Need to Know
Rule (APR) 25. 5. Except by the Character
and Fitness Board’s leave, no person other
than the petitioner or petitioner’s counsel
shall be heard orally by the Board.
Communications to the Character and Fitness Board should be sent to Kevin Bank,
Counsel to the Character and Fitness
Board, Washington State Bar Association,
1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA
98101-2539, or to email@example.com. This
notice is published pursuant to APR 25. 4.
2017 Northwest Dispute
The conference is to be held March 23-24
at Gates Hall at the University of Washington. It will offer more than 45 sessions for
neutrals and advocates. Local and national
speakers will cover styles of mediation,
gender, deception and manipulation, art of
questioning, difficult personalities, conflict
coaching, communications, negotiation
theory, ethics, arbitration, stress reduction, early mediation, workplace issues,
and family law. Information about the
conference, as well as a registration link
when it becomes available, can be found
Access to Justice
The Access to Justice
Board invites you to attend
the 19th Access to Justice Conference
June 2-4 at the Yakima Convention
Center. The conference brings together
attorneys, judges, and other advocates
and community members working within
the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice
systems to build collective knowledge,
participate in discussion, and work toward
identifying and removing barriers to justice.
Programming is pending CLE credit. Learn
more and register at www.wa-atj.org.
WSBA Board of Governors Meeting
March 9-10 (Olympia).
With the exception of the executive ses-
sion, Board of Governors meetings are
open, and all WSBA members are wel-
come to attend. RSVPs are appreciated
but not required. Contact Margaret Shane
at 206-727-8244, 800-945-9722, ext. 8244, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete Board
of Governors meeting schedule is available on the WSBA website at www.wsba.org/bog.
2017 License Renewal and MCLE Information Deadline was February 1
If you have not completed all mandatory portions of your 2017 license renewal, including
MCLE requirements, if applicable, you are delinquent and at risk of suspension.
You may complete licensing requirements, including MCLE certification, either online at
mywsba.org or by using the License Renewal and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Certification forms. Visit wsba.org/licensing to learn more.
K&L Gates Wins Their First Lawyers Basketball League Title
Led by Captain Gordie Verhovek, K&L Gates narrowly defeated Cozen O’Connor to win
their first Seattle Lawyers Basketball League (LBL) title.
The 32nd Seattle LBL final kept onlookers glued to the edge of their seats last May at
Franklin High School. At half-time, No. 6 seed Cozen O’Connor appeared poised to continue its playoff run, as No. 1 seed K&L Gates lagged far behind. K&L Gates managed to
close the gap toward the end of the second half, bolstered by strong offense from Kyle
MacTaggart and several key baskets by Doug Logan. Rookie Trevor Gates also gave a
strong performance, with a couple of clutch steals late in the game. Phil Decker sank
the game-winning basket with seconds remaining for a final score of 48-46.
K&L Gates team members and their respective law schools are: Trevor Gates (Oregon
’ 15), Ryan Groshong (Seattle U ’ 11), Zach Hiatt (UW ’06), Jay Christian (Thurgood Marshall ’ 14), Eric Jay (Columbia ’ 13), Doug Logan (UW ’ 15), Kyle MacTaggart (Seattle U ’ 15),
Ben Mayer (Virginia ’ 12), Porter Sesnon (Seattle U ’ 12), Phil Decker (George Mason ’ 10),
Reid McEllrath (UW ’ 15), Matt Teagarden (Seattle U ’ 14), Gordie Verhovek (Berkeley ’ 14).
Eighth Annual Indian Law Conference
Feb. 24, Spokane.
Gonzaga University School of Law, Gonzaga Native American Law Students Association,
and Spokane County Bar Association Indian Law Section invite you to their 2017 conference on Friday, February 24, in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University School of
Law. Topics include post-election Indian policy outlook, natural resource damage claims
and remediation, and more. Download a registration form at www.spokanebar.org/ils.
html or email Shannon@spokanebar.org for more information. Washington State Bar Association CLE approval pending for 6. 5 credits, including 1. 5 ethics credits.
K&L Gates basketball team, left to right: Front Row: Kyle Mac Taggart, Porter Sesnon, Gordie Verhovek,
Phil Decker Back Row: Reid McEllrath, Doug Logan, Trevor Gates, Zach Hiatt Not pictured: Ryan Groshong,
Jay Christian, Eric Jay, Ben Mayer, and Matt Teagarden