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  • 07/12/2016 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:

    A DIY Guide to Hiring Household Help:

    Tax and Employment Law Considerations

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    When: Tuesday, July 12, 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.

    Have a nanny or want to hire one? A housekeeper or other household help? This seminar will provide practical tips on the employment law and tax implications of hiring household help, including nannies, housekeepers, and others. We will cover federal tax filing requirements such as W-2s, 1099s, and Schedule H, as well as state Employment Security and Department of Labor and Industries filing and payment requirements. And we will discuss employment law issues that typically arise in this area, including minimum wage and other rules applicable to employers.

    Cory Johnson is a shareholder at Colvin + Hallett where she helps clients resolve federal and state tax disputes, including representing clients undergoing audits, at administrative appeals, in litigation in federal courts, and clients under investigation or charged with committing tax crimes. Cory has twin six-year-old girls, and when she discovered the nanny service was keeping nearly half of what she was paying for her summer nanny to file and pay taxes, she decided to pay her next nanny directly. She will share what she learned about the various tax filing and payment obligations for hiring and paying household help.

    Joanna Silverstein is a shareholder at Littler where she represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters arising under federal and state law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour disputes. She also advises clients on preventing these types of claims, and will share tips on hiring and employing household help. Joanna has two young boys.

    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.)

    MAMA Seattle would also like to thank our

    Platinum sponsors:

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Garvey Schubert Barer

    Gold sponsors:

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    K&L Gates LLP

    Keller Rohrback LLP

    Microsoft Corporation

    Perkins Coie LLP

    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

    Summit Law Group PLLC

    www.MAMASeattle.org


  • 01/12/2016 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Unlocking Generational CODES

    For the first time in history, six generations are colliding in family rooms and board rooms across the country. Successful companies are expanding their capacities to understand the specific attitudes, values, and beliefs that influence the choices of each generation. In this program:

    • Leaders and managers learn new core tools and front-line techniques for leading and managing across generations.
    • Emerging leaders gain a nuanced understanding of the paths and politics they will need to navigate the workplace and have the results they desire.
    • Participants leave with specific actions they can apply immediately in their inter-generational communication and teamwork interactions.
    • Managers, partners, and team members learn how to work together more efficiently and profitably because they have a new understanding of how generational differences can be turned into opportunities—not obstacles.

    Audience members discover the growth opportunity in the multi-generational workplace mix and leave with ready-to-use actions that maximize each generation’s contributions.



    When:

    Tuesday, January 23, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

     

    Where: 

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101

     

    RSVP:  through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMAS member) or by email to lunchseminars@mamaseattle.org

     

    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.)

     

     

    MAMA Seattle would like to thank our

     

    Platinum sponsors:

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Garvey Schubert Barer

     

    and Gold sponsors:

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    K&L Gates LLP

    Keller Rohrback LLP

    Microsoft Corporation

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    Perkins Coie LLP

    Schwabe, Williamson & Whyatt

    Summit Law Group PLLC

    Susman Godfrey LLP

     

    www.MAMASeattle.org

     

  • 11/09/2015 1:49 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Honors Attorney Fellowships in EPA's Seattle Office (Region 10)

    http://www2.epa.gov/careers/honors-attorney-fellowships-epas-seattle-office-region-10

    About Region 10 Honors Attorney Fellowships

    The EPA Region 10 Honors Attorney Fellowship is designed for a recent law school graduate with excellent academic credentials and strong interests in an environmental law career and public service.

    It provides an opportunity to practice law in a leading governmental environmental organization and to receive extensive training in and exposure to environmental law and policy work in the public sector.

    Region 10 offers new Fellows significant responsibility, the opportunity to handle a challenging caseload that includes enforcement and counseling work, and extensive training and mentoring from experienced colleagues with recognized expertise. EPA offers a diverse and supportive work environment.

    The Office of Regional Counsel is responsible for preparing administrative, judicial, and criminal cases against violators of environmental laws. These cases require the development and use of technical and legal strategies for negotiation and litigation.

    Attorney caseloads are not confined to one industry, statute, state, or tribe. The primary statutes enforced by EPA are the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. We work collaboratively with state, tribal, and local governments to implement national environmental laws.

    In addition to preparing enforcement actions, attorneys are responsible for counseling the Regional Administrator and program directors on the interpretation of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Furthermore, attorneys are expected to participate in civil or criminal litigation of cases referred to the Department of Justice and to represent the EPA in administrative proceedings.

    The Office of Regional Counsel employs approximately 35 attorneys, plus support staff.

    Learn more about EPA Region 10

    We are currently accepting applications for two Honors Attorney Fellowships in our Seattle office. Apply by November 16, 2015.

  • 10/23/2015 9:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    You are invited to attend Making the Right Moves.  Join us to learn about leveraging technology, alternative career paths, building a mindset for grit and growth and much more. 

    October 23rd

    9 - 5pm

    701 Fifth Ave, Suite 6200

    Seattle, WA

    visit: www.msjdn.org/rightmoves

     

  • 08/31/2015 6:27 PM | Kallie Ferguson (Administrator)
    Wednesday marks the 95th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. At the same time, one of the last countries to deny women the vote is preparing to open its polls: this December, women will vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time


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  • 08/27/2015 4:01 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Businesses are recognizing and valuing diversity in the workforce more than ever before, and this is equally true in the legal profession. Clients and customers continue to request more diverse attorneys to work on their matters, as many believe diversity is a fundamental value that also offers better business outcomes. Women represent half the world’s population but continue to be under-represented in the legal profession at all attorney levels around the world.  

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  • 08/09/2015 2:52 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     June 19, 2015

    Dear SCWLA members and friends,

    This is a personal letter to the women lawyers of South Carolina, and to women lawyers everywhere.

    The senseless massacre in Charleston this week has stunned, and saddened, all of us.  Many of our members knew the people, good people, who were gunned down in what is being called, I fear correctly, a “hate crime.”  I knew Reverend Pinckney myself.

    As lawyers, this event calls us to rise up as defenders of equality, to stand up as protectors of liberty, and to speak up as crusaders against hatred.  In a profound way, this unspeakable tragedy summons us to be our very best selves.  So today, the women lawyers of South Carolina say to all involved, “We will not tolerate this conduct -- not here, not now, not ever.”

    But, my friends, long before we ever opened a book to read the rule of law, there was another book written on our hearts.  It is the book that teaches us, in this transitory life, to love our neighbors as ourselves.  And it is this rule, above all others, that will carry us through this valley of the shadow.

    In closing, I urge you to keep your hearts open.  The survivors of this tragedy, the members of the historic church where the unthinkable happened, are setting this example for all of us.  I, for one, am humbled by their forgiveness and strengthened by their faith.

    With best personal wishes,

    Marguerite Willis
    President
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  • 07/23/2015 2:58 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    MAMA Seattle is thrilled to present LADDER DOWN: Seattle's first Women's Business Development Program.

     

    Information and Applications are now available here: http://tinyurl.com/SeattleLadderDown2015

     

    Ladder Down is a national program for women attorneys at all levels of practice to hone their leadership and business development skills. MAMA Seattle invites women attorneys in the Seattle area to apply to this year-long program, which features a series of monthly workshops lead by nationally recognized career coaches who specialize in assisting women attorneys build a book of business, or rise through the corporate counsel ranks.

     

    Faculty members Marianne Trost and Lynn Moran will lead group presentations on Saturday mornings, supported by monthly small group sessions that allow for individualized follow up and accountability.

     

    The program will start in September 2015, and will be hosted in the offices of Perkins Coie in downtown Seattle.

     

    Applications are due July 31, 2015. Don't delay! This is an amazing opportunity to have access to personalized business development and leadership training designed to take you and your career to the next level.

     

    More information and applications are available here: http://tinyurl.com/SeattleLadderDown2015  and on the website for MAMA Seattle: www.mamaseattle.org.

     

  • 07/15/2015 12:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Superior Court invites you to attend two informational Brown Bag lunch meetings to hear  presentations from Corrections, Superior Court, and other criminal justice partners on how the move to the new jail will impact your daily work on criminal cases.  Currently, we plan to start the first meeting with a panel presentation to provide information and will open the meeting to questions after presentations are complete.  Because this topic will, we believe, generate much discussion and many questions, we plan to hold two different sessions.  However, the panel presentation will only happen during the first meeting.  We look forward to sponsoring this important discussion and to seeing many of you there!

     

    DATES:

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015:  12:15-1:15 pm

     

    LOCATION

     

    Court room 102, Superior Court 

  • 07/08/2015 12:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Superior Court invites you to attend two informational Brown Bag lunch meetings to hear  presentations from Corrections, Superior Court, and other criminal justice partners on how the move to the new jail will impact your daily work on criminal cases.  Currently, we plan to start the first meeting with a panel presentation to provide information and will open the meeting to questions after presentations are complete.  Because this topic will, we believe, generate much discussion and many questions, we plan to hold two different sessions.  However, the panel presentation will only happen during the first meeting.  We look forward to sponsoring this important discussion and to seeing many of you there!

     

    DATES:

     

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015:  12:15-1:15 pm  AND

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015:  12:15-1:15 pm

     

    LOCATION

     

    Court room 102, Superior Court

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