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.
Women Lawyers On Guard Inc., is a non-profit national network of women and men who advocate and work for equality and justice (www.womenlawyersonguard.org ). We are looking for responses from women and men throughout the legal profession (e.g., law firm, in-house, government, non-profit, law schools, associations, judiciary, etc.). It’s an important opportunity to make a difference and we hope that employers, individuals and organizations will also use the results of this survey to inform their continued efforts to address sexual harassment and misconduct.
The survey is hosted on a secure site to keep responses completely anonymous and confidential, and does not ask for, nor capture, employer names, or other identifying specifics.
The validity of the survey depends on maximum and broad spectrum of employment and demographic settings.
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
"Tribal Justice" Film Screening
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Reception and Keynote
Sullivan Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery
Tribal courts throughout the nation are leading the way in transforming their communities through traditional modes of restorative justice. Join us for a screening of the film "Tribal Justice," followed by a reception, with a keynote by Judge Claudette White, who is featured in the film. The program will highlight the incredible work tribal court judges do to provide access to holistic, structured, and phased treatment and rehabilitation services that incorporate culture and tradition.
Hate crimes in Washington State increased 42% in 2017. In this current climate of increased hate, it is more important than ever to understand the legal distinction between hate speech and free speech. The Cardozo Society and the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW) are proud to present a CLE symposium – “Protecting Speech Freedoms in a Climate of Hate” – examining the line between hate and free speech from a variety of legal perspectives.
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 1-5pm (doors open at 12:30pm)
Where: Davis Wright Tremaine – 920 5th Ave, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104
Cost: $25 general, $18 for public service attorneys, students, and folks not seeking CLE credit
To register – please click here
Clark County Superior Court Judge Rulli is retiring. The Clark County/St Helens Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers is forming a Judicial Evaluation Committee to evaluate applicants for this position. If you are interested in serving on the Judicial Evaluation Committee, please e-mail Jill Sasser (JEC Chair) at email@example.com. Please note that you must be an active member of Washington Women Lawyers to serve on this committee. You can join WWL at the following link.
Join AILA attorneys for Citizenship Day, Saturday, April 27
Volunteers needed at three Citizenship Day events in Vancouver, Yakima, and Tacoma
Citizenship Day is a free, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship, and is hosted by AILA-WA, OneAmerica, and committed community partners statewide. With immigrants under attack, citizenship is the only protection from deportation, and you can help! Please join us for the day, and help hundreds of legal permanent residents take the first step towards becoming US citizens.
Pro Bono CLE credits are available for attorney volunteers (WSBA members only). In order to receive CLE credits, attorneys are required to watch our 80 minute video training before the event and attend the 45 minute day of training at Citizenship Day.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:30am-5:30pm*
SITES: Tacoma - Tacoma Community House
Vancouver - Clark College
Yakima – Yakima Valley Community College
*If you cannot make the whole time, we can still use your help, especially in the afternoon to review completed N-400s.
Volunteers are appreciated for all three sites, but please consider joining us in Vancouver or Yakima – you can make a weekend out of it! Plus, travel reimbursements are available from AILA-WA for AILA attorneys and law students who travel more than 100 miles or 2 hours to volunteer.
Click here to sign up to volunteer! And feel free to share the link with your networks and office colleagues.
What do volunteers do? Attorneys & DOJ-Accredited Representative volunteers meet one-on-one with clients to screen for naturalization eligibility, answer questions, review completed applications for accuracy, and provide instructions for follow up or filing. Attorneys may also review the work of other attorneys during client checkout. You must be a licensed attorney or DOJ-Accredited Representative to fulfill this role. Attorney volunteers must have been in practice for at least 2 years, AND have completed at least five (5) N-400 applications. If you would like to volunteer as an attorney but do not meet these requirements, please contact WNA Participant Engagement and Coalition Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers who have not attended a Citizenship Day in the last year will be required to view an 80-minute video training in advance of volunteering.
If you have any questions about Citizenship Day, please contact WNA Integration and Advocacy Manager Rosana Donoso Barredo at email@example.com
We hope to see you there!
I just wanted to share a law student scholarship opportunity with all of you through the Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA).
We are offering a one-time scholarship opportunity to honor my friend and fellow KABA board member, Kate Seabright. We lost Kate late last year to suicide and it has been an incredibly hard loss. Kate was a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, a former federal clerk, and an associate at Fox Rothschild. This scholarship was made possible by Fox Rothschild and Kate’s parents, Mike Seabright and Margaret Ahn Seabright.
We posted the scholarship opportunity on March 13, 2019, as it would have been her 30th birthday. The scholarship application and information can be found here.
If would be able to pass this along to law students, I would greatly appreciate it! Please feel free to direct any law students with questions to me.