May 2013 Bar Bulletin
Skylee Robinson, Chair
I am excited to continue serving the King County Bar community as the Young Lawyers Division Chair. The past two years I spent with the KCBA YLD have been both highly educational and inspirational. I am grateful to the leaders, lawyers and staff members who have helped train me to become the next YLD chair. But seeing the dedication of our membership and other local attorneys has been the primary motivation to continue to serve as the next YLD chair.
We have had record turnouts at our annual Fun Run, Bowling for Justice event, and KCBA's Breakfast With Champions - three programs that benefit KCBA's Pro Bono Services. The YLD also worked with KCBA BOLD to develop a mentoring program that pairs new attorneys with those who have been practicing at least 30 years. The YLD Walk-In Clinic (a free legal clinic for pro se litigants at the Public Law Library of King County) continues to be staffed and operated solely by YLD members.
With your support, I look forward to maintaining this positive momentum. As your YLD chair, I will continue the YLD's traditions of providing low-cost and high-value continuing legal education, ways in which relatively young attorneys may learn from and interact with each other, and opportunities for lawyers to engage with their communities. You are also welcome to contact me should you have any suggestions or comments, firstname.lastname@example.org
I attended the University of Washington for undergrad, but I am originally from Minnesota. I went to law school at Vermont Law School. I have been a solo practitioner for two years. Primarily, I practice family law and plaintiff's personal injury.
I want to serve on the Board of Trustees because I feel that young lawyers have a lot to contribute, not only to the legal community, but also to their communities as a whole. I am excited and honored to have a chance to serve on the board.
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