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  • 02/27/2013 6:48 AM | Anonymous
    Take the Lead:
    Apply for NEW Leadership Today!

    NEW Leadership teaches college women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy. The institute is open to all students who attend four-year or two-year institutions and consists of an intensive six-day training institute held at the UW Women's Center.

    Enhance your leadership potential by applying to participate in the NEW Leadership June 2013 Institute today!

    3 Simple Steps to Apply:

    1. Complete the short online application
    2. E-mail your unofficial transcript to
    3. E-mail your resume to

    Application Deadline: April 7th

    Applicants will be notified by April 15th

    NEW Leadership Puget Sound is committed to serving students of all races, ages, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexual orientations, and political party affiliations.

    Please contact Jennifer Rubio, NEW Leadership Program Coordinator, at with questions.

  • 02/20/2013 12:44 PM | Anonymous

     IDGC is seeking volunteers to participate in the Measurement Ad Hoc Committee which seeks to assist legal employers in responding to or looking at diversity measurements. This will be somewhat of a follow up to past Minority Report Card efforts, and any volunteers with an interest or prior experience in the report card is particularly encouraged to volunteer. Please email Jeannie Bohlman at if you are interested in participating on behalf of WWL.

  • 02/20/2013 12:10 PM | Anonymous

    WSBA Board of Governors Elections

    The 2nd, 9th and 10th Congressional district seats and one at-large seat on the WSBA Board of Governors are opening this year. Learn more about these positions and the election process here:

    Please post, forward, or share these upcoming deadlines and opportunities.


    ·         Friday, March 1st @ 5pm  | deadline for nominations and applications for district seats

    ·         Friday, April 19th @ 5pm | deadline for application materials for at-large seat



    ·         Friday, Feb 22nd @ 8am | 9th district breakfast with Governors Susan Machler and James Armstrong at the Renton Community Center

    ·         Friday, Feb 22nd @ 12pm NOON | webinar discussion for WSBA’s diversity stakeholders and others interested in serving on the BOG

    ·         Monday, Feb 25th @ 12pm NOON  **new time** |webinar discussion with members interested in the new 10th district seat, with Gov. Vern Harkins

    ·         Tuesday, Feb 26th @ 8am  | webinar discussion with members interested in the 2nd district seat, with Gov. Phil Buri


    In addition, we’re planning a reception at WSBA in late March/early April with current At-Large Governor Tracy Flood for anyone interested in the at-large position. To learn more or to RSVP for any of these, please contact us at



  • 02/20/2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Initiative for Diversity Governing Council (IDGC) is hosting a Managing Partners Summit on May 22, 2013.  This is a 1-day CLE/training to share best practices and provide tools to legal employers to assist them in their efforts to cultivate a more inclusive legal workplace.  You are invited to join the working subcommittee of the IDGC to put on this CLE.  Please email Jeannie Bohlman at if you are interested in participating on behalf of WWL.


  • 02/11/2013 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington State Bar Association is committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  Read the full announcement here.

  • 02/11/2013 6:28 PM | Anonymous
    The Statewide Minority Bar Association has completed some preliminary work in preparation for the 2013 Statewide Diversity conference that WAMBAC ( has put on for the last 5 years. The conference was postponed for 2012. There is currently a need for two individuals who would be interested in co-chairing the conference and who would also complete the planning committee. If you or anyone you know may be interested in serving, please forward their names to me or have them email me at>.
  • 02/11/2013 6:21 PM | Anonymous
    The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is looking for applicants from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds for the second installment of its Judicial Diversity Program.  The program will pair qualified attorneys interested in pursuing a career on the bench with judges who will mentor them for a year.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 4, 2013.  Attached is our announcement for the program and the handbook.
  • 02/11/2013 6:09 PM | Anonymous
    Margaret E. Fisher, court program analyst with the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts and Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Seattle University School of Law, has been named the 2012-2013 recipient of the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The award honors an organization, court, or individual who has promoted, inspired, improved, or led an innovation or accomplishment in the field of civics education related to the justice system.  For more information about Ms. Fisher and her prestigous award, please click here 
  • 02/09/2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous
    Seattle University is hosting the ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. This year’s topic is employment law and we expect 12 teams to compete.

    We are looking for attorneys, judges, and counselors to judge the preliminary rounds of the competition on Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and the semifinal round 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Your help would greatly contribute to the success of this competition.

    The Client Counseling Competition promotes greater knowledge and interest among law students in the preventive law and counseling functions of law practice and encourages students to develop interviewing, planning, and analytical skills in the lawyer-client relationship in the law office. The competition simulates a law office consultation in which student lawyers conduct an interview with a “client.” Following the interview, the student lawyers explain how they would proceed further in the hypothetical situation.

    If you are interested and available to judge the Client Counseling Competition, please let me know with the times and rounds for which you are available. CLE credits will be provided.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served at the competition.
    As the competition nears, we will send judges additional information and instructions.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation. We could not run a successful competition without your help!

    Vanessa Nicole Jimenez
    Seattle University School of Law, JD Candidate 2013 BA, Chapman University | Legal Studies
  • 02/05/2013 3:14 PM | Anonymous

    Sarah Redfield, a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, is asking women attorneys to share their stories of implicit bias (a bias that we hold without our conscious knowledge). She hopes to use this research in an exploration of how implicit bias and micro-messaging have changed for women. To contribute to this important task, please add your experience as a comment on the website, or, if you prefer, send Ms. Redfield a personal email to (please indicate if you prefer your experience to be kept confidential). To learn more about implicit bias and micro-messaging, please read Ms. Redfield’s piece for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Woman Advocate Committee entitled The Courage to Pay Heed: Knowing and Responding to Implicit Bias.
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