Items of Interest


  • 02/01/2021 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I am pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in our Appellate Advocacy competition, which will be conducted online this winter. This competition will run via Zoom from February 16th to February 19th, with two separate brackets (one for 1Ls, one for 2L and 3L students). More information about the competition, including a complete schedule for the days volunteer judges are needed may be found at the bottom of this email. Be aware that dates will be removed as judges’ spaces are filled. 

     

    This year’s problem has a COVID/global pandemic focus. The issues presented on appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States are:

    1.     Whether a consumer must suffer actual concrete damages for that consumer to have standing to sue under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?

    2.     Whether an unsolicited text message disclosing blood test results would be highly offense to a reasonable person as defined by section 652B of the Second Restatement of Torts?

     

    We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. Particularly in this online academic environment, any practical experience we can offer our students is crucial and we cannot do it without our volunteer judges! As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. For your service as a judge you will receive:

     

    3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each additional night judged*

     

    You may register to serve as a judge for the competition using this sign up form.

     

    Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at judges@uw.edu

     


  • 02/01/2021 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    Annual QLaw Scholarship


    Calling all Washington State 3Ls and 4Ls - Please Apply or Help Us Spread The Word!

    Application Period Now Open for 3Ls & 4Ls!
    Application Deadline: Friday, February 12–5 p.m., PST


    QLaw is committed to assisting graduating law students with the costs associated with accessing the legal profession after graduation, including but not limited to the cost of the bar preparation course. To this end, we are pleased to share that the application period for the Annual QLaw Scholarship is now open. Download and fill out our application form.

    The amount and number of scholarships will be determined by QLaw, and recipients will be selected based on criteria including past success and future dedication in supporting QLaw’s mission. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend QLaw’s Annual Event on Friday, March 26, 2021 (this year the event will be virtual; complimentary tickets will be provided to scholarship recipients).

    If you are a 3L or 4L student, please consider applying for the scholarship!

    If your law school days are now a fond memory of the past, please help us spread the word and share this message with anyone in your network who might be interested in applying.

    For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the scholarship committee chair, Cam Gatta: camgat@microsoft.com.

    With best wishes,

    QLaw Bar Association


  • 02/01/2021 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    Buchanan's Diversity & Inclusion Committee Presents

    Exploring Intersections
    Black History Month | Celebrating HERstory
    A Conversation With Paulette Brown
    1st African American Woman President of the American Bar Association

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST


    In observance of Black History Month, please join Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney for a virtual conversation with Paulette Brown. We will explore Paulette's HERstory - her historic rise to the top of the ABA; her career journey from in-house counsel to Municipal Court Judge to private practice at a major law firm; and the many glass ceilings she shattered along the way. We will also discuss diversity in leadership at law firms and bar associations, the importance of mentoring women of color in the legal industry and the impact of diversity on the future practice of law.


    This program has been approved for 1.0 Ethics CLE credit for PA, and 1.0 credits for the Diversity and/or Elimination of Bias Requirement for CA, NY, NJ and WV. Credit for all other states is available on request pending approval. Please indicate if you need CLE credit on the registration form.


    Register here

  • 01/27/2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is proud to host the first-ever virtual World Forum for Women in the Law, from January 27th through 29th, 2021. The theme for this conference is Women, Power, and Disrupting the Status Quo.  Learn from women leaders of the legal profession around the world, from a variety of practice types, and step into your own power as a woman in the law.  The ABA is seeking CLE credit for the World Forum.

    Visit our website <"www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/406298302.html"> for program and registration information.

    View the schedule and program descriptions here <"www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/women/cw-worldforum-virtualbrochure-final.pdf">.

     

    Speakers include:

    Christina Blacklaws, Immediate Past President, Law Society of England and Wales

    Vivia Chen, Chief Blogger, Senior Columnist, the Careerist; the American Lawyer

    Connie Collingsworth, Chief Operating Officer, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC, Head, Atkin Chambers, London

    Paula Davis-Laack, Founder and CEO, Stress and Resilience Institute

    Patricia Diaz Dennis, Board Member, US Steel; Entravision Communications; Amalgamated Bank

    JoAnne Epps, Executive VP and Provost, Temple University

    Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women's Law Center

    Deborah Epstein Henry, Consultant, Speaker, Author

    Dr. Milana Hogan, Chief Talent and Legal Officer, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP

    Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; Distinguished Senior Fellow, the University of Chicago, the Law School

    Stasia Kelly, Executive Director of Client Relations, DLA Piper

    Eileen Letts, Partner, Zuber Lawler

    Charisse Lillie, CEO, CRL Consulting, LLC

    Lelia Mooney, Executive Director, Center for the Advancement for the Rule of Law in the Americas; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law

    Meredith Mandell, Associate, Quinn Emanuel

    Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, New York Public Library

    Hon. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights

    Dr. Destiny Peery, Principal, the Red Bee Group

    Ingrid Pierce, Global Managing Partner, Walkers

    Hillary Sale, Professor, Georgetown University School of Law

    Helena Samaha, President and CEO, Lex Mundi

    Tshepo Shabangu, Immediate Past Chair, Partner, Spoor and Fisher

    Tiziana Sucharitkul, Co-Managing Partner, Director of Dispute Resolution, Tilleke and Gibbons

    Joyce White Vance, Former US Attorney and Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law, University of Alabama, School of Law

     


  • 01/22/2021 6:53 AM | Anonymous

    Washington Law Review's purpose is to publish cutting-edge and thought-provoking legal scholarship from both practitioners and students. Doing it responsibly requires our organization to be aware of the inequities, bias, and institutionalized racism that law schools perpetuate. To that end, WLR is particularly interested in submissions from scholars of color, submissions that address legal issues facing marginalized communities, and submissions that discuss legal issues specific to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

    By drawing from our regional community, WLR hopes to publish more articles about issues that are uniquely important to Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, including the Ninth Circuit. WLR wants to hear from voices that may not have had a platform to speak on legal issues impacting their communities, especially those that have been here since time immemorial and as this region has grown. Overall, WLR seeks to respond to the overdue and critical need for diverse voices in law—voices that our legal community has historically overlooked. This is our privilege and our responsibility.


    We invite you to consider submitting an article or essay to WLR and/or sharing this call for pieces with your professional network. More information on how to submit and submission deadlines can be found here: https://www.law.uw.edu/wlr/submissions.


    If you have questions or comments, please reach out to Jennifer Seely, our Chief Articles Editor (jseely@washlrev.org), and Monica Romero, our Chair of Diversity & Inclusion (mromero@washlrev.org). Thank you.



  • 01/03/2021 12:11 PM | Anonymous

    The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers. Each year, the Commission honors up to five outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women lawyers.

    The nominations portal, in addition to the criteria and requirements, can be found at https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/women/margaret-brent-awards/nominationinformation/.

    The deadline to nominate is January 29th, 2021 at 5pm CST.

    If you have any questions about the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact me at Laura.Tannous@americanbar.org. To learn more about the award, visit www.ambar.org/brentawards.


  • 12/03/2020 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers. Each year, the Commission honors up to five outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women lawyers.

     

    The nominations portal, in addition to the criteria and requirements, can be found at https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/women/margaret-brent-awards/nominationinformation/.

     

    The deadline to nominate is January 29th, 2021 at 5pm CST.

     

    If you have any questions about the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact me at Laura.Tannous@americanbar.org. To learn more about the award, visit www.ambar.org/brentawards.


  • 11/23/2020 3:33 PM | Anonymous

    Long-term remote work has changed how lawyers work, engage in business development, emerge as leaders, and network. Staying connected with other lawyers and clients while growing professionally is equally important during these challenging times. Ladder Down 2021 is designed to help you grow professionally and navigate this "new normal." Plus, you'll earn over 20 CLE credits! Program cost is $800. Partial scholarships are available for MAMAs members.  Applications are due December 15th.

     

    Ladder Down is a year-long career and business development program for women attorneys in all practice areas at any level. Our 2021 program is fully remote via Zoom, with meetings approximately once a month. Led by an experienced faculty of career coaches, the program provides a structured, proven approach to help lawyers take their careers to the next level by focusing on helping women attorneys develop skills to build a book of business or rise through the corporate counsel ranks and enhance leadership skills. Faculty members Marianne Trost and Lynn Moran will lead 6 monthly group presentations on Saturday mornings, supported by several small group sessions that allow for individualized follow up and accountability. Panel discussions and individual consultations round out the formal program. Ladder Down participants also benefit from the support, mentoring, and referral network developed between fellow participants.

    The year-long program begins January 2021. The 2020 sample schedule, curriculum, faculty bios, tuition, and scholarship information and the application are all posted on the MAMA Seattle website: https://mamaseattle.org/programs/ladder-down/ The 2021 schedule is still being finalized and will post once final. 

    This is an amazing opportunity for a select group of women attorneys to have access to personalized business development and leadership training designed to take you and your career to the next level. Past participants have included small, medium, and large firm partners and associates, corporate counsel, in-house counsel, government attorneys, and attorneys in (or looking to) transition.

    Although originally developed as an in-person program, in the spring of 2020 the current class moved to a remote forum, and the feedback has been outstanding. Class participants report that they have benefited from the monthly zoom sessions and recommend the program to others working from home, as it has allowed them to stay connected and focus on business and leadership development in our changing environment.

    Email ladderdown@mamaseattle.org with questions and for an application. Applications should be emailed to this address as well. 

    The program is not limited to mother attorneys or MAMA members; please feel free to share the link with other women attorneys in your network.

     


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