Twelve outstanding young lawyers have been selected for The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy’s Class of 2019-2020.
Included in the class is Jenna Homeyer, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, of Springfield. She is formerly of Salem.
Others selected for the program’s 20th class are:
Whitney Fay, Littler Mendelson, Kansas City
Elizabeth Hatting, Lathrop Gage LLP, Kansas City
Alexandra Hemphill, Capes Sokol, St. Louis
Tamar Hodges, Husch Blackwell LLP, Jefferson City
Jesus Osete, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Kansas City
Ashley Ray, Missouri House of Representatives, Jefferson City
Shelly Rosenfelder, Husch Blackwell LLP, Springfield
Russell Shankland, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City
Lesley Smith, Missouri State Public Defender, Kansas City
John Torbitzky, Behr, McCarter & Potter, PC, St. Louis
Robin Winn, Winn Law Firm, LLC, Columbia
Leadership Academy is composed of Missouri lawyers less than 40 years old or who have been admitted for 10 years or fewer, with an emphasis on diversity of ethnicity, culture, gender, area of practice, and region within the state. Members of each year's class participate in The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, Board of Governors meetings, committee meetings and workshops specifically designed to achieve the goals of the Leadership Academy.
The class works closely with bar leaders to learn more about The Missouri Bar, cultivate leadership skills, and develop a public service project, which the class takes full responsibility for completing before the end of the class year. At the end of the year, members commit to at least two years of service through the bar to help improve the profession and help lawyers even better serve their clients.