WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
March 19, Olympia; April 24–25,
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 margarets@wsba.
org. The complete Board of Governors
meeting schedule is available on the
WSBA website at www.wsba.org/bog.
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 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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-733-5923 or
800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
Ashbaugh Beal Win
2014 Seattle Lawyers
Ashbaugh Beal won
the 30th annual Se-
attle Lawyers Basketball
League (LBL) title ( 9–3),
recapturing the hard-
ware it last held more
than a decade ago in
2001. Team captain Rich
Skalbania remains as the
only player left from the
Cinderella 2001 squad,
a No. 8 (out of 8) seed
team that finished the
season with a 6–7 record
after a triple OT Cham-
pionship win against
Cozen O’Connor). Franklin High School
hosted the championship in May 2014.
Ashbaugh Beal ( 9–3), the No. 2 tourney
seed, avenged 2 regular season losses to
defending champs and the No. 1 tourney
seed, Foster Pepper ( 10–2). A combina-
tion of stifling defense and poor shooting
gave Ashbaugh a 22–11 halftime lead.
Two of the LBL’s oldest veterans, Rich
Skalbania ( 28 years) and Mayor Mike
McGinn ( 23 years), squared off and ex-
changed three-pointers halfway through
the first period. Top scorers Aaron Thom-
son and Aaron Jeide led Ashbaugh to a
39–19 lead with 11 minutes remaining.
Although in foul trouble, Ryan Rourke
and George Jordan willed Foster back in
it inspiring a 13–1 run, making it 34–40
with 90 seconds left. However, both
Rourke and Jordan fouled out and Ash-
baugh made its free throws. Final score:
Ashbaugh Beal 46, Foster Pepper 34.
Asbaugh Beal team members and their
respective law schools are Dan Hunt (
Seattle U. ’ 10), Aaron Jeide (Seattle U. ’03),
Mike Lee (Seattle U. ’07), Rich Skalbania
(UW ’87), Joe Stockton (UW ’ 12), Aaron
Thompson (UW ’07), Ian Warner (UW
’ 11), and Chris Williams (U. of Iowa ’03).
29th Annual Goldmark Award
The Legal Foundation of Washington’s
29th Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon
will be held Feb. 27, 2015, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The 2015 Charles A.
Goldmark Distinguished Service Award
will be presented to Bill and Rita Bender.
Rita was the Foundation’s first treasurer
Ashbaugh Beal — Seattle Lawyers Basketball League champs.
and was elected its president in 1987.
The 2015 President’s Award will be presented to Kirsten Barron of Barron Smith
Daugert, in recognition of her commitment to the Access to Justice Board and
Alliance for Equal Justice community
through fundraising, pro bono participation, chairmanship of the ATJ Board, and