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7
Apr
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Volunteer Opportunity: Help Oso Mudslide Victims

Learn how you can be part of the Snohomish County Bar Association’s efforts to help mudslide victims.

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28
Mar

Want to Help the Oso Mudslide Victims? Here’s How You Can Help

Oso lanslide aerial
If you want to help, here are resources for online donations and mudslide information.
Oso lanslide aerial

Permission for re-use given by WSP on 2014-3-24 20:05 via Wikimedia Commons.

We’ve all heard about the devastation of this week’s 530 Slide in Snohomish County (see this interactive before-and-after graphic), which has caused 17 confirmed fatalities so far. Ninety people are still missing, and crews continue to search the area.

Thanks to the overwhelming response, no volunteers are needed at this time, and Snohomish County asks that we give the rescue teams space to do their work.

If you want to help, here are some resources for online donations and mud slide information: Read more »

25
Mar

Judge Betty Binns Fletcher Room Dedicated at The Rainier Club

Judge Betty Binns Fletcher
Judge Fletcher served as a federal judge on the San Francisco-based US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit between 1979 and 2012.

On Feb. 28, The Rainier Club, celebrating its 125th year, dedicated the Judge Betty Binns Fletcher Room in honor of the late distinguished jurist.

Judge Fletcher served as a federal judge on the San Francisco-based United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit between 1979 and 2012. She was one of the first women to become a partner in a major American law firm and the second woman to be appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Betty was also the first female president of the King County Bar Association.

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24
Mar

Weekly Words from President Palace: Week of March 10

WSBA President Patrick Palace
Read WSBA President Patrick Palace’s Mar. 10 update.

WSBA President Patrick Palace

I thought I would take a moment to update you on highlights of events around the bar.

 

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14
Mar

We say goodbye to noted local attorney & past WSBA President Jim Vander Stoep

former WSBA President Jim Vander Stoep
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in Chehalis.

former WSBA President Jim Vander Stoep Distinguished Chehalis attorney and former WSBA President Jim Vander Stoep died on March 8. Vander Stoep practiced law in Chehalis for 53 years and served as bar president in 1989-1990.

Longtime partner Rene Remund said Jim was from the generation that believed you have a responsibility to serve more than just yourself.

“He took his responsibility as a lawyer very much to heart. It was a profession, not an employment. What characterized his life was personal responsibility.

“He served his country during WWII, completed his education, provided for his family, his clients and his community. Jim also served on the Board of Governors and as bar president, again seeing his duty and responsibility not simply as an active attorney representing clients but to also further the bars service to the legal community and the state.

“It all comes back to serving more than yourself. It is something worth emulating,” said Remund.

A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis.

Learn more about the life of Jim Vander Stoep.

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