Thursday, October 8, 2015

KCBA and WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections Special Event

The KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section presents a special event, co-sponsored by the WSBA ADR Section:
Escalating Cost of Civil Litigation Task Force:  
Recommendations Regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution

In April 2011 the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors chartered a Task Force on the Escalating Costs of Civil Litigation to:  1) Assess the current cost of civil litigation in Washington State Courts and make recommendations on controlling those costs; and 2) survey neighboring and similarly situated states to compare the cost of litigation in Washington. 

In celebration of ABA Mediation Week (Oct. 11-17), join us for a panel discussion with members of the ECCL Task Force to learn about their upcoming report and the recommendations regarding the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution to reduce the escalating cost of litigation.

•         Motivation behind the task force
•         How the task force came up with its recommendations
•         If adopted, how the recommendations will be implemented

Russ Aoki - Chair, ECCL Task Force
Breean Beggs - ECCL Task Force
Isham Reavis - ECCL Task Force
Alan Alhadeff - ADR Subcommittee, ECCL Task Force
Moderator: Sasha S. Philip, Philip Mediation
October 15, 2015
5:00-6:30 pm, Presentation
6:30-7:00 pm, Reception

King County Bar Association, Conference Room 1, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle

1.50 General CLE Credits

Please RSVP to: 

1L Resume Workshops Begin October 15

A successful job search begins with a strong resume, so be sure to sign up in TWEN for a 1L resume workshop. Legal resumes are different from other resumes, so even if you love your current version, it's time to revamp it.

Each workshop will be led by a CPD counselor and will consist of a small group of students. Time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If none of the available times fit with your schedule, please email Junsen Ohno so we can find an alternative.

You can register on TWEN beginning Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00 am. If you're already registered for TWEN, you should immediately be directed to the workshop sign-up page.  If you'e not immediately directed to the sign-up page, select “Add a Course” and find “1L Resume/Cover Letter Workshop” among the list of courses available for Fall 2015. CPD has emailed all 1Ls with sign-up information and a materials packet. Use the materials provided in the packet to complete your first resume draft and bring it, along with your laptop or tablet, to the workshop.

This  workshop is your first opportunity to work directly with CPD and is required before you'll be able to schedule a one-on-one with CPD staff; we can't wait to meet all of you and begin helping you uncover your career path!

DELOITTE DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Applications by 5:00 pm this Friday

Deadline extended to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 9
Deloitte, is seeking to hire a 3L/4L student for a post-graduate position. Please follow the strict application guidelines found in Symplicity.
For complete details, log in to your Symplicity account and click on the OCI tab. Select "OCI Deloitte" from the drop-down menu. 
If you have questions about applying to Deloitte, please contact Junsen Ohno.

NEXT WEEK: Alternative Careers Panel

Tuesday, October 13
Noon in Room C5

Please join CPD, the Business & Entrepreneurship Law Association (BELA), and the JD/MBA Student Association for an Alternative Career Panel. Come learn about career paths in a variety of fields including human resources, compliance, consulting, and accounting. There are many beyond-traditional opportunities available in this changing employment market. What will YOU choose to do with your law degree? Please RSVP in Symplicity, or e-mail Junsen Ohno.

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Networking Event

Tuesday, November 3
5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Floor Gallery of the Law School

Join CPD and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL), a statewide association of more than 750 civil defense attorneys, for a networking event offering the chance to get to know many practicing attorneys. An exclusive interest in civil defense is not required; participating attorneys have diverse legal backgrounds and experience. Space is limited. Please RSVP through Symplicity or email Junsen Ohno.

Learn About Careers in Indian and Tribal Law

Wednesday, November 18
Noon in Room 110 (pizza will be provided)

Indian and Tribal Law is a growing area of practice in the Northwest. Join CPD, the Office of Admissions, and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel and networking event. You will hear from practitioners who work for local tribes and law firms, including Bree Black Horse (Class of 2013), Galanda Broadman; Joshua Osborne-Klein (2005), Ziontz Chestnut; Holly Sprague (2014), Muckleshoot Indian Tribe; and Sarah Lawson, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. RSVP on Symplicity by clicking on the event name on the Event tab, or email Junsen Ohno.

Join the WSBA New Lawyers List Serve

New Lawyers: Join the WSBA New Lawyers List Serve! Your quick and easy connection to a network of fellow new and young lawyers. Ask questions, seek referrals, and learn about upcoming events. To join, email

2016 Emil Gumpert Applications Are Due October 15

The American College of Trial Lawyers is seeking applications for its 2016 Emil Gumpert Award, an annual honor with a $100,000 prize which is awarded to an outstanding program that is designed to improve the administration of justice.  The award is named in honor of the founder of the College, Emil Gumpert. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. To submit an application, click through to the form here.

Alumni in Eastern WA, Please Save the Date for WSBA's Open Sections Night

The popular Open Sections Night in Spokane will be held on Oct. 22 (5-7 p.m.) at the Spokane Club. This is a great opportunity to meet experienced practitioners, learn about WSBA’s 28 practice sections and meet other new lawyers. RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tech Talk

University of Washington's Tech Talks are open to SU students. Please email Emily McReynolds if you have questions.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Law Student Ambassador Program

The Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Washington) is pleased to announce the launch of its Ambassador Program for Washington state law students!

ACC Washington Ambassadors that are selected to participate will volunteer at ACC Washington's various events during the year, providing the students with a unique networking and educational opportunity.  With access to ACC Washington's in-house counsel membership and its law firm sponsors, students are able to build relationships and attend seminars on current legal issues.
Current law students interested in applying to the Program should click on the link below and return the completed form via email to  Participants selected for the Program will be contacted via the information provided on the form. 

For additional questions about the ACC Washington Ambassador Program, please contact  To apply, click here: Ambassador Application.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Veterans Career and Education Readiness Fair

To attend, RSVP by phone: 206‐220‐6171 or email:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CPD Seminar for 2Ls: Securing a Job for 2016

Wednesday, October 7
Noon in Room 110

Fall OCI is not the end of your job search, it is just the beginning. Join CPD on this seminar on the next steps to securing employment for summer 2016. We will provide sure-fire strategies for finding and landing law clerk positions, internships, fellowships, and other experience-building opportunities. Light snacks provided. Please RSVP through Symplicity, or email Junsen Ohno.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Information Session

Wednesday, September 30
Noon in room 110

Thursday, October 1

5:00pm in room 309

PMF is a prestigious leadership program offering third year law students a chance to secure post graduate positions in federal government agencies. This session will provide an overview of the application process, tips for a federal resume, and important deadlines. The 2016 application windows is September 28 through October 13. Contact Maureen in CPD with questions.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Learn About Tax LLM Programs and Tax/Estate Planning Practice

The Tax and Estate Planning Focus Areas are pleased to invite you to an information session about pursuing a masters degree (LL.M.) in tax law after graduating from law school. 
  • The session will be held on Wednesday, October 14, at noon in Room 109 
Professors Diane Lourdes Dick, John Eason (chair of the Estate Planning Focus Area), Lily Kahng (chair of the Tax Focus Area), and Jeff Liang will be on hand to talk about their practice experiences and to address questions such as, When do I need to apply to LLM programs? Where should I apply and what are my chances of being admitted? Will a tax LLM improve my employment prospects? If so, how? What JD classes do I need to take to prepare for the LLM program? Snacks will be served.