Need to Know
proved courses in the subject of law and
legal procedure. The remaining 24 credits
can be earned in the above categories, as
well as in new subject areas and activities
that include professional development,
personal development and mental health,
office management, improving the legal
system, or participating in a structured
mentoring program approved by the MCLE
Board. There is no live credit requirement.
The new rule can be found at www.wsba.
WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
Nov. 13, Seattle; Jan. 28–29, 2016, Seattle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete
Board of Governors meeting schedule is
available on the WSBA website at www.
Volunteer Custodians Needed
The WSBA is seeking interested lawyers
as potential ELC 7. 7 volunteer custodians.
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 clients’ interests. The
custodian takes possession of the necessary files and records and takes action to
protect clients’ 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 their appointment as custodian. Costs incurred may be
reimbursed. Current WSBA members of all
practice areas are welcome to apply. Contact Sandra Schilling at sandras@wsba.
org, 206-239-2118 or 800-945-9722, ext.
2118 or Darlene Neumann at darlenen@
wsba.org, 206-733-5923 or 800-945-
9722, ext. 5923.
Gonzaga Law Review Call for
Deadline: Dec. 18, 2015
The Gonzaga Law Review is seeking articles for its upcoming third volume of the
51st Edition. Articles may have an academic or practical focus and should address topics related to the legal field.
Submissions for this edition will be due
by Dec. 18, 2015. If you have already written an article, please feel free to submit
it to the email address below. 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. If you would like to submit or
have any questions, please contact Megan Machynia or Michela Keefe at gulr@
lawschool.gonzaga.edu or visit our submissions page at www.law.gonzaga.edu/
ABA Honors Three Lawyers with
2016 Stonewall Awards for LGBT
The American Bar Association (ABA) an-
30th Annual Goldmark Award
nounced the recipients of its third annual
Stonewall Award: Evan Wolfson, Abby Ru-
benfeld, and Thomas Fitzpatrick. The acco-
lade is sponsored by the ABA Commission
on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
The awards will be presented at the ABA’s
Midyear Meeting on Feb. 6 in San Diego.
Evan Wolfson, the founder and presi-
dent of Freedom to Marry, is considered by
many as the father of same-sex marriage
movement, according to the commis-
sion’s press release. He founded Freedom
to Marry in 2001 and wrote Why Marriage
Matters: America, Equality and Gay Peo-
ple’s Right to Marry in 2004.
Abby Rubenfeld was co-counsel for
some of the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodg-
es, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case that
found a constitutional right to marry for
same-sex couples. A former chair of the
ABA’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities
Section, she was also involved in overturn-
ing Tennessee’s sodomy law in 1996.
Thomas Fitzpatrick, the first openly gay
ABA Board of Governors member, is also
receiving the Stonewall Award. A partner
with the Seattle firm Talmadge Fitzpatrick
Tribe, his work has involved expanding
the ABA’s diversity goals to include sexual
orientation and gender identity and creat-
ing the Commission on Sexual Orientation
and Gender Identity.
The Legal Foundation of Washington’s
WSBA Lawyers Assistance
30th Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon
will be held Feb. 26, 2016, at the Sheraton
Seattle Hotel. The event includes a Pro
Bono Council meeting, ATJ Forum, Rainier
and Baker Cup presentations, leadership
celebration, and more. The Charles A.
Goldmark Distinguished Service Award is
named in honor of Charles A. Goldmark,
a prominent Seattle attorney who played
a singularly important role in the creation
of the interest on lawyer’s (and LPO’s)
trust account (IOLTA) program. See www.
legalfoundation.org for more information.
WSBA Connects provides free counseling
in your community. All Bar members are
eligible for three free sessions on topics as
broad as work stress, career challenges,
addiction, anxiety, and other issues. By
calling 800-765-0770, a telephone representative will arrange a referral using
APS’s network of clinicians throughout the
state of Washington. We encourage you to
make the most of this valuable resource.
WSBA Law Office Management
LOMAP Lending Library
The WSBA LOMAP and LAP Lending Library
is a service to WSBA members. We offer
the short-term loan of books on health
and well-being as well as the business
management aspects of your law office.
How does it work? You can view available
titles at www.wsba.org/resources-and-services/lomap/lending-library. Books
may be borrowed by any WSBA member
for up to two weeks. LOMAP requires your
WSBA ID to guarantee the book’s return to
the program. If you live outside of the Seattle area, books can be mailed to you; you
will be responsible for return postage. For
walk-in members, we recommend calling
first to check availability of requested titles. To arrange for a book loan or to check
availability, contact email@example.com.
Casemaker Online Research
Casemaker is a powerful online research
library provided free to WSBA members.
Read about this legal research tool on
the WSBA website at www.wsba.org/
casemaker. As a WSBA member, you already receive free access to Casemaker.
Now, we have enhanced this member ben-