Associate Leadership Institute

The City Bar is pleased to announce its second annual Associate Leadership Institute, a six-part series of high-level development training for mid-level and senior associates at our signatory firms, which includes keynote speakers, intensive training modules, and networking opportunities. 

The deadline to apply to the 2018 Institute is Friday, January 12.

2018 Series Information

2018 Series Curriculum


2017 Series Information

2017 Series Curriculum

2017 Faculty Directory

2017 Participant Directory

2017 Photo Gallery


"NYC Bar Diversity Leadership Program Puts Associates at the Helm" April 27, 2017 (Bloomberg BNA)

"Office for Diversity and Inclusion Launches Associate Leadership Institute" Spring/Summer 2017 (44th Street Notes)

2017 Participating Law Firms
Alston & Bird LLP
Baker Hostetler LLP
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Clifford Chance US LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Davis & Gilbert LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Duane Morris LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Reed Smith LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sedgwick LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Susman Godfrey LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz


To nominate a participant, please use the following link:

Premier and Leadership Sponsors of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion have a limited number of complimentary and discounted seats available as part of their sponsorship benefits. The cost for additional associates and non-sponsor associates will be $2,000. 

Call for Faculty & Volunteer Attorneys

If you are interested in serving as faculty, please complete the Faculty Call for Proposals at the following link: 

To sign up as a volunteer attorney, please use the following link: 

For more information about the Institute, or any questions can be directed to Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at or (212) 382-6713.

Thank you to our 2017 co-sponsors: