Updated: March 28, 2024

The free on-demand modules feature Washington state practitioners discussing the following topics:

  1. WSBA 101: Welcome
  2. Career Advancement
  3. Equity and Inclusion Within the Legal Profession
  4. Ethics
  5. Skills
  6. How to Start a Solo or Small Firm Practice
  7. Personal Well-being

To complete the admissions requirement, please confirm that you watched four hours of content by submitting your certification through the Admissions webpage. If you did not complete your application online, submit the preadmission online course confirmation form to WSBA verifying your completion of this requirement.

Watch the Modules

Module 1 │ Module 2 │ Module 3 │ Module 4 │ Module 5│ Module 6│ Module 7

Module 1 — WSBA 101: Welcome

Watch Module 1


Terra Nevitt, Executive Director, WSBA

In Conversation with WSBA Staff:

Jean McElroy – Washington State Bar Association

Paris Eriksen – Washington State Bar Association

Ana LaNasa-Selvidge – Washington State Bar Association

Diana Singleton – Washington State Bar Association

Additional Resources

WSBA 101 Presentation Slides


Module 2 — Career Advancement

Watch Module 2


Lionel Greaves, IV – Office of the Attorney General

Jaime Cuevas, Jr. – Stokes Lawrence, P.S.

MAMAS panel:

Lori Worthington Hurl – Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. Katie Comstock – Levy, von Beck, Comstock, P.S.

Judge Marilyn Paja  – Kitsap County District Court

Additional Resources

Connection, Consistency, and Caring: Practical Points on Mentorship and Networking Presentation Slides

MAMA Panel Presentation Slides

Perspectives from the Bench Presentation Resources Slide

WSBA Sections provide invaluable enrichment, networking and leadership opportunities.


Module 3 — Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Practice of Law in Washington State

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Omid Bagheri – JustLead Washington

Ada Shen-Jaffe – JustLead Washington; Independent Consultant/Strategic Thinking, Race Equity & Leadership Skills Coach

Lionel Greaves, IV – Office of the Attorney General

Additional Resources

Equity and Inclusion Presentation Slides

JustLead Washington PREP Resource List

Module 4 — Ethics

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Jennifer Hanson – Associated Industries

Judge Ketu Shah – King County District Court

Loretta Story – Story Law

Moderator: Jeanne Marie Clavere – Washington State Bar Association

Additional Resources

Ethics Panel Presentation Slides

See the WSBA Ethics in Practice page for more information, including



Module 5 — Skills

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Jordan Couch – Palace Law

KJ Williams  – RISE, LLC

Additional Materials

Technological Fluency, Project Management and Managing Clients Presentation Slides

Inclusive Client Management, Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution Presentation Slides

Give back and build skills through pro bono service!

Module 6 — How to Start a Solo or Small Firm Practice

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Ann Guinn – G&P Associates
Destinee Evers – Washington State Bar Association

Additional Resources

How to Start and Build a Successful Practice

WSBA Practice Management Assistance Program

WSBA Practice Management Resources

The Business of Being a Lawyer Presentation Slides


Module 7 — Personal Well-being

Watch Module 7


Dan Crystal – Washington State Bar Association

Additional Resources

Building Resiliency for Your Legal Career Presentation Slides

Achievement 201


Health and well-being are important considerations for new legal professionals starting a career. Learn about WSBA's Member Wellness Program where you can connect with a job seekers' support group, seek individual consultation for mental health or addiction issues and much more.

Preadmission Education Program

To view the required four hours of content:

  1. Select and view content from the online course. You are free to choose from the seven modules which sessions are most relevant or interesting to you as you complete the four hours of viewing. 
  2. Enter certification that you have completed this requirement in your online admissions account. By Supreme Court rule, you must complete the free PREP course prior to your admission to practice law.