Thursday, November 16, 2017

King County Bar Association Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon

Registration is now open for KCBA's annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Myths, Mysteries & Magistrate Judges: Getting the Straight Scoop from the Bench on How to Succeed in the Courtroom (FREE CLE)

The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and the King County Bar Association are pleased to present Myths, Mysteries & Magistrate Judges: Getting the Straight Scoop from the Bench on How to Succeed in the Courtroom (1.5 CLE credits pending approval), Friday, December 15, Noon to 1:30 pm (check-in begins at 11:30 am) at the federal courthouse in Seattle.

Presented by:

The Honorable James P. Donohue
Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

The Honorable Mary Alice Theiler
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

The Honorable Brian A. Tsuchida
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Registration will open in late November, RSVPs will be accepted at that time. If you have questions in the meantime, contact the FBA co-chairs of membership, Jamie Lisagor or Karen Orehoski.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Save the Date: King County Bar Foundation Breakfast with Champions

2018 Breakfast With Champions

MARCH 20, 2018
7:30 – 8:45 A.M.



Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick, considered one of the best Supreme Court journalists in the country, is a senior editor at Slate, where she writes the "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places.

She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, and is a frequent guest on The Rachel Maddow Show.



Westin Hotel
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (FREE CLE)

The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and King County Bar Association are pleased to present a free CLE


Join author Richard Rothstein who will discuss his book with Professor Quintard Taylor and Rory O’Sullivan; moderated by Professor Margaret Chon with opening remarks by Chief Judge Ricardo Martinez
  • When: Friday, November 17, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (check-in will begin at 10:00 am)
  • Where: United States Courthouse's Ceremonial Courtroom – 700 Stewart St., Seattle, 18th Floor (photo ID is required to enter the courthouse; please allow time to pass through security)
  • How: Please RSVP online
If you have questions, contact the FBA co-chairs of membership, Jamie Lisagor and Karen Orehoski 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Experiential Learning Course

Moderate Means Practicum              
A few spots remain for this experiential course - register now! LPRC-425-A         
3 credits – Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Looking for an opportunity to build your client interviewing skills?  Interested in family, consumer or housing law and want to apply your learning to real clients’ cases?  Want to build or hone your issue-spotting and legal analysis skills?  Want to help moderate income individuals access low-cost legal services? 

This experiential course will give you the opportunity to:
·        Learn about the legal issues that low and moderate income clients most often encounter
·        Conduct client interviews via telephone
·        Perform legal analysis of interesting cases
·        Work with attorneys throughout the state to provide representation

What are students saying about this course?  A 3L student recently shared, “This experience has been the most engaging experience in law school yet, and has given me more confidence in client interaction and my ability to research any civil law topic that comes up.” 

If you have questions or need more information contact the Moderate Means Program Staff Attorney, Clay Wilson

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Washington State Patent Law Association Networking Event

Washington State Patent Law Association's Fall Networking Happy Hour
October 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Aluel Cellars
Students interested in pursuing patent law are invited to attend WSPLA’s next happy hour. The event will take place at the Aluel Cellars tasting room on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, October 25, and is a great opportunity to meet local IP and patent practitioners. Space is limited so please send RSVPs to Adriane Scola by October 18, 2017.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Red Mass and Reception

Red Mass is a traditional gathering that recognizes and celebrates the legal profession's vital role in promoting justice and peace through our work and academic endeavors. Join Seattle University School of Law for the liturgy, reception, or both as we honor the contributions of our alumni, the bench, bar, and our legal community.

The Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, will preside at the Mass. The Reception will feature an address by the Honorable Bobbe J. Bridge, retired Washington State Supreme Court Justice and Founding President/CEO of the Center for Children and Youth Justice.

Mass is at the Chapel of St. Ignatius from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Reception is at Sullivan Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

RSVP online.

MAMA Seattle Monthly Lunch Seminar: Balancing Career, Family, and Self-Care

MAMA Seattle invites you to attend their next monthly lunch seminar on Tuesday, October 3, from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. This month's presentation is Dishing MAMA Secrets: Balancing Career, Family, and Self-Care. The presentation will be from noon to 1:00, with networking time before and after.

Members can RSVP on BigTent. Non-members, please RSVP by email to

The event will take place at Davis Wright Tremaine's Seattle office (1201 Third Ave., Floor 22).

For information on panelists, sponsors, accommodations, and membership, visit MAMA Seattle's events page.

Scrofano Law PC Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship

Scrofano Law PC, has established a $1,500 annual scholarship for law students interested in pursuing a career as a public defender.

The Scrofano Law PC Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship has a June 1 application deadline.  The application requires a resume, transcript, and written proof of an internship or externship with a public defender's office, as well as an essay.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities for Recent Grads

Public Law Library of King County: Legal Help Center
The Law Library is looking for volunteer attorneys to help staff the Legal Help Center in Seattle from now through October 13th. This is a clinic that provides free, limited legal help to pro se patrons. Volunteer attorneys assist clients by explaining legal issues and helping to draft pleadings to either initiate or respond to legal proceedings. If you are interested, please email For more information refer to the volunteer position description.

Become a Content Editor for the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
Use your expertise to strengthen the best reference work on Washington Law.  The King County Bar Association is seeking content editors to oversee its volunteer authors work for Civil Trial Practice, Domestic Relations Practice, State Administrative Law, and Public Entitlement Law chapters. Content editors learn new areas of law while interacting with recognized experts.  This is an ideal position for new lawyers eager to make contacts and increase their knowledge.  Please click here to learn more about the practice manual. Interested attorneys may also contact Kathleen Jensen (206-267-7053) to learn more. 

Free YLD CLE and Happy Hour

Join the Young Lawyers' Division of the King County Bar Association for this month’s CLE, Framing Your Case: Strategies for Developing a Persuasive Case Story, presented by Tsongas Consulting.

The CLE will take place September 21st  at 4:00 pm at the KCBA Offices, followed by a free happy hour at Elephant & Castle from 5:00-6:00 pm. Registration is now open.

Contact with questions or for more information.