Stone Scholars Joint Minority Mentorship Program & Kick-Off Event

02/28/2024 10:29 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

Lawyers and Judges: Have you ever reached a point in your career and thought, "If only I had known...."  

Law Students: Have you ever wished you had advice from someone who has actually been there?  

Mentors meet mentees!  

The mission of the JMMP is to promote the retention, growth, and success of minority* law students and new lawyers as they enter the legal profession, through formalized one-on-one mentorship matches and practical follow-up events throughout the year.

*We consider people of color; religious, ethnic, and racial minorities; people with disabilities; and LGTBQ+ people to be minorities in our society for purposes of our group's mission. We have chosen to focus our limited resources on addressing impacts on societal minorities. However, we recognize many other groups--such as women, individuals with socio-economic disadvantages, first generation law graduates, and formerly incarcerated individuals--have also been historically under-represented and marginalized in our profession. We do include programming that addresses these issues because they also impact many of our mentees. In addition, many of our follow-up events are open to all and free of charge. With respect and solidarity, if you are not a member of a societal minority but are looking for mentorship, please reach out directly to one or our many partner organizations for their assistance: King County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, Washington Women Lawyers, and Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle.  


Participants will be formally matched, and pairs will create their own agreement regarding discussion topics, meetings, and follow-up.  The formal program will last through the end of 2024.  But we hope the relationships will continue beyond.  Register HERE to attend the Kick-Off Event on Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00-8:30 pm at Foster Garvey’s Seattle law office: 1111 3rd Ave Ste 3000, Seattle, WA 98101. .


*JMMP is generously sponsored by The Opportunity and Progress Council, Foster Garvey’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative.

JMMP partner organizations include:

· South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) - Founding Partner

· Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW) – Founding Partner

· Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA)

· Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA)

· Washington State Bar Association - Indian Law Section (WSBA-ILS)

· Vietnamese American Bar Association (VABAW)

· Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA)

· Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW)

· Washington Women Lawyers Association (WWL)

· Washington State Bar Association – Board of Governors (WSBA-BOG, unanimously adopted by Board of Governors)

· Washington State Bar Association – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council (WSBA – DEI Council)

· King County Bar Association - New Lawyers Division (KCBA-NLD)

· King County Bar Association (KCBA)

· QLaw – a voice of LBGT Lawyers and other legal professionals in Washington

· Federal Bar Association - Washington Chapter (FBA - WA)

· Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS)

· Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW)

· and welcoming our newest partner, the Loren Miller Bar Association (LMBA)!!!

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