2014 Annual Banquet, Awards Ceremony & CLE

Please join us for WWL’s Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony on October 10, 2014 at the Foundry by Herban Feast in Seattle.  This year’s event will focus on “Expanding Our Reach,” and will feature a keynote address by Chief Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the Western District of Washington and Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson of the Eastern District of Washington.  We hope you will enjoy this rare opportunity to hear insights and perspectives from both of our State’s inspiring Chief Judges!

Registration is now open!


CLE: When Laws Conflict: Intersection of State, Tribal, and Federal Laws in Washington State

WWL will present a CLE on the intersection of federal and state law in Washington State in conjunction with the annual event.  The CLE will take place on the afternoon of October 10, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the offices of K&L Gates in downtown Seattle.  Topics will include health care (Affordable Care Act), marijuana use, marriage and domestic partnership laws, education, and tribal laws.  Our confirmed speakers are Alison Holcomb (ACLU of Washington, Criminal Justice Director), Jill Mullins-Cannon (Justice & Equality Legal Services, PLLC), Lael Echo-Hawk (Garvey Schubert Barer), Carol Sue Janes (Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.), and Jeanne Marie Clavere (WSBA Professional Responsibility Counsel and past WWL President).

Registration is now open! 


Plugging the Leaky Pipeline, Part V: Leadership Styles for Women

Save the Date!  Registration is now open.

The business world is increasingly rejecting the traditional, top-down approach to leadership in favor of a collaborative leadership style. Many applaud this shift as advantageous toward women, who are traditionally seen as more collaborative, inclusive, and team-oriented. But too strong of a collaborative approach - such as asking for permission, appearing indecisive, or failing to assert a strong point of view - can be seen as weakness. This panel will discuss the characteristics of collaborative leadership, its benefits and pitfalls, what it looks like in the legal world, and how it can successfully be employed by women seeking positions of power and leadership in the legal community.


Wednesday, September 24, 12-1 pm, at Perkins Coie

Confirmed speakers: Justice Mary Fairhurst, Washington State Supreme Court; Laura Neebling, Partner at Perkins Coie; Bree Kame'enui-Ramirez, Litigation Attorney at Weyerhaeuser, Mary Jane Pioli, Executive Coach at MJ Pioli and Company 



Thank you to all the attendees, sponsors and volunteers for making our 2013 Annual Event a huge success!

Photos by Martina Machackova Photography & Design 

Membership Information

As of January 1, 2013, chapter dues are reduced by $10 for government and non-profit employees.  And for all others, no increases in dues!

Renew or join today!  Learn More about the value of membership & renew your membership at: www.wwl.org/Membership.  



Upcoming events

09/25/2014 5:30 PM • Chinese Room, Smith Tower, 506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
10/10/2014 • Herban Feast (4130 1st Avenue South, Seattle 98134
10/10/2014 2:00 PM • K&L Gates address: 925 4th Ave #2900 Seattle, WA 98104

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