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  • 06/07/2020 9:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Gonzaga has hosted a human rights conference in Florence, Italy since 2017 with our partners at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italia. The conference is hosted during Gonzaga's law student global studies program each May-June. This video diary showcases our 2019 conference, Freedom of Expression as a Human Right.


    For 2020, the conference theme will be Women's Rights as Human Rights, which will take place on June 7-8, 2020 in Florence.  Although the conference is academic in nature, we welcome the perspectives of practicing attorneys whose professional experience or research would provide insight on these topics. We also do not require that a proposal be based on international law. Rather, our goal is to gather individual perspectives that collectively provide global insight on women's rights as human rights issues.


    Professor of Law

    Curran Chair in Legal Ethics and Professionalism

    Director of Global Legal Education

    +1 509-313-6120 |

  • 03/18/2020 8:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    WOMEN LEAD Spokane Conference

    Leadership Training & Development

    Don't miss the annual WOMEN LEAD Spokane conference, happening March 18th, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This event includes a dynamic lineup of informative presentations, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities, and inspirational speakers. Erin Jones & Lindsay Stevenson will deliver powerful presentations that you don't want to miss. Stay tuned for another keynote speaker who will be announced soon! Click here to register today.


  • 03/12/2020 8:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Some of you are aware that the WSBA Diversity Committee puts on networking events throughout the state every year to connect with local legal communities and other stakeholders. We invite the MBAs to participate in these events as a way to support your membership in that region, get the word out about your organizations, and potentially recruit new members. 


    This year WSBA Diversity Committee will be holding two networking events jointly with the Access to Justice Board. The first will be held in Wenatchee on the evening of  March 12th.  

     More info to be forthcoming.

  • 03/03/2020 6:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Come join us on March 3, 2020 at 6pm at Foster Garvey for the Joint MBA 2020 Mentorship Kick-Off Event! Pre-registration required.

    Generously sponsored by:

    The Opportunity and Progress Counsel, Foster Garvey’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative

    Hosted by:

    • South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW)

    In partnership with:

    • Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW),
    • Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA), &
    • Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA)

    Lawyers, have you ever reached a point in your career and thought, "If only I had known...." Young lawyers and law students, have you ever wished you had advice from someone who has actually been there? Mentors meet mentees!

    Our team of minority bar associations aims to pair law students and young lawyers from historically underrepresented groups with mentor attorneys from all walks of life, including allies, to support mentees as they prepare to enter and navigate their legal careers. For mentors and mentees alike, this is a fantastic opportunity to support one another, learn from one another, and meet the movers and shakers of our profession.

    Please feel free to contact me at for more information!

    E. Rania Rampersad

    SABAW President-Elect/Mentorship Co-Chair

  • 02/21/2020 8:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    In partnership with GU's School of Law. Check out the Wine Institute launch coming soon!

    When: February 21st-22nd, 2020

    WhereHarvest Inn, Napa Valley/St. Helena, CA 

    1 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 

    Cost: $349.00/person

    Join us in our first year bringing Women Lead to Napa Valley, where workshops will be held at various wineries around the area! Similar to other Women Lead events, this conference will focus on the latest research around women in leadership, and specifically male-dominated industries. Additionally, this conference will offer two tracks -- one in women's leadership, and the other in wine law. Whether you work in the wine industry or are a wine enthusiast, this conference will offer workshops and speakers relevant to your interests. This is a chance to immerse yourself in the culture of St. Helena and Napa Valley, while building your network of other like-minded individuals. 

    See the complete conference schedule here!

    Register today!

  • 02/07/2020 6:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    UW NALSA 2020 Salmon Bingo Dinner by Native American Law Student Association @ UW Law

    Come play bingo and build community with current UW Law students, alumni, and tribal and Indian law practitioners! The Native American Law Student Association at University of Washington School of Law is hosting our annual Salmon Bingo Dinner on February 7, 2020 from 6-8:30pm.

    For over 30 years, NALSA at UW has supported Native American law students and all students pursuing legal careers in federal Indian law and tribal law. Proceeds from the Salmon Bingo Dinner go to supporting Native American law students at UW, outreach to Native undergraduates and high school students, and funding students attending the national NALSA moot court competition.

  • 02/05/2020 3:29 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) is a  highly selective international association of lawyers, both corporate and private practice, who are primarily engaged in the defense of civil litigation.  The FDCC is committed to increasing the diversity in the legal profession.  You can learn more about the organization at  A number of years ago, the FDCC established the Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship.  Attached is a description of the scholarship, its criteria and application process.  Applications are due no later than February 28, 2020.  

  • 01/29/2020 1:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    We are seeking attorney raters for the Clark County Mock Trial middle school tournament, which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th.  


    Wednesday, January 29, 2019                                                 


    Round 1 - 1:00-3:00pm (5 volunteers needed)

    Round 2 - 3:15-5:15pm (8 volunteers needed)

    Round 3 - 5:30-7:30pm (9 volunteers needed)


    Thursday, January 30, 2019


    Round 4 - 1:00-3:00pm (9 volunteers needed)

    The trials are held at the Clark County Courthouse (1200 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA).  Raters need to meet in the first floor jury assembly room.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your round to get room assignments and score sheets.  Each trial lasts about 2 hours.


    It’s very easy and fun and you don’t need any specific experience.  All you have to do is watch the trial and give some short, positive feedback to the students at the end.

    In exchange for your time we can offer our gratitude, some free food and drink, and the enjoyable experience of watching these students participate in this program.

    Please email me if you are able to volunteer this year.  Thank you!


    Jill Sasser

  • 01/21/2020 5:09 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The WSBA is looking for a new or young lawyer to chair this years Trial Advocacy Program. TAP is a really good trial practice CLE that offers two seminar days followed by a mock trial. It’s geared for folks who would like direct court room experience; the faculty are top-notch presenters who share great tips and tricks. They usually pair a civil and criminal law practitioner together as co-chairs. This year, a criminal law attorney is needed to serve as chair-elect. Kristin Teutscher, a civil law practitioner and last year’s chair-elect, is the current chair.

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