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April, 2018 eNewsletter

April 2018
King County Bar Association
News & Events

Mario Barnes Named Dean of UW Law School
Mario L. Barnes, currently a professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at University of California at Irvine School of Law, has been appointed dean of the University of Washington School of Law effective July 5. For further information visit www.law.uw.edu/news/2018/dean-barnes

Superior Court Changes Jury Terms
King County Superior Court announced on April 11 that a change in juror terms had been implemented as of April 2.  According to the notice, the Court has implemented a 1 day/1 trial jury term: "Juror candidates will begin service on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday; on weeks with a Monday holiday there will be new pools on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday."  A copy of the notice is online at tinyurl.com/ycllzf93.

2018 Breakfast With Champions Photo & Video Archive Available
The bar's annual fundraiser for pro bono and diversity programs was held on March 20, and featured Supreme Court journalist Dahlia Lithwick and an inspirational video about one of the bar's minority law student scholarship recipients.  An online photo and video gallery from the event is now available at www.kcbf.org/bwc
 
LSAT Preparation Grant Program
Please help us spread the word! This new KCBA diversity initiative offers financial support to a limited number of participants for LSAT preparatory course work and LSAT registration fees. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018. For further information, or to apply, go to www.kcba.org/lsatprep.
 
New Admittee Swearing-In Ceremony
April 24, 2018
KCBA invites all attorneys who have just passed the bar to participate in our formal Swearing-In Ceremony on Tuesday, April 24th at 4:00pm. Attendees are permitted to bring two guests to share in this special occasion. More information at www.kcba.org/newadmittee

12th Annual YLD Fun Run & Walk 5K
April 28, 2018
Enjoy some fresh air and help support KCBA’s pro bono programs at our 12th Annual YLD 5K Fun Run & Walk. There will be prizes for largest team, best costumes, and more! This is one of the YLD’s biggest events of the year—don’t miss it! Learn more at www.kcba.org/yld

New Member Mixer
May 3, 2018
Get involved in your community & expand your professional network!
Representatives from KCBA's practice sections, the Young Lawyers Division Board of Trustees, and staff from our pro bono programs will all be there to answer any questions you have about ways to get involved. This event will be Cinco de Mayo themed (just two days early). So expect taquitos, guacamole, and limes with your beer! We'll also be giving away some door prizes around 6:00 to help those just starting out. Register online at https://yldnmm.eventbrite.com.
 
Full Day CLE for New Lawyers: Bridging the Gap
May 17, 2018
Bridging the Gap is a full-day CLE event designed to prepare new lawyers for success in their legal career. This year’s program will include tips on oral arguments, mediation, and more. A Judges Panel will close out the day. The event will be held at Foster Pepper’s downtown Seattle offices. Details at www.kcba.org/yld
 
Save the Date: KCBA Annual Awards Dinner
June 18 2018
KCBA will be hosting its Annual Awards Dinner on June 18, 2018. Registration will open soon! Please plan to join us for this wonderful event where we get to honor those who have had a positive impact on the legal profession in King County. If you have questions, please contact Casey at CaseyA@kcba.org or 206-267-7067.

Save the Date: KCBA Golf Tournament
August 30, 2018
Save the date for the 2nd Annual KCBA Golf Tournament, slated for Thursday, August 30th at the Rainier Golf and Country Club. Come early for the pre-golf Ethics CLE program, and be sure to stick around for the post-golf wine tasting. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris Dreps at ChrisD@kcba.org. Details at www.kcba.org/golftournament

Attorneys Needed for the Following Lawyer Referral Panels:
 
•    Social Security Disability and Federal Social Security Appeals
•    Social Security Retirement Benefits
•    Pensions
•    Immigration
•    Indian Law
•    Intellectual Property
•    Real Property-Timeshares
•    Workman’s Comp-Federal
•    Tribal-Criminal Law
•    Personal Injury-Federal Property
•    Flat Fee Services
 
Please contact LesaH@kcba.org for more information or visit www.kcba.org/For-Lawyers/Lawyer-Referral-Service to get started.
 
Member Benefit of the Month: LawPay
For more than a decade, LawPay has been the go-to solution for legal payments because our simple online payment solution helps you get paid faster. Our solution was developed specifically for lawyers, and we’re proud to be a member benefit of the King County Bar Association. Sign up for a new account by April 30 through the King County Bar Association and we'll waive your monthly fee for 3 months. Get started at www.lawpay.com/kcba.
 
Section Happenings
KCBA Section Spotlight
Appellate Practice
Each month we will highlight one of the thirteen active sections at KCBA.  This month’s section is the Appellate Practice section, led by Section Chair Jessica Skelton.
 
The purpose of the Appellate Practice section is to help appellate practitioners improve their practice with special emphasis on interacting with the King County Superior Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division I, and the King County-based members of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all to assist those appellate practitioners with providing high quality legal services to their clients and advancing the development of the law and legitimacy of the legal system. The section will sponsor and otherwise participate in educational and other activities relating to appellate practice.
 
The Appellate Practice section meets at noon on the second Monday of each month at KCBA offices and has 186 members.  The next section meeting will be May 14.  
 
All KCBA members are invited to attend one section meeting on a complimentary basis to experience the benefits of section membership.  Also, section membership is required for attendance at the monthly section CLE meetings.
 
Continuing Legal Education
Upcoming Programs

2018 Personal Estate Planning for the 99%
April 19, 2018
8:25am-4:30pm | 5.75 Law & Legal and .75 Ethics CLE Credits
The Conference Center, 8th & Pike (Across the street from the Convention Center)
To Register Visit: https://www.kcba.org/cle
 
Lawyer Marketing 101:  10 Things You Must Do and 10 Things To Stop Doing
April 23, 2018
12:00-1:00pm | 1.00 Other, Office Management CLE Credit
King County Bar Association, 1200 5th Ave, Suite 700
To Register Visit: https://www.kcba.org/cle 
 
Environmental & Land Use Section Annual Half-Day CLE
April 19, 2018

11:30am-4:20pm | 4.00 Law & Legal CLE Credits
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., One Union Square, 6000 University Street – Union Square Boardroom
To Register Visit: https://www.kcba.org/For-Lawyers/Members/Sections/Environmental-and-Land-Use 
**Stay for Happy Hour and Networking from 4:20pm – 6:00pm!**

Family Law Hot Topics: Topics That Can't Wait
~Half-Day CLE~
April 26, 2018

8:55am-12:15pm | 3.00 Law & Legal CLE Credits
Washington State Convention Center, 7th & Pike, Seattle
To Register Visit: https://www.kcba.org/cle

Title 11 Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training 
April 26 & 27, 2018 - Initial Certification

April 27, 2018 - Re-Certification
Washington State Convention Center, 7th & Pike, Seattle
To Register Visit: https://www.kcba.org/cle 
 
51st Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference
April 26 & 27, 2018 │Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle

Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE credit is pending in Washington, California and Oregon (13.0 general credits, including 1.0 ethics credit if you attend the optional ethics session) and may be available in other states. For more information and to register today – www.pacificlaborlaw.com

Insurance 101 for Attorneys
May 8, 2018

12:00-1:00pm | 1.00 Law & Legal CLE Credit
King County Bar Association, 1200 5th Ave, Suite 700
To Register Visit: https://www.kcba.org/cle 

What Lawyers Should Know About Implicit Bias
May 18, 2018

9:00-10:00am | 1.50 Ethics CLE Credits
King County Bar Association, 1200 5th Ave, Suite 700
To Register Visit: https://www.kcba.org/cle
 
~Save the Dates!~
 
Settlement Guardian ad Litem Initial Certification Training
June 7, 2018

Washington State Convention Center
CLE Credits Pending
Qualifications: SGAL shall be an attorney with at least five years of pertinent legal experience and such other qualifications as the court may require.
 
Pro Bono Services

Volunteers Needed to Represent Survivors of Domestic Violence
The Family Law Mentor Program offers new attorneys or attorneys new to family law the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a domestic violence survivor by representing a client in a family law case. Attorneys are expected to take the case through completion, and are supported by a mentoring attorney and the managing attorney of the program as they take on direct representation of a client in a contested dissolution or parenting plan case. Please visit www.kcba.org/pbs to learn more about the program and sign up.
 
Community Calendar
Upcoming Events
You will find compelling events relevant to your law practice at the KCBA Community Calendar. Have an interesting event coming up? Post it! Click here for a calendar submissions style guide. If you have any questions or need help posting your events, please send us an email at publications@kcba.org.

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