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 become 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 offers either 12
or 18 CLE credits, depending on mock trial
participation. To learn more or receive notice when registration has opened, contact
Open to All: WSBA Open Sections
Night, Oct. 16, Spokane
You’re invited to attend WSBA’s Open Sections Night, sponsored by the Washington
Young Lawyers Committee and 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
Attend a CLE for Free: WSBA Young
Lawyers Committee Public Service
Attention new and young lawyers: would
you like the opportunity to attend a WSBA
CLE for free? Apply to receive a WSBA YLC
Public Service Incentive Award. Applications are due Sept. 22. This award was created to encourage and support new and
young lawyers who engage or would like
to engage in public service activities, as
described in RPC 6. 1. For more information,
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, email
2015 License Renewal, MCLE and
Sign up for paperless license renewal by
Sept. 14. Log in to my WSBA.org and check
the box to say “yes” to paperless license re-
newal, MCLE certification, and sections reg-
istration. Instead of receiving a paper packet
in the mail, we’ll send you an email reminder
when it’s time to renew online. While you are
logged in, verify and update your contact
information, including your email address.
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 inactive 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 www.
wsba.org/licensing to learn more.
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 membership. See
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
www.wsba.org/MCLE to learn more.
Remember these dates:
• Sept. 14, 2014: Sign up for paperless license renewal.
• Dec. 1, 2014: Enrollment deadline for optional payment plan.
• Dec. 31, 2014: Group 2 (2012–14) members must complete required MCLE
• Feb. 2, 2015: Request deadline for optional hardship exemption.
• Feb. 2, 2015: License renewal, payment,
and Group 2 MCLE C2 certification must
be completed online, postmarked, or
delivered to WSBA.
Judicial Member License Renewal
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. Sign up for paperless
license renewal by Sept. 14. Log in to www.
myWSBA.org and check the box to say
“yes” to paperless license renewal. Instead
of receiving a paper packet in the mail, we’ll
send you an email reminder when it’s time
to renew online. While you are logged in,
verify and update your contact informa-
tion, including your email address. License
renewal will begin in mid-October and must
be completed by Feb. 2, 2015.
Please note that you are required to
inform the WSBA 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 learn more.
WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
Sept. 18–19, Seattle; Nov. 14-15, 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 Pamela Wuest at 206-239-2125,
800-945-9722, ext. 2125, or pamelaw@
wsba.org. The complete Board of Governors meeting schedule is available on the
WSBA website at www.wsba.org/bog.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-239-2118 or 800-
945-9722, ext. 2118 or Darlene Neumann
at email@example.com, 206-733-5923 or
800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
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.
Need to Know