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.
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-/.
Invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:
A DIY Guide to Hiring Household Help:
Tax and Employment Law Considerations
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 email@example.com. 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
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Garvey Schubert Barer
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Keller Rohrback LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Summit Law Group PLLC
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:
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.
Tuesday, January 23, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies and drinks will be provided.
MAMA Seattle would like to thank our
and Gold sponsors:
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Schwabe, Williamson & Whyatt
Susman Godfrey LLP
Honors Attorney Fellowships in EPA's 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.
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.
9 - 5pm
701 Fifth Ave, Suite 6200
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.
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,
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.