A diverse group of legal professionals meeting in the boardroom

Inside Inclusion: Change is Necessary for Justice

In 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 […]

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Starting the Conversation About Race

Learn about our Diversity and Inclusion Plan and our “inside out” philosophy. Recently, some colleagues and I attended the Pacific Science Center exhibit Race: Are We So Different? (which runs through Jan. 5, 2014). Our participation has led to some interesting water cooler conversations around the office. And really, that’s why we went. When WSBA […]

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What WSBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan Means for You

Learn more about WSBA’s first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Plan and give us your feedback. At its May meeting, the Board of Governors adopted WSBA’s first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Plan. Three things strike me as particularly promising about this plan. First, the plan is based on an “inside out” philosophy. We have committed to strengthening our […]

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A Woman’s Place

March is Women’s History Month. Learn what the 2012 WSBA membership study revealed about women in the legal profession. March is Women’s History Month, a month is dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women across the globe. The Washington State Bar Association is working to spread awareness of the accomplishments of women in the legal profession […]

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President’s Update: Week In Review

WSBA President Michele Radosevich attends KABA’s annual banquet and the BOG Diversity Committee meeting. Last week I attended the Korean-American Bar Association’s annual banquet. Steve Kim, a King County deputy prosecutor, keynoted the event, describing his adventures in Korea as a Visiting Scholar Prosecutor for the Ministry of Justice. It was a great reminder of how […]

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President’s Update – Week in Review

Last Wednesday was Seattle University Law School’s annual holiday party, an event that always makes me feel very connected to the community of lawyers here in Washington. Many of the faculty attended. And I had a chance to congratulate Lisa Brodoff, who with her partner Lynne, was stopping off at the Thurston County Courthouse on […]

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2012 Annual Award Recipients

On September 20, 2012, members of the legal community enjoyed an evening of inspiration, celebrating the accomplishments of the 2012 WSBA award recipients. The following awards were presented. Get to know our outstanding awards recipients by watching the video below, or check out the WSBA Annual Awards page. William Dussealt, Award of Merit Steven Sackmann, Professionalism Award […]

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