The Leadership Academy was developed as an objective of the Young Lawyer Task Force undertaken in 2013. Through the Academy, the Bar seeks to identify young lawyers who are leaders in the practice of law and in their community. Once identified, the Leadership Academy program was designed to help these leaders improve their skills as a lawyer and a leader.
The Academy Planning Committee has developed monthly events that will promote the listed goals of the Academy. In addition to participation in the monthly events, the Leadership Academy participants are required to be members of the Akron Bar Association. The Leadership Academy accepts lawyers who have been in practice from one to eight years.