership Opportunities within the New York State Bar Association

Throughout the practice of law, we are continually encouraged to learn and grow within our fields, however, as we do so,  it is equally as important that we grow as individuals and leaders.  It is through leadership that we can inspire others and create a vision for where we, and the Association, can go.  

The New York State Bar Association has several opportunities for members to become and develop into leaders, while supporting and strengthening the Association at the same time.  Start by getting involved with a Standing Committee or Section. These activities will provide opportunities for growth and development and expose a path to further leadership opportunities such as Section Leadership and the Association’s House of Delegates, the governing body that guides the work of the Association. The skills you enhance through your service to the Association will continue to serve you in your own practice and community.

Please take a moment to review the information available in this section and contact either me at or Mark Wilson at MWilson@NYSBA.ORG for further information on how to get started.  

There can be no successful endeavors without having trained leaders in place. Let NYSBA help you continue your training today.

Elena DeFio Kean, Chair

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