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  • 09/17/2016 10:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Panel Discussions from local and national leaders and networking opportunities.

    The purpose of the K.D. Hall Foundation is to support campaigns that encourage, inspire and propel women of all ages, nationalities and sexualities around the world. K.D. Hall Foundation partners with colleges, organizations, government and more to create opportunities and experiences for women through mentorship, interviews and life changing conferences.

     

    In essence we are about the growth and evolution of all people in our community and around the world. The focus for our first project is Women and 2020 Workforce. The Movement is a 5 year project encompassing conferences, mentorship, education, media and STEM (science, tech, engineering and mathematics).

     

    KD Hall Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are the foundation to KD Hall Communications. KD Hall Communications is a Diversity & Inclusion consultant company. Learn more at www.kdhall.com.

    http://www.kdhallfoundation.org/

  • 09/13/2016 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    MAMA Seattle invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:

    Key Long-Term Care Planning Strategies for Our Parents

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    When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Presentation will be from 12-1, with networking time before and after.

    Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101

    RSVP: via Big Tent (preferred for MAMAS members) or email to lunchseminars@mamaseattle.org. Please say if you will attend in person or participate by phone.

    Learn about basic estate planning documents, long-term care insurance options, paying for care, and Medicaid basics.

    Kristin Reeder. Kristin Lillquist Reeder is a Bellevue attorney practicing in the areas of elder law, estate planning, probate and guardianships. Ms. Reeder received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1999. She is a previous board member of the Washington Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a member of the Washington State and King County (Guardianship and Elder Law Section) Bar associations. She is a frequent speaker regarding long-term care and estate planning issues and has attended MAMAS. She is married to Jeff Reeder, and has two children, David (12) and Joshua (10).

    We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate networking and a lively discussion. Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies and drinks will be provided.

    For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.

    Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#

    When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold. (Some firms have hold music.)


  • 08/16/2016 9:03 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Washington Leadership Institute seeks applications for 2016-2017 fellows: The mission of the WLI is to develop and enhance the leadership skills of Washington State attorneys from underrepresented segments of our profession. The program targets attorneys who have practiced for three to ten years with diverse backgrounds. In August 2016, the WLI has graduated over 150 Fellows who will serve in various leadership roles the WSBA and community organizations. The deadline for submitting applications is September 16, 2016. For more information and application materials.


    Brochure

    Fact Sheet

    Application

  • 08/04/2016 3:50 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Spokane Chapter nominated Judge O'Connor for a WSBA Apex award and she won. She was the founder of the WWL Spokane Chapter. Here is a newspaper story that discusses the WWL a bit: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/aug/02/judge-kathleen-oconnor-to-be-honored-by-state-bar-/. 


  • 07/12/2016 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:

    A DIY Guide to Hiring Household Help:

    Tax and Employment Law Considerations

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    When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Presentation will be from 12-1, with networking time before and after.

    Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101

    RSVP: via Big Tent (preferred for MAMAS members) or email to lunchseminars@mamaseattle.org. Please say if you will attend in person or participate by phone.

    Have a nanny or want to hire one? A housekeeper or other household help? This seminar will provide practical tips on the employment law and tax implications of hiring household help, including nannies, housekeepers, and others. We will cover federal tax filing requirements such as W-2s, 1099s, and Schedule H, as well as state Employment Security and Department of Labor and Industries filing and payment requirements. And we will discuss employment law issues that typically arise in this area, including minimum wage and other rules applicable to employers.

    Cory Johnson is a shareholder at Colvin + Hallett where she helps clients resolve federal and state tax disputes, including representing clients undergoing audits, at administrative appeals, in litigation in federal courts, and clients under investigation or charged with committing tax crimes. Cory has twin six-year-old girls, and when she discovered the nanny service was keeping nearly half of what she was paying for her summer nanny to file and pay taxes, she decided to pay her next nanny directly. She will share what she learned about the various tax filing and payment obligations for hiring and paying household help.

    Joanna Silverstein is a shareholder at Littler where she represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters arising under federal and state law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour disputes. She also advises clients on preventing these types of claims, and will share tips on hiring and employing household help. Joanna has two young boys.

    We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate networking and a lively discussion. Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies and drinks will be provided.

    For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.

    Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#

    When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold. (Some firms have hold music.)

    MAMA Seattle would also like to thank our

    Platinum sponsors:

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Garvey Schubert Barer

    Gold sponsors:

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    K&L Gates LLP

    Keller Rohrback LLP

    Microsoft Corporation

    Perkins Coie LLP

    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

    Summit Law Group PLLC

    www.MAMASeattle.org


  • 01/12/2016 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Unlocking Generational CODES

    For the first time in history, six generations are colliding in family rooms and board rooms across the country. Successful companies are expanding their capacities to understand the specific attitudes, values, and beliefs that influence the choices of each generation. In this program:

    • Leaders and managers learn new core tools and front-line techniques for leading and managing across generations.
    • Emerging leaders gain a nuanced understanding of the paths and politics they will need to navigate the workplace and have the results they desire.
    • Participants leave with specific actions they can apply immediately in their inter-generational communication and teamwork interactions.
    • Managers, partners, and team members learn how to work together more efficiently and profitably because they have a new understanding of how generational differences can be turned into opportunities—not obstacles.

    Audience members discover the growth opportunity in the multi-generational workplace mix and leave with ready-to-use actions that maximize each generation’s contributions.



    When:

    Tuesday, January 23, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

     

    Where: 

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101

     

    RSVP:  through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMAS member) or by email to lunchseminars@mamaseattle.org

     

    Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies and drinks will be provided. 

     

    For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.

    Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#

    When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold. (Some firms have hold music.)

     

     

    MAMA Seattle would like to thank our

     

    Platinum sponsors:

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Garvey Schubert Barer

     

    and Gold sponsors:

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    K&L Gates LLP

    Keller Rohrback LLP

    Microsoft Corporation

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    Perkins Coie LLP

    Schwabe, Williamson & Whyatt

    Summit Law Group PLLC

    Susman Godfrey LLP

     

    www.MAMASeattle.org

     

  • 11/09/2015 1:49 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Honors Attorney Fellowships in EPA's Seattle Office (Region 10)

    http://www2.epa.gov/careers/honors-attorney-fellowships-epas-seattle-office-region-10

    About Region 10 Honors Attorney Fellowships

    The EPA Region 10 Honors Attorney Fellowship is designed for a recent law school graduate with excellent academic credentials and strong interests in an environmental law career and public service.

    It provides an opportunity to practice law in a leading governmental environmental organization and to receive extensive training in and exposure to environmental law and policy work in the public sector.

    Region 10 offers new Fellows significant responsibility, the opportunity to handle a challenging caseload that includes enforcement and counseling work, and extensive training and mentoring from experienced colleagues with recognized expertise. EPA offers a diverse and supportive work environment.

    The Office of Regional Counsel is responsible for preparing administrative, judicial, and criminal cases against violators of environmental laws. These cases require the development and use of technical and legal strategies for negotiation and litigation.

    Attorney caseloads are not confined to one industry, statute, state, or tribe. The primary statutes enforced by EPA are the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. We work collaboratively with state, tribal, and local governments to implement national environmental laws.

    In addition to preparing enforcement actions, attorneys are responsible for counseling the Regional Administrator and program directors on the interpretation of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Furthermore, attorneys are expected to participate in civil or criminal litigation of cases referred to the Department of Justice and to represent the EPA in administrative proceedings.

    The Office of Regional Counsel employs approximately 35 attorneys, plus support staff.

    Learn more about EPA Region 10

    We are currently accepting applications for two Honors Attorney Fellowships in our Seattle office. Apply by November 16, 2015.

  • 10/23/2015 9:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    You are invited to attend Making the Right Moves.  Join us to learn about leveraging technology, alternative career paths, building a mindset for grit and growth and much more. 

    October 23rd

    9 - 5pm

    701 Fifth Ave, Suite 6200

    Seattle, WA

    visit: www.msjdn.org/rightmoves

     

  • 08/31/2015 6:27 PM | Kallie Ferguson (Administrator)
    Wednesday marks the 95th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. At the same time, one of the last countries to deny women the vote is preparing to open its polls: this December, women will vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time


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  • 08/27/2015 4:01 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Businesses are recognizing and valuing diversity in the workforce more than ever before, and this is equally true in the legal profession. Clients and customers continue to request more diverse attorneys to work on their matters, as many believe diversity is a fundamental value that also offers better business outcomes. Women represent half the world’s population but continue to be under-represented in the legal profession at all attorney levels around the world.  

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