ity 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-
239-2118 or 800-945-9722, ext. 2118 or
Darlene Neumann at email@example.com,
206-733-5923 or 800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
Northwest Justice Project Board of
Directors — Application Deadline:
Sept. 5, 2014
The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting
letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving on the Board of
Directors of the Northwest Justice Project
(NJP). There are three attorney positions
open for three-year terms commencing
January 2015 and ending in December 2017.
Notice of Board action will follow its November 2014 meeting.
NJP Board members play an active role
in setting program policy, assuring adequate oversight of program operations, and
must have a demonstrated interest in, and
knowledge of, the delivery of high-quality
civil legal services to low-income people.
The NJP Board is a working board. Board
members are expected to attend quarterly
meetings in Seattle normally on the last
Saturday of January, April, July and October.
Board members also serve actively on one
or more standing committees. The Board
typically holds a one day annual Board retreat, which may be held in conjunction with
an appropriate equal justice conference.
Attorney Board members are expected to
participate and support NJP efforts in legal
community activities and limited resource
development efforts. Travel and lodging
expenses are reimbursed, as appropriate.
For more information, contact César
Seattle Prep Takes First at National
Torres, NJP executive director, at cesart@
nwjustice.org; or Joanne Whitehead, Board
Development Committee chair, at jjwhite-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit letters of interest
and résumés on or before Friday, Sept. 5,
2014, to WSBA Communications Depart-
ment, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste.600, Seattle, WA
98101-2539; or email email@example.com.
High School Mock Trial Tournament
In May 2014, Seattle Preparatory School
won the National High School Mock Trial
Championship in Madison, Wisconsin,
beating a team from South Carolina in the
final round. The victory marked Washington state’s second national championship.
The final trial took place in the Wisconsin
Supreme Court room in the State Capitol.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker
presided, and a distinguished panel of attorneys and judges from around the country served as the “jury” of scorers.
Seattle Prep benefitted from the support of Washington state’s generous mock
trial community as it advanced toward the
competition in Madison. The King County
champions from Franklin High School
worked up both sides of the case and
scrimmaged, as did four WSBA members.
King County Superior Court Judge William
L. Downing presided over one of the Franklin scrimmages. Prep’s mock trial program
had 45 students this year, nine of whom
comprised the Nationals traveling team.
Congratulations, Seattle Prep!
Gonzaga Law Review Call for
Submissions — Deadline Sept. 2014
The Gonzaga Law Review is seeking articles
for its upcoming 50th anniversary edition.
Articles may have an academic or practical
focus and should generally address topics
related to civil rights or constitutional issues. For the anniversary issue, the Review
has a special interest in articles that reflect
the way the law has changed over the past
50 years or that comment on significant advancements in the legal field. We are especially interested in articles related to same-sex marriage and the Establishment Clause.
Submissions for this edition will be due in the
beginning of September, with a final date to
be determined. If you have already written
an article, feel free to submit it. If you are interested in publishing and have yet to start
on an article, feel free to contact the Review
to discuss the requirements for publication.
Contact Brittany Quinn or Silvia Irimescu at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our
submissions page at www.law.gonzaga.
New Constitution Annotated Mobile
App Available for Free Download
The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Library of Congress,
and the Government Printing Office have
launched a new app and web publication
that make analysis and interpretation of
constitutional case law by Library experts
accessible for free to anyone with a computer or mobile device. The new resources,
which include analysis of Supreme Court
cases through June 26, 2013, will be updated
multiple times each year as new court decisions are issued. The app can be downloaded for free from i Tunes or by going to http://
An Android version is in development.
People to People Citizen Ambassador
People to People Citizen Ambassador
Programs is organizing a delegation of legal professionals to travel to Vietnam and
Cambodia in October 2014. The delegation
leader is Elizabeth Kelley, criminal defense
lawyer and board member for the National
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
A number of unique opportunities are
planned, including dialogue with legal pro-
Members of the Seattle Prep team are the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Tournament champions.
Need to Know