On Sept. 26, luminar- ies in Washington’s legal community were honored at he WSBA Annual Awards Dinner. The theme was “
Celebrate You” and individuals and organizations that exemplify excellence, professionalism, service, justice, courage,
and leadership were acknowledged and
celebrated. Seventeen individuals and
one organization received awards for
contributions and service to the practice of law in Washington.
Outgoing WSBA President Michele
Radosevich welcomed nearly 400 at-tendees and expressed her appreciation
for the privilege of serving as WSBA
president. Past-president Steve Cross-land and outgoing governors Philip
Buri, Tracy Flood, Susan Machler, and
Judy Massong were acknowledged and
thanked for their service. Chief Justice Barbara Madsen presented a view
of the state of the profession from the
Supreme Court’s perspective. She then
swore in new governors James Andrus,
Phil Brady, Bradford Furlong, and
Karen Denise Wilson, as well as President-elect Anthony Gipe and incoming
President Patrick Palace.
Award honorees’ stories were told in
Pro Bono Award
short, insightful videos (links are pro-
vided in the text that follows) as Pres. Ra-
dosevich welcomed each award honoree
to the stage and then read the award’s in-
scription summarizing why each recipi-
ent deserved this recognition.
We hope you will draw inspiration
from reading the honorees’ stories here
and viewing the WebXtra videos.
Presented to a lawyer, non-lawyer, law
firm, or bar association for outstanding cumulative efforts in providing pro
GLBT Legal Clinic
Created in 2009 in partnership with the King County Bar Asso- ciation, the GLBT Legal Clinic recruits volunteer attorneys from a variety
of areas of law and matches them with clients who need advice in those areas, including discrimination, family law, legal
name and gender changes, immigration,
and healthcare issues. Over 70 attorneys,
law students, and community members
volunteer their time to the clinic.
At on-site clinics, volunteer attorneys
travel to local community organizations
and provide free legal services to GLBT
individuals who might not otherwise be
able to access the clinic’s services. The
GLBT Legal Clinic Committee also does
community outreach to raise awareness
of the clinic’s free legal services. To date,
by Stephanie Perry
Awards guests socialize before the dinner.