APPLICATION FOR THE Judicial Institute
Pilot Boot Camp Program
Saturday, January 21, 2012
8:00 am to 6:00 PM
The Judicial Institute is a collaborative group consisting of representatives from the Washington State Bar Association, minority and specialty bar associations, local bar, and the judiciary. The Judicial Institute is committed to addressing the concerns that an extremely low number of minority lawyers pursue judicial careers through the appointment or election processes and the need for continued diversification of the respective court benches. Our mission is to encourage qualified minority attorneys to seek judicial positions, through a comprehensive education and mentorship program. Our goal is the promotion of court benches which reflect the richness and diversity of the communities and populations served by our judicial system throughout the State of Washington.
The Judicial Institute will conduct an all-day training program on January 21, 2012. Instructors including judges, former MBA judicial evaluation committee members, judicial election consultants, and former and present Governor’s Counsels will discuss various topics including: the life of a superior court judge, getting yourself ready and preparing your CV, the Governor’s judicial appointment process, and various aspects of judicial elections. In addition, participants will be assigned judicial mentors who will provide feedback and guidance throughout the year.
We are seeking applicants who have great interest in becoming judges, have a strong desire to provide committed public service to their community, and have a minimum of 8+ years of lawyer experience. Approximately twenty fellows will be selected to participate in the inaugural 2012 class.
Applications and supporting documentation, which must include your current CV/resume and a letter of interest, must be submitted by email to gro.absw|ytisrevid#gro.absw|ytisrevid no later than the close of business on November 30, 2011. Your letter of interest must include a description of “what diversity you bring to the bench.” Selection of the final fellows will be conducted by a sub-committee consisting of members of the Judicial Institute Advisory Committee. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated history of service and leadership within the minority communities.
Jennifer Carter| Diversity Program Coordinator
Washington State Bar Association | 206.239.2116 | F 206.727.8319 | * gro.absw|crefinnej#gro.absw|crefinnej
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