Introducing the New Lawyer Education Program

Are you a new attorney? Get low-cost, skill-building knowledge with WSBA’s NLE program!

iStock_000009072536XSmall200If you are a newer attorney in your first four years of practice, job one is acquiring as much skill-building knowledge as possible. The more knowledgeable you are, the more valuable you become to your employer and clients. That’s why you should know about the WSBA’s New Lawyer Education (NLE) program.

NLEs are tailored to newer attorneys to provide highly useful information at a low cost. Low-cost NLE offerings include NLE Live Seminars, the Trial Advocacy Program (TAP) and Mock Trial, and the new NLE Online Library (coming this summer).

How to get involved

Besides attending NLEs, there are many opportunities to assume leadership roles and become involved in NLE program development, including becoming a TAP chair or committee member, seminar moderator, focus group committee leader or participant, faculty liaison, networking event organizer, social media and marketing leader, or table coach. Most of these leadership roles require attendance at the seminar, four to eight hours of planning time, and two or three preliminary planning meetings

Upcoming NLE Programs

April 16: Advising the New Tech Startup (live and webcast)
4.5 general CLE credits
WSBA CLE Conference Center (1501 4th Ave., #308, Seattle)

June 21, 2013: Handling Employment Law Issues (live and webcast)
Credits pending
WSBA CLE Conference Center (1501 4th Ave., #308, Seattle)

Sept. 17: Navigating Divorce Cases (live and webcast)
Credits pending
WSBA CLE Conference Center (1501 4th Ave., #308, Seattle)


Contact NLE Program Development Specialist Mikaron Fortier, 206.727.8271 or, or NLE Sub-Committee Chair Noah Williams at

Young Lawyers Committee — The Voice of New/Young Lawyers

The Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) is the vehicle for new attorneys and law students to get involved with the Washington State Bar Association.

Read more from the YLC.  Learn more about the YLC.