NFALA Leadership Academy


The National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA) is pleased to announce its Leadership Academy 2023-2024 Inaugural Class

Congratulations to:

- Tyler Alsey, Chan + Punzalan

- Christopher Arcitio, Kaufman Dolowich LLP

- Caroline Capili, Jackson Walker LLP

- Heliane Fabian, Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C.

- Alexis Nicole Gaviola, Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP

- Louise M. Lingat, New York State Unified Court System

- Maria Kennison, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

- Jonathan Lim, Dept of Homeland Security

- Leann Mendoza, Butler and Quinn PLLC

- Kimberly Procida, California Public Employment Relations Board

- Jath Shao, Shao Law Firm LLC

- Bianca Tillman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

NFALA’s Leadership Academy is aimed at promoting new Filipino American attorneys to cultivating their own leadership style and developing skills to promote career advancement and community service. Leadership Academy Fellows will:

  • ·      Develop and leverage foundational leadership skills
  • ·      Understand career development strategies applicable for various practice environments, such as law firms, in-house, government, non-profit
  • ·      Prepare early career attorneys with relationship building resources, as well as professional and personal development opportunities
  • ·      Embody the essence of servant leadership and the Bayanihan spirit

Enrollment in the program is limited to twelve (12) participants, with a strong preference given to candidates with between 0-5 years of experience. All applicants must be current NFALA Direct Members in good standing. For more information about how to join please, visit the NFALA direct membership page.

The main components of the Leadership Academy include the following:

  • ·      Interactive Workshops
  • ·      Virtual Learning Sessions
  • ·      Peer Circles
  • ·      Program Facilitators

NFALA will provide the trainers, program materials, and venue. If accepted, fellows will be expected to commit $250 as a program fee and provide their own travel to Indianapolis, IN, and accommodations, if required.

First Training Session: November 2023, Indianapolis, Indiana

The application for the 2023-2024 Leadership Academy Fellows is closed. 

For questions, contact Jeffrey Javinar, Chair of the NFALA Leadership Education & Attorney Development, membership@nfala.com.







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