Bar Leadership Forum 2019

State Bar of Michigan

2019 Bar Leadership Forum

June 14-15

Grand Hotel | Mackinac Island

Whether you are a leader of a local bar, special purpose bar, or a section leader, the Bar Leadership Forum has something for you.

This invitation-only event offers an innovative opportunity to learn, collaborate, and network with fellow legal professionals.

Friday's programming starts with an all-new joint keynote session with attendees from the Upper Michigan Legal Institute. Author Steve Hughes will speak on Influence: The Art and Science of Changing Minds. In this session you will learn how to overcome the common mistakes lawyers make when trying to change someone's mind and techniques to win over any skeptic.

Steve, author of the book Captivate, will show you how to utilize the four drivers of persuasion to gain buy-in and acceptance of your ideas and help you leave behind ineffective conventional wisdom.

What past attendees are saying about Bar Leadership Forum

"This was a great training event that provided hands on information and innovations useful for leaders."
—Carol M. Bealor, Cass County Bar Association

"The Bar Leadership Forum is an excellent opportunity to gain ideas and skills on how to inspire and lead your section . . ."
—Joellen Shortley, Information Technology Section

". . . I have been to many types of conferences throughout the country in my nineteen years of practice and this is the best setting I know to relax and learn valuable information to take back to my bar association. I actually can make lists of ideas to put into action immediately upon my return home."
—Elizabeth V. Weisenbach, Huron County Bar Association