Items of Interest


  • 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.


  • 09/17/2016 10:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Panel Discussions from local and national leaders and networking opportunities.

    The purpose of the K.D. Hall Foundation is to support campaigns that encourage, inspire and propel women of all ages, nationalities and sexualities around the world. K.D. Hall Foundation partners with colleges, organizations, government and more to create opportunities and experiences for women through mentorship, interviews and life changing conferences.

     

    In essence we are about the growth and evolution of all people in our community and around the world. The focus for our first project is Women and 2020 Workforce. The Movement is a 5 year project encompassing conferences, mentorship, education, media and STEM (science, tech, engineering and mathematics).

     

    KD Hall Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are the foundation to KD Hall Communications. KD Hall Communications is a Diversity & Inclusion consultant company. Learn more at www.kdhall.com.

    http://www.kdhallfoundation.org/

  • 09/13/2016 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

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

    Key Long-Term Care Planning Strategies for Our Parents

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    When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, 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: via Big Tent (preferred for MAMAS members) or email to lunchseminars@mamaseattle.org. Please say if you will attend in person or participate by phone.

    Learn about basic estate planning documents, long-term care insurance options, paying for care, and Medicaid basics.

    Kristin Reeder. Kristin Lillquist Reeder is a Bellevue attorney practicing in the areas of elder law, estate planning, probate and guardianships. Ms. Reeder received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1999. She is a previous board member of the Washington Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a member of the Washington State and King County (Guardianship and Elder Law Section) Bar associations. She is a frequent speaker regarding long-term care and estate planning issues and has attended MAMAS. She is married to Jeff Reeder, and has two children, David (12) and Joshua (10).

    We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate networking and a lively discussion. Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS 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.)


  • 08/16/2016 9:03 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Washington Leadership Institute seeks applications for 2016-2017 fellows: The mission of the WLI is to develop and enhance the leadership skills of Washington State attorneys from underrepresented segments of our profession. The program targets attorneys who have practiced for three to ten years with diverse backgrounds. In August 2016, the WLI has graduated over 150 Fellows who will serve in various leadership roles the WSBA and community organizations. The deadline for submitting applications is September 16, 2016. For more information and application materials.


    Brochure

    Fact Sheet

    Application

  • 08/04/2016 3:50 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Spokane Chapter nominated Judge O'Connor for a WSBA Apex award and she won. She was the founder of the WWL Spokane Chapter. Here is a newspaper story that discusses the WWL a bit: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/aug/02/judge-kathleen-oconnor-to-be-honored-by-state-bar-/. 


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