COBALT Program


COBALT is an interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers with demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to the legal community.  Not only are class members taught leadership skills, they also learn how to address challenges faced by leaders in the legal community and the general community.  The program’s goals include: nurturing effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service issues; building relationships among legal leaders from across the state and from across experience levels; and raising the level of awareness among lawyers regarding the broad range of issues facing the legal profession.

The nomination period for the 2019 class is now open and COBALT is seeking CBA members' input to assist in selecting members of the 2019 class program.  This fall we will choose up to 20 practicing lawyers from around the state, at various levels of experience and in different specialties, to join this popular and prominent 6-month leadership program.

Please review the goals of the program and nominate no more than three (3) CBA attorney members you personally know and whom you believe to be current or potential leaders.  CBA members may also self-nominate for the program. 

As you can imagine, there will be many more applicants than spaces available and we will make every effort to honor our commitment to diversity in geography, areas of practices, age, gender and ethnicity.  We will send all nominees a formal COBALT application, review all applications, and then select the members of the 2019 class by early Fall 2018.

An application form and requirements will be sent to all nominees on July 20. The deadline for nominees to submit complete applications will be August 17. CBA membership is required for admission the COBALT class.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations are due by July 16, 2018