Updated: Aug. 6, 2018
The Washington State Bar Association offers a variety of workshops and consultations to the legal community and the public at large. Here is a list of offerings, please contact Joy Williams at joyw@wsba.org for more information. 

Interrupting Active and Implicit Bias

This session builds on the concepts of explicit and implicit bias.  Topics include interrupting active bias and recovering from being interrupted, including preparation before the incident occurs:

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the connection between active and implicit bias.
  • Learn individual and group techniques to interrupt and respond to active bias.
  • Discover strategies on how to respond when your own bias is being interrupted.
Time 1.5–2 hour workshop
Level of Analysis Intermediate: Requires foundational knowledge and understanding of implicit bias.


Implicit Bias and Micro-aggressions

This session introduces the concepts of implicit bias and micro-aggressions.  Topics include interrupting active bias and recovering from being interrupted, preparation before the incident occurs, micro-aggressions: micro-assaults, micro-insults and micro-invalidations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create awareness surrounding the connection between bias and micro-aggressions.
  • Explore how micro-aggressions impact individuals and institutions.
  • Learn techniques to interrupt active bias and mitigate the occurrence of micro-aggressions.
  • Discover strategies on how to respond when your own bias is being interrupted.
Time 1.5–2 hour workshop
Level of Analysis Entry 


Racial Inequity and Structural Racism

This session introduces the concepts of structural racism through a systems lens.  Topics covered include individual, institutional and structural racism; implicit bias.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the three levels of racism.
  • Understand the influence and impact of implicit bias in structural racism.
  • Understand how structural racism develops and is sustained.
  • Learn how to use a systems analysis.
  • Develop strategic approaches to address structural inequity.
Time 3–4 hour workshop
Level of Analysis Entry


Allyship 101

This session introduces the concept of Allyship.  Topics include privilege and anti-oppression, ally responsibility and roles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover what it means to be an ally.
  • Understand the role and power of privilege.
  • Learn different forms of anti-oppression work.
Time 1.5–2 hour workshop
Level of Analysis Entry


Implicit Bias 101

This session introduces the concept of implicit bias. Topics include societal attitudes, stereotype threats, and negative associations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining implicit bias.
  • Understand the use of “target and agent” as societal roles.
Time 1–2 hour workshop
Level of Analysis Entry


 Cultural Competence Continuum

This session introduces the six levels of cultural competence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how values and principles impact competence.
  • Learn what behaviors and attitudes are associated with competence.
  • Explore policies and structures which support cross cultural competence.
Time 2–3 hour workshop
Level of AnalysisEntry

A Guide for WSBA Committees, Boards, and Sections

This Achieving Inclusion and Equity Guide is meant to help Washington State Bar Association entities in their pursuit of diversity, inclusion, and equity. It provides an overview of WSBA’s commitment, a readiness assessment, and the resources entities may access, including training and outreach opportunities. Entities, here refer to boards, committees, sections, and other internal groups within the Washington State Bar Association.