Need to Know
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 margarets@
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
email@example.com, 206-239-2118 or
800-945-9722, ext. 2118 or Darlene
Neumann at firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-733-
5923 or 800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
Access to Justice Board Technology
The Access to Justice Board is planning a
Technology Symposium for Sept. 9, 2016.
Held at the University of Washington School
of Law, the event will bring together representatives from the tech community, legal
aid providers, nonprofits, law firms, and
stakeholders to engage at the intersection
of technology and justice. The goal is to drive
implementation of the Access to Justice
Technology Principles through conversations and connecting individuals from a variety of backgrounds. The full-day symposium
will explore current court technology, legal
tech innovation, and the Technology Principles through a series of workshops, flash
talks, and small group sessions. We hope
members of the Washington legal community will be able join us for this important
event. Request registration details and the
final agenda from ATJ Tech Committee Co-chair Emily McReynolds at email@example.com.
Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
25th Anniversary Luncheon on Oct.
Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, a nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger
in Washington, will hold its annual fundraiser
on Oct. 13, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle. This year marks the 25th Anniversary
of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children’s mission of raising money and advocating on
behalf of hungry children. The money raised
by Lawyers Helping Hungry Children goes
to beneficiary organizations that provide
food to children of low-income families and
to advocacy for childhood hunger issues,
including the City of Seattle Summer Food
Program, Northwest Harvest, Emergency
Feeding Program, and CARE.
The luncheon will be emceed by Ian Lindsay and headlined by keynote speaker Rob
McKenna, former Washington state attorney general. Individual tickets are $100 for
the event or $60 for students and attorneys
with government and nonprofit organizations. Tables can be reserved for $1,000. Online registration is available at www.lhhcwa.
Also on Oct. 13, the Pierce County Chapter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children will
be holding its 8th Annual Breakfast to benefit three food banks that have backpack
programs for school-age children at St. Leo
Food Connection from 7:30–8: 30 a.m. Dr.
Anthony Chen, director of health with the
Tacoma Pierce County Health Department,
will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Arlene Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-212-0349.
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.
Search WSBA Advisory Opinions
WSBA advisory opinions are available online at www.wsba.org/advisoryopinions.
You can search opinions by number, year
WSBA Lawyers Assistance
issued, ethical rule, subject matter, or key-
word. Advisory opinions are issued by the
WSBA to assist members in interpreting
their ethical obligations in specific circum-
stances. The opinions are the result of study
and analysis in response to requests from
WSBA members. For assistance, call the
Ethics Line at 206-727-8284 or 800-945-
9722, ext. 8284.
WSBA Connects Offers Free
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
Weekly Job Search Group
The Weekly Job Search Group provides
strategy and support to unemployed attorneys. The group runs for 7 weeks and is
limited to eight attorneys. We provide the
comprehensive WSBA job search guide,
“Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success,” which can also be found online at
www.tinyurl.com/7xheb8b. If you’d like to
participate or would like to schedule a career consultation, contact Dan Crystal at
email@example.com or 206-727-8267.
Mindful Lawyers Group
A growing number of legal professionals
across the nation are applying mindfulness-based skills and training to lawyering. The
Washington Contemplative Lawyers group
meets on Mondays on the 6th floor of the
WSBA offices in the LAP group room from
noon to 12: 45 p.m. For more information,
contact Greg Wolk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Unbar” Alcoholics Anonymous
The Unbar is an “open” AA group for attorneys that has been meeting for over 25
years. Meetings are held Wednesdays from
12–1: 30 p.m. at the Skinner Building at 1326
Fifth Ave., 7th Floor. If you are seeking a
peer advisor to connect with and perhaps
walk you to this meeting, the Lawyers
Assistance Program can arrange this and
can be reached at 206-727-8268.