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Bhashini Weerasinghe

Bhashini Weerasinghe

Assistant Director of Pro Bono & Public Service

Career and Professional Development


Bhashini Weerasinghe joined California Western School of Law in September of 2022. As the Assistant Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono she counsels students and graduates about the necessary steps to finding employment both during law school and after graduation with non-profit organizations, government employers, JAG, and the judiciary.  Bhashini is an estate planning and business law attorney with her own practice, she serves on the board of directors for Children Legal Services of San Diego, is the estate planning attorney for CWSL’s Community Law Project, and is involved with the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion at San Diego County Bar Association.  She has also been the Director of SDCBA-ACC Diversity Fellowship Program, a staff attorney with San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program running their HIV/AIDS Legal Services Project, represented asylum applicants through Casa Cornelia Law Center, and served on the Boards of Lawyers Club of San Diego and Women of Color in Law.  While in law school, Bhashini worked with the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles, interned for a judge at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board – a quasi-judicial state agency, and worked with the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • J.D. - New England Law, Boston
  • B.A. - University of California, Berkeley


  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, Diversity Fellowship Program: Mental Health and Fostering Talent, San Diego Lawyer, Sept./Oct. 2021, at 29.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, Diversity Fellowship Program: The Tree That Bends Does Not Break, San Diego Lawyer, Nov./Dec. 2020, at 21.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, Estate Planning from A-Z: Planning for Unmarried and Remarried Couples, National Business Institute, Jun. 9, 2020.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, The Mini MBA for Attorneys: Contracts Nuts and Bolts, National Business Institute, Jan. 23, 2020.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, Celebration of Diversity – A Women of Color Reception, Lc News, Jan. 2020, at 4.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, Diversity Fellowship Program: The Impact is Real, San Diego Lawyer, Nov./Dec. 2019, at 20.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe and Elizabeth Gerbasi, Trust Tax Deductions: New Rules You Need to Know Now, National Business Institute, Nov. 13, 2018.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, Estate Planning for New Parents, Nld For The Record, Jun. 2014.
  • Bhashini Weerasinghe, Networking with Purpose, Nld For The Record, Apr. 2014.