Upcoming Events


Upcoming events

    • 09/24/2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Perkins Coie
    • 38

    Please save the date for the next session of 

    Washington Women Lawyers presents
    Plugging the Leaky Pipeline:
    Promoting Women’s Leadership in Our Legal Community

    A series of town hall discussions


    Part V: Leadership Styles for Women

    The business world is increasingly rejecting the traditional, top-down approach to leadership in favor of a collaborative leadership style. Many applaud this shift as advantageous toward women, who are traditionally seen as more collaborative, inclusive, and team-oriented. But too strong of a collaborative approach - such as asking for permission, appearing indecisive, or failing to assert a strong point of view - can be seen as weakness. This panel will discuss the characteristics of collaborative leadership, its benefits and pitfalls, what it looks like in the legal world, and how it can successfully be employed by women seeking positions of power and leadership in the legal community.

    Please join us and our distinguished panel for this fifth in the series of Plugging the Leaky Pipeline town hall discussions.  Confirmed speakers include:

    Justice Mary Fairhurst, Washington State Supreme Court;

    Laura Neebling, Partner at Perkins Coie;

    Bree Kame'enui-Ramirez, Litigation Attorney at Weyerhaeuser

    Mary Jane Pioli, Executive Coach at MJ Pioli and Company

    Additional details:  This is an informational program only, no CLE credit is offered.  Telephone access will also be provided for those who would like to listen to the program remotely.  Call-in details will be posted closer to the event.

    Registration is now open!


    Please pre-register to assure your space at this event. Contact WWL Co-Vice President of Professional Development, Shannon Lawless  or Pam Jacobson, with questions.

    ****Telephone participants may now register in advance for this session****  Once you are registered the call information will be automatically sent to you in a confirmation e-mail closer to the event.



    • 09/25/2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Chinese Room, Smith Tower, 506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

    Please join us for King County Washington Women Lawyer's Annual Criminal Law Soirée on Thursday, September 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and there is no cost of admission. The Soirée will be held at the Chinese Room at the historic Smith Tower, 506 2nd Ave #1021, Seattle, WA 98104.


    We are delighted to welcome the Honorable Justice Mary Yu, of the Washington State Supreme Court, as our keynote speaker discussing professionalism and civility in the courts.


    The purpose of the event is to highlight the work of KCWWL’s Criminal Law Section and to foster communication and collaboration among women lawyers. We encourage criminal, civil, defense and plaintiffs’ attorneys to attend.


    RSVP at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kcwwls-annual-criminal-law-soiree-tickets-12432699539

    • 10/03/2014
    • TBA

    Save the Date
    South Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Banquet

    When:  Friday, October 3, 2014

    For more information contact Enoka Herat at enoka.herat@gmail.com

    • 10/10/2014
    • Herban Feast (4130 1st Avenue South, Seattle 98134

    Save the Date for WWL’s Annual Event on the evening of October 10, 2014 at The Foundry by Herban Feast (4130 1st Avenue South, Seattle 9813 4 

    • 10/10/2014
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • K&L Gates address: 925 4th Ave #2900 Seattle, WA 98104
    • 98

    When Laws Conflict: Intersection of State, Tribal, and Federal Laws in Washington State 


    WWL will present a CLE on the intersection of federal and state law in Washington State in conjunction with the annual event.  The CLE will take place on the afternoon of October 10, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the offices of K&L Gates in downtown Seattle.  Topics will include health care (Affordable Care Act), marijuana use, marriage and domestic partnership laws, education, and tribal laws.  Our confirmed speakers are:A lison Holcomb (ACLU of Washington, Criminal Justice Director) Jill Mullins-Cannon (Justice & Equality Legal Services, PLLC), Lael Echo-Hawk (Garvey Schubert Barer), Carol Sue Janes (Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.), and Jeanne Marie Clavere (WSBA Professional Responsibility Counsel and past WWL President).


    While we are unable to extend refunds, substitutions are allowed.  Please contact wwl@wwl.org with the contact name of the substitution.

    • 10/10/2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • Herban Feast, 4130 1st Ave South, Seattle, 98134


      Please join us for WWL’s Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony on October 10, 2014 at the Foundry by Herban Feast in Seattle.  This year’s event will focus on “Expanding Our Reach,” and will feature a keynote address by Chief Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the Western District of Washington and Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson of the Eastern District of Washington.  We hope you will enjoy this rare opportunity to hear insights and perspectives from both of our State’s inspiring Chief Judges!

    If you would like to be a Table Captain please notify us and we will assist with registrations.


    If you would prefer to register with a hard copy form, you may send it to WWL, Attn: Event, PO Box 46107, Seattle, WA  98146.

    While we cannot accommodate refunds, substitutions are permitted.  Just notify us at wwl@wwl.org and we'll make adjustments.


    We would like to thank our early sponsors for making this event possible: 



    If you would like to serve as a sponsor, please contact Lauren Sancken or use the form below. Online registration is now open.



    • 10/24/2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • The W Hotel

    Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Gala


    October 24, 2014


    For more information, contact ABAW Gala Committee Chair, Carmen Wong at CWong@perkinscoie.com.


Past events

08/15/2014 Yakima CLE with Networking Reception to Follow
06/23/2014 CLE & Reception, Co-hosted by QLaw and the King County Superior Court
06/18/2014 KCBA Awards Dinner
06/11/2014 2014 Judicial Appreciation and Honors Luncheon
06/04/2014 WSBA CLE Institutional Racism and Lawyer Responsibilities,Race: The Power of an Illusion
05/01/2014 PCWWL’s Annual Spring Clean
04/17/2014 QLAW 2014 Banquet
03/19/2014 KCBF - Breakfast of Champions
03/13/2014 WWL Joint Networking Event
03/08/2014 KCBA YLD 5K Fun Run & Walk (March 8)
02/27/2014 SU School of Law's Celebration of Diversity with Keynote Jorge Barón
02/26/2014 Plugging the Leaky Pipeline, Part 4: Having a Legal Career and a Family
02/21/2014 The 28th Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon
02/20/2014 The Korean American Bar Association of Washington Annual Banquet
01/17/2014 King County Bar Association Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Luncheon
01/16/2014 MELAW - Recognition Reception
11/13/2013 KCWWL Annual Holiday Party
11/13/2013 South End Joint Networking Event
10/25/2013 Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) Barrio Fiesta
10/18/2013 Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Gala
10/17/2013 NWIP - An Evening At Wing Luke
10/11/2013 2013 WWL Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony- Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
10/11/2013 Annual Event CLE ~ You Can’t Say That!—Examining the Ethics of Attorney Communications
10/10/2013 Qlaw 8th Annual FallTacular
10/04/2013 South Asian Bar Association Annual Reception
10/01/2013 Seattle University's Red Mass
09/26/2013 KCWWL’s Annual Criminal Law Soiree
09/17/2013 Gonzaga Law School to Present Annual Red Mass for Legal Profession
09/12/2013 Fall Job Training and Mentorship Volunteer Event to benefit Mary’s Place
09/04/2013 KCWWL Happy Hour
08/21/2013 WWL Joint Networking Event
07/24/2013 Seventh Annual Minority Student Summer BBQ.
06/18/2013 KCWWL 2013 Judicial Appreciation and Honors Luncheon
06/11/2013 Plugging the Leaky Pipeline, Part 3: The Pay Gap
05/23/2013 The Northwest Indian Bar Association 2013 Annual Banquet
05/15/2013 CLE - Mediation Tips: A Mediator’s Perspective
05/10/2013 The 44th Annual Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship Dinner
05/07/2013 UW School of Law with LWC ~ 2013 Alumnae and Awards Reception
05/02/2013 Spring Job Training and Mentorship Volunteer Event
04/19/2013 21st Annual Myra Bradwell Award Ceremony and Reception.
04/18/2013 QLaw 8th Annual Banquet
04/17/2013 WWL Joint Networking Event
04/03/2013 Plugging the Leaky Pipeline, Part 2: Having Confidence and Taking Credit
03/22/2013 UW Law To Host Trina Grillo Retreat
03/05/2013 Clark/St. Helens Chapter General Meeting
02/28/2013 Lawyering in a Diverse World Event
02/28/2013 WWL Legacy Project "Her Day in Court"
02/27/2013 Plugging the Leaky Pipeline, Part 1: Networking and Mentoring
02/27/2013 WWL ~ Plugging the Leaky Pipeline: Promoting Women’s Leadership in Our Legal Community
02/21/2013 Clark/St Helens Chapter ~ Happy Hour
02/15/2013 26th Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon
01/30/2013 Public Records Act Litigation Seminar
01/24/2013 Networking Event with KABA and WWL
01/18/2013 LBAW's Annual Awards Gala
01/18/2013 KCBA - Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
01/11/2013 CLE: Human Trafficking in an Era of Globalization: Forced Labor, Involuntary Servitude, and Corporate & Civic Responsibility
01/10/2013 Washington Lawyers for the Arts visits SAM
01/10/2013 2012 National 1L Diversity Reception
12/19/2012 Ethics of Starting and Building a Small or Solo Practice
12/06/2012 Working Women's Wardrobe Kick-Off
11/13/2012 QLaw Foundation Falltacular
11/10/2012 Mindful Meditation for Legal Professionals:The Practice Within The Practice
11/08/2012 Bordering on Hate: Compassion for (Mexican) Immigrants as a Condition to Comprehensive Immigration Reform
11/02/2012 Upcoming CLE: Major U.S. Supreme Court Civil Rights Case Review
10/30/2012 South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) Annual Reception
10/26/2012 Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) Barrio Fiesta Filipino Community Center
10/24/2012 Building a Book of Business For Attorneys of Color
10/24/2012 Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS) Annual Luncheon
10/23/2012 Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW)
10/18/2012 Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) 25th Gala
10/18/2012 Washington Supreme Court Candidate Forum
10/12/2012 WWL 2012 Annual Event Featuring Connie Collingsworth
10/12/2012 Serving Nonprofits From The Inside (Board Service) and Out (Counsel)
10/11/2012 Middle Eastern Legal Association's Fall Reception
10/09/2012 Seattle University's Red Mass
09/07/2012 Judicial Pro Tem Training - Seattle (and webcast)
08/03/2012 National Conference of Women's Bar Associations
07/25/2012 Judicial Candidate Forums - Thurston County Superior Court candidates for positions #2 and #4
07/25/2012 WWL Legacy Project "Her Day in Court"
07/24/2012 Judicial Candidate Forums - Court of Appeals Division II
07/20/2012 Judicial Candidate Forums - Washington State Supreme Court
07/18/2012 Happy Hour with King County WWL
07/10/2012 Judicial Candidate Forum - King County Superior Court
06/28/2012 Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators (PSALA) Breakfast CLE
06/16/2012 WWL - Past President Brunch
06/09/2012 Diversity on the Bench - Judicial Campaign Skills Training
06/08/2012 Wine Reception Celebrating the WSBA-ATJ Bar Leaders Conference
06/07/2012 2012 Annual NIBA Awards Banquet
06/06/2012 KCWWL's 2012 Judicial Appreciation and Honors Luncheon
05/25/2012 2012 Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship Dinner
05/16/2012 Fundraising Luncheon for Mary's Place Day Center
05/11/2012 Human Trafficking, Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility CLE
05/10/2012 Snohomish County Flowers & Chocolate Event
05/06/2012 WWL Legacy Project "Her Day in Court"
05/05/2012 Diversity on the Bench: Judicial Campaign Skills Training
04/26/2012 Snohomish County Wine Tasting Evening
04/25/2012 WWL Legacy Project “Her Day in Court”
04/19/2012 Annual QLaw Banquet
04/17/2012 UW School of Law, Law Women's Caucus Awards Reception
04/16/2012 WWL Legacy Project “Her Day in Court”
04/07/2012 Diversity on the Bench: Judicial Campaign Skills Training
03/30/2012 Annual Diversity Reception at Gonzaga University School of Law.
03/28/2012 Juvenile Justice and Racial Disproportionality
03/28/2012 Young Lawyer Event
03/09/2012 Institutional Racism & Lawyer Responsibilities - Race: The Power of an Illusion CLE
03/06/2012 Center for Women & Democracy’s “Kicking Up Our Heels – Celebrating Women in Washington State
03/02/2012 Diversity on the Bench: Judicial Campaign Skills Training
02/29/2012 QLaw’s Marriage Equality fundraiser
02/29/2012 Leap Day Happy Hour with King County WWL
02/24/2012 26th Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon
02/23/2012 Korean American Bar Association's Annual Banquet Lunch
02/18/2012 Diversity on the Bench: Judicial Campaign Skills Training
02/16/2012 SU School of Law's Fourth Annual Diversity Week Reception
02/11/2012 The 25th Anniversary of the United States v.
02/10/2012 17th Annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Benefit Auction
02/04/2012 Diversity on the Bench: Judicial Campaign Skills Training
01/27/2012 Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Annual Awards Gala
01/22/2012 Diversity on the Bench: Judicial Campaign Skills Training
12/07/2011 KCWWL - Litigation Bullies: Strategies for Combating Unethical Behavior
11/19/2011 Salsa Saturday at Polka Dot Pottery
11/16/2011 KCWWL ~ 2011 Holiday Party
10/21/2011 CLE - What Every Civil Lawyer Needs to Know About Criminal Law
10/14/2011 ANNUAL EVENT
10/14/2011 The Leader Within Seminar
10/06/2011 Seattle University's Red Mass
09/23/2011 CLE - Negotiation Basics
09/23/2011 Race and Criminal Justice in the West
09/22/2011 The Third Annual Criminal Law Soiree
08/28/2011 Fifth Annual MBA Summer Picnic
08/10/2011 WWL Spokane Summer Party
07/07/2011 July Social Event

P.O. Box 46107
Seattle, WA 98146
Email: wwl@wwl.org

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