Online discussion with WSBA’s President and Executive Director

Join President Michele Radosevich and Executive Director Paula Littlewood for an online chat on Tuesday, May 28! Grab your lunch, and join the WSBA president and Executive Director for an online conversation on Tuesday, May 28! What: Online discussion with WSBA’s President and Executive Director When: Tuesday, May 28 – NOON Topic:  Proposed changes to […]

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Tales from our Listening Tour

A recap of the Listening Tour with President Michele Radosevich and Executive Director Paula Littlewood. On June 17, WSBA’s Executive Director Paula Littlewood and I embarked on a Listening Tour across the state in our ongoing effort to listen and engage more with WSBA members. It was a great opportunity to field members’ questions, as well as […]

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President’s Update: Week In Review

WSBA President Michele Radosevich attends KABA’s annual banquet and the BOG Diversity Committee meeting. Last week I attended the Korean-American Bar Association’s annual banquet. Steve Kim, a King County deputy prosecutor, keynoted the event, describing his adventures in Korea as a Visiting Scholar Prosecutor for the Ministry of Justice. It was a great reminder of how […]

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Transcript: Online discussion with WSBA’s President and Executive Director

Read the transcript from President Michele Radosevich and Executive Director Paula Littlewood’s online chat. On May 28, WSBA’s President and Executive Director held a live online chat to disucuss the proposed changes to the rules governing MCLE credits. Over 60 members of the legal community logged on to ask questions, provide comment, and discuss the topic. Missed the […]

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President’s Update: Week In Review

WSBA President Michele Radosevich discusses the Governance Task Force, planning the next BOG meeting, and legal community events. Last week was a busy one. The Governance Task Force met on Tuesday.  The Governance Task Force is looking at ways to improve the operations of the Board of Governors. Two of the ideas being discussed are to shrink […]

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President’s Update: Examining Our Governance Structure

“I’m posing questions, not offering an answer.” WSBA President Michele Radosevich looks at Board representation. I’m just back from the National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting in Dallas and thought I would offer some food for thought. The keynote speaker was Mary Byers, an organizational consultant who works with a lot of professional associations. She […]

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President’s Update: Week in Review

WSBA President Michele Radosevich discusses formulating strategic goals and the WSBA membership study. The Strategic Planning Committee met last Monday to continue formulating our goals for the next three years. The discussion was more than lively as the committee grappled with the question of how to write goals that are broad enough to encompass WSBA’s activities […]

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President’s Update: Week in Review

With the legislative session in full swing, WSBA President Michele Radosevich recounts another week in Olympia. The legislative session is up and running and so am I — back and forth to Olympia. After the BOG Meeting on the Jan. 17, and the meeting with the Supreme Court on Jan. 18, it was back down last […]

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Nancy Jewett Receives WSBA Local Hero Award

“At every stage in her long career, she has always been, first and foremost, a woman who finds the time to help those in need.” Congratulations to Nancy A. Jewett, the newest recipient of the WSBA Local Hero Award! WSBA President Michele Radosevich presented the award at a luncheon in Cle Elum on July 26, […]

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President’s Update: Week in review

WSBA President Michele Radosevich reviews her week in Olympia, and invites you to the Board meeting on Jan. 17. I’ve been in Olympia for much of the first two days of the week, celebrating beginnings and endings. Monday was the swearing-in of Chief Justice Barbara Madsen and the newly elected (and re-elected) associate justices, Susan […]

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President’s Update: Week in review

Last week was a busy week! It started with meetings on Monday of the Strategic Planning and Diversity Committees. Brian Kelly and the Strategic Planning Committee are making good progress and will have a set of goals for discussion at the next board meeting. Tracy Flood is moving forward on a couple fronts with the […]

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President’s Update: Week in Review

The highlight of last week was the WSBA Staff Holiday Party and Charity Auction, which was held on Wednesday afternoon at the bar office. Your officers—Steve, Patrick, and I—challenged a staff team—Megan, Joy, Alison, and Pamela—to Family Feud WSBA Style. The rest of the staff looked on as we all tried to name the top […]

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Judge Vance Peterson Receives WSBA Local Hero Award

Learn more about Judge Peterson’s service to the Spokane bar, his community, and his country. The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) presented Judge Vance Peterson with its Local Hero Award, in recognition of his career of service to his country, community and the local bar. WSBA President Michele Radosevich presented the award at a luncheon […]

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President’s Update: Week in review

WSBA President Michele Radosevich’s dives into the Membership Study, FY12 audit, and next week’s Board meeting. I hope you all had time off over the holidays and feel ready to embrace routine again.  Last Thursday both the BOG Diversity Committee and the Budget and Audit Committee met. The Diversity Committee is off to a great […]

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President’s Update: Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Last week’s main event was the Board of Governors meeting in Seattle; my first meeting as WSBA’s president. One of the most interesting topics was the new amendments to the Mandatory Continuing Education Rules. The proposed changes would allow a greater number of credits for doing pro bono work, but the credits would be counted […]

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