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The Florida Legal Aid Leadership Development Institute is a 12-month program sponsored by The Florida Bar Foundation (FBF) in collaboration with the Florida Project Directors’ Association (PDA), and the Center for Legal Aid Education (CLAE). Its goal is to create a broader, more experienced, and diverse pool of leaders in the Florida legal aid community. The Florida Legal Aid Leadership Development Institute (FLALDI) is for attorneys who have demonstrated their commitment to providing legal assistance to the poor and who are willing to take on leadership roles either as client based or community advocates, in management positions, or a combination of those roles.
Participants in the Florida Legal Aid Leadership Development (fellows), learn the fundamentals of effective leadership; receive extensive, hands-on support in utilizing leadership tools; and will develop and implement a leadership project with the support of a mentor, a community of peers, and experienced Institute faculty.
The mentors participating in the Florida Legal Aid Leadership Development Institute are experienced and committed legal aid attorneys who have demonstrated leadership skills in management, advocacy, community participation, and other areas. Through their participation in the Florida Legal Aid Leadership Development Institute, mentors receive training on mentorship; hands-on support in working with the fellows; and the mentors, as a group, learn from and support each other. While working with the fellows participating in the Florida Legal Aid Leadership Development Institute, the mentors are helping to shape the next generation of legal aid leadership.