… individuals who exhibit the greatest versatility in their learned style also manifest the greatest flexibility in leadership… By exposing new lawyers to disciplines and experiences beyond the limits of their practice area, the Bar Association strives to develop future leaders both in the legal field and the broader community.”
Hon. N. William Delker, NH Superior Court
Join the Leadership Academy Committee
in the Virtual Kick-Off Event
including a performance by comedian
Wed. May 5, 2021 5:00 – 6:15 PM
At this not-to-be missed event, you will hear from Hon. William Delker, Academy alumni and committee members which will include information about the program and what it could do for your legal career. By attending this informative kick-off event, you will learn how the program has helped attorneys to:
• Build confidence;
• Gain exposure;
• Have an opportunity to work with a Judge;
• Participate in NHBA events and committees and how that can boost your relationships with your colleagues;
• Learn valuable professional leadership skills and build relationships that last throughout your career.
This program is supported in part by the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.
Typical Course Schedule
October: Welcome Reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
October Retreat one full day & one half day: Kickoff Retreat, The Mountain Club on Loon, Lincoln, NH*
November: Business Module: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
December: Media Relations & Public Speaking Module, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
January: Judicial Module, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
January: Snow Date or Project Time, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
February: Midyear Meeting – Full Day Attendance
March: Public Interest/Non- Profit Module, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
March: Snow Date or Project Time, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
April: Legislative/Executive Branches Module, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
May: Projects completed
June: Leadership Academy Graduation at NHBA Annual Meeting, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa Whitefield, NH*
* locations subject to change
Leadership Academy is a nine-month leadership-training program designed to foster the professional growth
and enhance the leadership skills of a diverse group of attorneys. No more than eighteen applicants will be selected. This leadership program is designed with curriculum most meaningful for those in practice between three and 10 years.
Training: Meets October to June, including NHBA Midyear and Annual meetings. Registration fees to the meetings are covered through Leadership Academy.
Read Judge Delker’s article in the Bar News about the importance of Leadership Academy.
• To promote and encourage NHBA leadership
• Identify future leaders
• Provide a program to develop leadership skills
• Provide tangible benefits to Leadership Academy enrollees