Items of Interest

  • 01/20/2015 2:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Gonzaga Law Review Call for Submissions

    Deadline February 2015


    Dear Washington State Bar Association Members,


    The Gonzaga Law Review is seeking articles for its upcoming third volume of the 50th Anniversary Edition.  Articles may have an academic or practical focus and should address topics related to the legalization of marijuana.


    Submissions for this edition will be due by the end of February 2015, with a final date to be determined.  If you have already written an article, please feel free to submit it to the email address below.  If you are interested in publishing and have yet to start on an article, please feel free to contact the Review to discuss the requirements for publication. 

    If you would like to submit or have any questions, please contact Brittany Quinn or Silvia Irimescu at, or visit our submissions page at

  • 01/20/2015 2:17 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    In support of efforts by Representative Tana Senn (Mercer Island) and Senator Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) who are sponsoring the Washington Equal Pay Opportunity Act, Legal Voice is soliciting specific stories from women who have

    (1) been paid less, or have different job opportunities (career tracking) based on gender or

    (2) been subjected to pay secrecy policies or who have been retaliated against after asking about pay. 


    They have also requested contact from supportive business owners – including law firms - if you know any willing to publicly support the bill.

    Please contact:

    Janet S. Chung
    Legal & Legislative Counsel
    Legal Voice
    Women's rights.  Nothing less. 

    206-682-9552 x111 

  • 01/13/2015 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     When:Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 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  Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.


    There is so much to do, AND there is stress, anxiety, overwhelm - and don't get me started on the guilt!  Yes work might be stressful, home might be stressful, parenting might be stressful, and doing it all at the same time, every moment of every day is bound to bring on the stress.


    This workshop will cover:


    ·         How to reduce your stress and anxiety and shift those feelings into peace and calm.


    ·         How our feelings, thoughts and beliefs are all brilliant strategies our bodies use to help us to understand what we really need and how to live a more effortless life.


    ·         How to communicate effectively so you can get what you want at work and at     home.


    ·         How to stop being on autopilot and become present in your life and work.




    Mikki Kingrey is the Founder of Real Results Mentoring. We support women in business - entrepreneurs, coaches, women in corporate - who are driven, successful, passionate, purposeful women to create the life they want so they can BE in their business in a way that feels good. Instead of operating from a place of fear, stress, guilt, overwhelm and anxiety, we can help you take your business to the next level while balancing your unique desires between work and home. Learn more about how we support women to create their success at


    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 MAMAS 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 & Whyatt

    Summit Law Group PLLC

    Susman Godfrey LLP



  • 12/09/2014 12:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Social Networking Luncheon



    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.



    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  Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.


    Please join us for a fun and informal networking event. Light lunch and dessert will be provided.  Due to the nature of this event, we will not be offering telephone participation. Please join us in person!


  • 12/04/2014 4:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     You are cordially invited to attend the swearing in ceremony for Appointee Judge Gretchen Leanderson scheduled for Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the County City Building (930 Tacoma Ave. S., Room 100).  A reception will immediately follow in Room 123 (Jury Administration).  Please let me know if you plan on attending.



    Mary E. Madden

    Assistant to the Court Administrator

    (253) 798-2991

  • 11/18/2014 11:57 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Just a reminder that nominations for the 2015 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards are due Monday, December 1st.  The award, sponsored  by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, will be presented on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Chicago. 

     Do you know an outstanding woman lawyer who has achieved professional excellence in her field and has paved the way to success for other women lawyers?

    The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is seeking nominations for the 25th Annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards. These awards will be presented at a luncheon on Sunday, August 2, 2015, during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

    Submit your nomination

     The deadline to submit the nomination form and supporting materials is the close of business on Monday, December 1, 2014.

    If you have nominated someone previously and want to nominate her again for 2015, please submit (1) the nomination form, (2) the award criteria narrative, and (3) a current resume. With respect to articles and letters previously submitted, contact April Hasson at 312-988-5668 or

    For more information, please click on the links below:

    Nomination criteria and application requirements


  • 11/17/2014 6:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Judicial Diversity Panel and Reception - 6:30 pm on November 17th at the Columbia Tower featuring Justice Stevens, Justice Gonzalez and former WSBA president Ron Ward.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is a DC-based organization but is working on an initiative in Washington state to improve judicial diversity. This will be a discussion on the importance of judicial diversity and how the community can move this goal forward. 

    Please RSVP

  • 11/14/2014 8:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Save the Date - November 14, Racial Impact Statements in Washington

    The Washington State Supreme Court's Minority and Justice Commission jointly with the Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission would like to invite the community to participate and weigh in on the topic of racial impact statements for Washington State. Racial impact statements are a tool that can provide a constructive means for policy makers to proactively assess how proposed sentencing laws may affect racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system.

    The event will be held on Friday, November 14, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Tukwila Community Center in Tukwila, WA.  All are welcome and invited to attend. 


    Please send an RSVP email to  Please indicate if you need any special accommodations.

  • 11/12/2014 3:08 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Professional Development Forum is a great opportunity for diverse attorneys to learn about law firm economics, hear directly from legal employers on the type of skills valued, and a safe space to ask legal employers questions free from judgment.  The Washington Initiative for Diversity and the Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators have confirmed exceptional speakers for the “Professional Development Forum” including Elizabeth Leedom, Managing Partner of Bennett, Bigelow and Leedom; Stephen Graham, Managing Partner of Fenwick and West; Salvador Mungia, Partner with Gordon Thomas Honeywell; Gail Mautner, Partner and Diversity Chair with Lane Powell; Stephanie Anderson, Managing Partner of Gordon-Polcer; Tisha Paglilauan, Partner with Cascadia Law Group; Roger Leishman, Partner with Davis Wright Tremaine; Lisa Gilmore, Partner with Helsell Fetterman; Denise Stiffarm with K&L Gates; and Bruce Callow, Tax Partner and Shevaun Hopkins, Audit Partner, with Peterson Sullivan.


    You will need to log-in first to register at

  • 11/12/2014 3:03 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)


    I wanted to make sure you received an invitation to our panel and reception taking place on November 17th.  Titled “Serving Justice Through Diversity,” the panel  promises to be a great discussion on the interplay between diversity, the judiciary, and justice. We will be joined by Justice Debra Stephens, Justice Steven Gonzalez and Mr. Ron Ward as panelists and our Executive Director, Barbara Arnwine, will be serving as moderator.


    Also, we are currently processing applications for the Judicial Diversity Program (JDP) 2014-15 mentee year. The goal of the program is to educate participants on the importance of judicial diversity, empower participants to advocate for it within the larger community, and shed light on the appointment and election process – this will be facilitated through our monthly workshops, panels, and judge mentors. We hope to invigorate and support a network of potential judicial candidates and the advocates that will support them.


    Our deadline for applying was November 1st, however, I have noticed that key segments of the community are not represented in the applicant pool and we would like the mentee class to be as diverse as possible. The ideal candidate is 2-8 years out of college with a commitment to social justice and judicial diversity. If any of your members would make strong candidates please encourage them to apply – we would happily waive the deadline. Application is available online


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