The 2023 Board of Directors
President: Bree Black Horse
President Elect: Wendy Winfield
Secretary: Quinn Dalan
Treasurer: Charissa Johnston
VP Membership: Keally Cieslik
VP of Events:
At Large: Kathy Tierney
At Large: Emily Schwab
Women of Color Legal Education Fund
3/28/23 - The WWL Yakima Chapter founded the Women of Color Legal Education Fund in response to the concerning lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession locally as well as at the state and national level. The WWL Yakima Women of Color Legal Education Fund aims to support women of color from the Yakima Valley who seek to join the legal profession by facilitating professional development, encouraging academic achievement, and providing direct financial support.
The Law School Grant is designed to support women of color from the Yakima Valley who are currently attending law school or participating in the Washington APR 6 Law Clerk Program. The Law School Grant may be used for law school or law clerk tuition and fees, course-related expenses, room and board, internship and externship-related expenses, and necessary living expenses.
The Law School Grant Application is available at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/230ae2ce21e94732b3ee381a31b77f3a
Completed applications must be submitted by April 30, 2023.
Individuals who are "pre-law" and not yet enrolled in law school or the APR 6 Law Clerk Program are encouraged to the LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program at Heritage University. Applications for the PLUS program at Heritage are due April 28, 2023. More details and application information can be found here: https://law.seattleu.edu/student-life/community/diversity-equity-inclusion/lsac-plus-program/
Links to Press Coverage about our program: