Need to Know
Opportunity for Service
Bellevue Youth Court Seeks Attorney
Bellevue Youth Court (BYC) is seeking attorney mentors in the Greater Seattle Area
to offer guidance to youth advocates at juvenile diversion hearings. First- or second-time youth offenders who have pleaded
guilty to a misdemeanor can choose BYC
as an alternative to traditional juvenile
court. Youth respondents are sentenced
by a youth jury under the supervision of
a youth judge and court officers. Youth
advocates represent the respondent and
the state at the hearing and help the jury
reach a sentence that fulfills the principles
of restorative justice. Attorney mentors
provide advice and guidance to defense
and prosecution advocates as they craft
their statements of the case and sentencing recommendations. Mentors meet with
youth once or twice in preparation for
court and attend the hearing if possible.
Defense mentors also attend the initial client meeting along with the advocate. Attorney mentors can choose which months
to assist and the time commitment is
highly flexible. There will be a training for
new mentors in October, but applications
will continue to be accepted on a rolling
basis. For more information or to volunteer, contact Helena Stephens at 425-452-
2834 or email@example.com.
LLLT Rules of Professional Conduct
In August, the LLLT Board submitted to
the Supreme Court suggested LLLT Rules
of Professional Conduct (LLLT RPC). In
addition, the LLLT Board submitted to the
WSBA Board of Governors related suggested amendments to the lawyer RPC.
The Board will consider the suggested
lawyer RPC amendments at its September and November meetings. For more
information on the LLLT RPC, visit www.
wsba.org/LLLT. Go to www.courts.wa.gov/
courts_rules/ to comment on the LLLT
RPC or email Thea Jennings, LLLT Program
lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org to comment on
the suggested lawyer RPC amendments.
Join WSBA’s Annual Trial Advocacy
The Annual Trial Advocacy Program (TAP)
WSBA Open Sections Night: Oct. 16,
offers attendees a two-day intensive trial-
skills training from seasoned trial lawyers
and a one-day mock trial two weeks later.
This New Lawyer Education seminar is
geared toward attorneys working in either
the criminal or civil arena, with little to no
trial experience, but a strong desire to be-
come trial lawyers. Mark your calendars
to attend TAP Oct. 24–25 at the WSBA
Conference Center in Seattle. The mock
trial will be held Nov. 8. This program of-
fers either 12 or 18 CLE credits, depending
on mock trial participation. To learn more
or receive notice when registration has
opened, contact email@example.com.
You’re invited to attend WSBA’s Open Sections Night, sponsored by the Washington
Young Lawyers Committee and the WSBA
Sections. This popular event provides an
excellent opportunity to network with
young attorneys and experienced attorneys who serve as WSBA section leaders. WSBA sections offer a wealth of experience and resources to help new and
young lawyers find their footing in a new
practice area. Join us Oct. 16, 5–7 p.m., at
the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave.,
Spokane.To RSVP, email newlawyers@
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,
Washington Young Lawyers
The Washington Young Lawyers Committee will meet on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the
WSBA offices, 1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600. If you
would like to attend, email newlawyers@
2015 License Renewal, MCLE and
Complete your license renewal and MCLE
certification online — it’s easy. License renewal will begin in mid-October and must
be completed by Feb. 2, 2015.
Payment plan option available. If you
are experiencing financial challenges,
you may contact us about a payment
plan option available to all active and in-
active members. Payment plans are for
three months beginning December 1 and
all fees must still be paid in full by Feb.
2, 2015. A one-time hardship exemption
is available for active attorney members
who qualify. Visit wsba.org/licensing to
Join or renew your Section membership.
As the section membership year is Oct.
1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2015, we encourage you to join or renew sections in
October to receive the full benefit of the
Certify MCLE Compliance. If you are in
the 2012–14 reporting period (Group 2),
then you are due to report CLE credits
and certify MCLE compliance. All credits
must be completed by Dec. 31, 2014, and
certification (C2 form) must be completed
online or be postmarked or delivered to
the WSBA by Feb. 2, 2015. Visit wsba.org/
MCLE to learn more.
Judicial Members. Judicial members are
required to complete the annual license
renewal and pay a $50 license fee to
maintain eligibility to transfer to another
membership class when their judicial
service ends. Please note that you are
required to inform the Bar within 10 days
of your retirement or your ineligibility for
judicial membership (and you must apply
to change to another membership class
or to resign). Visit wsba.org/licensing to
Remember these dates:
Dec. 1, 2014: Enrollment deadline for optional payment plan.
Dec. 31, 2014: Group 2 (2012–14) members
must complete required MCLE credits.
Feb. 2, 2015: Request deadline for optional
Feb. 2, 2015: License renewal, payment,
and Group 2 MCLE C2 certification must
be completed online, postmarked, or delivered to WSBA.
The WSBA 50-Year Member Tribute
You won’t want to miss this luncheon honoring the careers of WSBA members who
have been members for 50 years! Please
join us Friday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance
Hotel in downtown Seattle. Honored 50-
year members will receive a personal invitation by mail from the WSBA for themselves and one guest. All members of the
legal community and guests are invited to
attend this celebration.
Reception and registration open at 11
a.m. (no-host bar). Lunch and program
begin at noon.
Registration is $45 per person (table of