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Membership in the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers provides networking, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities, unique CLE programs, and social functions, to name a few benefits.  KCWWL continues to strive toward the full integration of women in the legal profession and for equality for women everywhere and works toward increasing diversity on the bench. We offer meetings, activities and newsletters, and a chance to get together with other women attorneys in your area and make a difference. 

 Join or Renew your Membership to King County WWL today by visiting: http://wwl.org/Memberregistration/

Upcoming KCWWL Events

But first, a reminder about KCWWL Scholarships:

There's still time to apply for KCWWL's solo and small firm grant and law student scholarships!  The application process is simple, and KCWWL is accepting applications for these opportunities until Friday, October 15:

2018 Solo and Small Firm Attorneys Grant Opportunities

The King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers is pleased to provide a grant opportunity of up to $1,500.00 each to recognize one or more new solo or small firm (2-5 attorneys) practitioners whose work benefits women directly or improves access to justice for women in Seattle/King County.  Please see the grant application posted on the KCWWL website for complete eligibility criteria.  Applications should be submitted to Natalie Moore, KCWWL Scholarship Committee Chair, at kcwwlscholarship@gmail.com no later than October 15, 2018. 

More information here: https://www.wwl.org/page-1667454

2018 Scholarship Opportunities

The King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is pleased to offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 to one second-year female law student at University of Washington School of Law and one second-year female law student at Seattle University School of Law. The scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage within the profession and to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the community or have overcome great obstacles in their lives.  Recipients must be members of KCWWL (free for all students) and willing to commit ten hours of service to KCWWL.  Please see the scholarship application on the KCWWL website for complete eligibility criteria.  Applications should be submitted to Natalie Moore, KCWWL Scholarship Committee Chair, at kcwwlscholarship@gmail.com no later than October 15, 2018. 

More information here: https://www.wwl.org/page-1666469

EVENTS:

KCWWL Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

Please join us to celebrate our accomplishments over the past year, thank our 2018 Board, welcome incoming Board members, and highlight Jubilee Women’s Center as it marks its 35th year empowering women! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • The Palace Ballroom
  • 2100 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121 

Please RSVP to kcwwlholidayparty@gmail.com by October 16th!

Special thanks to ESPY Case Solutions LLC (www.espycase.com) for helping sponsor this event!

Dress for Success Designer Treasures Sale

In partnership with Dress for Success, here are three ways to empower women this October!

  1. Attend the Designer Treasures Sale on October 24 & 25! All proceeds benefit the program. (https://www.facebook.com/events/244479279507391/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1533162839217493)
  2. Volunteer for the Designer Treasures Sale! Help the sale be a success by volunteering prior to, or at, the event. Email remens@hkm.com with any questions or to sign up for any of these roles:

10/24

  • 10am-2pm: Room Setup  
  • 2pm-4pm: Room Setup
  • 3:20-4:10: Front Door
  • 4pm-8pm: Floor Monitors
  • 8pm-10pm: Cleanup

10/25

  • 9:00am - Starbucks Coffee Pickup
  • 10am-2:00pm – Bagging
  • 10am-2:00pm - Floor Monitors
  • 2:00pm-6:30pm - Floor Monitors
  • 2:00pm-6:30pm – Bagging
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm - Tear Down
  • 8:30pm-10:00pm - Items back to DFSS
  1. Donate to help continue the all-volunteer-led program keep empowering women in the community! (Link: https://seattle.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/donate/)

A flyer from Dress for Success is attached.  DTS flyer.pdf

CanCan Party with KCWWL, QLaw, and MAMA Seattle

KCWWL, QLaw, and MAMA Seattle have partnered to host a “CanCan Party” on October 24 from 5-7. Before and after the scheduled program, there will be an informal opportunity for the members of the various organizations to mingle and enjoy light refreshments (from 5:00-5:30 and 6:30-7:00).

What is a CanCan Party? We’re so glad you asked! See below:

A CanCan Party is great way to educate colleagues, neighbors, family, and friends of any age, gender, and background on ovarian and breast health. Party attendees learn the importance of knowing their body, being an advocate for their health, and living a healthy lifestyle. We create a space where attendees feel safe about asking questions, while making it a fun experience as they learn!

Workshops are led by trained health instructors who teach on a curriculum in line with the latest scientific and medical knowledge on ovarian and breast cancer. Each workshop also includes an ovarian or breast cancer survivor to share her journey.

Attendees learn in a 1-hour party about both ovarian and breast cancer, specifically:

• Signs and symptoms

• Screening recommendations in line with national guidelines

• Risk factors

• Assessing cancer risk with our Family History and Genetic Counseling worksheet

• Cancer myths

• Healthy lifestyle choices to help reduce risk

Attendees are empowered to be their own health advocates by:

• Knowing their bodies

• Having conversations about their health history with their families and trusted health care professional

• Sharing this important information with family and friends

Details:

When: 24 Oct 2018 5:00 PM, PDT
Where: Plaza 600 Conference Room, 600 Stewart Street, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98101

This event is FREE to members of the partnering organizations.

Schedule:

  • 5–5:30 pm — Networking
  • 5:30–6:30 pm — CanCan workshop program
  • 6:30–7 pm — More networking

Location: Plaza 600 Conference Room, 600 Stewart Street, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98101. Limited parking available onsite and on nearby streets, and ample parking available in nearby garages, such as Pacific Place

Contact Rachel Emens at 206-739-5098 with any questions, and RSVP to the link below by October 19.

RVSP HERE: http://qlaw.org/event-3090457/Registration 

KCWWL Hosted CLEs:
Earn CLE credits with two CLEs hosted by KCWWL!

  • October 26, 2018 from 12:00- 1:00: Gender Communication in the Courtroom 
  • November 2, 2018 from 12:00- 1:00: “Arming Witnesses for Success: Tips and tools for Effective Deposition Preparation.” 
Both CLEs will take place at Stoel Rives (One Union Square, 600 University Street, Suite 3600), and will be put on by Sound Jury Consulting. 

Free for KCWWL members and students. The cost for non- members is $20 per CLE or $30 for both. Bring your colleagues with you!

More information will be provided on the KCWWL website and Facebook page as we near the events. 


Have an event you would like to share with KCWWL? Please e-mail KCWWLCommunications@gmail.com

Are you an attorney mom looking to network with kids in tow? KCWWL supports MAMAS: Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle. Visit the MAMAS website to learn more.