HCMP Diversity Fellowship

HCMP is committed to promoting diversity within our firm and within our legal community.  As part of this commitment, we offer a First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship.  The Fellowship includes a salaried summer associate position following the first year of law school, and a scholarship to be applied toward tuition and expenses during the student’s second academic year.  First-year students who contribute to the diversity of their law school, and who will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession, are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for HCMP’s First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship, an applicant must be a first-year law student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school.

1.  Selection Criteria:

- Diverse background and life experiences, and capacity to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community
- Distinction in academic performance; significant accomplishments and activities; and commitment to community service
- Leadership ability

2.  Application Materials:

- Résumé                         
- Undergraduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
- Law school transcript (if available; unofficial copies are acceptable)
- A one- to- two page personal statement describing the student’s background and addressing the selection criteria noted above
- A legal writing sample (must not have been significantly edited by others)
- A list of three references

3.  Applications for 2023 will be accepted beginning December 1, 2022. The deadline to submit applications is January 6, 2023.

- Applications may be sent by e-mail to, attn: Veronica Sutton.
- Applications may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
Attn: Veronica Sutton
Director of Human Resources
999 Third Avenue, Suite 4600
Seattle, WA 98104

-Applications will be reviewed collectively, after the 2023 deadline.
-Applicants may be invited to interview as part of the selection process.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Applicants with disabilities may contact HCMP Human Resources by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail or other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Veronica Sutton, Director of Human Resources, at 206-470-7687 (direct), 206-623-7789 (fax), or