Items of Interest

  • 07/14/2013 7:06 AM | Anonymous

    Save the datess July 14 - 17  for the 2013 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida.  Visit for all the details including advance registration, housing options and a list of speakers.

    For the past twenty-eight years, our training course has attracted loyal attendees. Our focus will include a dynamic U.S. Supreme Court Review and Legislative Update as well as panels on Ethics and many areas affecting our legal, educational and social justice communities.

    The CLE provides an opportunity for civil rights advocates and legal scholars to meet greet and share strategies to advance the cause of justice of all Americans. .

    We will be offering (12) credit hours, including two hours of ethics. For your convenience, early bird registration is available for $450.00 until June 14, 2013. After June 14th, 2013 regular registration is $495.00 and on-site registration for the two-day session will be $525.00. Lawyers licensed 5 years or less can register for $375. One-day registrations are also available at $250.00. Those attorneys who serve as Legal Redress chairs and plan to apply for CLE credit will receive a 25% discount. Attached to this email is a schedule that includes a list of presenters both confirmed and invited. A brochure/registration form is also attached.

    The registration fee will include continental breakfast, one ticket to the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Memorial Lecture Luncheon on Monday, July 15, one brown bag lunch ticket, CLE course materials, closing reception and entrance onto the Convention floor for the 104th Annual NAACP Convention. If you are unable to attend the CLE, you may purchase course materials after the seminar at a cost of $75.00. Please make checks payable to the NAACP CLE Seminar (include credit card information on faxed registrations). For additional information, please contact, Kendra Glover, 410-580-5673, or

  • 07/13/2013 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Seattle Police Department Invites You to a Community Training

    In partnership with the Community Police Commission, Filipino Community Center, the Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, the Seattle Police Department invites you to a community training addressing how police officers continue the discussion on the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice initiatives. The community training/presentation will be based on the documentary, “Race: The Power of an Illusion.”

    When: Saturday, July 13th,

               9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Where: Filipino Community Center

                 5740 Martin Luther King Way S.,
                 Seattle, WA


    RSVP by Monday, July 8, 2013

    Contact: Maggie Olsen at or (206) 684-8672.

  • 07/11/2013 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    *Planning for the Future: What You Need to Know about Financial Planning
    for Attorneys**
    *Free lunch time talk
    When: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, July 11, 2013
    Where: 520 Pike Tower, 520 Pike Street, Suite 1211, Seattle, WA 98101 ?

    As attorneys, we are used to advocating for and protecting the interests of
    our clients. Yet, we sometimes forget to pay attention to our own finances
    and fail to plan for the future. Come join us on July 11th for a free
    lunchtime talk about financial planning for lawyers. Learn how to take
    control of your financial future and develop personal and business
    strategies to help achieve your goals. ABAW will be bringing in a financial
    planner who focuses on serving attorneys in Washington. This will be an
    interactive section, so please bring questions with you. All ABAW members
    are welcome to attend. Please RSVP with Qingqing Miao at by
    July 9, 2013. Free lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP

    *Qingqing Miao **缪庆庆** **
    *Shatz Law Group pllc
    999 Third Avenue, Suite 3000
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206.265.1225
    Fax: 206.340.8856

  • 07/10/2013 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Register for the latest CLE specialty program from the American Bar Association.

    Wednesday, 7/10/13
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
    1.5 CLE credits requested

    Join our panel of extremely talented and driven female managing partners from around the country for a discussion and examination of how one can reach the top position at their law firms. Topics will include:
    •Establishing and cultivating peer relationships within your own firm
    •Best practices for creating and maintaining invaluable client interactions and relationships
    •Advocating for firm policies that can help all lawyers, including:
    •Origination credit programs
    •Family caregiver and responsibility initiatives
    •Billing alternatives
    2 easy ways to learn more and register: Visit us online  & or call the ABA at 800-285-2221.

  • 07/09/2013 5:00 PM | Anonymous
    Seattle University School of Law and the Washington State Bar Association invite you to attend the Academic Resource Center (ARC) reception. For the past several years, the WSBA Committee for Diversity has hosted a welcome to the profession reception for students in the Academic Resource Center program at Seattle University School of Law. Please join them in welcoming these students on  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the WSBA Offices, Suite 600, 1325 4th Avenue, Seattle
  • 07/09/2013 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Staying Ready for Any Opportunity: Keeping Your Resume and Marketing Skills Up to Date

    When:Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 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  Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.

    Description:   Linked-In? Twitter? ATS bots?  Oh my!  Whether you are happy in your current position, or considering your next move, knowledge is power in the job market.  MAMAS members and legal recruiters Pia Bloom and Robin Schachter of Gamoran Legal Consulting will share tips on legal career planning, keeping your resume up to date, and how to evaluate your next opportunity.  

    Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members!  Cookies will be provided.  We encourage you to attend our brown bag meeting in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion.
    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, which is disruptive to the presentation.  If you need to leave the call briefly, please hang up and call back in when you are able.

    MAMAS would also like to thank our

    Platinum sponsors:
    Garvey Schubert Barer
    Navigant Consulting, Inc.
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    Gold sponsors:
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    K&L Gates LLP
    Microsoft Corporation
    Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
    Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

  • 07/01/2013 7:35 AM | Anonymous
    Women’s Funding Alliance has been a leader in improving the lives of women
    and girls in Washington State for the past 30 years. Working together with
    thousands of committed individuals and hundreds of community partners,
    we have increased opportunities and broken down barriers. The Power to Do More is a research paper recently commissioned by the Women's Funding Alliance outlining what has been accomplished and guidelines to continue the work.
  • 06/27/2013 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    WSBA-CLE Presents: Same-Sex Marriage: A Practitioners Perspective on Thursday, June, 20, 2013 (Seattle) and Thursday June 27, 2013 (Tacoma).  This is co-sponsored by the WSBA Committee for Diversity and the Attorney General’s Office. Same-sex marriage is an issue that has come to the forefront in our state and nationally. This CLE is aimed at educating practitioners about the implications of Washington’s same-sex marriage law and Federal DOMA, particularly in the area of family law.
    Tacoma - Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the  Attorney General’s Office – Tacoma
    1250 Pacific Ave. Suite 105,Tacoma, WA 98402.

    Approved for 1.5 General CLE Credits for Washington Attorneys
    TUITION:  $0

  • 06/25/2013 11:13 AM | Anonymous
    Subject: Deadline 6/30 - Tweet your vision of equity in the law!

    What is your vision of equity in the legal profession? We want to know ... we need your voice and your vision!

    And your opinion could be worth more than you think -- $1,000, to be precise.

    Based on different backgrounds and experiences, everyone has a different view of equity and what it means to the profession.

    To capture a range of those views, the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity is hosting a contest on Twitter to encourage the discussion and exchange of ideas on equity in the law. Participants will tweet and complete this sentence: "My vision of equity in the legal profession is . . . ."

    To participate go to:

    The virtual symposium closes June 30, 2013.

    Join the discussion to eliminate bias and enhance equity in the legal profession. Together, we can find a voice to advance change.

    For more information on the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity, visit

    Thank you - The ABA Task Force on Gender Equity

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Contest ends 6/30/13. For Official Rules and prize description, visit Sponsor: American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

  • 06/25/2013 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    2014 Spirit of Excellence Awards Luncheon

    When: Saturday, February 8, 2014

    Where: Hyatt Regency, Chicago

    The deadline for the 2014 Spirit of Excellence Awards is July 15, 2013! The ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession established the Spirit of Excellence Awards to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who excel in their professional settings; personify excellence on the national, state, or local level; and who have demonstrated a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.  We invite you and your organization to consider nominating a trailblazer in diversity! 

    Download a nomination form. Nominations forms must be completed and submitted electronically to However, if the materials are more 15 Megabytes (MB) we ask that the materials be zipped/compressed file. The deadline is July 15, 2013. No extensions will be made.

    The 2014 Spirit of Excellence Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, IL. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Daniel Serrano at 312-988-5638 or at

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