Items of Interest

  • 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.


  • 02/27/2013 6:48 AM | Anonymous
    Take the Lead:
    Apply for NEW Leadership Today!

    NEW Leadership teaches college women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy. The institute is open to all students who attend four-year or two-year institutions and consists of an intensive six-day training institute held at the UW Women's Center.

    Enhance your leadership potential by applying to participate in the NEW Leadership June 2013 Institute today!

    3 Simple Steps to Apply:

    1. Complete the short online application
    2. E-mail your unofficial transcript to
    3. E-mail your resume to

    Application Deadline: April 7th

    Applicants will be notified by April 15th

    NEW Leadership Puget Sound is committed to serving students of all races, ages, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexual orientations, and political party affiliations.

    Please contact Jennifer Rubio, NEW Leadership Program Coordinator, at with questions.

  • 02/20/2013 12:44 PM | Anonymous

     IDGC is seeking volunteers to participate in the Measurement Ad Hoc Committee which seeks to assist legal employers in responding to or looking at diversity measurements. This will be somewhat of a follow up to past Minority Report Card efforts, and any volunteers with an interest or prior experience in the report card is particularly encouraged to volunteer. Please email Jeannie Bohlman at if you are interested in participating on behalf of WWL.

  • 02/20/2013 12:10 PM | Anonymous

    WSBA Board of Governors Elections

    The 2nd, 9th and 10th Congressional district seats and one at-large seat on the WSBA Board of Governors are opening this year. Learn more about these positions and the election process here:

    Please post, forward, or share these upcoming deadlines and opportunities.


    ·         Friday, March 1st @ 5pm  | deadline for nominations and applications for district seats

    ·         Friday, April 19th @ 5pm | deadline for application materials for at-large seat



    ·         Friday, Feb 22nd @ 8am | 9th district breakfast with Governors Susan Machler and James Armstrong at the Renton Community Center

    ·         Friday, Feb 22nd @ 12pm NOON | webinar discussion for WSBA’s diversity stakeholders and others interested in serving on the BOG

    ·         Monday, Feb 25th @ 12pm NOON  **new time** |webinar discussion with members interested in the new 10th district seat, with Gov. Vern Harkins

    ·         Tuesday, Feb 26th @ 8am  | webinar discussion with members interested in the 2nd district seat, with Gov. Phil Buri


    In addition, we’re planning a reception at WSBA in late March/early April with current At-Large Governor Tracy Flood for anyone interested in the at-large position. To learn more or to RSVP for any of these, please contact us at



  • 02/20/2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Initiative for Diversity Governing Council (IDGC) is hosting a Managing Partners Summit on May 22, 2013.  This is a 1-day CLE/training to share best practices and provide tools to legal employers to assist them in their efforts to cultivate a more inclusive legal workplace.  You are invited to join the working subcommittee of the IDGC to put on this CLE.  Please email Jeannie Bohlman at if you are interested in participating on behalf of WWL.


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