by Stephanie Perry
On Oct. 16, guests gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle to pay tribute to 67 attorneys and judges who celebrated 50 years of WSBA membership in 2015. WSBA President Bill Hyslop welcomed honorees, their families, and guests and proudly expressed heartfelt grati- tude to the 50-year members for their decades of dedication to the law. In appreciation, President Hyslop and members of
the Board of Governors presented certificates and lapel pins to the members who
joined the Bar in 1965.
President Hyslop spoke about the changes in the legal profession and the
changing face of diversity. He reviewed notable events from 1965, both worldwide and at the WSBA. Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara A.
Madsen congratulated the honorees on their professional contributions. Carole
Grayson, chair of the WSBA Senior Lawyers Section, invited members to join the
Senior Lawyers Section. The luncheon concluded with the attending honorees
gathering for a commemorative group photo.
The WSBA class of ’ 65 has seen many changes — cultural, political, and historical — during their decades in the legal profession. We salute them for their inspirational work, groundbreaking achievements, and half-century of public service.