• 12 Jul 2020 11:41 AM | Serin Ngai

    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=

  • 3 Jul 2020 11:27 AM | Serin Ngai

    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: 

    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

  • 3 Jul 2020 11:02 AM | Serin Ngai

    The Washington Law Review is seeking articles for publication from scholars of color.  See this letter for more information on how to submit.

  • 29 Jun 2020 4:49 PM | Serin Ngai

    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.

  • 24 Jun 2020 4:05 PM | Serin Ngai

    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.

  • 7 May 2020 1:29 PM | Serin Ngai

    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

  • 6 May 2020 11:16 AM | Serin Ngai




    Monday, May 11, 2020

    12:30-1:45 p.m. PST

    Join via  Zoom 
         or Telephone: US: +1 253 215 8782      Webinar ID: 972 0523 4752

    This week join for the next webinar in this virtual series examining how governments and businesses balance public health and human rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Monday’s discussion focuses on what steps responsible companies should take to address human rights impacts in supply chains and business activity during the crisis, and the tools being developed to do so.


    Peter Nestor,  Human Rights Manager, Novartis

    Dunstan Alison-Hope, Vice President, 

    Human Rights, Women’s Empowerment and Inclusive Economy Practices, BSR

    Markus Funk, Partner, and Chair, Supply Chain Compliance Practice, Perkins Coie


    Sponsored by the UW School of Law Sustainable International Development LL.M. program


    and the UW Global Business Law Institute

  • 30 Apr 2020 2:13 PM | Serin Ngai

    I am the Pre-Law Resource Center and Vocational Law Advisor Coordinator of Washington State University, I am looking for practitioners in the field of law who would like to participate in a 30minute video conference interview. Each interview will be led by 2 students, chosen not only for their high academic standings but are students who have demonstrated exemplary professionalism and leadership. Matched with the practitioner whose area of law or other attribute fits their interest, they will present several thoughtful and dynamic questions for their interview, that will be provided to the interviewee beforehand.

    Washington State University has three Pre-law concentrations in Political Science, Criminal Justice and Philosophy. However, those majors account for just half of the 350 students across 21 majors who are self-identified as interested in a law career. 

    The Pre-Law Resource Center (PLRC) welcomes all WSU students from any major interested in learning more about law school admissions, law school itself, and the legal professions. Using evidence-based outreach to produce quality programing, mentorship opportunities and a fully curated digital catalogue of resources, the PLRC makes law school an option for everyone.*

     *Working mission Statement

    Currently, the PLRC is capitalizing on its established digital presence to deliver online interactive workshops, encourage community discussions among like-minded students and continue its goal of connecting students with practitioners.

    The interviews will be recorded and posted to the internal curated catalogue for registered Pre-Law students at WSU to view for a limited time. The recording of the interviews is an important aspect, so that all students can learn from the content provided by the practitioner, and from the student leaders on how to conduct a professional informational interview.  

    If you are willing to be interviewed or know anyone who would be willing please reach out at prelaw@wsu.edu

    Providing equal access and inspiration, in an unequal world is a foundational to the mission of the PLRC and the spirit in which I am contacting you today. 

    Rachel A. Christofferson, Program Coordinator

    Pre-Law Resource Center & Foley Institute 

    Washington State University


  • 30 Apr 2020 11:57 AM | Serin Ngai

    The Korean American Bar Association of Washington would like to invite you and your networks to attend its upcoming virtual panel discussion with four of our esteemed judges to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on the judicial system. 

    Date: Thursday May 14, 2020
    Time: 5:00 p.m. PST
    Cost: Free
    Register: here
    KABA_Virtual Judicial Panel 5-14.pdf

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