10=$450). Space is limited. To make your
reservation, email email@example.com,
or see page 60. We hope to see you at this
very special event!
59th Annual Estate Planning
Seminar: Oct. 30–31
Registration is now open for one of the
oldest and largest estate planning conferences in the country, brought to you by
WSBA-CLE and the Estate Planning Council of Seattle. Join hundreds of attendees
from across professional practice areas
and a faculty of more than 20 practitioners
from around the country and around the
state at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Register at www.
wsbacle.org/seminars; enter 15436 in the
WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
Nov. 14-15, Seattle; Jan. 22–23, 2015,
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 www.wsba.
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.
Council on Public Legal Education
Flame of Democracy Award: Call for
The Council on Public Legal Education is
accepting nominations for its Flame of
Democracy Award, given to an individual,
organization or program in Washington
state that has made a significant contribution to increasing the public’s understanding of law, the justice system or
government. The mission of the CPLE is to
promote public understanding of the law
and civic rights and responsibilities. Nominations, which are due Nov. 1, 2014, should
be made in the form of a letter (maximum
500 words) describing the nominee’s work
and how it addresses the mission of the
CPLE. The letter should also include the
name of a reference who can provide additional information about the nominee.
Supporting material may also be submitted. Self-nominations are encouraged.
All nominations will be kept confidential.
Nominations should be addressed to Julia
Gold, University of Washington School of
Law, P.O. Box 85110, Seattle, WA 98145-
1110. Email submissions may be sent to
email@example.com. Further information
about the Council may be found at www.
Washington State Association for
Justice Announces 2014 Award
Recipients, 2014–15 Board
In July, the Washington State Association
for Justice (WSAJ) presented their annual
awards to five outstanding members and
one public official. Paul N. Luvera of Se-
attle received the Pillar of Justice Award
from outgoing WSAJ President Stephen
Bulzomi. Teri L. Rideout of Tacoma re-
ceived the WSAJ President’s Award.
Mark Kamitomo of Spokane received the
Professionalism Award. Andy Miller was
named Public Official of the Year for his
steadfast dedication to the community,
children and education. David Abeyta of
Yakima received the New Lawyer “Ready
to Soar” Award. The Tom Chambers Trial
Lawyer of the Year Award was presented
to Ralph Brindley of Seattle. Earlier this
year, WSAJ announced additional awards:
the Public Justice Award was presented to
the Northwest Justice Project, Judge of the
Year was presented to then-King County
Superior Court Judge (now Justice) Mary
Yu, the Excellence in Journalism Award
was given to Emily Shugerman, and the
Carl Maxey Award was presented to Lo-
The WSAJ elected Everett attorney
Todd Nichols as its new president and
Bellevue attorney Victoria Vreeland as its
president-elect. A full list of the 2014–15
board can be found at https://www.
Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
Luncheon: Nov. 4, 2014
The King County Chapter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, a nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Washington, will hold its annual fundraiser on
Nov. 4, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.
The luncheon will be emceed by Ian Lindsay, and headlined by keynote speakers
Rep. Jim McDermott and former Seattle
Mariner Raul Ibanez. Entertainment will
be provided by the Hawthorne Elementary School Choir.
The Pierce County Chapter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children will also
hold a breakfast fundraiser on November
4 for emergency food programs in Pierce
County. Information about Lawyers Helping Hungry Children is available at www.
lhhcwa.org or by contacting Julie Schisel
at Julie@lsand.com. For information about
the Pierce County Chapter, contact Todd
Carlisle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 RPCs. 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.
Need to Know