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The WSBA is committed to supporting new and young lawyers and their transition into practice. 

Who is a new and young lawyer?

The Washington State Bar Association considers an active member a young or new lawyer if at least one of the two criteria below is met:

The member has been admitted to practice for fewer than five years (in any state).
The member is under 36 years of age.

WSBA Employment Resources

Make the most of WSBA member resources to seek out employment or start your own legal practice.

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Starting Your Legal Career

Resources to help you start your career and connect with your community.

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Practice Management Discounts

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Law Office Management Assistance Program

Practice management assistance

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Moderate Means Program

A referral program serving middle income families

Debt Management

Graduated law school but don't know what's next? Take control of your finances with our debt management tools.

Low-Cost and Free CLEs for New Lawyers

Learn the practical skills you need to excel in your field of law with new-lawyer inspired educational programs and continued legal education.

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New Lawyer Education

Seminars designed for lawyers starting a new profession

WSBA Call to Duty

Day of Service

Learning and Serving

Leadership Opportunities

Take the next step in your legal career by becoming a leader in the profession. The Washington Young Lawyer Committee seeks out and rewards new lawyers dedicated to public service and leadership. 

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Meet the WYLC

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WYLC Subcommittees

Follow the work and projects of the WYLC

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WSBA Young Lawyer Liaisons to Sections

Connect with WSBA sections and their young lawyer leaders

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Public Service and Leadership Award

Nominate an extraordinary new lawyer

Build your Network

Be part of the WSBA community to build out your network and connect with industry leaders. 


Events for New Lawyers

Mark your calendar

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WSBA Sections

Connect with fellow practitioners and peers through WSBA's 28 sections

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Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved at the WSBA or in the legal community


Engage in a mentorship program that's right for you.

Executive Summary: WSBA New Lawyer Survey

Conducted in November 2014.

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