Need to Know
Who Inspires You? Honor
the Luminaries of the Legal
Nominations are now open for the 2014 WSBA
Annual Awards, which honor exemplary individuals from the legal community. The awards
are presented at the annual Awards Dinner in
September to those who have made noteworthy contributions and achievements in public
service, government service, professionalism,
pro bono work, diversity, and other areas. Both
lawyers and non-lawyers are eligible to make
nominations and receive awards. To learn
more information about the award categories
and nomination requirements, visit the WSBA
website at wsba.org/awards.
WSBA Board of Governors
March 7–8, Seattle; April 25–26, Moses Lake
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 Pamela Wuest at 206-239-2125, 800-
945-9722, ext. 2125, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete Board of Governors meeting
schedule is available on the WSBA website at
Nominations Sought — Sally P.
Savage Leadership in Philanthropy
deadline: April 15,
State Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for
the Sally P. Savage
Leadership in Philanthropy Award,
to be awarded at
the WSBA Annual
Awards dinner in September 2014.
Sally Savage led the Bar Foundation’s
renaissance and was a catalyst for its refo-
cused mission to sustain the WSBA’s effort to
advance justice and diversity. Her clarity, ex-
pertise, and vision helped establish a path for
enduring support of a strong bar association
that provides statewide leadership on mat-
ters of profound importance to the profession
and the citizenry. Sally’s spirit of generosity
and leadership continue to inspire all who rec-
ognize the transformative potential of philan-
thropy. Philanthropy means “love of human-
ity” and focuses on private initiatives for the
public good, emphasizing quality of life. Sally
Savage emulated this spirit of philanthropy in
her life, and it is in her memory that we con-
tinue to honor donors, volunteers, and friends
of the Washington State Bar Foundation who
embody Sally’s spirit.
Please submit a letter of nomination no
more than two pages in length describing the
nominee’s specific outstanding accomplishments and contributions meriting this award
via email to email@example.com or by mail
to Megan McNally, WSBA, 1325 4th Ave. Ste.
600, Seattle, WA 98101. Please include contact
information for the nominator(s), including
email and phone number.
MCLE and Licensing
2014 Licensing and MCLE
Deadline was Feb. 3, 2014. If you have not
completed all mandatory portions of your license renewal, including MCLE requirements,
if applicable, you are delinquent and are 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.
Judicial Member Licensing
Deadline was Feb. 3, 2014. If you have not filed
your renewal within 60 days of the date of the
written notice, your eligibility to transfer to another membership class upon leaving service
as a judicial officer will not be preserved. You
may complete your renewal either online at
mywsba.org or on the Judicial Member License
Renewal form. Please note that a 30 percent
late fee of $15 was assessed on February 4.
Visit wsba.org/licensing to learn more.
Important Changes to Rule 9,
Effective Jan. 1, 2014
The Supreme Court of Washington has amended Admission to Practice Rule 9. These changes became effective Jan. 1, 2014. Both supervising attorneys and licensed legal interns are
significantly affected. Changes include scope
of practice, supervising attorney’s responsibilities, terms of the license, and eligibility. Learn
more at www.wsba.org/rule9.
$25 MCLE Comity Certificate Fee
There is a $25 fee for ordering or submitting
MCLE comity certificates. Ordering comity
certificates can be done online or via mail. See
wsba.org/mcle for more information.
Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
Fundraisers Raise $38,000
Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, a nonprofit
dedicated to ending childhood hunger in
Washington, held joint fundraisers in Seattle
and Tacoma in November 2013. The King
County Chapter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children held its 22nd annual fundraiser
at Seattle’s Grand Hyatt. The luncheon was
emceed by Ian Lindsay, and featured a keynote address by Hunger Warrior award winner Chef John Howie, Bellevue restaurateur
and owner of John Howie Steak, Seastar,
and Sport Restaurants. The Hawthorne Elementary School Choir entertained the biggest crowd to date, and attendees also had
the opportunity to bid on gift certificates
donated by Chef Howie, with all proceeds
benefitting hungry children in King County
and beyond. The event raised over $28,000
to assist beneficiary organizations, including
Northwest Harvest, the City of Seattle Summer Food Program, the Emergency Feeding
Program, WithinReach, CARE, and the Children’s Alliance.
The Pierce County Chapter of Lawyers
Helping Hungry Children also held its fifth
annual breakfast fundraiser, attended by
over 60 Tacoma attorneys and judges. The
event raised over $10,000 for emergency
food programs in Pierce County. The Pierce
County chapter raised an additional $2,700
for hunger relief programs from members
of the Inns of Court. Learn more about
Lawyers Helping Hungry Children at www.
Legal Foundation of Washington
Announces 2014 Officers
In November 2013, the Legal Foundation of
Washington Board of Trustees elected Elizabeth Thomas, of K&L Gates, the Foundation’s
2014 president. Loren S. Etengoff, of the Law
Offices of Loren S. Etengoff in Vancouver,
was elected vice president; Laurie Flynn
Connelly, of Eastern Washington University in
Author and chef John Howie signs books for attendees.