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 newlawyers@
Washington Young Lawyers
Aug. 5, Seattle
The Washington Young Lawyers Committee is holding its next meeting at the WSBA
offices on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m.
New and young lawyers are encouraged
to attend to learn about the work of the
Committee and upcoming WSBA New
Lawyer Programs. For details, contact
ALPS Attorney Match
Attorney Match is a free online networking tool made available through
the WSBA-endorsed professional liability insurer, 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 requirements
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 mentorlink@
WSBA Board of Governors
July 27-28, Union
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.wsba.
Volunteer Custodians Needed
The WSBA is seeking interested lawyers as potential volunteer custodians under Rule
for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELC) 7. 7. 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 client’s interests. The custodian takes possession of the necessary files and records and takes action to protect
the client’s 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 his or her appointment as custodian. Costs incurred may be reimbursed.
Current WSBA members of all practice areas are welcome to apply. 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.
Annual Lunch with King County Bar Association
Members of the Board attended an annual lunch meeting with King County Bar Association leadership on May 17 to share and exchange ideas.
Seated, left to right: Robin Haynes, Kathryn Battuello. Standing, left to right: Andrew Prazuch,
Mario Cava, William Hyslop, Kinon Williams, James Doane, Ann Danieli, Andrew Maron, Paula
Littlewood, Brad Furlong
Facing an Ethical Dilemma?
Members facing ethical dilemmas can talk with WSBA professional responsibility counsel
for informal guidance on analyzing a situation involving their own prospective ethical conduct under the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC). All calls are confidential. Any advice
given is intended for the education of the inquirer and does not represent an official position of the WSBA. Every effort is made to return calls within two business days. Call the
Ethics Line at 206-727-8284 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8284.
Search WSBA Advisory Opinions Online
WSBA advisory opinions are available online at www.wsba.org/advisoryopinions. You
can search opinions by number, year issued, ethical rule, subject matter, or keyword.