Two public defenders become fellows in University of Washington Leadership Institute

Sade Smith and Matthew Sanders are excited about their participation in the Washington Leadership Institute.

Sade Smith and Matthew Sanders are excited about their participation in the Washington Leadership Institute.

Crossposted from For The Defense 

Both Sadé Smith and Matthew Sanders became public defenders because they knew it was in the courtroom – fighting on behalf of people who are often marginalized and disempowered – where they could make the biggest difference.

Now, they’re going to get the opportunity to take these values and aspirations to the next level.

Smith and Sanders, both attorneys at the King County Department of Public Defense, were selected as two of 12 fellows for the 2017 Washington Leadership Institute (WLI), a program co-sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law and the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). WLI recruits, trains and develops minority and traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the Washington State Bar Association and other aspects of the legal community.

Read more at For The Defense