WSBA provides free and low-cost CLE courses to support onboarding new members into the profession. The following are seminars specifically designed for members who have been admitted for less than five years, regardless of admittance date in another jurisdiction.
The WSBA Practice Primer takes a substantive area of law and develops a series of learning tracks that build upon one another. Completion of all three learning tracks (usually three sessions within a track) will provide attendees with a solid educational foundation and primer for practice.
The annual WSBA Trial Advocacy Program (TAP) takes place in the fall and offers a two-day trial-skills training from seasoned trial lawyers and a one-day mock trial three weeks later. This seminar is designed for attorneys working in the criminal or civil arena with little to no trial experience but a strong desire to become effective trial lawyers.
The burden of student loan debt is heavy for many recent law school graduates and can drastically impact your employment choices. These seminars provide a broad overview of federal student loan repayment programs, private loan repayment strategies, Income Based Repayment and Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness options. These seminar are in partnership with the Washington Young Lawyers Committee and are free to new members.
These products and materials emphasize building a strong foundation in practice management, relationship building, interpersonal communications, work-life balance, ethics and professionalism.
Interested in helping WSBA develop seminars geared towards new members? Email us at NewMembers@wsba.org