Items of Interest

  • 10/27/2022 8:49 PM | Anonymous

    The Seattle City Council is seeking candidates interested in an appointment as a Commissioner on the Seattle Public Safety Civil Service Commission. The appointment is a three-year term, beginning in 2023. We welcome Washington Women Lawyers members who may be interested in serving on the PSCSC (as well as the Civil Service Commission).

     Please contact me or Andrea Scheele, Executive Director if you have any questions.

    Full details here.

  • 10/25/2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The 67th Annual Estate Planning Seminar


    October 24-25, 2022


    8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 8:00AM – 5:00PM


    Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

    The 67th Annual Estate Planning Seminar is the premier estate planning seminar for Washington State and the perfect seminar to get the credits that you need.

    For 2022, we will offer a hybrid program again this year. Given the hybrid nature of the conference, and our new location, we are offering 300 in-person seats and an unlimited number of virtual attendees!  Onsite attendees will have access to the speakers, plenary sessions, exhibit area and back by popular demand, a networking lunch buffet! 

    More information and registration


    More Information:

    Erin Ingersoll,, 206.898.2613
    Lisa Haynie,, 425.260.0433
    EPC Organization Website

  • 10/20/2022 5:30 PM | Anonymous

  • 08/22/2022 3:54 PM | Anonymous

    The American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession (CWP) and the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) are collaborating to explore the unique experiences of Native American women who navigate the intersection of tribal identity, race and gender in the legal profession.  This research study elevating women Native American attorneys has been designed as a qualitative study consisting of confidential individual interviews to explore their unique experiences and perspectives. 

    We need your help to connect to and lift the voices of Native American women attorneys.   Please participate in this study by clicking here for more information. Your registration information as well as the information from your interview are completely confidential and only visible to the researchers and staff at Nextions.

    If you have any questions, please contact Autumn Worteof the Nextions research team at

  • 08/22/2022 3:51 PM | Anonymous

    The Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs Department is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 Diversity Mentorship Program!

    Starbucks Corporation

    Law & Corporate Affairs Department

    2022-2023 Diversity Mentorship Program

    The Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs Department is pleased to invite mentee participants for our Starbucks Diversity Mentorship Program. This program will connect Starbucks in-house lawyers with junior attorneys from diverse backgrounds in one-to-one mentorship relationships. The Starbucks legal department boasts one of the most experienced and diverse groups of attorneys in the region, and our lawyers are excited to share their insights into learning the practice of law, their advice in navigating legal work environments, and for those who are interested, strategies for future career development.

    Following a virtual kick-off reception for incoming mentees and their mentors, this program will foster direct, informal interactions over a one-year period to help diverse junior attorneys connect 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 four 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 Paulina Wu at by Friday, August 26, 2022. 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, please direct them to Paulina, and one of our committee members will follow up with you.

    Sincerely, The Starbucks L&CA Diversity Mentorship Committee

  • 08/05/2022 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Please join the NCWBA for its 2022 Annual Women's Bar Leadership Summit: Reconnecting for Excellence, which will be held in Chicago, IL from August 4-5, 2022. This year's programming is designed to motivate women in leadership positions and connect them to the tools necessary for success. It will feature a keynote address by Helen Wan, DEI Consultant, and author of The Partner Track, which is currently being produced by Netflix! In addition, the 2022 Summit will feature a GOOD Guys program, programming on recruiting members, engaging membership and maximizing their potential, leadership tips, networking opportunities, and ways for member organizations to use the support that NCWBA provides.

    If you would like more information on this year's Summit, please email our Executive Director, Christina Simpson ( To register, please click here or the link below.

    Please see below for a summary of the Summit events and information on making hotel reservations:


    August 4, 2022

    • GOOD Guys Program at 3:00pm CST; This year's theme is GOOD Guys in Chicago and will feature distinguished panelists Sheryl Axelrod, The Axelrod Firm; Steven Velkei, Velkei Law; Craig Thedwall, CDR, JAGC, USN, Commanding Officer, Region Legal Service Office Midwest; and Michael Sachs, partner at Major Lindsey & Africa.  Please note that the GOOD Guys event will be held at a the Chicago Bar Association and separate registration is required.  You can register for the GOOD Guys event by clicking here

    August 5, 2022:

    • Check-In to Connect to your Colleagues from 8:30 am 9:00 am CST; Check-in and Networking
    • Welcome: Connecting with NCWBA from 9:00am to 9:25am CST; Welcome, Annual Meeting and Elections
    • Food from the Bar: Connecting to the Community from 9:25am to 9:30am CST; Learn how to connect to the community by bringing a Food from the Bar program to your city. Food from the Bar is a friendly competition within legal communities to support local food banks.
    • Connecting to Leadership Potential from 9:30am to 10:30am CST; This panel will provide an engaging discussion regarding connecting your organization's leadership to your organization's mission. Join an Executive Coach and tested women's bar association leaders as they discuss the leadership skills needed to bring your organization's mission and goals to fruition.
    • Connecting with Tech from 10:40am to 11:10am CST; As your organization grows, so does your need for more robust and sophisticated technological systems. This discussion will help you connect with your organization's technological needs to better serve your members. Our speaker will discuss the latest in member databases, solutions for collecting funds, leveraging your organization's social media, and other technological best practices.
    • Connecting for Mentorship from 11:10am to 12:00pm CST; Interactive session for attendees to participate in two Mentoring Circles led by experts on topics of your choice:
      • Topic 1: Reconnecting to Lead (incoming presidents and leadership for your year)
      • Topic 2: Connecting to Match Organizational Mentors and Mentees
      • Topic 3: Connecting to Effective Administration
      • Topic 4: Reconnecting to Membership Development
    • Keynote Address, Awards Luncheon & Board Member Induction from 12:00pm to 1:45pm CST; Helen Wan - Attorney, DEI Consultant, and Author of The Partner Track which is currently being produced by Netflix! Ms. Wan realized the importance and need for a realistic account of a woman of color's perspective of "trying to figure it all out." She will share her knowledge and help us all Connect the Dots for Success!
    • GOOD Guys: Reconnecting the X to the Y from 1:45pm to 1:50pm CST; GOOD Guys is a program designed to break the impasse in women's advancement by engaging people who have been missing from the conversation for too long - the GUYS! It is a model program designed for replication by member organizations and other groups.
    • Reconnecting to Engage from 1:50pm to 2:10pm CST; Has your organization been looking for new programming? Well, this is the session for you! Join fellow women's bar associations leaders as they discuss best practices and lessons learned to connect to your mission and engage members in your community. These speakers will discuss their award-wining member programming and community projects and how they were executed.
    • Reconnecting with your Power from 2:20pm to 3:05pm CST; Our organizations are full of exceptional, vibrant talent. Hear this panel discuss how they were able to connect the talent in their organizations to create powerful impacts in their communities. This is a must for organizations who want to expand their footprint, re-evaluate their legacy, and improve their impact on their communities.
    • Closing and Induction of 2022-2023 NCWBA President from 3:05pm to 3:30pm CST. 

    Register Now!

  • 07/13/2022 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Join the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Women Lawyers On Guard and National Association of Women Lawyers for a discussion on successful tools used in reaching an organizational consensus regarding reproductive rights advocacy.


    Date: Thursday, July 13, 2022

    Time:  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET

    Place:  Webinar


    There is no fee to attend but registration is required.


    Click here to register. Please feel free to share the attached flyer with your members or other organizations who find themselves in need of tools to address this issue with their members.

  • 06/22/2022 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    Here is a scholarship opportunity, the Trial LawHER Scholarship, established by Milestone, to help a rising 3L female law student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer. The $10,000 scholarship is open through August 31. More information is available here:

  • 06/17/2022 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    June 17, 2022 – Landmark SCOTUS Ruling Reaches 20 – Save the Date: Presented by the Legal Learning Studio. Free Live Webinar for Attorneys, Friday June 17, 2022 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM (PST).  Please visit and for more information. You may also call (718) 560-5600.

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