Due April 3: Nominate someone who inspires you for the WSBA APEX awards
The WSBA is seeking nominations for its 2017 WSBA Annual APEX Awards, which honor exemplary individuals from the legal community including legal professionals, judges, and members of the public. The awards will be presented at the Annual APEX Awards Dinner on Sept. 28, 2017, to those who have made noteworthy contributions and achievements in public service, government service, professionalism, pro bono work, diversity and other areas.
Read more and nominate here.
Due May 3: Time to apply for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program
LRAP constitutes a core component of the School of Law’s commitment to public service as a public law school by increasing the ability of its graduates to enter public service law.
Participants are required to commit to remain in public service employment for a three year period. Loans are given at the beginning of each of the three years. The first loan will be forgiven after two years of qualifying employment and the additional two loans will be forgiven after three years of qualifying employment.
The School of Law loans $5000 each to approximately three new applicants per year and will commit to awarding an additional $5000 a year for two more years for a total commitment of $15,000 per participant.
Read more and apply here.
The Washington State Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, organized for the purpose of supporting the Washington State Bar Association programs that promote diversity within the legal profession and enhance the public’s access to, and understanding of, the justice system. Its volunteer Board of Trustees, like all nonprofit boards, has legal and fiduciary responsibility for the organization. The Foundation is a fundraising entity only, directed to support the Bar Association by raising awareness and support for Bar Association program. The Foundation does not establish Bar Association policy or programs.
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