Thursday, August 4, 2011

WSBA Juvenile Law Section offers Youth Law Bar Scholarship

Washington State Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Section is taking applications for its first annual Youth Law Bar Scholarship. The Juvenile Law Section seeks to recognize the commitment of law students who have shown excellence in preparing for the practice of Juvenile Law. Students who have demonstrated achievement and commitment in areas of child welfare and youth law practice are encouraged to apply. Awardees will receive a cash stipend to use toward their bar study in addition to a certificate indicating their award and recognition at the Juvenile Law Section’s award ceremony after its annual meeting on September 21, 2011 in downtown Seattle.

• Incoming 3L law students are eligible to apply.
• Students must show a commitment to and experience in practicing juvenile law in one of the following areas:
o Juvenile offender defense or prosecution;
o Representation of youth or DSHS in dependency proceedings;
o Civil legal youth representation, including education law, ensuring access to benefits, civil rights; or
o Youth policy advocacy and/or legislation

To apply, students must submit by August 19th, 2011 a one page statement of interest, a resume, and at least one letter of support to:
Juvenile Law Section
Youth Law Bar Scholarship
c/o Chori Folkman
6406 Marine Drive
Tulalip, WA 98271

Or by email to:
Carrie Wayno at CarrieH@ATG.WA.GOV. and Chori Folkman at

The recipient will be notified by email and will be requested to attend the Juvenile Law Section’s 1st annual awards gathering after the annual CLE on September 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm. The recipient will receive a financial stipend to be used toward bar study after their 3L year.

Questions can be addressed to:Juvenile Law Section Executive Committee At-Large Board Members Carrie Wayno at CarrieH@ATG.WA.GOV. or Chori Folkman at

Application deadline is August 19th.