Bar Leadership institute

BLI Program Overview, Selection Criteria, Program Dates and Program Fees

To be considered for the BLI Class of 2020, please complete the application below and submit the required attachments by October 18, 2019.  The BLI Committee will select candidates in December.  If you have questions about the application or requirements, please contact Shannon Reid at


  • Have the required attachments ready to upload before filling out this form.  Those attachments include: (1) one letter of recommendation addressed to BLI Committee Chair David W. Murray; (2) the completed commitment signatures form (click here to download the form); (3) your resume; and (4) a professional headshot.  (Note: If you are interested in an updated photo, the MCB offers professional headshots to members at no cost.  Please contact Greg Hicks at to schedule an appointment.)
  • Type out your longer responses in a separate document first and then copy and paste those responses once you are ready to complete the form (e.g., responses to the Vision and Perspective questions).  You cannot save the application midway through.
  • After hitting "submit" at the bottom of the form, wait until you receive a confirmation message on screen before closing out of the window, and do not click to refresh the page content unless you wish to clear the screen and your responses.