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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 |

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 01/15/2020 11:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Greetings!  The deadline to make submissions for NCWBA award consideration is approaching!


    Nominations are now being accepted from member associations for three NCWBA awards to be presented at the Women's Bar Leadership Summit to be held in Chicago on Friday, July 31. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, January 24 at 9:00 pm PST. Questions? Email us.


    The Public Service Award is designed to recognize public service programs, projects or initiatives that NCWBA members have created to serve others. There is a wide range of programs, projects and initiatives that may qualify under the umbrella of a public service program. Members are encouraged to broaden their perspective on what public service means and deepen our commitment as lawyers to our public service obligations .For examples of previous award-winning projects, click here.


    The Outstanding Member Program Award is given to member associations to highlight and recognize innovative and effective programs and projects for their own members. Prior awards recipients and descriptions of the programs previously recognized can be found here.


    The Women's Law Student Association Award will be presented for the first time in 2020. Member women's law school groups may nominate anything from a unique presentation, service project, panel discussion or other initiative. Be creative: the sky's the limit! We invite you to share this and information about NCWBA's new membership option for law student groups with a women's law school organization in your network.


    A central goal of the NCWBA is to share best practices and program ideas with one another, and our annual awards are one way to do this. We hope you will send us a nomination!

  • 01/08/2020 11:15 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The WSBA Board of Governors will appoint one non-voting member to this Court Users Work Group (CUWG). Members of the CUWG serve as subject matter experts on court business processes, court operations, and the use of the Judicial Information System (JIS, also known as DISCIS). Beginning in October, the CUWG will begin the work of assisting the CLJ-CMS project team in the gap analysis for the new case management system. The CUWG will exist throughout the duration of the CLJ-CMS project, which is expected to take at least five years to complete.

    The ideal candidate, who will serve as a user representative for the new system, will be a frequent practitioner in courts of limited jurisdiction outside of King County. The CUWG is expected to have monthly, full-day, in-person meetings beginning in October 2019 at AOC’s SeaTac facility. The frequency, in-person requirement and extend duration of the work sessions is necessary to discuss and resolve detailed requirements and business processes required for the configuration of the case management system.

    To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to The position will remain open until a representative is identified.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pam Inglesby at

  • 01/08/2020 10:52 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Nominations are Due by Friday, January 24

    Awards nominations are now being accepted! Each year at the Women's Bar Leadership Summit, the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations recognizes significant accomplishments of member associations. In giving the awards, we hope to inspire others to replicate or create similar programs, as well as to honor the good work of volunteers. We are excited to announce a new award this year which will highlight the work being done by women law student groups. Nominations are now being accepted for all three categories of the 2020 awards, to be presented at the Women's Bar Leadership Summit in Chicago on Friday, July 31, 2020. Nominations must be submitted via email no later than Friday, January 24 at 9:00 pm PST.

    More info

  • 12/12/2019 11:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
  • 12/01/2019 2:14 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    I am part of a team working at my firm (Bates Wells) with the Law Society (the English equivalent of the ABA) on an international research project to support women lawyers round the world. Our project is striving to address one of the main issues faced by women globally, which is the lack of support mechanisms and/or organisations available to them within the legal sector. This research builds on previous international research carried out by the Law Society.

    This current piece is a new step forward in understanding the varying options for support, which will lead to the drafting and publication of a practical toolkit for women in law all around the world. We hope the toolkit will set out steps on how to access and build on existing models of support, as well as how to establish these new types of groups. We strongly believe that more can be done to increase opportunities and experiences for women within the legal profession and our ambition is to help women develop the confidence and knowledge necessary to progress in their legal careers.

    We are hoping you would be able to circulate our survey to your members and/or contacts.  The survey will be used as a basis for our toolkit and any insights will contribute greatly to our understanding. The survey has 12 questions which take approximately 10 minutes to answer and all responses are confidential. The survey as available at:

    We are also looking for case studies of groups and organisations that are already set up and modelling best practice and your organisation seems like a great example. If someone from your organisation was willing to have a quick phone call, we would appreciate this greatly.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me an email .

    Best wishes,



    Eloise Pollard
    Trainee Solicitor
    Public & Regulatory

  • 11/22/2019 8:30 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic is rolling out an exciting new volunteer training program starting November 22. This multi-part training is part of our new partnerships with Entre Hermanos and the Lavender Rights Project, and offers great training for new and returning volunteers, as well as attorneys who want to volunteer with our pro bono network launching in 2020. The new trainings will cover lots of key issues and topics that will be coming our way through the new partnerships, including legal issues affecting Latinx individuals and immigration and asylum issues, legal and non-legal issues for survivors of violence, as well as case management, intake, and client relationship-building. We are really excited about our new client-focused clinic model and community partnerships, and cannot wait to get all of our existing volunteers and new volunteers on board!


    Who should attend this training? All current QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic volunteers, past volunteers who are interested in getting involved, prospective volunteers, and interested law students.

    When is the training? Friday, November 22, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Where is the training? Davis Wright Tremaine, Downtown Seattle (920 5th Avenue, #3300, Seattle, WA, 98104 – thank you, DWT, for your support!)

    Where can I register? Agenda, registration, and other details are available here!   

    Will there be CLE credit? Yes! We are applying for CLE credit; information about pending and approved credits will be on the registration page.

    Is there a cost? The training and CLE is free of charge to all who agree to volunteer at the LGBTQ+ legal clinic or with our pro bono network.  For those who do not plan to volunteer, the cost is $40.00 for QLaw Association members and $75.00 for non-members.

    What if I cannot attend? The CLE will be recorded and will be available online at a later date. However, the training will include lots of simulations, discussions, and hands-on learning, so we do encourage all who are able to attend in person.

    Will there be more trainings? Yes! We have another training coming up in December. Stay tuned for a save-the-date in the coming weeks.

    Please contact with any questions!

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