New Lawyer Education
A guiding principle of the WSBA is to promote the ethics, civility, professionalism and competency of the Bar and to advance the public's confidence in the legal system. Gearing up new lawyers quickly in their transition from law school to practice is the goal of New Lawyer Education (NLE).
NLE originated with a Supreme Court mandate in 2006 (see APRs 5 and 18), which requires all attorneys new to practice in Washington to complete a minimum of four hours of free education prior to their admission to the bar. Since then, the WSBA has expanded upon the "on-boarding" of new lawyers in their first four years of practice through a library of free and low cost, accredited programs tailored to new lawyers.
If you have questions or need additional information about any NLE programs, please contact WSBA's New Lawyer Education Program Development Specialist, Mikaron Fortier at (206) 727-8271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently Admitted to the Bar? Learn more about how to complete the Preadmission Education requirement.
What's coming up?
Handling Your First Employment Discrimination Case (Live and Webcast)June 21, 2013WSBA Conference Center, 1501 4th Avenue, Suite 308, Seattle, WA 98101To attend in personTo attend via webcast
8th Annual WSBA Solo & Small Firm Conference (Live)July 18 - 20, 2013Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3109Register here
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