to developing a citizenry that feels empowered and capable of interacting with
their government, community, and elected officials in a constructive manner.
As attorneys, we benefit from a ris-
ing class of future lawyers and judges
who are dedicated to the pursuit of
knowledge and understanding of the
law and government. Additionally, we
benefit from a citizenry that is engaged
in civic life, which not only votes but
is information-literate and seeks to
understand the issues prior to voting,
shows up for jury duty, and is aware of
current civic issues.
And perhaps paramount to all — we
have an interest in cultivating a genera-
tion of young people who are capable of
identifying and listening to viewpoints
other than their own. To empower stu-
dents with the ability to participate in
civic discourse where they can engage
with others of differing viewpoints in a
meaningful and productive way, is critical.
To follow the development of the
Initiative and to identify opportunities
to participate, please visit www.courts.
CAYCE is a
in Renton. She is passionate about
civic education. She can be reached
1. Students must complete three social studies credits to graduate, 0.5 of which must
be civics. This typically equates to one semester of civics.
Students representing the State of Washington at the National We the People Competition in Washington, D.C.
THE WASHINGTON INITIATIVE FOR DIVERSITY THANKS OUR GENEROUS
SPONSORS FOR MAKING OUR 2016 ANNUAL LEGAL EXECUTIVES DIVERSITY
SUMMIT POSSIBLE AND OUR HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THEIR
LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT.
Host Committee Members
Chief Justice Barbara Madsen; Attorney General
Bob Ferguson; WSBA Board of Governors
President William D. Hyslop; Robert A. Blackstone,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Kelly W. Clark, Holland
America Group; Scott Collins, Helsell Fetterman;
James Doane, Costco Wholesale and WSBA Board
Member; Portia Moore, Davis Wright Tremaine
LLP; Suzie Rao, BECU and WA Chapter ACC;
Robert Stevens, Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.;
and Puget Sound ALA.
Washington Initiative for Diversity | www.initiativefordiversitywa.org