Items of Interest


  • 02/07/2020 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    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.


  • 02/05/2020 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) is a  highly selective international association of lawyers, both corporate and private practice, who are primarily engaged in the defense of civil litigation.  The FDCC is committed to increasing the diversity in the legal profession.  You can learn more about the organization at www.thefederation.org.  A number of years ago, the FDCC established the Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship.  Attached is a description of the scholarship, its criteria and application process.  Applications are due no later than February 28, 2020.  

  • 01/29/2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    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

    jill.sasser@landerholm.com


  • 01/21/2020 5:09 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 barleaders@wsba.org. The position will remain open until a representative is identified.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pam Inglesby at pami@wsba.org.


  • 01/08/2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous
  • 12/01/2019 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    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: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/internationalwomeninlaw

    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

     

    Eloise Pollard
    Trainee Solicitor
    Public & Regulatory


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