Volunteer Custodians Needed
The WSBA is seeking interested lawyers
as potential ELC 7. 7 volunteer custodians.
An appointed custodian is authorized to
act as counsel for the limited purpose of
protecting a client’s interests whenever a
lawyer has been transferred to disability
inactive status, suspended, disbarred, dies,
or disappears and no person appears to
be protecting the clients’ interests. The
custodian takes possession of the necessary files and records and takes action to
protect clients’ interests. The duty usually is
centered on contacting clients and assisting
them in retrieving their files and finding new
counsel. The custodian may act with a team
of custodians and much of the work may be
performed by supervised staff. If the WSBA
is notified of the need for a custodian, the
WSBA would affirm the willingness and ability of a potential volunteer and seek their
appointment as custodian. Costs incurred
may be reimbursed. Current WSBA members of all practice areas are welcome to
apply. If interested, please contact Sandra
Schilling at email@example.com, 206-239-
2118 or 800-945-9722, ext. 2118 or Darlene
Neumann at firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-733-
5923 or 800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
Who Inspires You? Honoring
the Luminaries of the Legal
Nominations are now open for the 2014
WSBA Annual Awards, which honor exemplary individuals from the legal community.
The awards are presented at the annual
Awards Dinner in September to those who
have made noteworthy contributions and
achievements in public service, government
service, professionalism, pro bono work,
diversity and other areas. Both lawyers and
non-lawyers are eligible to make nominations and receive awards. The deadline
for nominations is April 30. To learn more
about the award categories and nomination
requirements, visit wsba.org/awards.
WSBA Board of Governors
April 25–26, Moses Lake; June 6, Seattle
With the exception of the executive session,
Board of Governors meetings are open, and
all WSBA members are welcome to attend.
RSVPs are appreciated but not required.
Contact Pamela Wuest at 206-239-2125,
800-945-9722, ext. 2125, or pamelaw@
wsba.org. The complete Board of Governors
meeting schedule is available on the WSBA
website at www.wsba.org/bog.
MCLE and Licensing
2014 Licensing and MCLE
Licensing Suspensions. If any portion of
your license fee, LFCP assessment, or late
fee remains unpaid, or if required forms
have not been filed after two months’ written notice of your delinquency, a recommendation for suspension will be submitted
to the Supreme Court.
MCLE Suspensions. If you were due to
complete MCLE requirements for 2011–13
(Group 1) and have not done so after two
months’ written notice of your delinquency,
a recommendation for suspension will be
submitted to the Supreme Court.
$25 MCLE Comity Certificate Fee
There is a $25 fee for ordering or submitting
MCLE comity certificates. Ordering comity
certificates can be done online or via mail.
See wsba.org/mcle for more information.
Judicial Member Licensing
Deadline was Feb. 3, 2014. If you are still eli-
gible for judicial membership and you have
not filed your renewal within 60 days of the
date of the written notice, your eligibility to
transfer to another membership class upon
leaving service as a judicial officer will not
be preserved. If you are no longer eligible
for judicial membership, you must notify
the Bar within 10 days and, if you want to
continue your affiliation with the WSBA, you
must change to another membership class
within the Bar.
Judicial Campaign Forum
On Monday, April 21, from 5:30–7: 30 p.m., at
the Sea Tac Office center, the WSBA Ethics
Advisory Committee will sponsor a Judicial
Campaign Forum with past and present
committee members and a representative
of the Washington State Bar Association.
There will be a review of the Code of Judicial
Conduct and a Q&A session. There is no
charge, and two CLE ethics credits have
been approved for this forum. This forum
will be videotaped and posted for viewing
and credit at www.courts.wa.gov. For more
information or to register, contact Caroline
Tawes at 360-705-5307 or caroline.tawes@
Judge Betty Binns Fletcher
Room Dedicated at Seattle’s The
On February 28, The Rainier Club, celebrating its 125th year, dedicated the Judge Betty
Binns Fletcher Room in honor of the late
distinguished jurist. In 1978, The Rainier Club
admitted Betty Fletcher, then a partner
at Preston, Thorgrimson, Ellis, Holman &
Fletcher (now K&L Gates), as its first woman
member. Before Betty Fletcher’s admission
to the club, women entered the clubhouse
FLETCHER ROOM DEDICATION. FRONT ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Debi Garrison, Laura Fletcher, Amy Weiner, Julie Binns. Vicki
Binns, Kathy Fletcher, Susan French, Sarah Fletcher, Sue Donaldson, Wendy Francis, and James McDermet. BACK ROW: Jerry Grin-stein, Ken Weiner, William Gates Sr., John Binns, Tom Rowe, Jeb Binns, Ellie Owen, Robert Francis, and Paul Fletcher.
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