The Seattle office of DWT hosted a “Careers in Law” program Tuesday evening, August 4, 2015 to support the great and important work being done by the Rainier Scholars program. The evening consisted of a robust panel discussion and an active networking session, all geared toward providing over a dozen high school students, college students and recent college graduates in the Rainier Scholars program with insights and perspectives on practicing law. DWT summer associate Amanda Hailey and DWT partner Portia Moore joined US District Court Judge Richard Jones, Erin Hebert from Rios & Cruz, and Mark Larrañaga, a partner at Walsh & Larrañaga in a panel discussion moderated by DWT partner Sean McCann. Several in house lawyers from clients Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon joined as participants in the networking session, generously providing their time and insights with a captivated group of inspiring students. The evening was a great success and will serve as the first of many opportunities for the firm to deepen its support of Rainier Scholars.
Rainier Scholars is academic enrichment and leadership development program which provides intense, personalized support for hard-working, low-income students of color in the Seattle area. Each year, 60-65 6th grade students enter the program and commit to spending the next 11 years in the program. Rainier Scholars is committed to eliminating barriers to educational opportunities and growing new generations of diverse college graduates, career professionals and community leaders. For more information, please visit www.rainierscholars.org.