Washington Leadership Institute

The Mission

The mission of the Washington Leadership Institute (WLI) is to recruit, train, and develop minority and traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the Washington State Bar Association and legal community. We strive to recruit fellows for each class who reflect the full diversity of our state, which includes race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and geographic location.

2016 WLI Brochure

The Curriculum and Service Projects

More information on the curriculum and examples of past projects here.

The Board

Ronald R. Ward,
WLI Founder

Hon. Mary Yu
James Williams

Robin Lynn Haynes
WSBA President and ex-officio member

Dean Annette E. Clark
Ex-Officio member

Dean Jane Korn
Ex-Officio member

Jeffrey A. Beaver
Hon. Bobbe Bridge (Ret.)
Sean Davis
Hon. Mary Fairhurst
Hon. Steven González
Nancy L. Isserlis
Zabrina Jenkins
Victor Lara
Karen Lee
Hon. Lorraine Lee

Felix G. Luna
Hon. Ricardo S. Martinez
Hon. Susan J. Owens
Frederick (Fred) B. Rivera
Craig A. Sims
Dean Kellye Y. Testy
James Williams
Hon. Mary I. Yu

Read the board members' full biographies.

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