King County Chapter

  • CLE – The Legalization of Marijuana: Impacts on the Practice of Law, Employers and Businesses in Washington

    Please join KCWWL on December 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. for a CLE presentation by Claire Mitchell of Stoel Rives and Sarah Turner of Gordon & Rees about the legal implications related to the legalization of marijuana in Washington State. The discussion will include: ethical considerations regarding representing clients engaged in marijuana related businesses, the general impacts on employers and businesses, including drug policies and testing, and developments across the nation. One hour CLE credit pending, including ½ credit of ethics.

    The CLE will be offered live at Gordon & Rees, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2100 Seattle, WA 98104. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Register for the CLE online with Eventbrite by clicking on the below link or by copying and pasting this link into your web browser:

    Eventbrite - CLE – The Legalization of Marijuana: Impacts on the Practice of Law, Employers and Businesses in Washington

    Please contact Angela Vogel at if you have any questions.

  • Recommended Article: 

    Women and the Law - The Glass Ceiling is Proving Resistant. Here's What We Can Do

    Reprinted with permission from Michele Radosevich.

    Download the full article here.

  • Diversity and The Law

    Immediate Past-President Kristen Larson addresses issues of importance to Women Lawyers and benefits of WWL and its member chapters in recent Bar News article. Read it here (on page 36).

2014 President's Message

Sarah Spierling Mack

     I am honored and pleased to represent KCWWL as its 2014 President. For those of you who don’t know me yet, I am the mother of 8 year-old twins and a defense attorney in Seattle, and I look forward to continuing the work of KCWWL over the coming year. I am also thrilled to be working with the group of women making up our 2014 Board. We are a dedicated and enthusiastic group, and plan to serve our members and legal community with many opportunities to get to know King County’s fabulous female attorneys, and to provide low cost, highly-relevant educational opportunities, as we all adapt to these evolving times for women lawyers. 

     Throughout my tenure with KCWWL, I have continuously heard that our members value our networking opportunities for women lawyers, and the forums we provide for the discussion of issues that affect women lawyers. That is something important to me and your Board, and we plan on continuing to provide such opportunities in 2014. We are pleased to be involved for the first time this year with “Lean In Circles,” which will be co-sponsored by MAMAS. We are also pleased to continue providing quality, low cost CLEs to our members, and many civic opportunities for our members to volunteer helping women in our community with a variety of needs. We also continue our commitment to law students and solo practitioners through our scholarship and grant programs, and we look forward to honoring our County’s Judges at our annual Judicial Appreciation Lunch. This year we also hope to grow our partnering relationships with our parent organization and other minority bar groups. Our Board has had its initial planning meeting for the year, and providing these numerous and varied benefits to our members is at the top of our list. Please watch for our save-the-date notices coming soon.

     Communication is also very important to us. Two of the core values of my own legal practice is letting my clients know where I am and how they can reach me, and responding to their inquiries promptly. I bring those same values with me to KCWWL, and am committed to communicating often about what we are doing, where we are going, and how you can participate. We hope to hear from you all as well. 

     I invite all of you to join or renew your membership, if you have not already done so, so that you can continue to take advantage of the membership benefits of both WWL and KCWWL. This should be an exciting year!

Are you an attorney mom looking to network with kids in tow? KCWWL supports MAMAS: Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle. Visit the MAMAS website to learn more.

Upcoming events

02/06/2015 • William H. Gates Hall, University of Washington Law School
02/09/2015 4:30 PM • Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma
02/19/2015 5:00 PM • our Seasons Hotel – Seattle 99 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

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