Interested in Applying for the 2020 LEAD Academy?

Do You Know a Woman Attorney Who Has What it Takes To Lead?

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.

LEAD Academy class members may also participate in an informal group community service project during the year, to be determined by the class and the Steering Committee. 

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.  Previous LEAD Academy classes consisted of sixteen attorneys with two to fourteen years of practice.  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 using the application found here or below.  The selection committee will also accept nominations sent to Ashley Senary Dahlberg at 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 October 18, 2019, so mark your calendars! The 2020 LEAD Academy class will be announced by December 9, 2019

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 or questions regarding the application and selection process, contact LEAD Academy Recruitment Chair and Class Liaison Ashley Senary Dahlberg at


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