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Company, a federal thrift regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Trust and investment products are not deposits of or guaranteed by
the trust company, a credit union or credit union affiliate, are not insured or guaranteed by the NCUA, FDIC or any other governmental agency, and are
subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.
—Michelle Lynn Graunke, Attorney
In whatever capacity they act, and
no matter the size of an individual’s
account or estate, it has been my
experience that the people at BECU
Trust Services care about their
clients, are completely supportive,
and go above and beyond the call of
duty in working with and assisting
their clients and their families.
When it comes to securing the financial future of a disabled beneficiary, your
client’s estate plan is decidedly about more than just money. BECU Trust Services
is dedicated to the philosophy of people helping people. Unlike some banks and
trust companies, we don’t shy away from the complex fiduciary duties that come
with Special Needs Trusts.
Our full service team is well-versed in the finer points of Special Needs Trust
Administration. We can help your client provide for a beneficiary while preserving
Medicaid and SSI by creating a customized trust for their specific circumstances.
Find out how BECU Trust Services can work with you to protect your clients’
needs. Contact us today.
Trust Administration | Beneficiary Protection | Personalized Trusts
PERSONALIZED TRUSTS FOR
FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Isatou describes the LL.M. program
as “amazing” because she has been able
to take classes in core law subjects to
prepare for the Washington bar exam
while also taking law and development classes. Isatou plans to take the
bar exam in 2017 and to practice law
in Washington state. She believes that
she will be well-prepared to practice in
many different areas, but hopes to one
day find a position at a nonprofit that
specializes in development. In addition,
Isatou has been accepted into the University of Washington’s Global Woman,
Adolescent, Child Health (WACh) certificate program. She will be writing a
capstone paper on women and development as part of that program.
Isatou also plans to continue her advocacy work for disability and women’s
issues, focusing on the complete eradication of FGM and helping people with
disabilities in Gambia learn life skills
and gain independence. She currently
serves on the Seattle Immigrant and
Refugee Commission. During summer
2016, Isatou interned for Sexual Violence Legal Services in Seattle, where
she used her personal experience, advocacy, and legal training to help victims of
sexual assault. When she does become
a licensed attorney in Washington, she
will be in a unique position to advocate
for and support those seeking access to
legal services and contribute to the diversity of our local legal community. NWL
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librarian, she was a commercial
litigator in San Francisco, and a
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student at the University of
Washington School of Law. She can
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Most people tend to think about legal education in terms of the Juris Doctor
degree and may not be aware of the many other graduate degree programs
in law that are thriving across the country. The University of Washington’s
LL.M. program has existed for over 50 years and offers seven different tracks
of study, in addition to other graduate Ph.D. and Master of Jurisprudence
programs. For many foreign-educated lawyers, opportunities to study law in
Washington are welcome, especially now that recent changes to APR 3 allow
them to take the bar exam and become licensed attorneys in our state.