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
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.
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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Starbucks Corporation Law & Corporate Affairs Department 2019-2020 Diversity Mentorship Program Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs Department is pleased to solicit participants for the Starbucks Diversity Mentorship Program. This program will connect Starbucks in-house lawyers with private practice junior attorneys from diverse backgrounds in one-to-one mentorship relationships. Starbucks legal department boasts one of the most experienced and diverse groups of attorneys in the region, and its lawyers are excited to share their insights into learning the practice of law, succeeding in law firm and other private practice environments, and for those who are interested, planning for in-house career opportunities. Following a kick-off reception for incoming mentees and past participants, this program will foster direct, informal interactions over a one-year period to help diverse junior attorneys learn their craft and network in the local community of legal professionals and business leaders. The program is open to all lawyers in private practice in their first six years as an attorney, and who are members of one or more minority bar associations or diversity affinity groups. If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jenna Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 17 th. In your cover letter, please identify your current area of practice (and your desired area, if different), your general interest in receiving mentoring, and the minority bar association(s) or affinity group(s) to which you belong. If you have any questions, you may contact committee chairs Brittany Johnson (email@example.com) or Kimberly Kam (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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2019 King County Support for Solo and
Small Firm Attorneys Grants
Sponsored by Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter
2019 Seattle University School of Law Scholarship
2019 UW School of Law Scholarship
Published in the April Edition of NW Lawyer, an article by long time member and Director of Legacy, Karrin Klotz