provide at least 50 hours of pro bono publico in a calendar year will be placed on
the Supreme Court Honor Roll and receive
a commendation certificate. These hours
include, but are not limited to, your MCLE
pro bono credits. Report your 2016 hours
on your annual license form. Go to www.
wsba.org or email publicservice@wsba.
org with questions and to see the 2015
Honor Roll. We thank you for your service
to your community.
WSBA Launches CLE Faculty
If you are currently serving as CLE faculty,
or are interested in working with the WSBA
as a future CLE faculty member, we encourage you to register in our CLE faculty
database. Serving as a faculty member
provides you the opportunity to engage
with other attorneys across the state, give
back to your profession, and expand your
professional growth. Whether it’s upcoming
changes in the law, emerging hot topics, or
substantive content, our goal is to ensure
we are engaging with the right faculty at
the right time, matching practice expertise and knowledge to our educational
programming needs. We hope to capture
the information of all of those who plan to
teach in the future, both current CLE faculty
and those interested in future opportunities. Please log on and register in the CLE
faculty database today at www.mywsba.
Join the WSBA New Lawyers List
This list serve is a discussion platform for
new lawyers of the WSBA. In addition to
being the best place to receive news and
information relevant to new lawyers, this is
a place to ask questions, seek referrals, and
make connections with peers. To join, email
ALPS Attorney Match
Attorney Match is a free online network-
WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
ing tool made available through the WS-
BA-endorsed professional liability partner,
ALPS. This resource allows attorneys to set
up a profile and indicate whether they are
looking for or available to act as a mentor.
Mentorship programs that meet require-
ments are now eligible for MCLE credits.
The WSBA provides information and links
to the ALPS Attorney Match online system as a service to the legal community. For more
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 26–27, 2017 (Spokane); March 9-10, 2017 (Olympia)
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
Margaret Shane at 206-727-8244, 800-945-9722, ext. 8244, or email@example.com. The
complete Board of Governors meeting schedule is available on the WSBA website at www.
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 one 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 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. Contact Sandra Schilling at sandras@
wsba.org, 206-239-2118 or 800-945-9722, ext. 2118 or Darlene Neumann at darlenen@
wsba.org, 206-733-5923 or 800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
Bellevue Attorney Honored as King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono
Attorney of the Year
Attorney Michael Cherry was honored as the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono
Attorney of the Year at its annual awards dinner on June 23. Cherry volunteers at the
Housing Justice Project in Kent and the Bellevue Youth Court. He is often asked how
he manages to volunteer so many hours. “I set a goal to try to do a significant amount
of pro bono work,” he says. “I put the time I volunteer into my calendar so that it is
already blocked off every week.” Cherry notes that pro bono work can fit into almost
any schedule. “Even when I am unable to attend in person, I have worked on my own on
training materials and other contributions to these groups.”
King County Bar Association President Kim Tran and Michael Cherry.
Need to Know