Beyond the Dialogue

The WSBA Diversity Program's Beyond the Dialogue is a three-part series addressing bias, intersectional identities and the impact of larger societal issues within the legal profession. Beyond the Dialogue is designed to support the effective practice of law by increasing cultural awareness and competency. The series brings together WSBA members to highlight and examine current, important issues in the legal profession. Speakers share professional and personal stories of challenge and triumph with the goal of reducing bias, connecting broader social issues to the work of legal professionals, increasing interpersonal skills, and supporting professional development.


Part 1

The WSBA Diversity Program and Washington Women Lawyers Present:
Women, Race and Age: Mitigating Bias and Misogyny in the Legal Profession
The program covers current research relating to the experience of women in Washington state's legal profession. Panelists represent a diverse array of experience and areas of practice. They will offer suggestions and strategies for women, allies, and leaders who seek to address and mitigate incidences of bias and misogyny within the practice of law. This panel took place Sept. 13, 2016.


Panelists:
Joy Williams (moderator), WSBA Diversity Program Manager
Elaine Edralin Pascua, Law Office of William J. O'Brien
Linda Fang, Banyan Legal Counsel, LLP
Onik'a I. Gilliam, Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch
Robin Haynes, McNeice Wheeler, PLLC

The recording is available here until Sept. 13, 2017.


Part 2

Bias and Accountability in Policing: The Intersections of Race and Criminal Justice
Coming winter 2017. More information to come.


Part 3

Disability, Race and Economic Status in the Legal Profession
Coming spring 2017. More information to come.