About Judicial Institute

Courtroom GavelSeattle University School of Law is proud to partner with the Judicial Institute. 

As a law school committed to advancing justice and equality, we actively work to support the Judicial Institute’s mission of bringing diversity to Washington state’s judiciary. As one of the most diverse law schools in the nation, Seattle U Law graduates lawyers who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of our communities and who we hope will bring their unique experiences and perspectives to the judiciary in the future.  

About the partnership 
The Judicial Institute and Seattle University School of Law have joined together in creating this collaborative relationship to produce and deliver the Judicial Institute’s biannual, two-day Judicial Fellows Clinic, which is offered as a continuing legal education (CLE) program. In creating this partnership, Seattle University School of Law and the Judicial Institute are establishing the foundation for a relationship that furthers the goals and mission of both organizations.

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Upcoming event
The Judicial Fellows Clinic, held every two years, is an intensive seminar designed to prepare diverse legal professionals from across Washington state to become judges.

Those interested in participating can learn more by visiting www.judicialinstitutewa.org.  The next Judicial Fellows Clinic will be held in March 2021.

The Judicial Institute is offering two programs in March 2020 on information and steps for those who might be interested in pursuing a position on the Bench; one program in Yakima, WA and another in Spokane, WA.  

Currently these two Programs are being postponed.  Registration fees for the Yakima program will be refunded.  When new dates are established that information will be posted and distributed.

Pathways to the Bench

 March 17, 2020, Yakima Arboretum, Yakima, WA

1.0 Ethics Credits and 2.0 Other CLE Credits, program followed by reception

$50 cost: to register - https://seattleulaw.irisregistration.com/Form/PathwaysBench   

Bridging the Gavel Gap

March 18, 2020, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA

no cost panel presentation with reception

To register: https://seattleulaw.irisregistration.com/Form/BridgingGavelGap