The Washington State Bar Association is committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Read the full announcement here.
MAMA's Invites you to attend our next monthly brown bag lunch:
Relationships: How to keep your romantic partnership strong even after adding kids to the mix
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101
**NEW EASTSIDE LOCATION FOR GROUP CALL IN AND NETWORKING**
Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S., 2229 - 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Bellevue, Washington 98004-2936
RSVP: Through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMAS member) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or Eastside or if you will participate by phone.
Come hear suggestions on how to keep your relationships healthy while managing a career, a home and a family. Get great advice on re-igniting the spark even when you are sleep-deprived!
Our guest speaker, Michael Rediger, LICSW, specializes in couples counseling. He has been in practice for 16 years and is a Certified Gottman Therapist and Certified Gottman Workshop Leader. He has been married for 11 years to MAMAS member Shawn Rediger and has two daughters aged 8 and 6. Michael will discuss John Gottman's research, specifically, the “4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (which are the four ways of interacting that predict the dissolution relationships) and their antidotes. He will also present an overview of a theory called the Sound Relationship House, which he describes as a recipe for success in relationships.
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 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.
MAMAS would also like to thank our
Garvey Schubert Barer
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
and Gold sponsors:
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Ms. JD and Kirkland & Ellis cordially invite you to attend Building Her Power Base: A Conversation with ABA President Laurel Bellows on Leadership & Entrepreneurship.
Laurel Bellows will be speaking on Leadership and Entrepreneurship and will be answering questions from young women attorneys and law students nationwide. When Ms. JD thinks Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Laurel is one of the first women that comes to mind. She is the Principal of her own law firm, The Bellows Law Group, P.C., she is the president of the ABA, she was the second woman president of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association, she was listed among Working Mother Magazine's 25 Most Influential Working Mothers in the country, and the list continues. Laurel's presentation is an unsurpassed opportunity for law students and junior attorneys to get tips and tricks for tackling leadership and entrepreneurship in the law!
The event will be held on January 31, 2013 live in Chicago at Kirkland & Ellis and will be broadcasted to the following locations:
Seattle - Foster Pepper
Seattle: January 31, 2013 Foster Pepper, PLLC - 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3400, Seattle, WA 10:00am Pacific, Viewing Party and Breakfast
Meals will be served in many locations and registration is limited. Please register here
For more information, click here
Ms. JD is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women law students and young lawyers. In addition to their daily blog, Ms. JD is home of the National Women Law Students Organization (NWLSO) which boasts affiliations with women's organizations at 90 campuses nationwide. For more information about Ms. JD go towww.ms-jd.org.
PRACTICE OF LAW BOARD
STATE OF WASHINGTON
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539
(206) 727-8252 § Fax (206) 727-8314
The Practice of Law Board has two openings on its Board effective immediately. We’re looking for thoughtful and hard-working people committed to the Board’s mission of serving the public. The Washington Supreme Court established the Board and described its purpose in General Rule 25(a):
The Board has 13 members, at least four of whom must be non-lawyers. The Board represents the public interest in the delivery of legal and law-related services and should reflect the broad range of diversity of individuals who use or are part of the justice system in Washington State.
The term of service is three years. Board members are eligible for reappointment for a second term.
Board members are not compensated for their service, but are reimbursed for travel and other necessary expenses under the reimbursement policies of the Washington State Bar Association.
How to Apply:
The application deadline is February 28, 2013. Please send us a résumé and letter describing your background, qualifications, commitment, experience, and interest in service to:
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
Additional information is available at www.WSBA.org/PracticeOfLawBoard. If you have any questions, contact Practice of Law Board Administrator Julie Shankland at JulieS@WSBA.org or at (206) 727-8280.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law seeks enthusiastic applicants from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds for the second installment of its Judicial Diversity Program. Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career on the bench in Washington State. Judicial diversity is essential to helping our judiciary deliver equal justice, countering perceptions of systemic bias, and fostering the public’s faith in the legal system.
The need for good mentors is important when one enters the legal profession, and it becomes even more important as one seeks a judgeship. The Judicial Diversity Program will pair selected lawyers with an active or retired Washington State judge. Judges will assist mentees in:
1. Demystifying the judicial appointment and election process
2. Providing professional guidance and support
3. Increasing awareness regarding what it is like to serve as a judge
4. Increasing mentee’s understanding and knowledge of the judicial system
In addition, throughout the Judicial Diversity Program, quarterly workshops and panels will be organized to enrich participants’ understanding of the judicial process.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed fifty years ago at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will have many of the following professional experiences and personal characteristics:
Applicants must have at least 2 years of experience as a licensed attorney.
Display an interest in seeking a career in the judiciary.
A passionate, demonstrated commitment to civil rights and equal justice.
An ability to navigate opinions and suggestions with grace and humility.
Please send in one mailing: a completed application, statement of interest, and a résumé. The application can be found at: http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/admin/site/issues_documents/files/Judicial-Diversity-Program-Mentee-Application-Fillable.pdf. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 18, 2013. The program commences on March 15, 2013 and runs through December 2013.
Please send via mail or email to:
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
1401 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Fax: (202) 783-0857
Please visit our website for more information: http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/issues?id=0008