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.