Donati Law attorney Samuel Anthony Silva was honored for his participation in the Memphis Bar Association's 2012-2013 Leadership Forum.
According to the Memphis Bar Association, the mission of the Leadership Forum is to develop the leadership skills of attorneys in their early years of practice, empower those attorneys to use their leadership skills to make greater contributions to the Memphis community and the legal profession, model and practice the highest standards of the legal profession, and encourage diversity in the practice of law and the building of relationships among attorneys of diverse backgrounds. Participants are selected to insure diversity in terms of practice area, type of practice, size of firm, law school attended, race, and gender.
Participants attend monthly sessions, which are held at various locations around the city, to acquaint participants with the services and programs offered by community organizations. Representatives of these organizations are invited to make a brief presentation and give tours of the facility. Some of the visited facilities include MIFA, the National Civil Rights Museum, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Bridges, Inc. In addition, participants are divided into smaller groups, each of which is charged with developing and implementing a community service project during the Forum. Each group works with a mentor who has been a participant in the Leadership Forum.
As part of his service to the Leadership Forum, Mr. Silva assisted in the development and implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Pro Bono Clinic in April 2013. The clinic was co-hosted by Memphis Area Legal Services and the Memphis Bar Association.
Memphis Bar Association - Leadership Forum
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