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February 2012 Bar Bulletin

Legal Foundation Elects Officers, Adds Trustees


At its November 19 meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Legal Foundation of Washington unanimously elected Pamela DeRusha of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane as the Foundation's president for 2012.

Paul Mack, of the Law Office of Paul Mack in Spokane, was elected vice president; Elizabeth Thomas, a partner at K&L Gates in Seattle, was elected secretary; and Gary Melonson, associate director for investments at Oppenheimer & Co. in Seattle, was re-elected treasurer.

Additional trustees are the Honorable Frank E. Cuthbertson of Pierce County Superior Court, appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to his first term; Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors appointees Martin S. Garfinkel, of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender in Seattle, returning for his second term, and Loren Etengoff, of the Law Offices of Loren Scott Etengoff in Vancouver, whose first term began January 1; and Richard E. Mitchell, of Summit Law Group in Seattle, who was reappointed by the Washington Supreme Court for a second term.

The Legal Foundation of Washington was established in 1985 at the direction of the Washington Supreme Court to support legal aid and law-related education through the Interest on Lawyers'/Limited Practice Officers' Trust Account (IOLTA) program. The Foundation is a supporter of the Alliance for Equal Justice, a statewide network of organizations providing legal aid to those with nowhere else to turn.


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