December 2015 Bar Bulletin
Loading
 
Skip Navigation Links
CLE / Education
For Lawyers
Judicial
Legal Help
Membership
Special Programs
YLD
 
MyKCBA Login


December 2015 Bar Bulletin

Bench Bar Conference 2015

 

The annual Bench Bar Conference was held November 11 at Seattle University School of Law with over 100 judges and lawyers in attendance. Special guests included Chief Justice Barbara Madsen and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Panels included a “presiding judges forum” that featured leaders from the Court of Appeals, King County Superior Court, King County District Court, and Seattle Municipal Court. Additional sessions explored issues related to legal financial obligations imposed on the indigent, ethics challenges faced by attorneys and judges in the courtroom, and a litigators roundtable featuring judges and plaintiff/defense trial lawyers sharing helpful tips.

Presenting the annual “State of the Courts” panel were King County District Court Assistant Presiding Judge Corinna Harn, WA Court of Appeals Division I Chief Judge Michael Spearman, KCBA President Kim Tran, Seattle Municipal Court Presiding Judge Kimi Kondo, and King County Superior Court Presiding Judge Susan Craighead.

StateofCourts

Panelists for the “litigators’ roundtable” discussion on best practices in the courtroom were King County Superior Court Judge Marianne Spearman, past King County Bar Foundation President Harry Schneider, King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson, KCBA Judiciary & Litigation Committee co-chair Lafcadio Darling, and WA Association for Justice Past President Karen Koehler.

Panelists

KCBA President Kim Tran, Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, and King County Superior Court Presiding Judge Susan Craighead. The chief justice delivered keynote remarks. KCBA Past President Scott Smith.

<Tran-Madsen

A public policy session reviewed issues related to reform of legal financial obligations with King County Superior Court Judge Teresa Doyle, American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney Prachi Dave, KCBA First Vice President Kathryn Battuello, and Columbia Legal Services staff attorney Nick Allen.

Policy


...login to read the rest of this article.


Return to Bar Bulletin Home Page

KCBA Twitter Logo KCBA Facebook Logo KCBA LinkedIn Logo KCBA Email Logo

King County Bar Association
1200 5th Ave, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101
Main (206) 267-7100
Fax (206) 267-7099

King County Bar Foundation Home Page

Charitable Arm of the Bar

Jewels Page

Pillars of the Bar Page


All rights reserved. All the content of this web site is copyrighted and may be reproduced in any form including digital and print
for any non-commercial purpose so long as this notice remains visible and attached hereto. View full Disclaimer.