Interested in Applying for the 2019 LEAD Academy?

Women attorneys selected for participation in the LEAD Academy will:

  • Be members in good standing of a State Bar;
  • Be members of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association at the time of class selection;
  • Aspire to lead and have the demonstrated potential to become leaders;
  • Want to serve their communities and the profession and be committed to the promotion of women in the legal profession;
  • Attend all LEAD Academy sessions; and
  • Commit a year of service to the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association or Foundation after completing the LEAD Academy program.

The Steering Committee has found the LEAD Academy curriculum to be applicable to women attorneys at many stages of their careers, and anyone with interest is encouraged to apply.  The 2017 LEAD Academy Class consisted of sixteen attorneys with two to fourteen years of practice.  They included litigators, transactional attorneys, in-house counsel, and a federal law clerk.  The 2018 Class, consisting of fifteen attorneys, offers even more diversity.   

Please note that the selection committee may determine that a larger or smaller class is appropriate, depending on the strength of applications received.  Interested attorneys may simply apply.  You may submit a nomination by clicking here.

The selection committee will also accept nominations sent to Ashley Senary Dahlberg at by Friday, October 19, 2018 and will notify nominees of their nomination.  

A copy of application materials are available for download HERE.  

Whether self-applying or nominated, completed application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, so mark your calendars! The 2019 LEAD Academy class will be announced by December 3, 2018

The Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation and the LEAD Academy Steering Committee sincerely appreciate your interest in the development and advancement of women in the legal profession.

For additional program information, contact LEAD Academy Director Tiffanie Clausewitz at or 210-562-2900.  For questions regarding the application and selection process, contact LEAD Academy Class Liaisons Marissa Helm at or 210-478-6800, or Ashley Senary Dahlberg at  


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