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12
Apr

Running At-Large Part II: Let’s Be Real

Gov. At-Large Mario Cava
Gov. At-Large Mario Cava: We need diverse leaders who understand the disparate impacts of our policies and break barriers to justice.

Gov. At-Large Mario CavaWhile running for governor at-large on the WSBA Board of Governors offers “visibility” for those traditionally underrepresented in the profession, it also means speaking out as a champion for justice. After all, it is the WSBA’s mission to “serve the public and the members of the bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.” We need diverse leaders who understand the disparate impacts of the policies and procedures they write and who challenge structural barriers to access to the legal system. Read more »

31
Mar

Running At-Large Part I: I Didn’t ‘Come Out’ of Nowhere

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When asked if I’d blog for NWSidebar about my reasons for seeking appointment as a WSBA governor at-large, it was hard not to feel exposed.

I person being sworn inWhen asked if I would write a blog entry for NWSidebar about my reasons for seeking appointment as governor at-large of the Washington State Bar Association, it was hard not to feel exposed. You see, the at-large position is not an elected position from a district. It was established to enhance diversity and representation on the Board of Governors, and the position must be filled by an active attorney with “experience and knowledge of the needs of those lawyers whose membership is or may be historically underrepresented in governance, or who represents some of the diverse elements of the public of the State of Washington.” Read more »

21
Feb

Week 6: First Leg Session Milestone Reached

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Legislators in Olympia last week cleared the first milestone of the session – policy committee cutoff.

Washington's Capitol in OlyLegislators in Olympia last week cleared the first milestone of the session – policy committee cutoff. Friday was the deadline for policy bills in both houses to be voted out of their policy committees. Amid the scramble, week 6 of the legislative session heard testimony and voting on several bills of interest to the WSBA. Read more »

3
Nov

Takeaways from WSBA’s Diversity Panel Discussion on Women, Race and Age

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Read what we took away from WSBA’s panel discussion, “Women, Race and Age: Mitigating Misogyny and Bias in the Legal Profession.”

Smiling women from downward perspectiveIn September, the WSBA hosted a panel entitled “Women, Race and Age: Mitigating Misogyny and Bias in the Legal Profession.” We (Robin Haynes and Linda Fang) were panelists, along with Elaine Edralin Pascua and Onik’a Gilliam. In an effort to continue the conversation, we wanted to share our takeaways from the panel and encourage readers to share their stories in the comments. Read more »

12
Oct

What’s in the October Issue of NWLawyer?

Oct NWLawyer cover with Robin Hayes
Meet your new president, president-elect, and governors in the October 2016 issue of NWLawyer!

Oct NWLawyer cover with Robin HayesMeet your new president, president-elect, and governors in the October 2016 issue of NWLawyer! Take a look at the featured articles below or read the full issue online. Read more »