Updated: July 12, 2023

WSBA provides free and low-cost CLE courses to support onboarding new members into the profession. The following are seminars specifically designed for members who have been admitted for less than five years, regardless of admittance date in another jurisdiction.

Practice Primers

The WSBA Practice Primer takes a substantive area of law and develops a series of learning tracks that build upon one another. Completion of all three learning tracks (usually three sessions within a track) will provide attendees with a solid educational foundation and primer for practice.

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Trial Advocacy Program

The annual WSBA Trial Advocacy Program (TAP) offers a two-day trial-skills training from seasoned trial lawyers and a one-day mock trial a few weeks later. This seminar is designed for attorneys working in the criminal or civil arena with little to no trial experience, but a strong desire to become effective trial lawyers.

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Call for Business Law CLE Faculty

Apply by Aug. 15

WSBA CLE is seeking volunteers to serve as faculty co-chairs for the 2024 Practice Primer on Business Law. Practice Primer is one of WSBA’s most popular CLEs, and serving as faculty for this program provides a unique professional development, networking, and mentoring opportunity that can mostly be done on your own time, plus free CLE credit. We are seeking both newer and experienced practitioners for this program. Learn more!

Financial Focus

The burden of student loan debt is heavy for many recent law school graduates and can drastically impact your employment choices. These seminars provide a broad overview of federal student loan repayment programs, private loan repayment strategies, Income Based Repayment and Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness options. These seminars are in partnership with the Washington Young Lawyers Committee and are free to new members.

Registration is Now Open! 
Our next free Financial Focus CLE will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. Click here to register for this event! 

Online Products — New Member Seminars

These products and materials emphasize building a strong foundation in practice management, relationship building, interpersonal communications, work-life balance, ethics, and professionalism.

Get Involved!

Interested in helping WSBA develop seminars geared towards new members?

Email us at NewMembers@wsba.org.