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  • 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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  • 08/09/2015 2:52 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     June 19, 2015

    Dear SCWLA members and friends,

    This is a personal letter to the women lawyers of South Carolina, and to women lawyers everywhere.

    The senseless massacre in Charleston this week has stunned, and saddened, all of us.  Many of our members knew the people, good people, who were gunned down in what is being called, I fear correctly, a “hate crime.”  I knew Reverend Pinckney myself.

    As lawyers, this event calls us to rise up as defenders of equality, to stand up as protectors of liberty, and to speak up as crusaders against hatred.  In a profound way, this unspeakable tragedy summons us to be our very best selves.  So today, the women lawyers of South Carolina say to all involved, “We will not tolerate this conduct -- not here, not now, not ever.”

    But, my friends, long before we ever opened a book to read the rule of law, there was another book written on our hearts.  It is the book that teaches us, in this transitory life, to love our neighbors as ourselves.  And it is this rule, above all others, that will carry us through this valley of the shadow.

    In closing, I urge you to keep your hearts open.  The survivors of this tragedy, the members of the historic church where the unthinkable happened, are setting this example for all of us.  I, for one, am humbled by their forgiveness and strengthened by their faith.

    With best personal wishes,

    Marguerite Willis
    President
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  • 07/23/2015 2:58 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    MAMA Seattle is thrilled to present LADDER DOWN: Seattle's first Women's Business Development Program.

     

    Information and Applications are now available here: http://tinyurl.com/SeattleLadderDown2015

     

    Ladder Down is a national program for women attorneys at all levels of practice to hone their leadership and business development skills. MAMA Seattle invites women attorneys in the Seattle area to apply to this year-long program, which features a series of monthly workshops lead by nationally recognized career coaches who specialize in assisting women attorneys build a book of business, or rise through the corporate counsel ranks.

     

    Faculty members Marianne Trost and Lynn Moran will lead group presentations on Saturday mornings, supported by monthly small group sessions that allow for individualized follow up and accountability.

     

    The program will start in September 2015, and will be hosted in the offices of Perkins Coie in downtown Seattle.

     

    Applications are due July 31, 2015. Don't delay! This is an amazing opportunity to have access to personalized business development and leadership training designed to take you and your career to the next level.

     

    More information and applications are available here: http://tinyurl.com/SeattleLadderDown2015  and on the website for MAMA Seattle: www.mamaseattle.org.

     

  • 07/15/2015 12:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Superior Court invites you to attend two informational Brown Bag lunch meetings to hear  presentations from Corrections, Superior Court, and other criminal justice partners on how the move to the new jail will impact your daily work on criminal cases.  Currently, we plan to start the first meeting with a panel presentation to provide information and will open the meeting to questions after presentations are complete.  Because this topic will, we believe, generate much discussion and many questions, we plan to hold two different sessions.  However, the panel presentation will only happen during the first meeting.  We look forward to sponsoring this important discussion and to seeing many of you there!

     

    DATES:

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015:  12:15-1:15 pm

     

    LOCATION

     

    Court room 102, Superior Court 

  • 07/08/2015 12:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Superior Court invites you to attend two informational Brown Bag lunch meetings to hear  presentations from Corrections, Superior Court, and other criminal justice partners on how the move to the new jail will impact your daily work on criminal cases.  Currently, we plan to start the first meeting with a panel presentation to provide information and will open the meeting to questions after presentations are complete.  Because this topic will, we believe, generate much discussion and many questions, we plan to hold two different sessions.  However, the panel presentation will only happen during the first meeting.  We look forward to sponsoring this important discussion and to seeing many of you there!

     

    DATES:

     

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015:  12:15-1:15 pm  AND

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015:  12:15-1:15 pm

     

    LOCATION

     

    Court room 102, Superior Court

  • 06/18/2015 8:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Please help in getting the word out about a program that the research inspired - a new Women Board Director Development Program that will be offered as a UW Foster executive seminar  June 18-19. his new program is designed to demystify corporate board service and help women develop a personal roadmap to the right opportunities with with coaching from some of the most influential and inspiring directors around. The seminar cohort will consist of senior women aiming to serve on more influential boards or to move from nonprofit to private company or small public company boards as part of a larger roadmap. Speakers include Colleen Brown, Dawn Lepore, Connie Collingsworth and many others, including Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, author of "The Board Game - How Smart Women become Corporate Directors."

    More info:  www.foster.washington.edu/women-on-boards 

  • 06/02/2015 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

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

     

     
    Educational Consultants: Using professionals to help you navigate the wilds of finding the right school for your child at any age ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    When:  Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 11:45am to 1:15pm (program is from 12:00 to 1:00pm

    with networking time before and after).

     

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

     

    RSVP: through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMA Seattle member) or by email to lunchseminars@mamaseattle.org.  Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.

     

    Choosing the right school for your child can be challenging as there are so many great public and independent schools in the greater Seattle area.  And after you have decided on a school, there may be times when you question whether the school is a good fit for your child’s abilities, learning style, and personality.  Our guest speaker Anne Sarewitz is an independent educational consultant who is familiar with several different schools in the area and how they meet the needs of different types of students.  Anne will be giving us some food for thought on what traits to look for in a school and how you can determine whether your child and the school are a good fit.  She will also be available to answer any questions that MAMA Seattle members may have about being involved with their children’s schools and times when it may make sense to work with an educational consultant.

     

    Anne Sarewitz has over 25 years of Seattle independent schools. Born and raised in Seattle, Anne attended Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart where she remains an active alumna. From 1988-1999, her 3 daughters attended Epiphany School where she had the opportunity to become very involved as a parent. She was the president of the parent association and auction chair among other parent activities. Also during that time, she served as president of the Board of Trustees for 4 years. As her children graduated and moved on to middle and upper school, Anne again became involved in the parent associations at both University Prep and Lakeside School. The volunteer opportunities were abundant, which allowed Anne to give back to the schools that were educating her children while also continuing to learn about how different independent schools operate.

     

    In 2001, Anne was given the opportunity to go back to Epiphany School as their director of admission and financial aid. During her 11 year tenure as admission director at Epiphany, she had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of families looking for a good school fit for their children. Among her many responsibilities, one of her favorites was working with students moving on to middle school. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together to find a good fit for the student was a wonderful challenge for her.

     

    Most recently, Anne has held the position of interim director of admissions and financial aid at The Bush School. Managing all aspects of Kindergarten-12th Grade admissions, she observed the "other side" of middle and upper school placement, from the perspective of the admitting school. Her thorough knowledge of the Seattle independent school admissions landscape gives her the opportunity to work with parents and students to find a school that is “right” for them.

     

    We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion. 

     

    Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMA Seattle members!  Cookies 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, which is disruptive to the presentation.  If you need to leave the call briefly, please hang up and call back in when you are able.

     

    MAMA Seattle would also 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 & Wyatt

    Summit Law Group PLLC

    Susman Godfrey LLP

     

     

     

    www.MAMASeattle.org

  • 05/27/2015 1:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Do you rely on help with childcare, housekeeping, yard work, and other domestic tasks? Do your clients? If so, join our panel of experienced practitioners as they explain:

    • How to determine whether a household worker is an employee or an independent contractor
    • How employers comply with their tax withholding and reporting obligations
    • How to claim the Dependent Care Credit for the cost of domestic help
    • How to comply with relevant immigration laws

    • List Price: $195.00
    • ABA Member Price: $150.00
    • Sponsor Member Price: $95.

    Like all employers, household employers must comply with immigration laws, and the penalties for violations are onerous. This program will explain a household employer’s legal obligations and will describe practical strategies to comply with the law and to deal with inadvertent violations.

     

    http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=188412096

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