Joint Minority Mentorship Program ("JMMP")
SABAW recognizes the challenges faced by law students and newer attorneys from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups when entering the legal profession. To help address those challenges and provide support, SABAW pairs law students and newer attorneys with more experienced practitioners through its participation in and support of the Joint Minority Mentorship Program ("JMMP").
SABAW helped found JMMP in 2019. Over the years, JMMP evolved into a collaboration between several Washington-based minority bar associations, the Washington State Bar Association, and the King County Bar Association. JMMP pairs law students and new lawyers who self-identify as being from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups with experienced attorneys and judges from all walks of life.
Each year, participants are selected and formally matched. Mentors and mentees meet at the annual kickoff event and formalize their relationship by agreeing to discussion topics and meeting cadence. While mentors and mentees are officially paired for one year, relationships often continue beyond that period.
Registration to become a mentor or a mentee with JMMP in 2023 JMMP will begin soon. Please check back again for updates!