Items of Interest

  • 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.

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    ** 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.

  • 03/05/2013 2:50 PM | Anonymous


    Welcome to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    You are invited to a one-hour webinar about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.

    The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

    Director Richard Cordray and staff from CFPB’s Consumer Education and Engagement division and Consumer Response will provide an overview of the agency, its consumer protection tools, and work it’s doing to help educate and engage consumers, including low income and economically vulnerable consumers. Staff from Consumer Response, tasked with taking in, resolving, and analyzing consumer complaints, will discuss the goals of the complaint system and how it works. You can find out more about CFPB at

    The webinar will feature:

    • Director Richard Cordray
    • Clifford Rosenthal, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Empowerment
    • Scott Pluta, Assistant Director, Consumer Response
    • Mary Griffin, Senior Advisor, Office of Financial Empowerment
    • Lyn Haralson, Financial Education Program Analyst, Office of Financial Education
    • Margaret Anderson, Product Manager, Office of Consumer Engagement

    1. Starting at 2:50pm on March 5th, you can log into the webinar by joining the meeting:

    2. Enter the required fields – Webinar Passcode – cfpbdoj2013

    3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy.

    4. Click on Proceed.

    To join audio -


    Leader Passcode: 51319128

    Passcode: 29688130

    The webinar will also include time for questions.

    If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact: Mary Griffin at or Lyn Haralson at

  • 03/05/2013 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    IF SO, HOW?
    Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 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.


    This panel will discuss the various social media platforms and the advantages and disadvantages of using social media as a networking and business development tool with a focus on Facebook and Linkedin.  They will also discuss how to use social media and what to avoid when utilizing social media.

    Lee Wang has been an expert and entrepreneur in online, mobile, and social media marketing and advertising for over 12 years. He founded FanZappy in late 2011 and is serving as its CEO. FanZappy offers a business-class social media management, marketing and acceleration services, uniquely designed for professionals and small & medium businesses. Prior to FanZappy, he founded Caliber Data in 2006 and established its breakthrough Pay Per Transaction™ advertising platform (sold to eBay). Lee joined Microsoft in 1997 and worked in the Windows and Online divisions as program manager and later marketing research director. He holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, a MS in Physics from Bowling Green State University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University.  Lee has published a number of professional articles and holds several US patents in his professional areas.

    Lisa Cox came to Fan Zappy through social media, and began working with FanZappy Social Media Management in 2011.  Lisa is a strong “Connector” and a networker, by nature, training and personal fascination.  Lisa enjoys helping businesses connect, and to accelerate their social media effectiveness through FanZappy and the smarter application of networking skills.  She has over 30 years’ experience in sales and operations management.  She is an entrepreneur who has started and managed several small businesses, occasionally turning them into larger businesses.  She’s moved from sales and management of a multi-franchise video dating business to owner of a women’s health and fitness franchise, and spent 4 years in executive search in the banking and financial industries.

    Carly Presho-Dunne is a social media manager who has worked for University Village, Windows Phone at AT&T, and local startup, Julep Beauty Inc. She graduated with a degree in economics from Occidental College in 2011 and has spent the last two years mastering all facets of experiential marketing with a particular passion for online marketing and Search Engine Optimization.

    We encourage you to attend our brown bag meeting 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.


  • 02/28/2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Celebration of Diversity
    “The Intersection of Diversity and Equal Justice”

    with keynote speaker
    Aurora Martin of Columbia Legal Services

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

    5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    2nd Floor Gallery, Sullivan Hall

    Appetizers and beverages will be served.

    Kindly RSVP by February 22 by clicking here.

    Join our law school community for a reception to celebrate diversity and engage in a talk about how diversity and equal justice intersect with Aurora Martin, Executive Director of Columbia Legal Services. We invite you to learn more about the School of Law’s commitment to educating the Northwest's most diverse law student body to be leaders for a more just and humane world at this reception, which caps our annual Diversity Week, a student-organized series of workshops and events focused on learning about and advancing diversity.

    This Lawyering in a Diverse World event is co-sponsored by the Access to Justice Institute, Center for Professional Development, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Office of Admissions, Office of Advancement, Office of Student Affairs,
    and the Student Bar Association.

    To learn more about the Lawyering in a Diverse World series, click here.

  • 02/27/2013 7:10 AM | Anonymous

    There are four (4) diversity scholarships available to attorneys who would like to attend the ABA Section of Family Law Spring Conference in Anchorage , AK but may not have the financial resources to afford the cost.  The Conference is April 17-20, 2013. 

    If awarded a scholarship through this program, the awardees will receive a complimentary conference registration, a complimentary ticket to the Newcomers’ Dinner and the Friday (Alaska Railroad Trip) event, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement (in compliance with ABA and Section financial policies).  Send your completed application to Cynthia Swan at email: no later than March 15, 2013.  For your convenience, I have attached the application.  For more information on the conference, you can visit

  • 02/27/2013 7:05 AM | Anonymous

    The 2013-2014 YLD Scholarship application process is now open. The YLD Scholarship Program is designed to encourage the participation of minority, solo/small firm, government, private sector and military service attorneys in the YLD. Here is a link to the scholarship application page, which also explains the program as well as eligibility requirements:

  • 02/27/2013 6:58 AM | Anonymous



    The Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (“MELAW”) will award one $1,000 public interest scholarship to a Washington state law student who has, is currently, or is planning on pursuing a public interest project that benefits the Middle Eastern community of Washington (the “Project”).

    Judging Criteria:

    Applicants will be judged on their successful completion of the scholarship application, describing their Project and connection to the Middle Eastern community of Washington. 


    All application materials must be received by April 30, 2013 to merit consideration.  Please email completed applications to the MELAW Scholarship Committee at

    Selection and Notification:

    The recipient will be selected and notified by the MELAW Scholarship Committee and/or Board of Directors by June 1, 2013.

    Scholarship recipients will be expected to provide a brief written report of the Project and may be asked to present on their experience at a MELAW event.


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