Congratulations to Olympia attorney Rebecca Glasgow, who recently received the WSBA’s Local Hero Award! WSBA President Patrick Palace presented the award at a luncheon on Jan. 23; fellow Olympia attorney Alexander Frix was also honored with a Local Hero Award at the same event. Glasgow is a deputy solicitor general in the Solicitor General’s Office of the Attorney General’s Office, where she serves as general counsel to the secretary of state, and as an appellate advocate and advisor.
“Rebecca Glasgow is very deserving of this award because of her unparalleled commitment to service within the legal community, both locally and statewide,” said Government Lawyers Bar Association board member Michael Young. “Becca does so much so modestly, without any fanfare…. so it’s wonderful that she is receiving this recognition for her service to our community.”
Glasgow has served in a number of volunteer leadership positions within Thurston County and at the state level. In December 2013, she finished a nine-year term on the Board of Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services (TCVLS), including one year as president. Glasgow is also a frequent volunteer at TCVLS legal clinics, helping to provide legal advice to low-income people with civil legal issues.
Glasgow has been active for many years with the Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) Capitol Chapter Board. She has served as the WWL Capitol Chapter president and other board positions for many years, most recently on the State WWL Board, coordinating statewide judicial evaluations. She is currently a board member of the Law Fund Campaign for Equal Justice, where she has worked to substantially increase Thurston County lawyer participation in the Law Fund’s annual fundraising drive. Glasgow serves on the University of Washington School of Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
At the Washington State Bar Association, Glasgow has served on the WSBA Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee and the Amicus Committee, and is currently a member of the WSBA Administrative Law Section executive committee.
“I was so fortunate to have such wonderful role models so early in my legal career,” says Glasgow. “It is impossible not to be inspired by their energy and commitment to justice.”
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