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Inside Inclusion: Change is Necessary for Justice

In the President’s Corner of the June 2015 issue of NWLawyer, Barb Rhoades Weaver and I wrote an article on transgender awareness. Usually I post to this blog with reflections on my guest writers. Since I was a co-author for that particular article, I instead want to focus on another article in our June issue […]

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WSBA Holiday Auction

WSBA Staff Raises Over $6,700 in 2014 Charity Auction

The annual WSBA holiday charity auction took place last week, featuring plenty of homemade treats for holiday celebrations. Each year, WSBA employees use their talents to bake, craft, and create items for both live and silent auctions. All donations benefit a charity chosen by the staff.

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President-elect Candidate Statement: Anthony Gipe

“I am running for president of the WSBA because the organization and the profession are at a crossroads…” At last Friday’s meeting of the Board of Governors, the Board elected Anthony Gipe as the new WSBA president-elect. His term will begin in September 2013 and he will then be sworn in as WSBA president in October […]

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Weekly Words from President Palace: Week of Jan. 30

Read WSBA President Patrick Palace’s Jan. 30 update. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the day after our Board of Governors meeting, I addressed the  Washington Leadership Institute (WLI) Fellows on the topic of leadership. WLI had “Session 1” of its WLI Leadership Training on the 24th and 25th. Here is the agenda so that you could […]

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Cultural Competency Never Asks Us to Be Color Blind

Reviewing the recent article by Elijah Forde from the February Issue of NW Lawyer served as a good reminder that cultural competency never requires us to ignore race, color, or origin. Cultural competency saves us from the traps of treating others as if their color and origin do not exist – which at best is […]

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Friday 5: Please Your Palate with Seattle’s Top Restaurants

Check out these delicious options to kick off your weekend. Is it dinnertime yet? WSBA Office of Disciplinary Counsel Director Doug Ende and  WSBA’s 2013-14 President-elect Anthony Gipe team up to give us their top 5 picks for Seattle restaurants. Is it dinnertime yet? Radiator Whiskey New-kid-on-the-block Radiator Whiskey opened its doors last April and promptly […]

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Friday 5: New WSBA Leaders on Deck

Meet the new WSBA leaders that will be sworn-in in September. The district elections for the Board of Governors are now over, says she-who-managed-the-process with a sigh of relief. Rest assured that every ballot was counted, and no chads were hung. Here’s a little information about our three new governors, plus a reminder about WSBA’s […]

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