NWSidebar would like to introduce you to the new members of the WSBA Board of Governors. Today we feature Governor Phil Brady from newly-created District 10. District 10 includes Olympia and parts of Thurston and Pierce counties — log in to myWSBA to view your district.
Governor Philip L. Brady began serving a three-year term on Oct. 1, 2013. He is the regulatory projects coordinator for the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and currently serves as both records officer and ombudsman for his agency. He practices primarily administrative, financial services, public records, and open government law. Brady holds a degree in physics from the College of Idaho, and received his law degree and a master’s degree in conflict and dispute resolution from the University of Oregon in 2008. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking of all sorts, live music, rooting for the Ducks, and being outside in the beautiful natural environment that is Washington. He is looking forward to representing all of his constituents (even the Huskies), and is particularly excited to enhance opportunities for public lawyers and new attorneys.
We’d like to introduce you to the new members of the WSBA Board of Governors. Today we feature At-large Governor Karen Denise Wilson. Wilson began serving a three-year term on Oct. 1, 2013. She is currently a deputy public defender with the Skagit County Public Defender’s office. Wilson is a 2012 alumna of the Washington Leadership Institute and attended law school at Tulane University, in New Orleans.
Wilson’s goals as governor include bringing a diverse and underrepresented perspective to the WSBA Board of Governors and fostering relationships that create opportunities for collaborative action toward the goal of equality in legal representation. She welcomes communication and input from all WSBA members (but no lawyer jokes, please).
WSBA Connects is a free, new statewide wellness benefit for all WSBA members. Through our partnership with Wellspring, the Bar is expanding our Lawyers Assistance Program and now offers statewide access to support for lawyers needing help for issues related to mental health and addiction concerns, career management, family, caregiving, daily living, health and well-being, and more. WSBA Connects is offered as a service to members on a voluntary, confidential basis. Read more
We are excited to announce that enrollment is now open for the winter quarter LLLT Family Law Course with new qualification options. The deadline for enrollment is Dec. 16, 2013. We invite all interested individuals to join us in-person or via webcast on Nov. 19, 2013 from 12-1 p.m. for a free presentation about the program and to learn how to qualify.
Washington state is leading the nation in licensing a new independent legal paraprofessional to practice law on a limited basis with its Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program. An LLLT license will authorize non-attorneys who meet certain educational and experience requirements to advise and assist clients in approved practice areas, with family law being the first practice area that will be licensed. Read more