Items of Interest

  • 03/20/2013 9:35 PM | Anonymous
    Nominations for NCWBA Board Members Sought

    Are you a leader in your women's bar association who would like to get more involved with your peers on a national basis? Consider asking your women's bar association or section to nominate you to a two-year term on the NCWBA board. Active participation on the board can benefit the individual and the women's bar group which she represents. Elections of board members and officers will take place on August 9th. To learn more about board service, click here. If you have more questions, please contact Andrea Carlise, Nominating Committee chair.
  • 03/20/2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    At Large Seat Information Session

    Hosted by WSBA on Wednesday, March 20h beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the WSBA Offices (1325 4th Ave. #600, Seattle) and followed by a reception. To rsvp for this event send an email to

  • 03/13/2013 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    Victoria Pynchon is authoring a series of articles at Forbes in rebuttal to a piece about why women leave law firms.  The first four: A Plea To Women To Stay In Big Law;  Women Lawyers: Impressive Successes and Babies at 50; Five Sure Fire Ways To Lose Great Women; and, Young Women Thriving In Big Law have been published, with several more to come.  Ms. Pynchon is interested in interviewing a few more women who have left big law and are willing to talk about why.  If you or someone you know would be interested (anonymously, if preferred) please email her at

  • 03/13/2013 3:38 PM | Anonymous
    Filled with interesting articles, the National Women's History Month newsletter is now available.
  • 03/08/2013 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    For those around the world unable to attend this event in Chicago in person, you may view the program via video webcast. Please register at and check yes for the video webcast. Once the webcast details are finalized, you will be sent an e-mail containing the link and instructions for viewing.

    DATE: March 8, 2013
    TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch will be served at no cost)
    LOCATION: Baker & McKenzie; 300 East Randolph; Chicago, Illinois

    Keynote Speaker: Laurel Bellows, ABA President

    In collaboration with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women and the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, please join the Women's Affinity Group of Baker & McKenzie to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 in Baker & McKenzie's Chicago office to mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women.

    Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations, and the media celebrate the day. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women's equality, and this program celebrates that progress.

    ABA President Laurel Bellows will speak on two principal issues: equal pay and domestic violence. Throughout the program we will also have an international dialogue, hearing from women around the world talking briefly about their experiences as women in their own countries, some of the struggles they believe women face where they are from, and what is being done to improve the standing of women.

    Register at

    Chicago attendees, please register by Wednesday, March 6th in order to submit your name to the security desk and for catering purposes.

    Questions? Contact Dana Houpy at 312-861-8291 or

    Download the brochure at

  • 03/08/2013 10:00 AM | Anonymous


    Register for the latest CLE specialty program from the American Bar Association.

    Divorce, Dissolution, and Consensual Dispute Resolution: Resolving Same-Sex Issues
    Friday, 3/8/13
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
    1.5 credits requested

    Part of the Emerging Issues in LGBT Law Series

    Same-sex families face many legal and practical obstacles in the dissolution of relationships. Should they go to court? Is some form of consensual dispute resolution the answer? Join our panel of leading experts as they:

    · Provide data on the divorce and dissolution rates for same-sex couples

    · Discuss the differing State perspectives

    · Examine mediation and the collaborative law process

    · Offer tips on best practices for both divorce and
    same-sex dissolution matters

    2 easy ways to learn more and register

    Visit us online

    Call the ABA at 800-285-2221

  • 03/08/2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous
    KCBA's Young Lawyers Division


    Low-cost practical skills to help prepare new lawyers for success in their legal career, regardless of practice area

    March 8, 2013

    Registration: 8:00am - 8:30am
    Program: 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Networking Reception Immediately Following the Program

    Rainier Square Conference Center
    1301 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor Atrium, Seattle

    6.00 General & 1.00 Ethics CLE Credits Approved

    Available Live or via Webcast

    Program Highlights:

    U.S. District Court Judge and a Retired King County Superior Court Judge
    Head of Litigation from Microsoft
    University of Washington School of Law Faculty
    Subject-Matter Presenters from Area Firms
    Learn about KCBA Pro Bono Opportunities
    Lunch is Provided
    Networking Reception After the Program
    Drawing for an iPad Mini from LawPay - our program sponsor!


    Registration and Coffee Service
    8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

    Basics of Transactional Documents
    Stacey L. Romberg, Attorney at Law
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About Trust & Estates
    Walter Impert, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    ~ BREAK ~
    10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

    Preparing for Mediation/Arbitration
    The Honorable Bruce Hilyer (Retired), Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

    ~ LUNCH ~
    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Exciting Pro Bono Opportunities
    Rory O'Sullivan, HJP Managing Attorney
    Skylee Robinson, Vice Chair of KCBA YLD
    Jennifer Krebs, Washington Lawyers for the Arts
    12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

    Building a Successful Bankruptcy Practice
    Jay Kornfeld, Bush Strout & Kornfeld LLP
    Alan Wenokur, Attorney at Law
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

    Inside, Outside, and Above: A View From In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel, and the Bench
    David Howard, Head of Litigation, Microsoft Corporation
    Mark Parris, IP Litigation Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Hon. Richard A. Jones, US District Court, Western District of Washington
    1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

    ~ BREAK ~
    2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About Real Estate and Landlord-Tenant Law
    Jennifer Karol, Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S.
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Ethics: The Law of Lawyering in Washington
    Professor Thomas Andrews, University of Washington School of Law
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Evaluations and Adjournment
    5:00 p.m.

    Join us for a networking and social hour following the program
    Wine, beer and refreshments will be served

    *Date: March 8, 2013

    6.00 General & 1.00 Ethics CLE Credits


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    CALL: CLE Department (206.267.7008)

    EMAIL: Complete and email to>

    MAIL: KCBA CLE, 1200 5th Avenue Suite 600, Seattle WA 98101

    FAX: CLE Department (206.267.7099)

    Electronic Course Materials:

    * Course materials will be distributed to registrants in an electronic format (searchable PDF files that you can save to your computer).

    * You will receive an email with instructions on how to save the materials to your computer prior to the program.

    X Signature: __________________________________________________________

    ** Important Notices **

    Walk-in registrations are welcome as space permits.

    Thank you.
    Continuing Legal Education
    King County Bar Association
    1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
    Seattle, WA 98101

  • 03/07/2013 10:07 AM | Anonymous
    The WSBA Disciplinary Advisory Round Table (DART) is seeking a minority bar association member to serve on its round table.  The DART discusses issues which affect the lawyer disciplinary system in Washington and reports annually to the BOG and the WA Supreme Court.  This position represents a unique opportunity to participate in discussions with key Bar members and others involved in the disciplinary process, and to provide input on policy recommendations.  The term is for two years.  Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Darlene Neumann, WSBA Office of General Counsel, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101 or fax (206) 727-8314.  Email: Deadline for submission is April 1, 2013.   More information on the DART can be found at:
  • 03/07/2013 9:44 AM | Anonymous
    Bar Preparation Course Scholarships deadline approaching:  Our Diversity Committee and Women of WSAJ Section will be awarding bar prep course scholarships this month.  The deadline for applications is Friday, March 8th.  Here is a link to more information and applications:
  • 03/06/2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    WSBA is hosting a BOG Candidate Forum this Wednesday, March 6th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the WSBA-CLE Center (1501 4th Ave. #308, Seattle). We have 11 candidates in total running for an open seat in District 2,9 and 10. Here are the candidates:

    District 2:

    • · O. Shane Balloun
    • · Bradford E. Furlong

    District 9:

    • · James Andrus
    • · Eldon Carlson
    • · Jenny Cochrane
    • · Glenn Foster
    • · Sheherazad Norbache-Goff

    District 10:

    • · Phil Brady
    • · Timothy Ford
    • · Allen Miller
    • · Vicki Lee Anne Parker

    We’d love to have you join us, even if you don’t reside in any of the districts with open seats. All individuals elected to the BOG have a role in moving the Bar forward with an eye toward both its long-standing mission and guiding principles, and its short-term strategic goals. It would be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates, ask questions and learn more about the election process.

    While it’s not required, if you’re able to make it and let us know in advance, we’ll make sure we save a seat for you. Please register here. Or, if you’d like to join via webcast we ask that you register so you can receive the necessary login information in advance. You can register here.

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