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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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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