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February 2014 Bar Bulletin

Legal Foundation Elects President, Officers


At its November 23 meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Legal Foundation of Washington unanimously elected Elizabeth Thomas of K&L Gates in Seattle as the Foundation's president for 2014.

Loren S. Etengoff of the Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff in Vancouver, who was re-appointed by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, was elected vice president; Laurie Flynn Connelly of Eastern Washington University, Spokane, was elected secretary, and Gerald T. Schley, recently of Merrill Lynch, was elected treasurer.

Judge Frank E. Cuthbertson of Pierce County Superior Court and Judge Johanna Bender of the King County District Court were re-appointed by the governor for their second terms.

The Washington State Bar Association also appointed Peter J. Grabicki of Randall Danskin in Spokane and Russell Aoki of Aoki Law in Seattle to their first terms, which commenced in January. Also appointed to her first term by the Washington Supreme Court was Kara R. Masters of Skellenger Bender in Seattle.

The Foundation 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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