Fifteen Attorneys Chosen for Inaugural Bar Leadership Program

Congratulations to the ILP’s
Steve Bodmer (’06) and Leta Hollon (’05)!

Fifteen Attorneys Chosen for Inaugural Bar Leadership Program
PHOENIX — September 11, 2007

The State Bar of Arizona has named 15 attorneys to its inaugural Bar Leadership Institute, a one-year program designed to foster the professional growth and enhance the leadership skills of a diverse group of Arizona attorneys.

The attorneys participating in the inaugural class are:

Jesus Acosta, Laveen
Leonard Aragon, Phoenix
Jocquese Blackwell, Tucson
Steve Bodmer, Mesa
Jennifer Espino, Sells
Nathan Fidel, Phoenix
Leta Hollon, Flagstaff
Wendy Kim, Phoenix
Patricia Madsen, Phoenix
Leticia Marquez, Tucson
Toysha Martin, Phoenix
Marie Martinez, Nogales
Kate Pierce, Florence
K Royal, Tempe
Bryce Suzuki, Phoenix

Beginning this weekend through May 2008, the attorneys will attend monthly programs in leadership, ethics and career development.

Program topics include “What Does it Take to be a Leader,” “Improving Your Legal Practice” and “Practicing Law in the Public vs. Private Sector.” Throughout the year, participants will also have the opportunity to meet with judges, Congressional representatives, lobbyists and in-house counsel to experience the diversity of the legal profession.

“We hope the Leadership Institute increases participation and visibility in the State Bar and community-at-large among historically under-represented groups,” says Daniel J. McAuliffe, president of the State Bar.

Following completion of the first year, participants must commit to one year of participation in a State Bar committee or section and/or another bar association or community organization.