Join the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession for Its 27th Annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Luncheon
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
New York, New York
(During the ABA Annual Meeting)
The ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established in 1991, honors outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for others.
Individual tickets cost $135. Reserved tables seating 10 are available for $1,750. Table placement will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:
Kids & Screens: Impact of Screentime
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Presentation will be from 12-1, with networking time before and after.
Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101
RSVP: through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMA member) or by email to email@example.com. If you plan on participating by phone, please indicate that in your RSVP so that we may email you any handouts ahead of time.
In our digital age, kids have constant access to screens – smart phones, tablets, televisions, computers, game consoles and more – and everything seems to be on demand. While many parents allow at least a little screen time for their kids, whether for educational purposes or just to get a moment of peace, it can be hard to know how much is too much and what the real impact of screen time is on our kids and their community.
Speaker: Scilla Andreen is the CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation, an organization that supports independent documentary filmmaking, and is one of the producers of the acclaimed documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. She is an Emmy-nominated Costume Designer and award-winning Producer of such films as Outpatient, The Flats, Bit Players, The Empowerment Project. She is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film, and other major industry events. Scilla believes film is the most powerful medium on the planet. Her mission is to use film to start conversations that become movements that can change the world for the better.
As an added bonus, Ms. Andreen will also talk about the latest documentary she is producing, Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety. The film focuses on kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety and the experts who help them, as well as the causes and sociological effects of anxiety.
We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion. Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMA members! Cookies and drinks 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.
MAMA Seattle would also like to thank our
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Garvey Schubert Barer
K&L Gates LLP
Keller Rohrback LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Summit Law Group PLLC
LFI provides pro bono legal assistance to young people between the ages of 17-25 who have lived experience in foster care, group care, or kinship care, and those young people who are currently, or at risk of becoming, homeless. The goal at LFI is to provide representation to young people who are looking to overcome legal barriers that jeopardize their ability to live successful, independent, adult lives. As a volunteer-based program, they rely on the partnership of our exemplary volunteer attorneys to achieve that goal. Their volunteers regularly help clients with civil legal issues such as sealing juvenile records, landlord/tenant disputes, employment matters, credit/debt concerns, identity theft, family law, protection orders, and public benefits.
Both of the upcoming CLEs are free to attend and are open to anyone who is currently, or is interested in, volunteering with the LFI program.
5 CLE credits (2 Ethics)
Hosted at K&L Gates
Hosted at Davis Wright Tremaine
The 23rd Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference will take place March 23 and 24, 2017 at the University of Washington School of Law. Visit the conference website at www.wsba-adr.org/page/northwest-dispute-resolution to register
Office Space / Virtual Tenancy Available in Southcenter
Five female attorneys are opening an office in Southcenter area in the Park East Office Building (130 Andover Park East, Tukwila, WA 98188). Move in date is May 1, 2017.
We have three open office spaces to fill. Our vision is to have a full-service law firm with different practice areas represented, yet still maintain our own solo/small practices.
The practice areas currently represented are: criminal defense (felonies and federal), real estate, landlord tenant, business, estate planning, and family law.
We are still looking for lawyers in immigration, personal injury, bankruptcy, and employment law.
Offices are large and have floor to ceiling windows with good light.
Offices rent for $1,500 per month and require a one-year lease. We require a face-to-face meeting to determine fit with lease signing up front.
The office space comes with a shared receptionist, covers copy and printing costs, phone, internet, fax, shredding, privacy, coffee/tea/water, cross-referrals, and offers a large conference room with reservation system through our receptionist. There is ample free parking. The office building is close to Southcenter mall, public transportation, and many restaurants.
We have a total of 8 office spaces, with adjacent cubicle space for future growth for adding a paralegal or legal assistant. As this is a collaborative office share, we anticipate being able to bring in contract paralegal and legal assistants or sharing support staff amongst several attorneys as an option.
In addition to office space, we are also offering virtual office space. This would include an address for your mail, mail sorting, business fax number for sending and receiving faxes, fax forwarding to email, access to a conference room for meeting with clients through reservation system, acceptance of service on your behalf, receptionist services for greeting your clients, as well as refreshments for your clients for meetings. A virtual office space with us is $250 per month and is on a month-to-month lease arrangement. Instead of an impersonal office like Regus, you will get the look and feel of a legitimate law office without having to pay for an actual office space. We will also have some work stations for our virtual office tenants to be able to drop in and work from.
If interested, please email Emily Gause at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Office Space” in the subject line. We look forward to meeting you!
Join the Gender and Justice Commission for a lunch honoring Women’s History Month, on Friday, March 3, 12:15-1:30 in the Chief Justice’s Reception Room at the Temple of Justice in Olympia. This year’s national theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” The event will feature Ms. Kalen Holmes, Community Advocate & Corporate Board Member, and Ms. Nicole Vallestero Keenan, Executive Director of the Fair Work Center, with an introduction by Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Washington State Supreme Court. Please RSVP by February 28 to Nichole.Kloepfer@courts.wa.gov
The King County District Court is seeking letters of interest from those attorneys who would like to attend the King County District Court Judge Pro Tempore training class and serve the Court as a Judge Pro Tempore. Interested attorneys are invited to send an email of interest to Todd Bandazy at email@example.com. To be considered for the upcoming pro tem class, an attorney must be an active member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, have a minimum of five years of civil or criminal experience as a practicing attorney, and have a currently sitting King County District Court Judge as a sponsor. King County District Court encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.
The YMCA Mock Trial Program is seeking volunteer judges. The state competition will be Friday and Saturday, March 24-25 at the Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia. Volunteer now at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgp06u7QG3rU8yF0vnDtbTyEsmQdzJWuHegjTaJzmv5hp8LA/viewform In addition, regional tournaments will occur on February 25 in Richland, Seattle, Port Orchard, Everett, and Spokane. If you would like to volunteer for a regional tournament, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
King County District Court is pleased to announce that the Court is seeking letters of interest from those attorneys who would like to attend our Judge Pro Tempore training class and serve the Court as a Judge Pro Tempore. Interested attorneys are invited to send an email of interest to Todd Bandazy at email@example.com. To be considered for the upcoming pro tem class, an attorney must be an active member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, have a minimum of five years of civil or criminal experience as a practicing attorney, and have a currently sitting King County District Court Judge as a sponsor. King County District Court encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Thank you for your interest in serving King County District Court.