Foster Garvey’s Opportunity & Progress Council proudly sponsors the Joint Minority Mentorship Program (JMMP). JMMP is a collaboration by several Washington-based minority bar associations, as well as the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association, that aims to pair law students and new lawyers who self identify as being from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups with mentors. JMMP mentors comprise attorneys and judges from all walks of life, including allies, who support mentees as they prepare to enter and navigate their legal careers.
Each year, participants are selected and formally matched. At the annual kick-off event, mentor-mentee pairs meet to create their own agreement regarding discussion topics, meetings and follow-up activities. While the timeframe for the formal JMMP mentor-mentee pairing is one year, the relationships often carry on well beyond the program.
JMMP is proud to partner with the following organizations:
- Federal Bar Association - Washington State Chapter
- King County Bar Association
- King County Bar Association - New Lawyers Division
- Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA)
- Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW)
- Middle Eastern Law Association of Washington (MELAW)
- Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMA Seattle)
- Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA)
- QLaw Association of Washington
- South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW)
- Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW)
- Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA)
- Washington State Bar Association
- Washington State Bar Association - Indian Law Section
- Washington Women Lawyers (WWL)
For questions about the program and how to apply as a JMMP mentor or mentee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.