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  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:06 PM | John Laney (Administrator)

    Please go to http://acrs.walkforrice.org/goto/FLOW2021 and join FLOW's ACRS Walk for Rice team. This year we are doing online fundraising until June 19th and we have suggested to our team members that we create a goal of how much we are going to walk to fundraise and to take pictures of team members as they complete their challenge and share with FLOW or tagging flow on social media.

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:47 PM | John Laney (Administrator)

    The Filipino Lawyers of Washington has joined several other Minority and volunteer Bar Associations in the State of Washington to condemn recent attaches on the Asian American Community here and across the country.  Please read the attached Joint Statement Against Asian American Hate and help us amplify this message by sharing within your networks.


    20210330 Joint Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence.pdf


    About the Filipino Lawyers of Washington.  The Filipino Lawyers of Washington is a professional association of lawyers in the Filipino community dedicated to fostering the exchange of ideas and information among and between its members and other members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community; promoting the professional growth of its members; assisting in efforts to diversify the legal profession; cooperating with other organizations of minority attorneys; celebrating Filipino culture; and providing a vehicle and forum for the expression of opinions and positions about current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events that concern the members of the association. 


  • Monday, November 30, 2020 3:06 PM | Gail Manuguid (Administrator)

    The Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) is pleased to endorse Ailene Limric for the Washington State Bar Association's (WSBA) vacant At-Large Governor position. This position will be determined by the WSBA Diversity Committee in an effort to help address the needs of historically underrepresented members. 

    Ailene has been an active member of FLOW for over a decade, serving in various leadership positions, including as a past president and most recently, as chair of our Membership Committee.  She is a passionate advocate for the Filipino community as demonstrated by her participation in the FLOW delegation that lobbied for the passage of the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor for Filipino Veterans of World War II.  Her contributions over the years have helped make FLOW the organization it is today.    

    Ailene's tireless advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion extends beyond FLOW.  She volunteers for numerous community legal clinics,  mentor law students and young attorneys.  She served as the co-chair of WSBA’s Diversity Committee and is a current member of the WSBA’s newly formed Equity & Disparity workgroup.  She works closely with other Minority Bar Associations, locally as well as at the national level, to raise the visibility member attorneys and the communities we served by those organizations.  In addition, Ailene participated in annual lobby day events in Washington DC to build awareness of issues important to Asian-American communities.

    In Ailene's own words, "I want our legal community to have greater representation of people of color and I want the body that governs and regulates our profession, the Washington State Bar Association, to also be a better representation of our diverse community." 

    We believe Ailene is uniquely qualified for the At-Large Governor position and encourage you to learn more about her by reviewing her candidate statement, application, and FLOW's letter in support of her candidacy.  

    Voting begins tomorrow, December 1 and WSBA is scheduled to email electronic ballots to all eligible WSBA members.  You can learn more about this special election here.    

    Learn more about FLOW's Endorsement Policy here.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:22 PM | Gail Manuguid (Administrator)

    FLOW in partnership with the FLOW Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 Pangarap Scholarship.  

    Every year, we award up to 3 scholarships in amounts up to $3000 to law students in the Pacific Northwest.  The scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have a demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino American community.  

    Applications are available here.

  • Monday, July 06, 2020 4:49 PM | Gail Manuguid (Administrator)

    FLOW is partnering with WSBA on a webinar educating our communities on hate crime.  In response to the rise of discrimination against Asians due to COVID-19, as well as incidents of discrimination against other marginalized communities, this webinar aims to educate the general public on what hate crimes are and how to report them.  

    Date + time: July 10, 2020 from 12-1:15 pm

    where: virtual webinar

    Register by clicking here

    • David Bannick: Deputy Prosecutor for King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    • Leandra Craft: Deputy Prosecutor for King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    • Mike Hogan: Senior Deputy Prosecutor (ret.) for King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    • Elizabeth Wareing: Seattle Police Department Detective, Bias Crimes Unit
    • Ye-Ting Woo: Assistant U.S. Attorney


FLOW Stands in Solidarity with the Black Community Against Police Brutality and Racial Inequity  

The Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”) recognize and strongly condemn the historical and current pain inflicted on our Black families, friends, and colleagues by police brutality, and unauthorized and unwarranted use of deadly force on George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others.  As people of color, we know that any progress made towards racial equity would not have been possible without the sacrifices and activism of the Black community.  

As Filipinos, we are proud of our long history in Washington State of standing side by side with the Black community in the fight for civil and human rights.  In step with that history, FLOW and its membership stand in solidarity with the Black community. In doing so, we advocate educating ourselves on the effects of systemic use of unauthorized and unwarranted use of deadly force and other instances of police brutality, its effects on the black community, and other minority communities, and challenging our fellow community members to find meaningful ways to hold space for our Black sisters and brothers in bringing light to the human and civil indignities that continue to be perpetuated. 

FLOW is committed to advocating and working for the lasting systemic and societal changes that are necessary to end the suffering that the Black community has endured for too long.

(June 3, 2020)

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