The Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System is presenting a program called "Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who, Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?" on October 24, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. The program is aimed at increasing diversity on the bankruptcy bench. It will involve a live-stream from Washington, DC of a presentation for about an hour, followed by the participants meeting with federal judges for about an hour, followed by a reception. We expect to have 100 participants (consisting of law students and young lawyers) separated into groups of ten, with each group meeting 2-3 federal judges for 15 minutes at a time in a "speed dating" format. The judges will offer their thoughts and insights on how to get to the federal bench.
Live Broadcast from Washington, DC
United States District Court
700 Stewart Street
Contact Paula Sutton, Psutton@bskd.com
Congratulations to two WWL members recently published in the WSBA Bar Bulletin. Betsy Crumb: The State of Roe in Washington and Carolyn Ladd: Second Chances in Employment and Housing for Formerly Incarcerated People.
June 10: Mentoring is at risk of becoming a lost art. At a time when Facebook groups, Slack channels, and alternative means of networking, guidance, and education are on the rise, it's critical to remain relevant to the newest generation of female attorneys, not only to provide support and much-needed resources to budding practitioners, but also to develop future female leaders who will pass the torch to the next generation.
Maddy Martin of Smith.ai will suggest practical tips to enhance your mentorship skills. Click here for a registration link, which you may pass along to others.
UW’s Moot Court Honor Board is working hard to increase the diversity of its judging pool for in-house competitions, so that it better reflects the diversity of UW’s moot court competitors.
Would you be willing to share our recruitment link with your membership vie email or social media? Practitioners can sign up to be part of our judging pool by filling out here.
We will add their information to our database and reach out to them when we are recruiting judges for any competition they indicate interest in.
For their service, judges will receive:
You can email me, MCHB’s VP of Judge Recruitment, with any questions you might have: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the rainmaking essentials that every woman lawyer must know? Adding to your knowledge of marketing techniques will enhance your success at every stage of your legal career. Join us by phone on Wednesday, May 22 at 4:00 pm EDT for a fast-paced, 30-minute teleconference with Kimberly Rice. President and Chief Marketing Strategist of KLA Marketing Associates.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program’s 9th Annual Breakfast for Justice will be held on May 22nd and members of Washington Women Lawyers are invited to join us for the event. During our keynote, we will hear from Monika Kalra Varma, the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and I’m sure she will inspire us to recommit to helping those in our community who need us!
For 30 years ELAP has been working to make the legal system more accessible to those most in need by providing free civil legal services to low-income residents of King County and provides brief services and limited representation to survivors of domestic violence who need protection orders and assistance with their legal safety planning. Last year we helped more than 2,500 people with their legal issues. As the leader in the Bar, I know you realize how important it is to have access to legal assistance to advocate successfully, especially in court.
Join us on Friday, May 17 at the Museum of Flight for the 2019 WOMEN LEAD Seattle Conference, an event designed to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. Come for a day of inspiring speakers, skill-building workshops, networking, and rich conversations. Registration costs $189 and spots are very limited. Professionals of any gender are welcome to attend! Click here to learn more and register!
The Washington State Bar Association invites you to mix and mingle over appetizers at a networking event in Tacoma. This event is an exciting opportunity to connect with fellow legal professionals, as well as community organizations and students.
When: Tuesday, May 14, 5-7 p.m.
Where: The REACH Center, 714 S 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Please RSVP so we may get an accurate count for food. There is a no-host bar.
Sponsored by Gordon Thomas Honeywell
Presented in partnership with the REACH Center, Team Child, UW Tacoma Legal Pathways, Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington, QLAW, Korean Bar Association of Washington, and Washington Women Lawyers.
The WSBA is committed to achieving inclusion and supporting the efforts of our local, specialty, and minority bar associations. WSBA Diversity and Inclusion programs and events are supported by charitable donations to the Washington State Bar Foundation. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please donate through wsba.org/foundation or email email@example.com.
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