Weekly Words from President Patrick Palace: Week of Nov 11

WSBA President Patrick Palace’s weekly update. It was a good week last week, and included celebrating my son Winston’s birthday. He is now a teen. Wednesday I had the opportunity to meet briefly with our Attorney General Bob Ferguson. We discussed how the WSBA and the AGs office could partner together to bring greater value […]

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Weekly Words from President Patrick Palace: Week of November 4

WSBA President Patrick Palace’s weekly update. It was quite a WSBA week, given that it concluded with my first board meeting as WSBA President. It started off on Wednesday with the WSBA officers, along with Executive Director Paula Littlewood and General Counsel Jean McElroy meeting with the Supreme Court to discuss current issues and to […]

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Weekly Words for President Patrick Palace: Week of October 21

WSBA President Patrick Palace’s weekly update. I am happy to report it was a good week in the WSBA world. Last Monday I was invited to address the King County Council. Councilman Rod Dembowski and Councilman Reagan Dunn read and presented a Proclamation that declared the week of Oct. 21 “Pro Bono Week” in King […]

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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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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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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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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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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

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: 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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President’s Update – Week in Review

Last Wednesday was Seattle University Law School’s annual holiday party, an event that always makes me feel very connected to the community of lawyers here in Washington. Many of the faculty attended. And I had a chance to congratulate Lisa Brodoff, who with her partner Lynne, was stopping off at the Thurston County Courthouse on […]

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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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