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Membership in the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers provides networking, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities, unique CLE programs, and social functions, to name a few benefits.  KCWWL continues to strive toward the full integration of women in the legal profession and for equality for women everywhere and works toward increasing diversity on the bench. We offer meetings, activities and newsletters, and a chance to get together with other women attorneys in your area and make a difference. 

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Upcoming KCWWL Events

KCWWL Summer Networking Event 

Sunday, July 16th, 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Novelty Hill Januik Winery, Woodinville 

This is a great event to meet other KCWWL members and women attorneys (and even some non-attorneys!), as well as bring friends or family.

The event is free--wine and delicious snacks included.

Please email Mallory Gitt Webster, KCWWL Business Development Chair, at to reserve your spot. 

We want to thank Lane Powell and Dorsey & Whitney LLP for sponsoring this event.

We hope to see you there!

KCWWL Free CLE Series 

This is an event hosted by King County Washington Women Lawyers and is open to all developing lawyers, including non-members, and law students.  Please RSVP to if you plan to attend one or both CLEs. 

Part 1: How to Project Gravitas When You Don’t Have Grey Hair (or Do, But Don’t Have Confidence)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 12PM - 1PM               

 Stoel Rives LLP (drinks provided)               

Clients hire lawyers for their competence.  But how do you demonstrate your intellectual brain power in 10 seconds - the time it takes someone to make a lasting first impression?  CONFIDENCE!  Participants will learn about the various aspects of executive presence, explore both verbal and nonverbal behaviors that create positive first impressions and discover how to lead with more poise, power and confidence.  

One (1) Professional Development CLE Credit Pending

Part 2:  The Long Haul, How to Set Yourself Up to Make Partner

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12 PM-1 PM

Stoel Rives LLP (drinks provided)

In Law School students are taught how to think like a lawyer, not how to succeed as a lawyer. You’ve got the analysis down, but there is so much more to rising the ranks at law firms.  Participants will learn what it really takes to grow in law practice.  Participants will explore the behaviors and mindset required at the various stages of associate development, including what business development activities and strategies should look like at each stage and what level of responsibility is expected as one rises the ranks. Participants will have an opportunity to visualize their personal brand and learn how to lead with intention towards their partnership goals.

One (1) Professional Development CLE Credit Pending 

About Darien Fleming:

Darien Fleming is a lawyer turned certified coach and trainer.  She started her career as an attorney in an AmLaw 50 Firm in Boston and after 7 years of practice, transitioned to Professional Development.  In her role as Director of Professional Development and Talent Management for an international law firm, she directed the evaluation processes for legal professionals firm wide and advised management on associate retention and development best practices.  She spent nearly 10 years feeding her passion: training attorneys in critical “soft” skills and coaching attorneys to determine, set and achieve their goals.  Through dynamic presentations, powerful questions, perspective shifting, fierce honesty, and firm accountability, she leads attorneys and teams to fulfilling, engaging and successful careers. 

Darien holds a B.A. and J.D. from Boston College. She is a certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI), Associate Certified Coach (ICF), and certified Gallup Strengths Coach.  

Be sure to bring your Business Cards, Darien will be giving away one StrengthsFinder Assessment + hour of coaching at each of her sessions. 

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Reprinted with permission from Michele Radosevich.

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Are you an attorney mom looking to network with kids in tow? KCWWL supports MAMAS: Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle. Visit the MAMAS website to learn more.