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  • 04/04/2017 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    MAMA Seattle invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:

     

    Birds and Bees for Kids Ages 5-14: When and How to Have The Talk(s)

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    When:  Tuesday, April 4, 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 lunchseminars@mamaseattle.org. If you plan on participating by phone, please indicate that in your RSVP so that we may email you any handouts ahead of time.

     

    This presentation will provide you with everything you need to know to rock The Talk(s) with your kids. You will discover:

    •       Why you need to start the conversation far earlier than you think

    •       What kids need to know about the birds and bees by the time they start middle school

    •       The key to getting them to listen when you talk about these issues

    •       Why knowing your values is key to talking to your kids

    •       Tips for making The Talks easy, fun, and actually happen!

     

    Speaker: Amy Lang is a “parent’s best-friend-with-benefits” when it comes to these important conversations. In 2005, when she freaked out about taking to her son, Amy founded Birds & Bees & Kids. She combined her expertise in adult education and her love of sexual health and has helped thousands of parents around the world rock the sex talks. She has been featured onCNN Health, Huffington Post Live, and The Wall Street Journal


    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

     

    Platinum sponsors:

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Garvey Schubert Barer

     

    Gold sponsors:

    K&L Gates LLP

    Keller Rohrback LLP

    Perkins Coie LLP

    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

    Summit Law Group PLLC

     

     

    www.MAMASeattle.org

     

  • 03/23/2017 1:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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

  • 03/22/2017 10:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 emily@emilygauselaw.com with “Office Space” in the subject line.  We look forward to meeting you! 

     

     


  • 03/10/2017 5:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    • (1)    Pro Bono Attorneys Needed for Virtual Legal Aid Clinic—Second and Fourth Tuesdays (ongoing).
    • Provide pro bono legal advice (via Skype!) to Enumclaw’s new legal aid clinic, Reach Enumclaw. Reach provides general legal advice on civil matters on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7:30pm. Volunteer attorneys can team together or work individually to virtually staff the clinic. For more information and to schedule a time, please contact Jeffrey Hamilton at hamilt25@seattleu.edu.

    • (2)    Volunteers Needed to Assist Powerful Voices with Girlvolution Conference – April 22nd. Powerful Voices is a a non-profit that works with girls 12-19, most of whom are girls of color who regularly have experienced oppression through violence, poverty, racism and sexism in their lives. At Powerful Voices, the conference invites girls to realize their dreams, engage their communities and shape a more just world through a series of girl-led workshops. Volunteers are needed to help set-up the event on April 21stand 22nd, and a team of volunteers is needed to provide feedback to girls hosting the workshops at a dress rehearsal on April 1st. For information on how to volunteer, please contact Layla Taylor, Community Engagement Coordinator, at layla@powerfulvoices.org.

    • (3)    Donations Needed for Powerful Voices Girlvolution Conference – April 22nd.  . The youth attending the conference are in need of several toiletries and body care products. Please consider donating shampoo, deodorant, lotion, menstrual products, and make-up, as well as gift cards, or hosting a body care products drive at your workplace. Layla Taylor can help facilitate pick-up at  layla@powerfulvoices.org.


  • 03/03/2017 12:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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


  • 02/22/2017 4:20 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 todd.bandazy@kingcounty.gov. 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.

  • 02/22/2017 4:18 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 kfredericks@seattleymca.org.


  • 02/17/2017 2:25 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 todd.bandazy@kingcounty.gov. 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.


  • 11/17/2016 2:44 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    DWT is offering total of 6 scholarships to 1L students with diverse background this year! Our online application site will be open on December 1st through January 10th. Please click here.

    Brook Dormaier

    Law Student Recruiting Manager

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200

    Seattle, WA 98101

    Email: brookdormaier@dwt.com


     


  • 10/25/2016 3:05 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    MAMA Seattle is pleased to announce that the schedule and applications for the 2017 Ladder Down program are now available at: http://mamaseattle.org/ladder-down.html.

    This twelve month leadership and business development course will start in January 2017. Class size is limited to 26 women attorneys, and although sponsored by MAMA Seattle, is not restricted or targeted to mothers. The program can benefit lawyers of all experience levels, in any and all practice areas, and in organizations of any size, from solo practices to in-house counsel in large legal departments. Much more information is available on the MAMA Seattle website: http://mamaseattle.org/ladder-down.html.

    Please note that the application deadline has been extended to December 1, 2016.

    For questions, please feel free to reach out to: ladderdown@mamaseattle.org.


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