Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession

KCBF Minority Law Student Scholarships
KCBF is one of the largest providers of minority law student scholarships in Washington. In 2010-2011, KCBF distributed $125,000 to the University of Washington and Seattle University law schools for this purpose. Over 650 scholarships have been awarded through this program since it began in 1970, and over half of the scholarship recipients still practice in Washington. Click here to listen to former and current scholarship recipients.


 

Future of the Law Institute
Future of the Law Institute (FLI) is a year-long program for minority and economically disadvantaged high school students interested in learning more about a career in the law. FLI provides students with substantive legal workshops, career counseling, a mock trial, a courthouse tour, and opportunities to meet with legal professionals. Students are matched up with a mentor for the school year and are eligible for scholarships when they continue on to higher education.

Building A Book of Business
Based on the premise that those minority attorneys who are successful within law firms are more likely to stay, this program helps minority associates in private practice improve their chances for success. In a closed-door seminar, successful minority lawyers instruct participants how to effectively market themselves and acquire new clients for their firms.