When she made the pitch, Dul had just made partner at Perkins Coie.
Desai said she later learned that the idea of serving the public enticed Dul. Everything else that people usually think about when considering a new job was secondary.
Attorney Dan Barr, who worked with her at the firm, described Dul as extraordinary, brilliant, a force of nature.
Dul impressed Barr in her early days with the firm, and that hasn't stopped.
The judge kept interrupting Dul's opening with questions.
What might have shaken any seasoned lawyer didn't faze Dul. She just dealt with it as if she were a seasoned attorney, Barr said.
Shortly after the 2016 election, Dul and a group of young lawyers formed PLAN, which provides free legal services to immigrants who couldn't afford legal aid.
Barr, who runs the pro bono program at Perkins Coie, remembers Dul coming into his office one day with the proposal and a request for $150,000.
Barr anticipates Dul improving the frayed relationships with the state's county elections officials.
That's because "everybody likes Bo," but also because he expects Dul to improve the elections manual and make it more useful to local election officials and others.