NYSBA’s Committee on Leadership Development Is Recruiting and Cultivating a New Cohort of NYSBA Leaders

By Hon. Helena Heath & Hon. Edwina Martin

NYSBA’s Committee on Leadership Development Is Recruiting and Cultivating a New Cohort of NYSBA Leaders

2.15.2022

By Hon. Helena Heath & Hon. Edwina Martin

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As you might be aware, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is gearing up for the 2022 – 2023 bar year and the NYSBA’s Committee on Leadership Development (CLD), which we co-chair,  is recruiting and cultivating a new cohort of NYSBA Leaders.

The NYSBA Committee on Leadership Development was created to research and develop information and provide periodic updates on leadership opportunities within the Association, as well as provide resources on developing leadership skills that benefit the profession. In keeping with this mission, we have been focused on gathering together current and future leaders from throughout NYSBA’s membership to help them learn more about the different “pathways” to leadership within the Association, and to connect them to areas of interest – a committee appointment or chairpersonship, opportunities available within the many NYSBA Sections, as well as opportunities in the House of Delegates and on the NYSBA Executive Committee.

The work of the CLD, and its mission, is very personal to us. We both shared at our first CLD meeting following our appointments how our involvement with NYSBA has benefited us personally – in friendships, and in experiences unique to NYSBA, such as the 2020 Gala at the Museum of Natural History – and professionally, through leadership training, the cultivation of professional connections, the opportunities to promote policies and legislation beneficial to the legal profession as well as to all New Yorkers, and in fulfilling the state’s mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements.

The CLD is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Class of NYSBA Leaders. If you or someone within your organization is interested in learning more about leadership opportunities within NYSBA, please click HERE and complete the form no later than Friday, March 4th.  You will then be contacted by a CLD member to discuss your interest.

AND DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS SPECIAL LEADERSHIP PATHWAYS PROGRAM: The CLD is hosting a brown bag lunchtime program (virtual, of course), “Everything You Wanted to Know About the NYSBA Nominating Committee, But Didn’t Know Think to Ask: An Insider’s View,” on Thursday, March 3rd from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Please click HERE to register for the program and join us as we hear from seasoned NYSBA leaders and past officers on how to be in the know on vacancies and successfully navigate the nominations process.

We are all operating in extremely challenging times, making the work of the NYSBA  more important than ever before.  To that end, we hope you will seriously consider exploring the possibility of a leadership position at the NYSBA.

Remember, the New York State Bar Association is your bar association.  We are here to support your professional goals and aspirations.  We hope you will consider joining us in the leadership and very much look forward to hearing from you.

Very truly yours,

Hon. Helena Heath
Hon. Edwina “Winnie” Martin
Co-Chairs, The NYSBA Committee on Leadership Development

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