Updated: Nov. 8, 2019

Diversity Committee

The Washington State Bar Association’s Diversity Committee is dedicated to implementing WSBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan. The committee's work promotes historically underrepresented groups to enter, remain, thrive, and lead in the profession of law. The committee does this through collaborative relationships and community building activities that highlight the numerous societal benefits of a diverse law profession.

Help advance WSBA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. Learn more about joining the WSBA Diversity Committee by emailing diversity@wsba.org.

Committee Meeting Schedule

 

Oct. 26, 2019, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Jan. 15, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.
March 18, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.
May 23, 2020, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
July 15, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.

Meetings are held at the WSBA office unless otherwise noted.

WSBA Offices, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101

 

Nov. 13, 2019, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Feb. 8, 2020, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
April 15, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.
June 17,2020, noon–1:30 p.m.
Sept. 12. 2020, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.


Next Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that a WSBA Diversity Committee meeting will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m (or until all business is completed)
Location: WSBA Office, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle

WDC November 2019 Meeting Materials

All committee members may participate via conference call. A speaker phone will be available at the meeting location noted above for members of the public to attend and hear statements/discussion of those members participating by phone. In addition, call-in instructions are pasted below for members of the public who would like to attend telephonically.

The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding the following agenda items:

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order, Welcome and Approval of Minutes
  2. OPMA Presentation
  3. BOG Report
  4. Committee Activity sign ups
  5. Program Updates and Reports
    1. MCLE Board Proposal Update
    2. IL UW panel report
    3. IL programs update
    4. Legal Lunchboxes and Beyond the Dialogue Topics
  6. Discussions
    1. Diversity Recruitment for BOG and other WSBA entities
      • BOG at-large position, definition
    2. Pipeline Programming
    3. Microaggressions Project
  7. MBA Updates and Reports
  8. Staffing Update
  9. Announcements

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email danab@wsba.org or call 206-733-5945.

Instructions for public call in: 866-577-9294, access code 52680 

You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting. Committee members will be required to state their name in order to establish a quorum.


Meeting Minutes

Fiscal Year 2020

October 2019 

Fiscal Year 2019

October 2018
November 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
September 2019

Committee Members

2019–2020

WSBA Gov. Hunter Abell
WSBA Gov. Sunitha Anjilvel
Chelsea Brisbois
WSBA Gov. Dan Clark
Andrea Jarmon
Laura Johnson
William Locke
Lisa Mansfield
Nam Nguyen
Allison Ross
Serena Sayani
WSBA Gov. Alec Stephens
Carly Summers
Yuping Wang

 

Committee Co-chairs:

WSBA Gov. Jean Kang
Laura Wulf

WSBA Liaisons:

Dana Barnett, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Diana Singleton, Equity and Justice Manager.