Fourth Annual Women's Law Update CLE

  • 10/12/2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • K&L Gates in Seattle


  • Guests who are not current WWL members

Registration is closed

Fourth Annual Women’s Law Update and CLE

K&L Gates ~ 925 4th Ave, Suite 2900, Seattle, WA 98104

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

2.0 CLE credits pending

Light snacks and refreshments offered

Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) and Legal Voice are pleased to invite you to our 4th Annual Women's Law Update and CLE prior to WWL’s 2018 Annual Event. The CLE is open to all lawyers and law students and will be offered from 2 PM – 4 PM on October 12th at K&L Gates in Seattle. This CLE will focus on recent legislation and litigation, as well as ongoing advocacy, that Legal Voice is engaged in to advance women’s and LGBTQ rights in Washington State. Presenters include Pam Crone and Kim Clark (please see bios below).

Legal Voice and partners had a long list of legislative accomplishments in the 2018 session. These include the Equal Pay Opportunity Act, the Reproductive Parity Act, employment protections for survivors, and the Uniform Parentage Act just to name a few. The presentation will describe the new laws and how they will benefit women and girls in Washington State.

The litigation portion of Legal Voice’s presentation will cover the high impact cases in which Legal Voice is currently involved both at the state and federal level, as well as major decisions of the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit (as well as other circuits, time permitting), and the Washington Supreme Court over the past year that significantly impact women and LGBTQ+ people. These include:

U.S. Supreme Court

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, 138 S. Ct. 2361 (2018) (striking down a California statute that required Crisis Pregnancy Centers to disclose if they were not licensed healthcare providers, and to provide certain information to “patients” about their reproductive healthcare options);

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. V. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 138 S. Ct. 1719 (2018) (holding that a cease and desist order that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission issued to a cake shop under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act violated cake shop owner’s free exercise rights); and

Azar v. Garza, 138 S. Ct. 1790 (2018) (involving the refusal of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to allow a detainee who was a minor to obtain an abortion, based on an ORR policy that prohibited shelter personnel from taking any action to facilitate an abortion without the approval of the Director of the ORR).

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Rizo v. Yovino, 887 F.3d 453 (9th Cir. 2018) (holding that the Equal Pay Act prohibited an employer from considering prior salary, either alone or in combination with other factors, when setting employee salaries).

Washington Supreme Court

Roake v. Delman, 189 Wash.2d 775, 408 P.3d 658 (2018) (holding that a person seeking a sexual assault protection order must not only allege that she or he was sexually assaulted, but must also allege a “reasonable fear of future dangerous acts” by the alleged perpetrator).

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsor K&L Gates

About Our Speakers:

PAMELA CRONE is a lawyer and lobbyist and has represented Legal Voice and other clients in Olympia since 2000. Her lobbying portfolio includes women’s and LGBTQ legal rights, disability rights, health care, domestic violence, youth and family homelessness, and other economic and social justice issues. Pamela enjoys teaching about legislative process and advocacy. She created and taught a legislative and policy externship seminar at the Seattle University School of Law and also taught at the University of Washington School of Law. One of her great joys is to see her former students in Olympia working as legislative staff and lobbyists. Prior to lobbying, Pam was the Attorney Director of the Unemployment Law Project, a legal services organization providing legal representation to workers who lost their jobs through no fault of her own. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Education and a JD from the University of Florida School of Law. She loves to read and travel and enjoyed a nice long interim this year.

KIM CLARK is a Senior Attorney at Legal Voice focusing on reproductive rights, health and justice. Ms. Clark has broad experience in the private, nonprofit and public sectors with particular expertise in civil rights, education, and employment law. Among other things, Ms. Clark has served as general counsel for a large public school district, a staff attorney for a legal services organization, and an associate in the labor and employment and first amendment practice groups at a large international law firm. Ms. Clark holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian language from the University of Arizona. She loves SCUBA, obstacle course racing, and just about any other type of adventure.



The Annual Event will be held after the CLE on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle from 6:00-9:00 PM. 



Please contact Annual Event Co-VP, Katie Yuen, with any questions about this CLE or the Annual Event

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