Committee on Leadership Development

Learn about leadership opportunities within the New York state bar association

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to our Committee's web page.

For many people, the fall season provides an opportunity to reassess their goals and objectives – not only professionally, but in other areas, including your role as a member of the New York State Bar Association. What can you do to move your career forward and raise your profile in the legal profession?

Leadership plays a key role in professional advancement. There are multiple ways you can enhance your skills by taking a more active role within the NYSBA – getting involved with a Practice Section or looking to serve on a Standing Committee.

Yes, some extra time is required on your end, but the benefits you accrue – making connections, gaining a deeper understanding of issues impacting the legal profession – only enhance the good work you already do.

Consider stepping up into service in a Section or Committee. Please contact me or the Committee’s staff liaison for additional information.

Elena DeFio Kean, Chair

Mission Statement

Pathways to Leadership Brochure

Leadership Nomination Form