Items of Interest


  • 09/22/2020 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    This program is approved for 5 SHRM Credit hours, 5 HRCI Credit hours, meets the requirement for federal refresher credit hours, and is approved for MCLE credits in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada (and has been submitted for approval in California).  Additionally, we are offering two half-day Workshops in October.  While our preference would be to deliver training in person, we hope the silver lining is that we can better serve people throughout our district without the barriers of travel costs.

    Register Now for EEOC Training! https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov

    Regional Seminar:  Meeting the Moment – September 22, 2020
    Workshop 1: Pacific Northwest Annual EEO Training – October 6, 2020
    Workshop 2: Virtual EEO Investigation – October 27, 2020

    * If you decide to register, please consider posting the attached graphic on social media along with an answer to the question: “How are you meeting the moment?”.

    Lastly, I’d like to e-introduce myself as EEOC’s new Outreach & Education Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest, covering Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.  Although I am new to the region, I have a decade of experience with the agency as an investigator in our Chicago office and have trained a variety of workforces on topics ranging from statutes enforced by EEOC, LGBTQ+ Issues, and Respectful Workplaces.  If you would like to partner with EEOC for outreach and education, please consider me your resource.  We are happy to speak on webinars or podcasts, or otherwise support your programs. 

     


  • 08/07/2020 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    The Attorney General’s Honors Program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind and our Summer Law Intern Program is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. The online application for both programs opened on July 31 and closes on September 8, 2020. Please see the links above for more information about the programs, including participating offices, number of available positions, eligibility criteria, and answers to frequently asked questions.

     


  • 08/06/2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous

     Attend a ‘for free register’ Webinar on the timely topic of: “Is Covid-19 bringing women lawyers’ careers back to the 1950s?”  According to recent research professional women’s working hours have decreased by one third as compared to professional men as a result of the unequal domestic burden brought on by the pandemic. It is therefore crucial to create a constructive forum for dialogue so please join and invite your colleagues and peer legal professionals:

     

    NORTH AMERICA time friendly Webinar 2:
    August 6th (Thursday), US Eastern Standard Time: 12.00pm (noon)-1.30pm
    Free to attend registration link: 
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5411244685164322832

    Panelists include:

    • Christina Blacklaws, Consultant, Blacklaws Consulting Ltd., former President, Law Society of England & Wales
    • Barbara Becker, Partner and Chair of the firm-wide Diversity Committee, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    • Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff/ Sr. Director, Legal Operations, NetApp
    • Crystal Lalime, General Counsel of Global Markets, Credit Suisse
    • Kate Broer, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
    • Linda Myers, Partner & founder of Women’s Leadership Initiative, Kirkland & Ellis
    • Pallavi Mehta Wahi, Co-United States and Seattle Managing Partner, Chair of Firmwide Diversity Committee, K&L Gates LLP
    • Patricia Lee “Trish” Refo, President-elect, American Bar Association
    • Patrick Dransfield, Co-Director, In-House Community
    • Sonja S. Weissman, Partner, Reed Smith


  • 07/28/2020 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Ms. Jill Wine-Banks’ book, "The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President," has been described as “All the President's Men Meets Hidden Figures". It is a fascinating and deeply personal account of her experience as the only woman on the prosecution team in the obstruction of justice trial against President Nixon’s top aides.  She describes both her experience breaking sexist barriers in what was viewed as a man’s profession and the intrigue of the Nixon investigation. This was the era when men were men but women were girls.

    The parallels between the crimes of Richard Nixon and today’s headlines are profound.  Jill Wine- Banks has a view of history and knowledge of current events to add perspective to today’s politic
    al issues. Jill is currently an MSNBC Legal Analyst, regularly providing legal analysis and commentary. She appears on PBS, Rachel Maddow and other MSNBC programs, network news, Sirus/XM, podcasts and many other programs. She also lectures at law schools, universities and numerous professional groups.
     

    The webinar will be held online via ZOOM. If you cannot access ZOOM there will be an option to join by telephone. RSVP by submitting the online form to receive the Zoom link/telephone number before the day of the webinar.


    Register here.


  • 07/17/2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous


  • 07/01/2020 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    The Council of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law is proud to announce our participation in the “21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge,” and we invite LEL Section members to join us. The 21-Day Challenge was conceived several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression.

    Our Section will begin the 21-Day Challenge on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for racial equity. It transcends our roles as lawyers. It is, of course, completely voluntary to do, and participation in the Challenge shall not be construed as agreement with every word of every assignment nor a commitment by any person to a particular professional position or strategy. Further, participants are free to opt out of participating along the way. There is no grade at the end of the Challenge.

    The Challenge invites participants to complete a syllabus of 21 short assignments (typically taking 15-30 minutes), over 21 consecutive days, that include readings, videos or podcasts. It has been intentionally crafted to focus on the Black American experience. The assignments seek to expose participants to perspectives on elements of Black history, identity and culture, and to the Black community’s experience of racism in America. Even this focus on Black Americans cannot possibly highlight all of the diversity of experiences and opinions within the Black community itself, much less substitute for learnings about any other community of color. This syllabus is but an introduction to what we hope will be a rewarding journey that extends far beyond the limits of this project.

    If you plan to participate in the Challenge and would like to add your name to the Section’s list of colleagues who are doing so, please send a message to the Section office.

     

    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/labor_law/membership/equal_opportunity/?fbclid=IwAR1VLm43YQ1M6OeDXjhSGw7PFFtmkrzfXSHgHIdlb6cooN2wV81B-f3Wq-I


  • 07/01/2020 7:57 AM | Anonymous

    A big thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the live premiere of our Online Pride Extravaganza and everyone who's tuned in since! If you haven't had a chance to watch yet, the program will remain available for you to watch any time here


  • 06/03/2020 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    Judge Lori K. Smith (Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One) is accepting applications for an unpaid summer externship beginning in mid/late June (with end date flexible).  The extern will primarily assist with research, writing, and drafting and finalizing memoranda and opinions.

    Click here to learn more about Judge Smith.

    Click here to learn more about the Washington State Court of Appeals.



    To apply, please email the following to elaine.asaidali@courts.wa.gov<mailto:elaine.asaidali@courts.wa.gov> no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12:


      *  Cover letter

      *  Resume

      *  Law school transcript (unofficial is fine)

      *  Self-edited writing sample

      *  List of two professional references, with contact information

      *  One letter of recommendation


    Interviews are anticipated to take place remotely the week of June 15.


  • 06/03/2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Starbucks Corporation Law & Corporate Affairs Department 2020-2021 Diversity Mentorship Program

    Please note that the deadline to submit an application has been extended to Wednesday, July 15th.


    Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs Department is pleased to invite mentee participants for our Starbucks Diversity Mentorship Program. This program will connect Starbucks in-house lawyers with 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 our lawyers are excited to share their insights into learning the practice of law, navigating legal work environments, and strategies for future career development.

    Following a virtual kick-off reception for incoming mentees and their mentors, this program will foster direct, informal interactions over a one-year period to help diverse junior attorneys connect and network in the community of legal professionals. The program is open to all lawyers in their first four years of practice who are active 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 Nadine Struwe at nstruwe@starbucks.com by Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 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, please direct them to Nadine Struwe, and one of our committee chairs will follow up with you. 

  • 03/31/2020 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    The Korean American Bar Association of Washington is offering the Kate Seabright Scholarship for the second year from funds generously donated by Fox Rothschild and Kate's parents, Mike and Margaret Seabright. This year, KABA can offer $6,000 to a law student. 

     

    This is the link to the scholarship: https://www.kaba-washington.org/law-students/scholarship


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