The Washington Leadership Institute curriculum consists of three components:

Professional Development Sessions

The program is composed of eight educational sessions which run from January through August. Sessions vary in length from one to two days. 100% attendance and participation is required of all fellows.

Community Service Project

Each class develops and executes a community service project.

Service

Fellows make a two-year commitment to the program. Following the completion of the first year, Fellows commit to one year of participation in the Washington State Bar Association or other law-related organization in some capacity, be it on a WSBA section or committee, as a participant in a bar or community-related activity.


Past community service projects

2023

2022

2020–2021

Dismantling White Supremacy and its Intersectional Effects: Experiences of Underrepresented Attorneys.

2018

2018 WLI Press Release: 
New initiative launched to reach farmworkers who experience sexual harassment and assault on the job.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Mentorship Guide

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Washington State Gubernatorial Pardon Process: A How-to Guide for those facing deportation based on a past criminal conviction (documents not available)
  • "Credit Abuse and Predatory Lending" CLE at Seattle University

2007

  • "Justice for All: Our Profession, Our Responsibility" (video no longer available)

2006

  • What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn't Fail? Five Washington Leaders Discuss Their Paths to Success — A project to empower the diversity pipeline by reaching out to middle and high school students.
  • Lesson Plan and Workshop Module (videos no longer available)

2005