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Apply for The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy
November 20, 2017
$3,500.00 IS AVAILABLE TO 2 RPPTL SECTION MEMBERS!
Interested in participating in The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr.
Leadership Academy? Two RPPTL Section scholarships cover out of pocket
travel and hotel expenses incurred in attending the Leadership Academy up to
$3,500.00.
 
WHAT IS THIS? The Florida Bar is accepting applications for the 20187 Leadership
Academy, a one-year multi-session training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of
lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession while enhancing their leadership skills.
 
HOW DOES IT WORK? In support of the Leadership Academy, the RPPTL Section will select up to 2 active
contributing members of a RPPTL Section Committee, to apply to the Leadership Academy as the
Section’s scholarship nominee. If a RPPTL Section nominee is chosen as an Academy Fellow, the
Section will reimburse the participant up to $3,500 for out of pocket travel and hotel expenses incurred
in attending the Leadership Academy. To receive the scholarship, the nominee(s) if chosen by The
Florida Bar as a Leadership Academy Fellow must agree to remain actively involved in the RPPTL Section
after the conclusion of the Leadership Academy.
 
TIMING? 2018 Leadership Academy applications will be available from The Florida Bar on
Thursday, December 1, 2017. To be eligible for the RPPTL Section scholarship(s), potential
applicants must submit a COPY of their Leadership Academy application to
rpptlapplications@gmail.com by Friday, December 15, 2017 (with a copy to
kfernandez@kfernandezlaw.com). The RPPTL Section Leadership Academy Committee will review the
applications and then inform the nominee(s) of their selection for the potential scholarship. The
nominee(s) must still submit the completed application to The Florida Bar for approval by The Florida
Bar Leadership Academy Committee.
 
A full explanation of the Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, is available on the
 
If you have any questions regarding the RPPTL Section scholarships for The Florida Bar Wm. Reece
Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, please contact Kristopher Fernandez, (813) 832-6340,
kfernandez@kfernandezlaw.com or Brian Sparks, (813) 222-8515,
brian.sparks@hwhlaw.com; J Allison Archbold, Esq.; (941) 960-8825,
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