Diane Clarkson Named Local Hero │ July 21, 2022
Clarkson has also served as a member of the Minority Attorneys Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity International, and National Political Congress of Black Women. She has sat on the Pierce County Arts Commission, Tacoma Arts Cultural Plan, Tacoma Urban League, Puget Sound Kiwanis, Safe Street Board of Directors, and the UW Legal Pathways Community Advisory Board. She has volunteered with PUSH/EXCEL, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Role Models Unlimited, and Black Collectives.
About the Washington State Bar Association
The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA administers the Bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system; and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities. The Bar’s mission is to serve the public and its members, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.