The MBA's Leadership Academy hosted its second training session
for 21 fellows selected for 2016-17 on Dec. 12 at the U.S. District
Court in Worcester. The theme of the session was "Unique
Perspectives on Public Service."
Speakers were Hon. Judith Fabricant, Chief Justice of the
Massachusetts Superior Court, Wayne Budd, Goodwin Procter LLP and
former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, and Michael
P. Sams, co-founder of Kenney & Sams. Hon. Timothy S. Hillman,
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, provided welcoming
remarks to the group.
Each of the three featured speakers offered their thoughts and
advice on leadership in short presentations to the entire group of
fellows before roundtable discussions were held in smaller groups.
This format gave the fellows an opportunity to ask questions and
interact with the speakers in a more personalized setting.
Launched in September, the MBA's Leadership Academy is a
selective 12-month program for attorneys, which is designed to
recruit and nurture future bar and civic leaders.
The Leadership Academy Fellows selected for the inaugural
2016-17 Leadership Academy class represent a diverse group of
talented attorneys from across the commonwealth with three to 10
years of experience, along with the 2016 recipient of the MBA's
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship. Leadership Academy Fellows
are given the opportunity to network, collaborate and build
relationships with bar leaders; develop and enhance leadership
skills important to their future in the legal profession; and get
an insider's look at the important role the MBA plays within the