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.


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


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


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


2017 WLI Press Release: Change the Narrative #FiveMinutes at a Time


2016 WLI Press Release: Message to Inspire and Educate Disenfranchised Voters


2015 Washington State Court Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Bench Book and Resource Guide


A Guide for Young People with Disabilities in Washington


Resource Guide for Asylees


Mentorship Guide


Police & Your Community


Survey and Action Plan to Retain Female Attorneys of Color in the Legal Profession and the Washington State Bar Association


Guide to Turning 18 Legal Resources in Washington (a companion document to "Guide to Turning 18")

Companion: A Guide to Legal Resources in Washington


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


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


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)


Profiles of Diversity and Leadership