Updated: June 1, 2021

Washington Young Lawyers Committee Continuing Legal Education Scholarships

 

The Washington State Bar Association and the Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) have prioritized a total of $5,000 for new and young lawyers to attend a WSBA continuing legal education (CLE) seminar through Sept. 30, 2021. New and young lawyers may apply for a scholarship to attend one WSBA CLE up to a maximum cost of $275. The scholarships are intended to encourage new and young lawyers to seek out and attend CLEs early in their careers and defray costs for those who have not yet realized their peak earning potential. 

Eligibility requirements

Award recipients must meet the “young lawyer” definition in the WSBA Bylaws. Under the Bylaws, an active member is considered a young lawyer if at least one of two criteria is met: 1) the member has been admitted to practice for fewer than five years (in any state), or 2) the member is under 36 years of age. FY 2021 scholarships are limited to one per applicant.

Qualifying CLEs

The scholarships are only available to cover WSBA Store CLEs, including both on-demand and live seminars. If a scholarship applicant wishes to use a scholarship to attend a live CLE, the application must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the CLE date. 

Selection Process

Scholarships will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis, subject to availability of funds. If awarded a scholarship, WSBA will notify the recipient and register the recipient for the requested CLE. 

Application Process

Applicants must complete the application form (see page 2) and submit the form to newmembers@wsba.org

 

For more information, contact newmembers@wsba.org.