NEW CLE PROGRAM!
Register for the latest CLE specialty program from the American Bar Association.
Divorce, Dissolution, and Consensual Dispute Resolution: Resolving Same-Sex Issues
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
1.5 credits requested
Part of the Emerging Issues in LGBT Law Series
Same-sex families face many legal and practical obstacles in the dissolution of relationships. Should they go to court? Is some form of consensual dispute resolution the answer? Join our panel of leading experts as they:
· Provide data on the divorce and dissolution rates for same-sex couples
· Discuss the differing State perspectives
· Examine mediation and the collaborative law process
· Offer tips on best practices for both divorce and
same-sex dissolution matters
2 easy ways to learn more and register
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Call the ABA at 800-285-2221
WSBA is hosting a BOG Candidate Forum this Wednesday, March 6th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the WSBA-CLE Center (1501 4th Ave. #308, Seattle). We have 11 candidates in total running for an open seat in District 2,9 and 10. Here are the candidates:
We’d love to have you join us, even if you don’t reside in any of the districts with open seats. All individuals elected to the BOG have a role in moving the Bar forward with an eye toward both its long-standing mission and guiding principles, and its short-term strategic goals. It would be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates, ask questions and learn more about the election process.
While it’s not required, if you’re able to make it and let us know in advance, we’ll make sure we save a seat for you. Please register here. Or, if you’d like to join via webcast we ask that you register so you can receive the necessary login information in advance. You can register here.
FROM CFPB TO LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS ADDRESSING CONSUMER ISSUES:
Welcome to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
You are invited to a one-hour webinar about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time.
Director Richard Cordray and staff from CFPB’s Consumer Education and Engagement division and Consumer Response will provide an overview of the agency, its consumer protection tools, and work it’s doing to help educate and engage consumers, including low income and economically vulnerable consumers. Staff from Consumer Response, tasked with taking in, resolving, and analyzing consumer complaints, will discuss the goals of the complaint system and how it works. You can find out more about CFPB at www.consumerfinance.gov.
The webinar will feature:
1. Starting at 2:50pm on March 5th, you can log into the webinar by joining the meeting:
2. Enter the required fields – Webinar Passcode – cfpbdoj2013
4. Click on Proceed.
To join audio -
Leader Passcode: 51319128
The webinar will also include time for questions.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact: Mary Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lyn Haralson at email@example.com
SOCIAL MEDIA 101: SHOULD LAWYERS USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKING?
IF SO, HOW?
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 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 HeatherColdwell@dwt.com. Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.
SOCIAL MEDIA 101: SHOULD LAWYERS USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTAND NETWORKING? IF SO, HOW?
This panel will discuss the various social media platforms and the advantages and disadvantages of using social media as a networking and business development tool with a focus on Facebook and Linkedin. They will also discuss how to use social media and what to avoid when utilizing social media.
Lee Wang has been an expert and entrepreneur in online, mobile, and social media marketing and advertising for over 12 years. He founded FanZappy in late 2011 and is serving as its CEO. FanZappy offers a business-class social media management, marketing and acceleration services, uniquely designed for professionals and small & medium businesses. Prior to FanZappy, he founded Caliber Data in 2006 and established its breakthrough Pay Per Transaction™ advertising platform (sold to eBay). Lee joined Microsoft in 1997 and worked in the Windows and Online divisions as program manager and later marketing research director. He holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, a MS in Physics from Bowling Green State University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University. Lee has published a number of professional articles and holds several US patents in his professional areas.
Lisa Cox came to Fan Zappy through social media, and began working with FanZappy Social Media Management in 2011. Lisa is a strong “Connector” and a networker, by nature, training and personal fascination. Lisa enjoys helping businesses connect, and to accelerate their social media effectiveness through FanZappy and the smarter application of networking skills. She has over 30 years’ experience in sales and operations management. She is an entrepreneur who has started and managed several small businesses, occasionally turning them into larger businesses. She’s moved from sales and management of a multi-franchise video dating business to owner of a women’s health and fitness franchise, and spent 4 years in executive search in the banking and financial industries.
Carly Presho-Dunne is a social media manager who has worked for University Village, Windows Phone at AT&T, and local startup, Julep Beauty Inc. She graduated with a degree in economics from Occidental College in 2011 and has spent the last two years mastering all facets of experiential marketing with a particular passion for online marketing and Search Engine Optimization.
We encourage you to attend our brown bag meeting in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion.
Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies 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, 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.
Celebration of Diversity “The Intersection of Diversity and Equal Justice”
with keynote speaker
Aurora Martin of Columbia Legal Services
Thursday, February 28, 2013
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Gallery, Sullivan Hall
Appetizers and beverages will be served.
Kindly RSVP by February 22 by clicking here.
Join our law school community for a reception to celebrate diversity and engage in a talk about how diversity and equal justice intersect with Aurora Martin, Executive Director of Columbia Legal Services. We invite you to learn more about the School of Law’s commitment to educating the Northwest's most diverse law student body to be leaders for a more just and humane world at this reception, which caps our annual Diversity Week, a student-organized series of workshops and events focused on learning about and advancing diversity.
This Lawyering in a Diverse World event is co-sponsored by the Access to Justice Institute, Center for Professional Development, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Office of Admissions, Office of Advancement, Office of Student Affairs,
and the Student Bar Association.
To learn more about the Lawyering in a Diverse World series, click here.
There are four (4) diversity scholarships available to attorneys who would like to attend the ABA Section of Family Law Spring Conference in Anchorage , AK but may not have the financial resources to afford the cost. The Conference is April 17-20, 2013.
If awarded a scholarship through this program, the awardees will receive a complimentary conference registration, a complimentary ticket to the Newcomers’ Dinner and the Friday (Alaska Railroad Trip) event, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement (in compliance with ABA and Section financial policies). Send your completed application to Cynthia Swan at email: Cynthia.Swan@americanbar.org no later than March 15, 2013. For your convenience, I have attached the application. For more information on the conference, you can visit www.ambar.org/famlawspring
The 2013-2014 YLD Scholarship application process is now open. The YLD Scholarship Program is designed to encourage the participation of minority, solo/small firm, government, private sector and military service attorneys in the YLD. Here is a link to the scholarship application page, which also explains the program as well as eligibility requirements: