September 2014 Bar Bulletin
KCWWL Offering Grants to Solo and Small-Firm Attorneys
The King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) has established a program to provide grants of up to $1,500 each to two or more awardees to complement its traditional academic scholarships for University of Washington and Seattle University Law School students in 2014.
The "Support for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys" program is designed to recognize excellence in practice for new solo or small-firm (two to three attorneys) practitioners whose work benefits women directly or improves women's access to justice in Seattle/King County.
The program is open to male and female attorneys, who are members in good standing with the WSBA and have been in practice for five years or less at the time of application. Applicants must be a solo practitioner or a member of a private firm of two or three attorneys, and whose primary paid work benefits women directly and/or improves access to justice or positive community benefits targeted to women.
Applicants also must be KCWWL members at the time of application; be willing to volunteer three to five hours of pro bono services in conjunction with a KCWWL-sponsored initiative or event (e.g., Mary's Place; referral from mentoring rounds, and must have offices located in, or a majority of cases drawn from, the Seattle/King County area.
The application form can be downloaded from the KCWWL website at http://www.wwl.org/king and must be submitted by October 13. Grant recipients will be notified in October and will be invited to attend the KCWWL Annual Holiday Celebration to be recognized as awardees.
Please direct any questions to Debra Rhinehart using the online application link.
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