We help minority-owned businesses meet their legal needs on a pro bono basis so they can grow their businesses and take it to the next level. The Slavic Bar Association of Washington (SBAW) is a professional association of lawyers and law students with ties or interests in Slavic cultures and languages. SBAW is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes: to support members of the Bar Association and law students with Slavic ties; educate others about Slavic ethnicity, culture, history and peoples; To help the Slavic community and its members who wish to enter the legal field. For more information or to join the SBAW, please contact: All legal claims have deadlines. Some civil rights violations may require you to file a complaint or seek options with a government agency before you can take legal action. If you fail to comply with the deadlines or notice obligations, you may be legally prevented from bringing your claim to court. Contacting LDF for legal assistance does not stop these deadlines or eliminate the need to submit notifications. If you have an urgent need or need to meet a deadline, contact a private attorney, your local public defender, or your state`s bar association. DO NOT wait for a response from LDF. The Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association is an association of minority lawyers that serves as the voice of lawyers and law students with disabilities in Washington State. WADA`s mission is to promote the meaningful inclusion of persons with disabilities throughout the legal profession. removing barriers to the integration of persons with disabilities into the legal profession; and promote the career and professional development of WADA members through mentorship, networking, alliances and the development of a strong and vibrant community.

Visit WADA`s website or follow us on WADA`s list to learn more about WADA`s activities. For more information or to join WADA, please contact: Empower legal departments and law firms to measure, monitor and improve diversity performance through data analysis. HB Communities for Change is committed to promoting the economic empowerment of skilled businesses and minority entrepreneurs through pro bono legal representation. Our goal is to empower minority-owned businesses, drive job creation, and expand opportunities for prosperity and equity. Last year was terrible, Osafo-Addo agreed, but the business world is starting to recover. COVID-19 has taught LegalCORPS to be more flexible, which has led to virtual legal services and the recruitment of more diverse volunteers to support different owners. “Our work becomes more efficient and impactful over time,” said Osafo-Addo. “I`m very optimistic about the future.” The purpose of the Pierce County Minority Bar Association is to facilitate professional development and relationships between the various minority lawyers and legal professionals who reside or practice in Pierce County. It also aims to promote diversity in the legal community and serve as an awareness of minority communities in Pierce County on legal issues that affect them. For more information or to join PCMBA, please contact: “It is imperative that you develop strong legal skills to become an exceptional practitioner,” says Henderson, a former executive partner at Holland and Knight in Chicago and now a partner at Henderson Parks LLC in Chicago. “In most legal communities, prominent and successful lawyers are also good citizens of the community.” The Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA) is an organization of Indian lawyers and judges from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Yukon, with the goal of improving the legal and political landscape of the Pacific Northwest Indian community.

For more information or to join NIBA, please contact: Ideally, you should build relationships with 3-5 people who can help you navigate your career path, he advises. For example, young Black employees should turn to experienced Black women lawyers for advice. However, Henderson says you shouldn`t limit your mentors to people who look like you, especially if you work at a predominantly white company. He also recommends finding external mentors. “The world of good advice is not limited to the lawyers who work in your firm,” he says. We want to support companies that currently have little turnover and potential. Applicants to the Ideal Communities for Change initiative are minority entrepreneurs with viable, revenue-generating businesses who want to expand and employ and cannot afford legal services. MCCA is proud to host in-person and virtual events throughout the year to celebrate DCI`s successes, share best practices, provide unique networking opportunities and learn from legal industry leaders. 3. Find a mentor. Mentors are people who are further along in your career than you are and have often experienced some of the challenges you face. “There are a lot of people who are willing to give you advice, share their experiences and help you grow as a person and advocate and get access and opportunities,” he says.

Washington Women Lawyers is Washington`s largest organization dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of women in the legal profession and promoting equal rights and opportunities for women. With the combined resources of a national organization and a network of local chapters, Washington Women Lawyers provides programs and support to women lawyers across the state. For more information or to join WWL, please visit our website or contact wwl@wwl.org. To learn more about how you can support the 31 Days and Beyond initiative or be part of the Give Black network and seek pro bono legal advice from Husch Blackwell, click here. The Seattle Cardozo Society is a society for Jewish lawyers. The Society sponsors programs that integrate legal and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the unique contributions that the legal profession can make to the betterment of the Jewish community. Society-sponsored programs are open to all lawyers and their guests, as well as others with common goals or interests. For more information or to join the Cardozo Society, please contact cardozo@jewishinseattle.org or: The Loren Miller Bar Association is an affiliate member of the National Bar Association, whose purpose is to promote the social and economic well-being of its largely African-American members; improve relations between the legal profession and the community at large; promote understanding, goodwill and cooperation between lawyers and the interests of the legal professions; support reforms for the economic and social well-being of all in a manner consistent with the principles of a free democratic society; and improving the educational, social and economic status of the African-American community in order to eliminate discrimination. For more information or to join the LMBA, please contact: An SBA-affiliated group called SCORE is made up of business volunteers who dedicate their time to advising entrepreneurs.

There are SCORE offices across the country that offer personalized advice. Volunteers can help formulate business plans, give advice on getting started, help with licensing issues, and even help with marketing ideas. If there`s no office near you, the group has an online Q&A forum with more than 1,200 cyber advisors. The Vietnamese American Bar Association in Washington is a law society founded in 2005 for Vietnamese-American lawyers, law students and friends who share their common vision. VABAW strives for legal excellence by facilitating and maintaining professional and personal relationships between its members, the community and the judiciary. VABAW`s goal is to provide mutual support to lawyers as they advance in their careers, to be a trusted guide and resource for students aspiring to the legal profession, to serve as a voice for the local Vietnamese-American community, and to represent Vietnamese-American lawyers at the state bar. For more information or to join VABAW, please contact: The Washington State Veterans Bar Association is a networking organization for lawyers and law students who have served in the United States Armed Forces.