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Posts from the ‘President’s Post’ Category

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 »

26
May

Join us for the 2016 WSBA Listening Tour

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On June 1, WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood and WSBA President Bill Hyslop begin the 2016 WSBA Listening Tour.

Bill HyslopOn June 1, WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood and I, WSBA President Bill Hyslop, will begin the 2016 WSBA Listening Tour. We’ll spend time with members in Bellevue, Moses Lake, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Pullman, and Spokane. Together these stops encompass the East King, Grant, Benton-Franklin, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Spokane county bars. Read more »

14
Aug

Religious Freedom Includes Right to Believe in Sanctity of Gay Marriage

WSBA Board of Governors President Anthony Gipe responds to member comments on gay marriage.

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I normally use my blog posts to discuss and expand on my guest writers and the topics they are discussing. However, the June article that Barb Rhoads-Weaver and I co-wrote in NWLawyer prompted a couple of letters to the editor that I would like to respond to instead. Read more »

18
Jun

Inside Inclusion: Change is Necessary for Justice

A diverse group of legal professionals meeting in a boardroom
The Bar’s Joy Williams wrote an especially good primer on how to approach diversity and inclusion, in theory and practice.

A diverse group of legal professionals meeting in a boardroomIn the President’s Corner of the June 2015 issue of NWLawyer, Barb Rhoades Weaver and I wrote an article on transgender awareness. Usually I post to this blog with reflections on my guest writers. Since I was a co-author for that particular article, I instead want to focus on another article in our June issue by Joy Williams, “Inside Inclusion.” Read more »