For Immediate Release: May 19, 2015

2015 AAJ Leadership Academy Class Launched

Contact:
Tanea Jackson
Email:
media.replies@justice.org
Phone:
202-684-9588

Washington, DC— The American Association for Justice (AAJ) launched its 2015 AAJ Leadership Academy class with 16 AAJ members selected to participate. The AAJ Leadership Academy is an AAJ Diversity Committee initiative that gives AAJ members the skills and techniques needed to become effective leaders throughout professional settings, AAJ, and their communities. In the first two years, AAJ Leadership Academy has already produced 32 graduates.

“AAJ is dedicated to ensuring that its members have opportunities to excel in leadership roles throughout the Association,” said AAJ’s President, Lisa Blue. “Through the AAJ Leadership Academy, we aim to provide development arenas for plaintiff attorneys who are seeking to sharpen their advocacy, communication, teamwork, and strategy skills.”

The Leadership Academy class brings together plaintiff trial attorneys who represent various backgrounds and practice areas to attend three sessions held in conjunction with AAJ meetings and conventions. AAJ Leadership Academy workshops focus on developing emotional intelligence, increasing self-awareness, changing the nature of leadership for attorneys, and many other dynamic topics.

“AAJ congratulates the members who have been chosen for the 2015 Leadership Academy class and thanks all those who applied,” said Blue.

The 2015 Leadership Academy class members include: Adam Langino with Cohen Milstein, Adrian Vega with Will Ferguson & Associates, Danielle Mason with Beasley Allen Law Firm, Kelly Hyman with Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, James Bilsborrow with Weitz & Luxenberg, Jason Penn with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, Jennifer Lipinski with Domnick Law, Julian Gomez with The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC, Kevin Monsour with the Bruce Law Group, LLC, Kristen Miller with Britcher Leone & Roth LLC, Lauren Barnes with Hagens Berman, Lexi Hazam and Wendy Fleishman with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Roshawn Donahue with Martzell & BickfordVanessa Cotto with Hogan Frick Law, and Zachary Wool with Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP

For more information on the Leadership Academy and how AAJ members can apply for the 2016 class, go here

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