The WSBA, the WLI Advisory Board, and the University of Washington School of Law proudly announce that the Leadership Institute is now a collaboration between the WSBA and UW Law. As of October 1, 2012, the WLI will be administered by UW Law.
For questions about the WLI, please contact
Michelle Gonzalez, Assistant Dean, Center for Professional and Leadership DevelopmentUniversity of Washington School of LawWilliam H. Gates Hall, Room 350Box 353020Seattle, WA 89195-3020(206) firstname.lastname@example.org
A WSBA Leadership Institute Fellow is afforded numerous opportunities to personally interact with legal, judicial, and political leaders, and to enhance their professional and personal development as a leader. The program offers a unique combination of benefits.
By the end of the program, fellows will be much more informed about the practice of the law; the inner workings of the state and federal justice systems; and local, state, and national bar associations. Top bar and judicial leaders serve as the program's faculty.
Fellows will learn practice tips from the most experienced and celebrated lawyers in public and private practice and from the major corporations located in Washington state. Since the WLI's inception, there have been over a hundred speakers from various practice areas and organizations who have given their time and expertise to the program. Included here is a list of some of the noted Washington attorneys and public servants who have spoken and taught at the WLI.
Fellows will be provided with at least one training session involving judges from federal, state, and tribal courts. This will allow for one-on-one interaction with the decision makers who manage and influence the justice system.
Each fellow will be provided the opportunity to have as a mentor a senior WSBA mentor in the practice area that the fellow is currently inclined to pursue.
Participation in the program will provide fellows with at least 30 Continuing Legal Education credits, enough to satisfy two full years of MCLE requirements — at no cost.
The WSBA Leadership Institute is a no-cost endeavor for fellows. To the extent where there are travel, lodging, or meals, fellows' costs will be covered. There is no tuition fee.
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