Items of Interest

  • 02/27/2013 7:10 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    There are four (4) diversity scholarships available to attorneys who would like to attend the ABA Section of Family Law Spring Conference in Anchorage , AK but may not have the financial resources to afford the cost.  The Conference is April 17-20, 2013. 

    If awarded a scholarship through this program, the awardees will receive a complimentary conference registration, a complimentary ticket to the Newcomers’ Dinner and the Friday (Alaska Railroad Trip) event, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement (in compliance with ABA and Section financial policies).  Send your completed application to Cynthia Swan at email: no later than March 15, 2013.  For your convenience, I have attached the application.  For more information on the conference, you can visit

  • 02/27/2013 7:05 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The 2013-2014 YLD Scholarship application process is now open. The YLD Scholarship Program is designed to encourage the participation of minority, solo/small firm, government, private sector and military service attorneys in the YLD. Here is a link to the scholarship application page, which also explains the program as well as eligibility requirements:

  • 02/27/2013 6:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)



    The Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (“MELAW”) will award one $1,000 public interest scholarship to a Washington state law student who has, is currently, or is planning on pursuing a public interest project that benefits the Middle Eastern community of Washington (the “Project”).

    Judging Criteria:

    Applicants will be judged on their successful completion of the scholarship application, describing their Project and connection to the Middle Eastern community of Washington. 


    All application materials must be received by April 30, 2013 to merit consideration.  Please email completed applications to the MELAW Scholarship Committee at

    Selection and Notification:

    The recipient will be selected and notified by the MELAW Scholarship Committee and/or Board of Directors by June 1, 2013.

    Scholarship recipients will be expected to provide a brief written report of the Project and may be asked to present on their experience at a MELAW event.


  • 02/27/2013 6:48 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    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.
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