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  • August 02, 2023

    Become the Leader You Want to Be: Apply Today for the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy

    Want to boost your skills and become a leader? Learn how at the State Bar of Wisconsin G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy. Applications are accepted through Sept. 11, 2023.
    2021-22 Leadership Academy group photo

    Among the members of the 2021-22 G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy class is Milwaukee attorney Brittani Miller (front row, right).​

    Aug. 2, 2023 – No matter where you are in your career path, there is always more to learn.

    Last year, Brittani Miller, a real estate associate with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, joined the State Bar of Wisconsin G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy.

    Miller signed up just a few months after completing her J.D. from U.W. Law School in May 2021.

    The Leadership Academy is a comprehensive training program created by the State Bar’s Leadership Development Committee that teaches practical leadership skills for Wisconsin lawyers.

    Participating in the Academy “showed me that there are leadership opportunities, or opportunities to grow into leadership roles, at many different points of a person’s career,” Miller said.

    The Academy takes place over two-day sessions in November, February, and April. It teaches skills for time management, public speaking, conflict resolutions, active listening, effective written and oral communication, networking, and more.

    “The Academy gave me the tools to identify those opportunities and prepare myself for when the right ones appear,” she said.

    The practical tip she keeps top of mind: “Start a speech or presentation with a story to grab the audience’s attention.”

    She encourages lawyers to apply. “No matter where you find yourself in your career, it is always helpful to learn or get a refresher on what leadership is or could be,” Miller said.

    Apply by Sept. 11 for 2023-24 G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy

    Join the program that gives lawyers skills, strategies, and resources to become effective leaders in the profession and community. Learn more about the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy​ on

    The next session begins in November, 2023. Topics include: effective written and verbal communication, time management, public speaking, conflict resolution, active listening, community leadership, and networking. The program will be submitted for CLE credit.

    • When: Two-day sessions on Nov. 3-4, 2023; Jan. 19-20, 2024; and April 19-20, 2024. Attendance at all sessions is required.

    • Where: State Bar Center, Madison

    • Apply by: Sept. 11, 2023 (space is limited)

    • Cost: $350. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available on the basis of financial need. For more information, review the application instructions.

    To apply: Review the application instructions and submit your application by Sept. 11. Applicants will be notified of selection by Oct. 6, 2023.

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