Interested in a volunteer opportunity that provides litigation experience and lets you use your skills to help jobless workers? If the answer is yes, we invite you to an upcoming training for pro bono volunteers of the Unemployment Law Project.
Hosted by Washington Women Lawyers and pending CLE credits - see the below links for more information and to register.
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She Ran WWL CLE Agenda.pdf
WPTL Listen In: COVID-19 - Discrimination and Hate Speech
Please join the World Peace through Law Section for our second "listen in" session, which will focus on COVID-19 and discrimination and hate speech targeting minority communities in the US and around the globe. Our diverse panel will be exploring this issue from different perspectives, including ways that all of us can assist others in ending these types of acts.
Anne Watanabe, Chair-Elect, World Peace through Law Section
John C. Yang, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Dr. Leslie Korn, Founder, Leslie Korn Institute for Integrative Medicine
Dr. Mohammad Habib Ullah, Arakan Rohingya National Organisation
Please join in and listen to this conversation that will give listeners a different perspective that is being overlooked with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Listen In session will be recorded to be shared on the WPTL website (www.wsba.org/peace) for three month. For attendees, please keep your camera and microphone off. Thank you!
Registration is now open - feel free to share widely with your networks and people who may be interested in this issue. Capacity is limited to 100 people.
If you missed our Listen In on Black Lives Matter - you can listen to it here: www.wsba.org./peace
Where are the Black Women Lawyers in Leadership Positions?
An Open Discussion on Reasons for this Lack of Diversity and An Examination of Viable Solutions
Our esteemed panelists will share how they overcame discriminatory obstacles in the legal profession to attain their current positions. They will also discuss what actions can be taken to improve the number of Black women in leadership roles.
According to the National Association for Law Placement, as of January 2019, women of color accounted for 3.19% of partners at major U.S. law firms, with 1.38% Asian, 0.77% Hispanic, and 0.68% African-American. In 2018, white women accounted for 23% of general counsels at Fortune 500 companies. By contrast, women of color accounted for 6% of general counsels at Fortune 500 companies, with 1.8% Asian, 1% Hispanic, and 3.2% African-American (statistics from Minority Corporate Counsel Association).
Hon. Anita Josey-Herring, Associate Judge, DC Superior Court
Hope Goins, Staff Director, House Committee on Homeland Security
Fatima Goss-Graves, President & CEO, National Women's Law Center
Sylvia F. James, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Winston & Strawn LLP
Sandra Shaw, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Privacy Officer, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality (ended June 2020); prior in-house positions include Microsoft and AT&T
Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista, WBA Past President & Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac
No charge to attend, but registration is required: https://www.wbadc.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=7%2F16%2F20&eventid=
To be eligible to take this anonymous survey individuals must be 18 years or older, identify as Asian, and currently reside in the U.S. (no need to be a citizen).
Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey
Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
I would greatly appreciate your help in my research. I have seen several requests for Asian individuals to participate in research surveys related to bias during the pandemic and have filled some of these out myself, so I realize this may not be the first time your members have been asked for their thoughts and experiences. As you likely know, psychological research on Asian samples in the U.S. is quite rare. By participating in this research, and other similar studies, you will be advancing our knowledge of Asian individuals in the U.S.
For more on why bias research with Asian American samples is needed, see this recent article by the American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/12/countering-stereotypes.html. There was also a recent TIME article about Asian Americans' experiences with COVID-19 racism and bias: https://time.com/5858649/racism-coronavirus/
Our research study will run until we have collected enough responses.
A charitable donation of $1.00 USD will be made to the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance’s COVID-19 Community Fund for each person who responds to the survey. You can learn more about the APALA Community Fund here: https://www.apalanet.org/communityfund.html.
Thank you so much for considering my request.
Caitlin Q. Briggs
The Washington Law Review is seeking articles for publication from scholars of color. See this letter for more information on how to submit.
Please join the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) in partnership with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) in this community event to help better understand hate crimes in Washington State with an emphasis on King County. What is a Hate Crime? How can one be reported? What should you do if the police don't respond? We hope to answer these questions and others that you may be curious about. This event is open to the general public.
Review the flyer for this event here.
To register - please visit this website.
WSBA's World Peace Through Law Section is holding a special event on June 30, 2020. The format is a "Listen-In" with various guest speakers. More information including the Registration to receive the Zoom link can be found at this link.
Jeff Liang and ABAW are co-hosting a free Q&A webinar where I can try to answer your questions on the PPP Loan Forgiveness. The Q&A Webinar will be this Saturday May 9th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. I am happy to take other questions but the focus will be on PPP Loan Forgiveness.
You can register and submit your questions here: https://bit.ly/3cfvGeF