Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association Partner to Create Leadership Academy

The Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association have recently come together to create Leadership Academy.

The Leadership Academy is a six-month program, starting January 13, designed to assist Austin-area lawyers in making a difference in both the legal community and the greater Austin community. The class will begin with a mandatory full-day retreat, followed by a series of six lunch meetings, during which participants will network with and enjoy lunch presentations by leaders in federal, state, and local government, public education, nonprofit organizations, and the Bar.


The Members for the 2012 Leadership Academy are as follows:

Arturo Aviles, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Alex King, Fritz, Byrne, Head & Harrison
Sara Brown, The Honorable Harry Lee Hudspeth
Anestasia Kounelias, Office of State Senator Kevin Eltife
Gary Cobb, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Robert Lindsey, Dell, Inc.
Sam Colletti, Noelke, English, Maples, St. Leger, Blair
Seth Meisel, Ryan Law
Brandon Crisp, Fulbright & Jaworski
Savannah Meyer, Carlson Law Firm
Sareta Davis, Travis County Attorney’s Office
Jessica Mangrum, Thompson Coe
Ami Desai, Desai Law Firm
Carsi Mitzner, The Law Firm of Nix, Patterson, & Roach
Mary Escamilla, Rubin Law Firm
Katie Ogden, Office of State Senator Jeff Wentworth
Monty Exter, Association of Professional Educators
Jorge Padilla, Jackson Walker
Dave Floyd, Prism Risk Management
Sally Pretorius, Andrae Law
Sara Foskitt, Foskitt Law Office
Susan Salch, Cantilo & Bennett
Nikki George, Law Office of Janet McCullar
Karl Seelbach, Winstead
Iris Gibson, Haynes and Boone
Jacob Scheick, Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie
Zak Hall, Third Court of Appeals
Steve Skarnulis, Cain & Skarnulis
Tanisa Jeffers, Bernard & Associates
Daniel Smith, Brown McCarroll
Chari Kelly, Office of the Attorney General
Ryan Squires, Scott Douglass & McConnico
Erika Kane, Office of the Attorney General
Jana Terry, Greenberg Traurig
Jacquelyn Wilson, Law Office of Christopher C. Merritt

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