Thursday, August 27, 2015

September 18: Washington Leadership Institute Application Deadline (WSBA members only)

The mission of the Washington Leadership Institute (WLI) is to recruit, train, and develop minority and traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the Washington State Bar Association and legal community. It strives to recruit fellows for each class who reflect the full diversity of our state, which includes race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and geographic location.
Participating as a fellow has many benefit, one of which is a large number of free CLE. It is a multiyear commitment, and admission is competitive.
Title:
Washington Leadership Institute
When/Where:
The eight 2016 Washington Leadership Institute professional development seminars run from January to August 2016. Applications for 2016 are open until 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their status in December 2015. Download the application for more information.
Admission is competitive. Minimum requirements:

  • Active WSBA member.
  • Admitted to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction for at least 3 years and not more than 10 years. (Eligibility based on date of admission: Therefore, in order for you to be able to apply to WLI this year, you must have been admitted to the bar by or after Sept. 18, 2012).
  • Nominated by his/her employer, or if self-employed, by a lawyer with at least 10 years of practice or a judge.

By:
Washington Leadership Institute
Credits:
Typically more than 10.
More Information and Application