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                                        COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT


Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager                                                                          206-727-8226
Sharlene Steele, Communications Coordinator                                                                      206-727-8262
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Memo to::          WSBA Board of Governors

From::             Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager
                   Sharlene Steele, Communications Coordinator

Re:                Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington

Date:              November 29,2010


   ACTION: Please appoint up to three positions to the Bench-Dar-Press
   Committee of Washington. The terms will commence on January 1, 2011 and
   end December 31, 2013.


The WSBA Board of Governors appoints five members to the Bench-Bar-Press Committee of
Washington. Three WSBA-appointed positions on the Bench-Bar-Press Committee of
Washington will expire on December 31. Terms are three years and there are no term limits; the
eligibility of the incumbents is based solely on the discretion of the Board of Governors.

The Bench-Bar-Press Committee was formed in 1963 to foster better understanding and working
relationships among judges, lawyers, andjoumalists. Its mission is to seek to accommodate, as
much as possible, the tension between the constitutional values of free press and fair trial through
educational events and relationship building. The Committee is chaired by the Chief Justice of
the Washington State Supreme Court and includes representatives from the legal profession,
judiciary, law enforcement, and news media. The Committee meets as a whole once or twice
each year. Subcommittees of volunteers are organized on an ad hoc basis to plan and execute
events.

The current WSBA appointees whose terms will expire are listed below. All declined an
invitation for re-appointment.
    • Sommer Dykema
    • Chi-Dooh "Skip" Li
    • JoanMell



                                     Working Together to Champion Justice
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Memo to WSBA Board of Governors
Re: Bench-Bar-Press Committee Appointments
November 29,2010
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Attached you will find the following information:
    • Current roster ofthe Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington
    • Notice published in the October and November issues of Bar News. A blast email
       message was sent to the WSBA membership on November 10.
    • Application materials from:
          o Dennis P. Hession, Spokane
          o Josephine H. Lai, Pasadena, CA
          o Lawrence E. Little, Tracyton (Kitsap County)
          o Ron E. Ordell, Mercer Island




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Washington State Courts - Boards, Commission~ Programs, and Organizations
                                  Commissions;




 Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington

 *Honorable Barbara A. Madsen, Chair            Ms. Ursul. Reutin
                                                    Ursula
 Washington State Supreme Court                 Washington State Association of Broadcasters -
                                                RadiO
 *Honorable Susan l. Owens, Vice-Chair
 * Honorable       J.
 Washington Supreme Court                       Mr. Darren Reynolds
                                                                 ASSOCiation
                                                Washington State Association of Broadcasters -
  *Honorable Elaine Houghton                    Radio
  Court of Appeals
                                                Ms. Deborah Horne
  *Honorable C. Kenneth Grosse                  Washington State Association of Broadcasters -
  Court of Appeals                              Television

  Honorable Robert S. Lasnik                    Mr. Ed White
  Washington State Federal judiciary
                           Judiciary            Washington State Association of Broadcasters -
                                                Television
  *Honorable William L. Downing
  *HonOrable
  Fire Brigade Chair                            Ms. Nancy Roberts Trott
                                                Associated
                                                AssoCiated Press
  Honora~e             SypOlt
  Honorable Gregory Sypolt
                         Association
  Superior Court Judges' AssoCiation            Mr. Richard P. Roberts
                                                Washington State Bar Association
  Honorable Larry McKeeman
  Superior Court Judges' Association            Ms. Sarah Spierling Mack
                                                Washington State Bar Association
  Honorable Palmer Robinson
  Superior Court Judges' Association            Mr. Chi-Dooh Li
                                                Washington State Bar Association
  Honorable Jeffrey Ramsdell
  Superior Court Judges' AssoCiation
                         Association            Ms. Joan K. Mell
                                                washington
                                                Washington State Bar Association
  * Honorable
  *Honorabl. Christopher CulpCutp
  District and Municipal Court ludges' Assoc.
               MuniCipal                                              Dykema
                                                Ms. Sommer Baldwin Dykem.
                                                Washington State Bar Association
  Honorable Barbara Linde
  District and Municipal Court ludges' Assoc.
               MuniCipal       Judges'          *Mr. Rowland Thompson
                                                Allied
                                                Alfied Daily Newspapers of Washington
  Mr. Oren Campbell
  School of Communications of the University    Mr. David Boardman
  of Washington                                 Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington

  *Mr. Mark Allen                               Ms. Christine Chin
  Washington State Association of
                   ASSOCiation                  Allied Daity
                                                AlUed Daily Newspapers of Washington
  Broadcasters

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  Mr. Scott Wilson                                    Mr. Ken Bunting
  Washington Newspaper Publishers Assoc.              Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington

  Mr. 'rank Garred                                    Mr. David Zeeck
  Washington Newspaper Publisllers Assoc.             Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington

  Mr. lim Lobsenz                                     Mr. John Hughes
  Wasil. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers           Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington

 Chief John R. Bati$te                                Mr. Don Pierce
  Wash. Assoc. of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs          Wash. Assoc. of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

 Honorable Rob McKenna                                Ms. Julia Garratt Indeterminate Sentence
  Washington State Attorney General                   Review Board

                                                      Mr. Marcus Donner Society of Prof. Journalists,
                                                      Sigma Delta Chi

                                                      Mr. George Irb Business Journals

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opportunity for Service: Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington
Application Deadline: November 221 2010

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and resumes from members interested in
serving on the Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington. Three positions are available. A written
expression of interest and a resume are also required for any incumbent seeking reappointment. All
three incumbents are eligible for reappointment. The term will begin January 1, 2011, and expire
December 31, 2013.

The Bench-Bar-Press Committee was formed in 1963 to foster better understanding and working
relationships among judges, lawyers, and journalists. Its mission is to seek to accommodate, as much as
possible, the tension between the constitutional values offree press and fair trial through educational
events and relationship building. The committee is chaired by the Chief Justice of the Washington State
Supreme Court and includes representatives from the legal profession, judiciary, law enforcement, and
news media. The committee meets as a whole once or twice each year. Subcommittees of volunteers
are organized on an ad hoc basis to plan and execute events.

Please submit letters of interest and resumes to: barleaders@wsba.org or WSBA Communications Dept.,
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539.




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                                     Dennis P. Hession




November 12, 2010

Washington State Bar Association
Board of Governors
c/o WSBA Communications Dept.
1325 Fourth Ave. Ste 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Honorable Governors:

Please accept this letter as an expression of my interest in an appointment to the Bench-Bar-
Press Committee of the Washington State Bar Association. I believe that my unique life's
experiences would add value to this very important committee of the Bar.

I grew up in a newspaper family. My father was the General Manager of both of the newspapers
in Salt Lake City and the media became a very important part of my life. I have also most
recently served as a member of the Spokane City Council, as City Council President and as the
Mayor of Spokane. Issues of access, disclosure and media interaction were faced every day by me
and the City institution during my tenure.

Thank you for considering me for this position.

Sincerely,

Dennis P. Hession




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                                                   Dennis P. Hession

                                             ---'---        ---------~----"'----                     .....;.   --------

A management executive and lawyer recognized as a strong leader demonstrated by a diverse portfolio of leadership
experiences. Brings a calm presence and a steady hand to uncertainty and stressful environments. A passion for
success and a drive to achieve excellence in all personal and professional endeavors, elicits that drive and passion
from· all associated with him. A dynamic approach to business, expects thoughtful and strategic change but also
rewards bold thinking. Strongest management asset is the ability to build good organizations by acquiring solid
talent and matching them to appropriate roles and expectations. Integrity in all things is without compromise. Kry
qualifications include:


 • Strategic Thinker                                            • Developing Balanced Budgets by Managing Expenses
 • Organizational Planning with Innovative Concepts             • Deliberate, Thoughtful, and Decisive
 • Private and Public Board Experience                          • Extensive Media Experience and Media Training
 • Strong Writing Skills and Public Speaking                    • Managing Large Organization with $600 Million Budget and
 • Building High-Performing Executive Teams                       2000 Employees
 • Creating Individual Improvement Plans for Key                • Significant Litigation Experience and Crafting Resolutions to
   Executives.                                                    Difficult Disputes
 • Managing Lawyers Internally and Externally




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Adjunct Professor of Law - January 2010 - Present
Transactional Skills Course
         • Teach basic principles of Contract and Property Law
         • Skills training portion of class includes drafting contracts
         • Final Project - draft commercial contract


BLUE WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
A Wastewater Technology Compaf!Y
Director of Special Projects - September 2009 - Present
       • Responsible for bringing together several disciplines and technologies to develop a program to convert
          biosolids to synthetic gas and electricity
       • Interface with local governments to explain political, environmental and financial advantages to renewable
         energy projects


NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURE
Chief Executive Officer - February 2008 - May 2009
&Bernited i?Y the Board of Trustees to head the o'l,anization on an interim basis until a permanent CEO could be hired
Recruited ~                                     organization
         • Successfully negotiated acquisition of the Spokane Art School, developed and implemented an integration plan
           including staffing analysis, educated Board of Trustees and public stakeholders
         • Developed new business plan for museum after 20% cut in State budget
         • Completely revised operational and staffing plan
         • Obtained $2 million for capital projects from State Capital Budget
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CITY OF SPOKANE, WA
Mayor - December 2005 - November 2007
       • Developed Strategic Plan for the City (first in 10 years) resulting in 90 initiatives. Each of the initiatives
         assigned to member of Mayor's Cabinet with weekly progress reports and accountability
       • Initiated Efficiency and Effectiveness Study resulting in 250 recommendations for improvement, eighty of
         which were implemented within the first year, notwithstanding substantial resistance from City unions
       • Hired 16 senior executives including Chief of Police, City Attorney and Economic Development Director
       • Balanced two complex and challenging budgets by reducing expenses, without raising taxes
         and created reserves
       • Successfully negotiated five union contracts with city unions



CITY OF SPOKANE, WA
City Council President - January 2004 - December 2005
       • Created respectful atmosphere for all coming before City Council
       • Developed a process and methods to promote good decision-making by Council
       • Initiated Water Stewardship Program promoting water conservation measures
       • Resolved River Park Square Litigation



CITY OF SPOKANE, WA
City Council Member - January 2002 - December 2003
       -Brought
       • Brought stability and order to a divisive and fractured Council
       • Advocated and preserved Strong Mayor form of government



RICHTER, WIMBERLEY AND ERICSON, P.S.
Attorney (Associate/Principal) - May 1982 - December 2005
       • Successfully merged firm with two other business and litigation firms in separate transactions where the
                                         tWo
         purpose was to grow the firm by targeting and acquiring specialty firms in our market
       • Represented many small to medium-sized businesses in transactions involving taxation, mergers and
         acquisitions, personnel issues and general business matters
       • Represented numerous corporations and individuals in varied litigation cases



                                                                  BLAm
PRESTON, mORGRIMSON, GATES AND ELLIS, NOW K&L GATES (SUCCESSOR TO BLAIR AND KOEGEN)
         THORGRIMSON,
Attorney - July 1980 - May 1982
       • Represented many municipal government and special-purpose taxing districts to assist in municipal financing
         general municipal transactions
       • Advised municipal and non-municipal clients on tax and securities law implications for their transactions




EDUCATION

Master of Laws in Taxation· University of Florida, 1980
                  Taxation -

      Doctor·
Juris Doctor - Gonzaga University, 1979

                 -
Bachelor of Arts • Psychology· Gonzaga University, 1972


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HONORS AND AWARDS

• AFTER SCHOOL HALL OF FAME AWARD-LIGHTS ON AFTER SCHOOL-2007
 Leadership in Advancing the Field of After School in Washington

• CATHOLIC CHARITIES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD-2007
                                           AWARD-2007
         coundess
 For the countless years of service and dedication to the poor and vulnerable of Spokane

• REGION'S BEST ELECTED OFFICIAL- October 2007
 Spokane Coeur d'Alene Magazine

• REGION'S BEST ELECTED OFFICIAL -2007
 Spokane Inlander

• BUILDING BLOCK TO THE FUTURE AWARD (LEADERSHIP) - 2006
 Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

• THE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION-DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AW ARD-2006
 In recognition of exemplary service and commitment to the community




BOARD MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

• WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNOR'S CLIMATE ADVISORY TEAM

• STATE OF WASHINGTON FREIGHT MOBILITY STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BOARD

• CHAIR, STATE OF WASHINGTON PUBLIC WORKS BOARD 2007-2010

• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SPOKANE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SPOKANE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

• LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES (Advised on cases Pending before the u.s. Supreme Court)
                                                                                      U.S.

• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES

• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SPOKANE REGIONAL CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SPOKANE AIRPORT BOARD

• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SPOKANE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL

                                      AUmORITY
• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SPOKANE TRANSIT AUTHORITY

• CITY OF SPOKANE PARK BOARD 1990-2001 (president-1995-l997)
                                       (president-1995-1997)

• WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

• BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMERCIAL LAW AFFILIATES (Now MERITAS) - International Affiliation of Commercial
  Law Firms

• PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBER, SPOKANE PARK AND RECREATION FOUNDATION

• PRESIDENT, EASTERN WASHINGTON MARCH OF DIMES


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                                 Josephine H. Lai, Esq.
                                THE JHL LAW OFFICE




                                   November 11,2010




WSBA

Communications Department
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
E-mail: barleaders@wsba.org


       Re:     Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington

               Application Deadline: November 22, 2010

               January 1,2011 - December 31,2013

Dear Sir or Madam:

       Pursuant to your e-mail invitation, I hereby respond to the open position on
Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington. As directed, enclosed are my cover letter
and resume.

       The committee is chaired by the Chief Justice of Washington State Supreme
Court and includes representatives from the legal profession, judiciary, law enforcement,
and news media. The committee meets as a whole once or twice each year.
Subcommittes of volunteers are organized on an ad hoc basis to plan and execute events.

        On education, I obtained Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA in
June 1991, Master of Public Health (MPH) from UCLA in March 1995, and Juris Doctor
from Southwestern University School of Law in May 1998. I was admitted to State Bar
of California in December 1998, United States District Court, Central District in January
1999, District of Columbia Bar in August 1999, Washington State Bar Association in
November 2005, and United States Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit in November
2006. On March 23, 2009, I was admitted to The Bar, Supreme Court of The United
States.




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      My concentration in MPH is International and Population Health in the
Department of Community Health Sciences.

       During law school (1997-1998), I externed at Department of Justice, California
Attorney General's Office, ERA Section (Enforcement, Regulation, Administration). I
performed legal research on constitutional issues, drafted Response to Writ for
Mandamus, and participated in routine discovery. I prepared discovery responses for
California National Guards and Army. I also prepared initial pleadings for ADA
(American Disabilities Act) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), and
CalSTAR (California State Teachers' Retirement System and Funds).

        After the externship, I was offered a job to work as a law clerk in HQE Section
(Health Quality Enforcement). I drafted Accusation, Petition to Revoke, and other
pertinent pleadings. I was given the task of reviewing medical records, meeting
investigator, and interviewing expert witness I represented California Medical Board,
California Medical Officers' Association, California Pharmacy Board, California
Pharmacists' Association, and California Public Accountants' Association and
Incoporated on medical malpractice issues, issues tangential to and inherent in retirement
benefits topics.

         Between October 1998 and March 2002, I worked in law firms as a litigation
attorney. Between October 28, 1998 and April 7, 2000, I worked in a firm known for its
appellate works in insurance defense and multidistrict litigation. I handled complex
litigation, legal malpractice litigation (involving underlying asbestos litigation), and
pharmacy litigation. As a first-year associate, I handled national drug litigation such as
Fen-Phen. I also litigated a breach of fiduciary case and authored the Motion for
Disqualification of Plaintiff s Counsel of Record.

         Between July 17,2000 and March 18,2002, I worked in a firm known for its
litigation work in the medical and healthcare field. I handled medical malpractice
litigation, hospital liability litigation, complex drug litigation, and elder abuse litigation.

        I authored several motions for summary judgment, one motion for summary
adjudication, one motion to dismiss the arbitration proceeding (KAISER), one motion
for terminating sanctions, and several discovery motions (e.g. motion to compel plaintiff
to submit to deposition).

         Specifically, I defeated plaintiff ina medical malpracticelhospitalliability case by
Motion for Summary Judgment on the basis of novel non-agency and non-employee
hospital-contract physician liability (BC 2001). I successfully defended
physician(s)lhospital(s) in medical malpractice cases by Motions for Summary Judgment
on statutes of limitations. I also successfully represented plaintiffs in a medical
malpracticelhospitalliability case by Motion for Summary Judgment on pharmacist
liability and pharmacy dosage. I had a perfect record.




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        After a few years of stressful law firm practice, I left the industry in March 2002.
I traveled to Republic of China for relaxation. I visited old friends and relatives and
reestablished connections.

      In January 2003, I began my practice at home. The practice turned out to be pro
bono (most by telephone) and I was engaged in various civil matters.

        Currently, I work as volunteer attorney/administrative assistant at King County
Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal Clinics twice a week. My duties include reviewing
client intake sheets for errors and tallying client statistical data, performing data entry in
                                                                      perfonning
the NLC scheduling database, filing the clinic intake sheets, filling requests from the
clinic volunteers for resource and referral materials to be restocked (copying in-house
materials and package for delivery, ensuring materials from outside agencies are stocked
and available, notifying staff members when materials from outside agencies need to be
reordered, and delivering clinic materials to volunteers in the downtown area), and
providing additional administrative support as needed.

        Thank you for your review. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Best
regards.



                                                      Very truly yours,




                                                      Josephine H. Lai


Enclosure: Resume




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            JOSEPHINE HSIN-MIN LAI, ESQ.

                                      EDUCATION:

Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
Juris Doctor, May 1998
Heidelberg Universite Juristiche Seminar, Germany
International business & trade law, securities law, environmental law, etc.
Participant, August 1996
UCLA
Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
Medical Doctor, June 1995
Master of Public Health (Concentration: International and Population Health in
Department of Community Health Sciences), March 1995
UCLA
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), June 1991
BLAIR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
DIPLOMA, June 1987

                                    BAR ADMISSION:

California                                                    December 3, 1998
All courts in California, United States District Court, Central District
District of Columbia                                          August 2, 1999
Washington State Bar Association                              November 23,2005
United States Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit                     30,2006
                                                              November 30, 2006
The Bar, Supreme Court of United States                       March 23,2009

                                 AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Complex litigation, Mass Tort, Products Liability, Legal Malpractice, Medical
Malpractice, Hospital Liability, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Pharmacy Malpractice,
Business Litigation, Corporate Law, Wills & Trust

               BAR ADMISSION IN CHN - REPUBLIC OF CHINA:

Constitution Bar, MT II
Constitution Bar II, MT II,
Constitution Bar III, MT III
Constitution Bar IV, MT IV
Military Constitution Bar I, MT V
Military Constitution Bar II, MT IX (AP)
Military Constitution Bar III, MT IX (AP)
Military Constitution Bar IV, MT VIII (AP)



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Military Constitution Bar V, MT VIII (AP) (Honors

                                       HONORS:

*1998: CALI: Federal Courts
*Second Year, Chia Yi Junior High School (Girls), Chia Yi, ROC, Minister of Education
*Second Year, Chia Yi Junior High School (Girls), Chia Yi, ROC, Represented Class in
Inter-Mural Competition on Political Pronunciation In Mandarin In Post-1949 China-
Highest Honor
*Second Year, Chia Yi Junior High School (Girls), Chia Yi, ROC, Represented Class in
Intra-Mural Competition on English (American) Speech (Pre-Scripted) - Third Honors
*Third Year, Chia Yi Junior High School (Girls), Chia Yi, ROC, Represented Class in
Inter-Mural Competition II on Political Pronunciation & Literature In Mandarin In Post-
1949 - Highest Honor (Reserved R)
*Third Year, Chia Yi Junior High School (Girls), Chia Yi, ROC, Represented Class in
Intra-Mural Competition on English (American) Speech (Scripted by Others) II - Third
Honors
*Sixth Year, Min Tsu Elementary School, Chia Yi, ROC, Scored Highest on Intra-Mural
Academic Contest and Examinations (Comprehensive - Six Years In Grand Total- PRE)
*Fifth Year, Min Tsu Elementary School, Chia Yi, ROC, Represented Class in Intramural
Competition on Psudo-Chinese Culture Through Caligraphy - Honors
*Fourth Year, Min Tsu Elementary School, Chia Yi, ROC, Health Minister


                                  APPOINTMENT:

Washington State Bar Association, Amicus Brief Committee, October 1,2009-
September 30,2010
Canadian Secretary, July 1996 - March 2009 (Appoint~d after Heidelberg
Universite Juristische Seminar)
NAFTA Secretariat, Canadian Section
90 Sparks Street, Suite 705, Ottawa, Ontario, KIP 5B4
Telephone No.: 613-992-9388, Fax No.: 613-992-9392, e-mail: canada@nafta-sec-
alena.org
El Secretario General, July 1996 - March 2009 (Appointed after Heidelberg
Universite Juristische Seminar)
Secci6n Mexicana del Secretariado del TLCAN
Blvd. Adolfo L6pez Mateos 3025, 2° piso, Col. Heroes de Padiema, C.P. 10700, Mexico
D.F.
Telephone No.: 52-55-56-29-9630, Fax No.: 52-55-56-29-9637, e-mail: mexico@nafta-
sec-alena.org
United States Secretary, July 1996 - March 2009 (Appointed after Heidelberg
Universite Juristische Seminar)
                     u.S.
NAFTA Secretariat, U.S. Section
Room 2061, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230
Telephone No.: 202-482-5438, Fax No.: 202-482-0148, e-mail: usa@nafta-sec-alena.org



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                                        LICENSE:

Notary Public (1988 - Present, merged with Bar Admission to The State Bar of
California in 1998) - NH and Nationwide

                          SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENT:

   1. Perfect law and motion record
   2. Effectively functioned as co-liaison defense counsel in Fen-Phen litigation and
      coordinated all pharmacy cases
   3. Effectively functioned as liaison defense counsel in PPA litigation and
      coordinated all health care provider cases
   4. Effectively functioned as liaison defense counsel in Rezulin litigation and
      coordinated all health care provider cases
   5. Successfully represented client in a testimony read-back session during jury
      deliberation and secured a defense verdict (11-1)

                          PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Volunteer Attorney (Administrative Assistant),
King County Bar Association, Seattle, Washington
September 2010 - Present
Serve as Administrative Assistant in overseeing pro bono representation projects and
referral services

Attorney,
Self, Kirkland, Washington
March 2009 - Present
Handle immigration & naturalization matters for religious organization (e.g. Buddhism),
ordinary commerce matter, pro bono files, business consultation files, Buddhist texts
translation on paper and face-to-face, etc.

Attorney,
King County Bar Association, Seattle, Washington
October 2009 - May 2010
Participated in various pro bono activities in King County Bar Association by providing
legal advice to local business owners, residents, lawyers, law students, business students,
and high school students on business law, regulation, tax issues, living trusts and wills,
professional ethics, education, and career planning, etc.
Prepared estate planning and other related legal instruments to low income and/or
indigent people in bars-sponsored legal clinics

Attorney,
NAVELLIER Calculated Investing, Reno Nevada
November 2003 - February 2004
(Salary: $1000 per month)



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Assisted President draft intra-office memos in response to calls for cooperation under
Homeland Security Act

Attorney,
Audiomation, Signal Hill, California
November 2003 - February 2004
(Salary: $2,000 per month)
Assisted manager reorganize inventories and accounting systems; Participated in Inter-
American Electronics Association Annual Meeting

Attorney,
NORTHROP GRUMAN Electronics Systems, Sunnyvale, California
November 2903 - February 2004
(Salary: $1000 per month)
Participated in nationwide movement toward office automation in airline industry

Attorney,
Self, South Pasadena, California
January 2003 - March 2009
Handled commercial litigation, business litigation, negotiation, contracts, intellectual
property, real estate, and education matters

Lawyer,
American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
September 2002 - May 2003
(Salary: $40,000 per year)
Recruited and hired by APHA to oversee the administration of national health reform in
military zones and national guards districts in South and West Regions

Attorney,
La Follete, Johnson, De Haas, Fesler, Silberberg & Ames, Los Angeles, California
July 2000 - March 2002
(Salary: Starting at $58,000 annually, Ending at $65,000 annually)
    a. Served as liaison counsel for all defendants in PPA litigation
                                                           ReZUlin
    b. Served as liaison counsel for Kaiser Permanente in Rezulin litigation
    c. Successfully moved for summary judgment in hospital liability cases
    d. Successfully moved for terminating sanctions in hospital liability case (in lieu of
       motion for summary judgment)
    e. Successfully moved for summary judgment in novel non-agency hospital-contract
       physician liability case (BC 2001)
    f. Successfully moved for summary judgment on statutes of limitation in medical
       malpractice cases
    g. Successfully moved for summary judgment in pharmacist liability and pharmacy
       dosage case
    h. Worked with risk management offices of healthcare provider clients, e.g. Long
       Beach Memorial Medical Center, Anaheim Memorial Medical Center



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   1. Worked with claims adjusters of healthcare provider clients, e.g. CAP,
      Cooperative America, Medical Protective Company
   J. Worked with legal/claims departments of healthcare provider clients, KAISER
   k. Successfully moved for dismissal of arbitration proceeding on behalf of KAISER
   1. Effectively deposed plaintiff and settled a wrongful death action for less than
      $5,000
   m. Authored a demurrer/a motion to strike pleadings in a medical malpractice
      litigation which included both civil and criminal proceedings in succession

Labor EconomistlEmployee Benefits Specialist,
       Economist/Employee
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Department of Research and Collective Bargaining Services
Washington, D.C.
April 1999 - Present
   a. Research and analyze issues related to public and private sector labor and
       employment law, civil service rules and regulations, and employee benefits
   b. Assist in contract negotiations at the local, state, and federal level
   c. Conduct workshops and roundtable discussions on issues of concerns to members,
       such as contract costing and retirement plans
   d. Write articles covering a variety of topics, including pensions, civil service reform,
       and career mobility
   e. Analyze the fiscal condition of public entities in preparation for contract
       negotiations
   f. Draft collective bargaining legislation and contract language
   g. Meet with state and local legislators and staff to discuss proposed legislation,
       rules, and regulations

Attorney,
Stone & Hiles, LLP, Beverly Hills, California
October 1998 - April 2000
(Salary: Starting at $55,000 annually, Ending at $60,000 annually)
    a. Served as Co-Liaison Counsel for all pharmacy defendants in Fen-Phen Litigation
   b. Thoroughly researched and prepared Master Answer on behalf of all pharmacy
       defendants to the Master Complaint (Amended) in Fen-Phen Litigation
   c. Successfully persuaded the judge to exclude pharmacy cases from bellwether
       trials in Fen-Phen Litigation
                  plaintiff s
   d. Defeated plaintiff's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict or
       alternatively a new trial
                  plaintiff s
   e. Defeated plaintiff's motion for protective order and secured a court order to
       subpoena plaintiff's high school and college records
   f. Worked with self-insured management companies of Fortune 500 companies, e.g.
       Rite Aid
   g. Worked with claimsllegal departments of major insurance corporations, e.g.
       Markel, Kaiser, New England Management Inc.

Legislative Aid, (bye-mails) (confidential)



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Center of Health Policy, Sacramento, California
October 1998 - Present
(Salary: Monthly salary of $1,400 (i.e. $14,000 per year) (deposited into California
Investiture), After 2002, turned into political volunteer experience with no rate))
Participated in in-office strategy sessions and negotiated legislative bills and resolution
with California Legislature; Drafted California Health Bill; Prepared California Health
Law Restatement; etc.

Intern Law Student,
California Lawyer Association, Los Angeles, California
           1997 -
September 1997- May 1998
Recruited by Ethics Committee of State Bar of California to preside over all meetings at
California Lawyer Association (retrospectively linked to Extern period at California
Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office)

  Intern Lawyer,
  American Bar Association, Washington, DC
. September 1997 - May 1998
  Hired by ABA to serve as national counsel on administering ABA programs in national
  health reform and implications abroad (third year law student)

Intern Lawyer,
American Bar Association, Washington, DC
September 1997 - March 1998
Recruited and hired by ABA to preside over all meetings at APHA

Intern Lawyer,
American Public Health Association, Los Angeles, California
September 1997 - March 1998
Hired and recruited by APHA to serve a liaison counsel between APHA and ABA

Lawyer,
German Foundation (RUSSIA) (C), Los Angeles, California
September 1997 - June 1998
(Salary: $8 per hour)
In charge of Russia's non-discriminatory race policy in the US

Lawyer,
German Foundation (FRANCE), Los Angeles, California
September 1997 - June 1998
(Salary: $8 per hour)
In charge of France's non-discriminatory race policy in the US

Lawyer,
German Foundation (KAISER), Los Angeles, California
September 1997 - June 1998



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(Salary: $28 per hour)
In charge of Germany's non-discriminatory race policy in the US

Lawyer,
German Foundation (R), Los Angeles, California
September 1997 - June 1998
(Salary: $25 per hour)
In charge of personnel policy of German nationals and/or descents in US

Lawyer,
German Embassy & Consulate, Los Angeles, California
September 1997 - June 1998
(Salary: $22 per hour)
In charge of embassy's internal legal training programs on international human rights
abuse and accusation

ExternNolunteer Law Clerk,
Department of Justice, California Attorney General's Office, Civil Section, Los Angeles,
California
January 1997 - March 1998
   a. ERA Section (January 1997 - May 1997): Drafted Response to Writ of Mandamus;
Represented State agencies at administrative hearings; Drafted complaints, discovery
requests, and discovery responses
   b. Health Quality Enforcement Section (June 1997 - March 1998): Drafted pleadings
      (accusation, petition to revoke, default decision, etc.); Contacted and prepared
      expert witnesses for trials; Cross-Examined expert witness at trial

Intern Law Student, (confidential)
United States Supreme Court, Washington D.C., USA
October 1996 - May 1998
(Salary: $22.50 per hour)
Assisted Chief Justice William H. Renquist draft legal opinions and prepare legal
memorandum for other Justice

Intern Law Student, (confidential)
United States Supreme Court, Washington D.C., USA
October 1996 - May 1998
(Salary: $22.50 per hour)
Assisted Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor draft legal opinions

Ambassador Law Student (2L),
Southwestern University School of Law, through Southwestern Foundation, cooperated
                                                                  California
with Germany Embassy General (Washington, DC), Los Angeles, California
September 1996 - June 1997
(Salary: $15 per hour)
In charge of approving visas and applications to work and/or study in Germany



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Ambassador Law Student (2L),
Southwestern University School of Law, through Southwestern Foundation, cooperated
with France Embassy General (Q) (Washington, DC), Los Angeles, California
September 1996 - June 1997
(Salary: $15 per hour)
In charge of approving visas and applications to work and/or study in France

Ambassador Law Student (2L),
Southwestern University School of Law, through Southwestern Foundation, cooperated
with Spain Embassy General (Washington, DC), Los Angeles, California
September 1996- June 1997
(Salary: $15 per hour)
In charge of approving visas and applications to work and/or study in Spain

Ambassador Law Student (2L),
Southwestern University School of Law, through Southwestern Foundation, cooperated
with English Embassy General (Pasadena) (Washington, DC), Los Angeles, California
September 1996 - June 1997
(Salary: $15 per hour)
In charge of approving permits and applications to work and/or study in England (UK)

American Law Student,
Heidelberg University C/O Washington, DC, YALE Foundation & Trustees
July 1996- Present (January 1997 - Present Honorary)
Participated in round-table sessions on admissions

American Law Student,
Heidelberg Universite C/O Washington, DC,Hartford Foundation & Trustees
July 1996 - Present
Participated in round-table discussion on international students and scholars

Law Student,
Heidelberg Universite Graduate Schools & Programs
July 1996 - December 1997
January 1997 - Present (Honorary)
Participated in round-table sessions with chancellors and presidents

Law Student,
Heidelberg Universite Foundation & Chairs, Heidelberg, Germany
                                   &
July 1996 - December 1997
Participated in round-table meetings with lords and chancellors

Lawyer General, (by peripheral vision as required by Law School Admission Division
Services and USA)
The Deutscheland Chamber of Commerce, Heidelberg, Germany



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July 1996 - July 1998
(Salary: $500 DM per week)
Assisted President of European Union on distributing policies on international commerce
in Africa & Asia
          &

Lawyer General, (by peripheral vision as required by Law School Admission Division
Services and USA)
The Deutscheland Chamber of Defense, Heidelberg, Gennany
                                                   Germany
July 1996 - July 1997
(Salary: $500 DM per week)
Assisted President of European Committee on distributing policies on international
defense pacs in Africa & Asia

Lawyer General, (by peripheral vision as required by Law School Admission Division
Services and USA)
The Deutscheland Chamber of Culture, Heidelberg, Gennany
                                                     Germany
July 1996 - July 1997
(Salary: $500 DM per week)
Assisted President of European Union on distributing policies on international
civilization treaties in Africa, South America & Asia

Lawyer General, (by peripheral vision as required by Law School Admission Division
Services and USA)
The Deutscheland Chamber of Sports, Heidelberg, Gennany
                                                  Germany
July 1996 - July 1998
(Salary: $500 DM per week)
Assisted President of European Union on distributing policies on international legal
treaties in Africa, South America, North America & Asia

Lawyer General, (by peripheral vision as required by Law School Admission Division
Services and USA)
    DeutschelandChamber
The Deutscheland Chamber of Law, Heidelberg, Gennany
                                                  Germany
July 1996 - July 1998
(Salary: $500 DM per week)
Assisted President of European Committee on distributing policies on international
investigative treaties in Africa, North America, South America, Asia & the North Pole.
                                                                     &

Lawyer (Germany), (by peripheral vision as required by Law School Admission
Division Services and USA)
                                  Germany
Meras Mullen Smith, Frankfurt, Gennany
July 1996 - September 2004
(Salary: Starting at $40,000 DM annually, Ending at $72,000 DM annually)
In charge of the finn's international law group
                 firm's

Intern,
HIEROS GAMOS, Los Angeles, California
HlEROS



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January 1996 - May 1998
(Salary: $14 per hour)
Assigned to conduct research on environmental law, science law, and literature law

Intern,
Public Interest Law Group, Los Angeles, California
January 1996 - May 1998
(Salary: $10 per hour)
Assigned to conduct research on law regulating HIV/ AID patients in upper class societies,
law governing policies pertaining to harboring venereal-diseased citizens at home in
North America and Australia

Intern,
Public Law Institute Ltd., Los Angeles, California
January 1996 - May 1998
(Salary: $12 per hour)
Assigned to head research groups on regulating international police-sheriff leagues in
third world countries

Intern,
American Bar Association, Washington, DC
September 1995 - May 1996
Hired by ABA to serve as regional counsel on administering ABA programs in national
health reform as a law student (first year)

Intern,
California Lawyer Association, Los Angeles, California
September 1995 - May 1996
Participated in drafting health plans for California lawyers (to 2008)

Legal Counsel,
Fred Sands, Inc. Corp., Pasadena, California
July 1995 - July 2002
Specialized in commercial loans, real estate transactions, and business acquisition

Student Advisor (Volunteer),
National Institute of Health, Washington, DC
September 1994 - June 1995
Recruited by NIH to serve as student advisor on campus at UCLA School of Public
Health on advising campus community on important national health policies not related
to public health

Student Advisor (Volunteer),
United Nations, New York, New York, c/o Los Angeles Public Health Association
September 1994 - June 1995




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Recruited by UN c/o LAPHA to serve as advisor on campus to advise campus
community on important international health policies regulated by public health

Student Advisor (Volunteer),
District of Columbia Government, Washington, DC c/o State of California, Public Health
Association
September 1994 - June 1995
(Salary: $1,200 per month on Stipends)
Recruited by DC Government to serve as student advisor on campus to advise campus
community on national health policies on tobacco, beverage, fire powder, weapons
control, and disease prevention, etc.

Co:"Founder of UCLA Mentor Program,
Co;'Founder
UCLA, School of Public Health, Department of Community Health Services
September 1994 - June 1995
Co-founded the mentor program to assist new students in School of Public Health on
administration policies, personal interaction, and faculty relationship, etc.
                                                   facwty

Intern President (public Health Student),
The United Nations, Los Angeles, California
September 1994 - June 1997
(Salary: $1000 per month on merit and promotion)
Served as president in charge of global affairs on health, politics, military, culture, and
                                                                               cwture,
diplomacy (Important Note: Sponsored and signed The Border Environment Cooperation
Commission)

Governor-General (public Health Student),
Olympia, Washington
September 1994 - August 1995
(Salary: $1000 per month on merit and policy)
Served as governor in charge and handled statewide public health issues, including labor
union policies, disease control, and political action organizations (A honorary position)

Intern President (Active-Retired-Honors)
The World Government, Geneva, Switzerland
September 1994 - May 1997
(Salary: $1000 Franc per month)
Served as active president in managing European affairs in World organizations and
Second World Agencies; Served as liaison person between The World Government and
UCLA School of Public Health and chief contact to The United Nations and League of
Nations on global public health issues

Intern,
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Section of Public Health, Los
Angeles, California
September 1994 - August 1995



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(Salary: $30 per hour)
Conducted surveys (states and territories public health agencies), analyzed results,
formulated policies based on results, designed enforcement schemes, and drafted
evaluation programs

Counsel- MPH First Year Completed,
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Beverage Control Program, Los
Angeles, California
August 1994 - September 1995
(Salary: $6.00 per hour)
Interpreted California Civil Code on regulating beverage business in California's
international commerce arena

Intern (Data analyst),
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Programs, Los
                                                   TobaccoControl
Angeles, California (TCP-17281-P, TCP-14869-P)
June - August 1994
(Salary: $26.50 per hour)
    a. Designed quality-evaluation program for community health education programs
    b. Monitored quality of community health education programs designed for bilinguals

                Health
Intern Public Health Student,
Los Angeles Public Health Association, Los Angeles, California
April 1994 - June 1994
(Salary: $14 per hour)
Participated in drafting National Health Reform referendum for Los Angeles areas

Intern Public Health Student,
Los Angeles Center for Disease Control, Los Angeles, California
March 1994 - June 1994
(Salary: $14 per hour)
Participated in drafting global disease prevention goals for South American countries

Lawyer,
O'Malley & Meyers, Frankfurt, Germany
September 1993 - September 1995
Prepared living trusts, probate orders, & asset evaluation reports for corporations and
incorporated entities

Counsel- MPH First Year Completed,
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Weapon Control Unit & Program,
Los Angeles, California
August 1993 - September 1995
Interpreted California Civil Code on regulating gun and other weapons use and
application in California's criminal justice system




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Real Estate Agent,
Fred Sands, Inc., Pasadena, California
July 1993-July 1995
Co-founded Fred Sands, Inc. after completing Real Estate Examination and Title at
Pasadena City College as required by the class and Pasadena City College; Specialized in
real estate loans, commercial loans, and residential loans ,
                                                         I




Real Estate Appraiser,
Fred Sands, Inc., Pasadena, California
July 1993 - July 1995
Co-founded Fred Sands, Inc. after completing Real Estate Examination and Title at
Pasadena City College as required by the class and Pasadena City College; Specialized in
appraising property value of non-owners in California

Real Estate MembershiplEducation Coordinator,
                             C/O·Pasadena
California Real Estate Board C/O Pasadena City College
In Pasadena, California
Renamed Association of Realtors in August 1993
July 1993 - August 1995, August 1998 - Present
In charge of membership files of all persons owning real estate in California

Secretary,
Chinatown Council on Urban Development, Los Angeles, California
May 1993 - September 1993
(Salary: $13.00)
Assisted President in re-designing districts of Chinatown across the United States of
America

Secretary,
Chinatown Government on Relations with Republic of China, Los Angeles, California
May 1993 - September 1993
(Salary: $12.00 per hour)
Assisted Chairman in re-assessing and evaluating relationships with Republic of China
on issues of diplomacy failure and domestic unrest and public health problems such as
hepatitis B & C, 1 & 2
            &      &

Secretary,
Chinatown City in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
May 1993 - September 1993
(Salary: $11.00 per hour)
Assisted Vice President of Republic of China understand situation of overseas Chinese on
a global scale and with a world vision

Secretary,
Chinatown City in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
May 1993 - June 1994


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(Salary: $10.00 per hour)
Assisted Chinatown City in Los Angeles communicate with California Republican Party
on mixed identity immigrants in the State of California

Real Estate Agent,
REMAX, Alhambra, California
April 1993 - July 1995
(Salary: $1 per hour)
Assisted federal administration in individual business administration

Real Estate Agent,
REMAX, Alhambra, California
April 1993 - July 1995
(Salary: $1 per hour)
Represented federal administration in outline agency agendas

Associate,
Charles Schwab Co., Los Angeles, California
April 1993 - September 1994
Analyzed NASD value in California market

Lawyer,
Latham, Watkins & Wilson, A Professional Corporation In Law, Los Angeles, California
April 1993 - September 1993
Assisted president in developing a new practice area within the firm on employee
benefits through federal system in USA only (C/O CC&L)

Lawyer,
O'Melveney & Meyers, Los Angeles, California
April 1993 - September 1993
Assisted president in making decisions on personnel issues in new employment law's
adoption in California

Lawyer,
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, California
April 1993 - September 1993
Assisted president in implementing new employment law and revision in California

Lawyer,
            Smith,
Jones, Day, Smith, A Corporation, Los Angeles, California
April 1993 - September 1993
Assisted president in enforcing new employment law and revision in California

Lawyer,
Latham, Watkins & Wilson, A Professional Corporation In Law, Los Angeles, ·California
                                                                           California
April 1993 - September 1993



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Assisted president in developing a new practice area within the firm on employee
benefits through federal system in USA only (C/O CC&L)

Lawyer,
Sheldon, Mak & Lai, A Professional Law Corporation, Los Angeles, California
April 1993 - September 1993
Assisted president and vice president in enforcing employment and related policies in the
firm

Lawyer,
Wilson, Wellington & Bush, A Professional Law Corporation, Los Angeles, California
                     &
April 1993 - September 1993
Assisted president, vice president, and treasurer in distributing employee benefits in
bonds to all employees in USA and overseas territories (retrospectively connected with
liaison chair on fundraising in California Republican Party and national headquarter in
Virginia)

Lawyer,
Wellington, Wilson & Bush, A Law Corporation Chartered In Pasadena, California, Los
Angeles, California
April 1993 - September 1993
Assisted president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary in interpreting new Tort Law
in Navy (U.S.A., EUROPE, ASIA, SAUDI ARABIA)

Account Executive,
Golden Orchid Co., Ltd., Commerce, California
(C/O Key Co., Ltd., Inc.)
November 1992 - April 1994
(Salary: Starting at $1,400 per month, Ending at $1,450 per month)
    a. In charge of accounting accounts receivables and accounts payables on sale of soy
sauce and related products in the United States
    b. Handled import of bowling equipments and balls to Republic of China for retail
use
    c. In charge of ordering supply of soy sauce and related products from home factory
in Republic of China
    d. Visited retail sites of products
    e. Assisted management in purchasing lots for future warehouses in Northern
California

Political Intern,
California Republican Party, City of Industry, California
July 1992 - November 1992
    a. Planned and Coordinated Fundraisers, Voter Registration, and Press Release
    b. Single-Handedly Administered and Managed Office of Outreach to Asian
Communities




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Secretary,
United Nations, Los Angeles Downtown, California
February 1992 - December 1994
(Salary: $10 per hour)
In charge of international biotechnology policy

Secretary,
League of Nations, Los Angeles Headquarter, California
February 1992 - December 1994
(Salary: $10 per hour)
In charge of international biostatistics policy

Secretary,
                                     Office,
The Pacific War Alliance Memorial Office; Pasadena, California
February 1992 - December 1994
(Salary: $8 per hour)
                                                      (Plural)
In charge of biological warfare and prevention policy (plural)

Lawyer,
          &                 Pas~dena,
O'Malley & Meyers, LLP, Pas$idena, California
September 1991 - August 1993
Prepared living trusts, probate orders, asset evaluation reports, etc.

Bruin Belle,
UCLA
September 1990-June 1991
Represented UCLA on off-campus events, served as official hostess of UCLA at
important off-campus functions, attended cultural affairs off-campus as requirement for
earning the designation of social chair at Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry,
UCLA, attended scientific exhibition shows as requirement for earning the designation of
social chair at Department of Physics, attended cultural and language shows off-campus
as requirement for earning the designation of social chair at Department of English, etc.

Peer
Peer' Health Counselor,
UCLA
September 1990-June 1991
Provided counseling on important health issues to campus community, i.e. birth control,
weight control, blood pressure, diet, women's health, emotional well-being,and time
management

Full Time Student Employee,
Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Los Angeles, California
September 1989-June 1990, September 1990-June 1991
(Salary: $1.20 per hour)
Responsible for distributing important presses and releases to all colleges and universities
in United States



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Student Employee,
Office of Printing, Los Angeles, California
September 1988 - June 1989
(Salary: $2.00 per hour)
Responsible for distributing important presses to all students at colleges and universities
in United States

Secretary,
Century 21 of Westwood, Westwood & Los Angeles, California
September 1988 - June 1990
(Salary: $0.50 per hour)
Assisted brokers and agents investigate fraud in real estate industry in California and
Nevada, etc.

Secretary,
Century 21 of Brentwood Castle & Home, Los Angeles, California
September 1987 - June 1988 (award given by National Lawyers Association, Ltd.)
(Salary: $1.00 per hour)
Assisted student lawyers survey personnel policies in corporate America
                 lawyers

Secretary,
Century 21 of Brentwood Castle & Home, Los Angeles, California
September 1987 - June 1988 (award given by National Lawyers Association, Ltd.)
(Salary: $1.00 per hour)
Assisted student certified public accountants survey personnel policies in corporate
America

Teacher,
Wellington School, Washington, DC
September 1987 - June 1990
(Salary: Monthly salary of $1,000 (i.e. $9,000 a year»
Instructed students in Senior English AP

Teacher,
Montgomery School- High School Division, Washington
September 1987 - June 1990
                                                 year»
(Salary: Monthly salary of $1,000 (i.e. $9,000 a year»
Instructed students in Senior English AP

Teacher,
Hartford High School, Washington
September 1987 -June 1990
(Salary: Monthly salary of $1,000 (i.e. $9,000 a year»
Instructed students in Senior English AP

Secretary,



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DLA, Madrid, Spain, Pasadena County, California
July 1987 - September 1988
(Salary: $3 per hour)
Assisted Chief Counsel in integrating Spanish nationality holders in Pasadena
Community (position awarded after completing senior English AP & Honors with
                                                                    School,
emphasis on Spanish politics and Portugese literature at Blair High School,. Pasadena,
California)

Secretary,
Pasadena Realtors Association & Altadena Brokers Association, Ltd., Pasadena,
California
June 1987 - June 1989
June 1989 - June 1991 (Emeritus)
     1991
June 1991 - August 1995 (Permanent)
(Salary: $2.47 per hour)
                                               &
Assisted realtors, brokers, lawyers, notaries, & surveyors survey size of Washington, DC
                                                           survey·size
and Pennsylvania

Secretary, Assit Manager, CEO,
GE, Pasadena, California
January 1987 - June 1987
Emeritus July 1987 - June 1991
Post July 1991 - May 1998
(Salary: $2.33 per hour)
Assisted CEO (II) in distributing electronics equipments and tools and instruments to all
colleges and 20 universities in America

Secretary,
Pasadena Realtors Association & Lawyers, Pasadena, California
September 1986 - June 1987
June ·1987 - June 1989 (Emeritus)
(Salary: $2.46 per hour)
Assisted realtors, brokers, and lawyers survey land in New England and Russia (OR)

Secretary,
Century 21 & 20th Century, Pasadena, California
September 1985 - June 1986
(Salary: $0.20 per hour)
Assisted brokers and lawyers survey land in Nevada and Oregon (WA)

                                    MEMBERSHIP:

American Bar Association, The State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar,
Washington State Bar Association, California Lawyer Association, King County Bar
Association, Business Assistance Panel Committee, King County Bar Association, The
Future of the Law Institute (FLI) Mentor, Etc.



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                                 SPECIAL SKILLS:

Languages: Mandarin, Gennan, French, Japanese
                     German,
Computer: Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, MacIntosh, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexus




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Sharlene Steele

From:                      lawrence Little [Lawrencelittle@wavecable.com]
Sent:                      Thursday, November 18,20107:18 PM
To:                        Bar Leaders
Cc:                        lawrencelittle@wavecable.com
Subject:                   Bench-Bar-Press Committee
Attachments:               Short Resume -11-2010.doc


I would enjoy serving on this committee.

As you can partially note from the attached short resume, I write a column every two weeks (about 100 so far) for a
                                                            write
Scripps daily newspaper (the Kitsap Sun) here in Bremerton.

Thank you for your consideration,

Larry Little
WSBA5250




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Law~ence    E.
            B. Little



Education:
Bellevue High School, Bellevue, WA
Princeton University, AB, Politics
                                     study
Oxford Univ. - Grant for Independent Study
University of Maryland School of Law, JD

Military:
US Army Corps of Engineers - draftee

Professional Practice History:
Legal Aid Intern Attorney - Baltimore City - 1972-1973
Associate and Trial Counsel - Skeel, Mcl<elvy, et al &
                                     Mc~elvy,
     Foster, Pepper, Riviera - Seattle - 1973-1975
Northwest Area Regional Counsel, US Navy Office of General
     Counsel - 1975 until retirement in 2003
Of Counsel - Ellis, Wecker & Hunko - Silverdale - 1979-1982
Private practice - Silverdale, WA - 1976-79, 1982-95
Partner - Kitsap Family Mediation 1988-1991

Current Professional Practice:
Arbitrator
     -MAR - Kitsap, King, Pierce, Mason,
                         ThUrston,
           Snohomish and Thurston, WA counties
                                                      FINRA}
     -National Association of Securities Dealers(now FINRA)
                                   (AAA)
     -American Arbitration Assoc. (AM) (Employment/Labor
           Panels)
     -Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS)
     -WA Public Employment Rel.ations Commission (PERC)
Mediator - US District ct. WD WA; Kitsap County & FINRA
                        Ct.
Judge Pro Tem/Mediator - Pierce County WA Superior Court
VP/Corporate Development - The Cutting Corporation (audio
     book producer & publisher)

Community Boards
Prior-Central Kitsap School Board; Central Kitsap Food Bank
Current--Kitsap Sun Editorial Board-2006 - columnist 2006
               to present -kitsapsun.com
       --Birkenfeld Foundation (Seattle Foundation) 2U07 to
               present

Personal:
Married to Kathryn Sankus Little-children and grandchildren


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Dear WSBA Board of Governors,

        I am writing this letter to express my interest in serving on the Bench-Bar-Press
Committee of Washington. The ongoing challenge of balancing multiple constitutional
rights is especially intriguing because the balance may shift due to the evolution of the
law, advancements in technology, demands of the public, or the rapidly changing news
industry.

        I was born in Washington but have lived in several other states. My experience of
living in many different places helped me understand how people live, interact, and get
things done in different areas of the country. Additionally, I have several years of
professional experience working in various types of organizations (privately held
companies, public companies, academic institutions), each with a unique culture and
way of doing things.

        Each of these. organizations presented unique challenges which required specific
skills to succeed. For instance, I developed an effective model to build consensus among
multiple players with competing interests. This helped many projects to move forward.
I have also learned how to influence without authority and adapt quickly. I believe
these skills will serve me well on a diverse committee such as this.

Although I am a new member of the Washington State Bar and a young attorney, I
believe my existing set of skills and outgoing personality will benefit the committee and
enhance the relationship between the judges, lawyers, and the press.

Sincerely,



RonOrdell




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                                                    RON E aRDEll, J.D.
                                                          ORDEll,


EXPERIENCE:
  Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law                                                    Tempe,AZ
   Public Health Law & Policy Program                                                                   April 2010 - Current
     Faculty Fellow & Attorney

        • Worked collaboratively with local and national partners on various public health law topics including emergency
                  collaborative1y
                                                                                                       of
        preparedness, legal triage, national health care reform. Assisted in the creation and delivery oflive exercises,
        presentations, memos, grant applications, and manuscripts (forthcoming). Maintained and updated the Public
        Health Law & Policy Program's website..
                                        website

        • Acted as the Deputy Director of Communication for the Western Region Public Health Law Network. The
        network provides technical assistance to various public health attorneys and practitioners on multiple public
        health law topics.

        • Conducted a multi-jurisdictional legal review on the implication health impact assessments in non-health
        sectors. Managed and guided a team of research assistants (law students) as they assisted in research and other
        tasks.

   Nike, Inc.                                                                                                  Beaverton, OR
   Lean Business Solutions                                                                       May 2009 - September 2009
     Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

        • As a result of Nike's major reorganization in May 2009, all management reporting taxonomies and structures
        required a redesign. Rebuilt the Nike, Inc. squeeze reports for each new region and subregion, by category,
        affiliates, and for the wholesale and retail streams resulting in clear and detailed reporting for each region on the
        health and performance of their respective businesses.

   Global Business Intelligence                                                                     May 2005 - October 2009
     Senior Business Systems Analyst - SAP Business Warehouse

        • China's entrance into the WTO resulted in the opportunity for Nike to obtain a new type of business license in
        China. This new license allows Nike China to sell direct to the consumer via Nike-owned retail stores, as well as to
        import product for wholesale and retail sales eliminating fees paid to an importer, thus streamlining the supply
        chain. Devised a new reporting structure supporting this new model including reports on in-store statistical key
        figures (SKFs) such as inventory transfer, daily sales detail by tender type, sales type & business unit along with
        management reporting, Chinese government reporting, and SEC requirements.

        • Redesigned & globalized the General Ledger and Treasury reporting structure for Nike, including major
        enhancements for Electronic Bank Statements and FX Transactions; Developed a flexible exchange rate extraction
        program for use by multiple groups across Nike. Extracting exchange rates for retail has enabled payments to
        factories in foreign currency which has saved millions in transaction fees and currency risk each fiscal year. This
        has also simplified the IRS tax reporting for Human Resources.

        • Managed a major archiving project to transfer critical fmancial data from the R/3 transactional system to the
        Business Warehouse (BW) reporting system. This resulted in increased stability for R/3, lower cost to own and
        continued accessibility of the fmancial data for audit; Developed a long-term archiving plan in line with Nike IT
        governances.

        • Owned & managed the change request and production process for the Finance team, ensuring full IT Sarbanes-
        Oxley compliance, 100% Change Control Board approval ratings for presented work, and verification the team met
        its deliverable commitments on time and within budget. Business partner satisfaction with performance reached
        an all time high.

        • Participated and advised on the preferred structure, location, and technical requirements of a new trading
        company. Once implemented, TRACY will provide working capital financing for Nike entities and factories, the
        ability to pay factories in their preferred currency and a significant hard dollar reduction in foreign exchange risk,
        transaction, duty and interest costs .

        • Managed the implementation of the Category Fields of Play Initiative to support Nike's reorganization. Nike
        eliminated the footwear, apparel and equipment divisions and merged the three by sport. The CFoP portion
        enables the business to report based on category (such as running or basketball) as well as region.


                                          References Available Upon Request
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                                                   RON E ORO ELL, J.D.


   Microsoft Corporation                                                                               Redmond,WA
     Enterprise Application Services                                June 2001- December 2001 & July 2002 - May 2005
     Program Manager - SAP R/3 & Business Warehouse

       • Implemented the Corporate Finance Management Module as member of a joint taskforce with the product
       manufacturer in Waldorf, Germany. Influenced the design of critical software functionality that led to its
       implementation by Microsoft. Designed mUltiple real-time data extractors enabling quicker investment decisions.
       These activities resulted in the reduction of two full-time staff, retirement of outdated treasury software and full
       Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

        • Translated business requirements into technical ones on a quarterly release basis. Designed technical solutions
        and marshaled them through development, test and production phases for the Finance & Legal organizations;
        Provided ongoing support for these solutions based on changed business conditions.

     Corporate Accounting Group                                                               June 1999 - December 1999
     Management Reporting Analyst

         • Designed, built, audited, and maintained P&L statements for the MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) and OEM
         (Original Equipment Manufacturer) channels. Identified mis-po stings and efficiently resolved them.

         • Performed a monthly currency audit for all worldwide sales locations. Pinpointed sales locations with
         discrepancies determined the issue type and took immediate appropriate action to resolve.

   Mars, Incorporated                                                                                     Mount Olive, NJ
    Americas Treasury & Benefits Center                                                       June 2000 - December 2000
    Treasury Assistant

         • Coordinated the daily consolidation of cash collections, controlled disbursements, and wire transfers to fulfIll
         working capital requirements for all Mars units. Communicated the daily net third party investment position to
         the corporate investment manager. Sent a daily Americas Regional Cash Summary report to senior management
         thereby maximizing interest earned on cash in hand.

         • Designed a monthly variance report to analyze inter-company payable/receivable activity and their variances
         by unit. Analyzed sweep debit activity to determine interest earned on excess cash. Prepared wire transfer
         instructions for the timely payment of monthly and quarterly bank fees. Completed a monthly bank fee tracking
         report and analyzed each fee for appropriateness. Audited the Bank of America fee structure resulting in a
         $15,000 monthly cost reduction.

EDUCATION:
  Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law                                               Tempe,AZ
    Visiting Law Student                                                                    August 2009 - December 2009
    Activities: Research Intern - Center for the Study of Law, Science & Technology

   Lewis & Clark Law School                                                                                    Portland, OR
    Juris Doctor                                                                                            December 2009
    Honors and Activities: Business Law Roundtable Scholar, ABA Tax Challenge

  Northeastern University                                                                                        Boston, MA
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration - Magna Cum Laude                                      June 2002
    Dual Concentration: Finance & Insurance and Management Information Systems
    Honors and Activities: Dean's List, College of Business Honors Program, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Yoga

LANGUGAGE SKILLS:
        Hebrew, German

INTERESTS:
       Rowing, Running, NFL football, Traveling, Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, and General Litigation.




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                                     COMMUNICATIONS.
                                     COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager                                                        206-727 -8226
Sharlene Steele, Communications Coordinator                                                    206-727 -8262
                                                                                           Fax 206 727-8319


Memo to          WSBA Board of Governors

From:            Pam Inglesby, WSBA Outreach Programs Manager
                 Sharlene Steele, WSBA Communications Coordinator

Re:              WSBA Committee Appointments

Date:            December 1,2010




  Action:         Please approve the following committee nominations for
                  appointment, for the terms indicated below.

Members appointed to three WSBA committees have recently resigned. Since it is early in the committee
year, the committee chairs have requested replacement appointments. The BOG liaisons to these
committees, the committee chairs, and the staff liaisons have reviewed the applications of those WSBA
members who applied for the committees and were not appointed in September. These applications are
provided in the supplemental meeting materials, along with current rosters for each committee.

After carefully considering the demographics of the applicants (if provided), the applicant's current
commitments to other WSBA committees, geographic diversity, and the demographics of the committee's
current makeup, the committee chairs, working with the BOG liaisons and staff liaisons, make the
following nominations for appointment:

Judicial Recommendation Committee       Term: immediately through September 30,2013
        Malilm Johnson     WSBA # 39608        District 7C

        If the nominated candidate is appointed, demographics for the committee will be

Ethnically Diverse           Gender (F:M)             GLBT                         Disability
6/20                         11:11                    0/18                         1/18

The JRC also requests that the following alternate applicant be approved by the Board of Governors, in
case Ms. Johnson is no longer interested in serving on the Committee:
       Rory O'Sullivan           WSBA # 38487             District 7E




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  Re: WSBA Committee Appointments
. December 1,2010
  Page 2



Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee                                                     30,2012
                                                 Term: immediately through September 30, 2012
      . Lewis Zieske WSBA #19290                        District 3

        If the nominated candidate is appointed, demographics for the committee will be

Ethnically Diverse         Gender (F:M)               GLBT'                        Disability
118                        6:11                       118                          1/8
                                                                                   118

 The PBLAC also requests that the following alternate applicant be approved by the Board of Governors,
 in case Mr. Zieske is no longer interested in serving on the Committee:

        Jenny Cochrane      WSBA #41789                 District 8

Professionalism Committee                        Term: immediately through September 30,2012
        Jacob DeGraaf             WSBA # 36713          District 1
                                                                 I

        If the nominated candidate is appointed, demographics for the committee will be·
                                                                                     be

Ethnically Diverse         Gender (F:M)               GLBT'                        Disability
4/8                        4:12                       118
                                                      1/8                          0/8

The Professionalism Committee has not requested that an alternate applicant be approved by the Board of
Governors.




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 Committee Nomination


      Mailka Johnson

      Rory O'Sullivan (alternate)

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                    2010-2011 WSBA Committee Board and Panel Application
                                                                                                      Applicant: Johnson, Malika



 Malika Johnson
 -WS-B-A-Number. 39668 ..
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                                                District:-7C
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 • Committees/Boards/Panels applying for:

 1 st Choice: Judicial Recommendation Committee
   st                                                                                  Previous Service:
           Applying to be Chair? N

 2nd Choice: Legislative Committee
         Applying to be Chair? N

 3rd Choice:
          Applying to be Chair?




 + Demographic Information
 Ethnicltv
 Ethnicitv                                                      Gender'
                                                                Gender

 Do you openly identify as a sexual minority, to                Disability:
 include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
 transgender? N


 Years in practice:                                             Employer: Office of Prosecuting Attorney

. Area(s) of Practice: Criminal                                 Number of Lawyers in Firm: 51-100



 • Describe why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

 Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?



 Describe your relevant skills or experience.


 • Resume Dr C. V.
               or
 1/ applicant submitted a resume, C. V., or other materials separately, it will immediately follow this application.
 If

 MALIKA JOHNSON
 MALlKAJOHNSON
 1935 Yz 8th Avenue West, Seattle WA 98119? (206) 714-7658 ? malikaislajohnson@gmail.com
      Ya

 BAR ADMISSION
 BARADMISSION

    New York State: Passed July 2006 Bar Exam; Washington State: Passed July 2007 Bar Exam




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                                                                                  Applicant: Johnson, Malika




EDUCATION

 Joint Degree Program Graduate (Juris Doctor and Master's Degree)
Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY
Juris Doctor, May 2006
? Rank: Top 13.7% (GPA 3.37)
? Cum Laude
? Associate Editor, ALBANY LAW JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
? Associate Editor, Centerfor Judicial Process
                    Center for
? Teaching Assistant, Applied Legal Reasoning Class, Spring 2005
                               legal
? Research Assistant, Professor Sandra Stevenson, Albany law School, 2004-2005
                                                           Law

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany
Masters in Public Administration, May 2006
? Associate Editor/Columnist, AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION - THE STUDENT PLANNER
? Graduate Teaching Fellowship, -Introduction to Urban Cities, Fall 2004
                      Fellowship,lntroduction
? Research Assistant, Department of Urban Planning, Spring 2004

University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Community Studies, June 1998
? Bachelor's of Arts Program accessed with narrative evaluations, not GPA.
? Honor's Thesis: tiEducating America: Institutional Constraints that Hinder Meaningful Reform"
                   "Educating

EXPERIENCE

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Tacoma, WA
  Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2008 to present
? Responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses committed within the
jurisdiction. Review police reports and make charging decisions, manage a high-volume caseload, investigate
and negotiate plea bargains, proceed to trial when justice dictates.

Hagen, Berman, Sobol, Shapiro, LLP., Seattle, WA
Contract Attorney, 2007
? Conducted electronic discovery and drafted legal memoranda in ERISA and anti-trust class action matters.

Rehfuss, liguori & AsSOciates, P.C., Albany, NY
         Liguori Associates,
Associate, 2006-2007
? Researched and drafted legal briefs and memoranda in the areas of commercial lending, municipal
defense, employment and labor law, insurance defense, and real estate law.
? Participated in discovery for civil trials In both state and federal court.
                                             in

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
                               Lawrence
Clinical Extern, The Honorable lawrence E. Kahn, Clinical legal Studies Program, Spring 2005
? Reviewed report recommendations from the magistrate judges and drafted orders for Judge's review.
      Researched and reviewed Section 2255 petitions; drafted memoranda and orders.
Judicial Intern, The Honorable Randolph F. Treece, Magistrate Judge, Summer 2004




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                                                                                    Applicant: Johnson, Malika


? Researched criminal, civil and administrative appeal cases. Draft decisions for Judge's review.

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 Legal Intern, Summer 2005
? Researched and drafted memoranda of law on various areas ofthe law including Superfund Clean-up,
                                                           of the
 Brownfield Citing and Development, contracts, and real property matters.

Government Law Center, Albany Law School
Legal Intern, Clinical Legal Studies, Spring 2004
? Researched and drafted memoranda. regarding "Smart Growth" development. Examined federal.
                             memoranda
mandates,
                                                models to
 grants, funding opportunities and program modelsto       assist with growth management procedures.




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                                                                                                  Applicant: O'Sullivan, Rory



            Rory O'Sullivan
------WSBA""Nrrlffber:3"8"487-:-,-------'District:-7E
--------WSBA~r.l1nbei'SS_487'-,--· ---'---nlDistri'Ct:-7E~----

              Daytime phone:                  E-mail:



            • Committees/Boards/Panels applying for:

            1st Choice: legislative Committee                                      Previous Service:
                     Applying to be Chair? N

            2nd Choice: Amicus Brief Committee
            2nd
                    Applying to be Chair? N

            3rd Choice: Judicial Recommendation Committee
                     Applying to be Chair? N



            +
            • Demographic Information

            Ethnicity:                                               Gender~


            Do you openly identify as a sexual minority, to          Disability:
            include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
            transgender?

            Years in practice: 4                                     Employer: NW Justice Project

            Area(s) of Practice: Foreclosure, Consumer               Number of Lawyers in Firm: 101+



                               would/ike
            • Describe why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

            Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?
            As a legal services attorney and an advocate for low income clients, I want to contribute to the dialogue
            about how the Washington State Bar Associations actions impact low income communities. Whether that
            contribution comes in the form of recommendations re~arding specific legislation, the bar's deCision to
                                                                                                          decision
            support specific litigants as Amici, or in terms of evaluating a judge's understanding about how their rulings
            impacts low income people.

            Describe your relevant skills or experience.
            My experience as a legislative assistant to Congressman Jim McDermott and as a law clerk to Judge Edward F.
                                                                                                                 EdwardF.
            Shea have given me the opportunity to be part of the legislative' and judicial processes. My work as a legal
                                                                  legislative
            aid attorney and a Court Appoitned Special Advocate have allowed me to see first hand how specific statutes




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                                                                                                      Applicant: O'Sullivan, Rory


               and judicial rulings impact the lives of the most vulnerable people in our society. These experiences would
               give me valuable insight into the bar's decisions regarding legislation, amicus briefs, and judicial selection.
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                                            Rory O'Sullivan
                                                          • Seattle, WA 98144


BAR MEMBERSHIP

     Admitted to the Washington State Bar, December 2006
     Admitted to the Eastern District of Washington Bar, May 2007

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

     Northwest Justice Project, Seattle, WA
     Staff Attorney (2007-Present)
     Legal advice, brief service, and representation of low income clients on issues including domestic violence,
                                                                           on:
     housing, public benefits, Consumer protection, debt collection, and bankruptcy.

     Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
     Adjunct Faculty (January 2009-Present)
     Teaching an advanced constitutional law class in which students take on the role of Supreme Court Justice.
                           constitutiona11aw

      Judge Edward F. Shea, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Richland, WA
    . Law Clerk (2006-2007)
                                                                                                          Opinions,
      Reviewed motions and filings, drafted jury instructions and verdict forms for trial, and drafted opinions,
      orders, and memoranda. Experience included preparation of a bench memo and draft opinions for a Ninth
      Circuit panel, a one week trial in the Central District of California, and cases in the Districts of Idaho and
      Hawaii. Presented at federal practice CLE, May 2007.

     Federal Election Commission, Enforcement Division, Washington, DC
     Legal Intern (Summer 2005)                                                        .
                                                                                            ~emoranda.
    .Drafted recommendations to the Commission, prepared subpoenas and depositions, drafted memoranda.

     Office of Congressman Jim McDermott, Washington, DC
     Legislative Assistant (2001-2002)
     Met with lobbyists, prepared speeches, attended hearings and bill markups, and drafted legislation.

EDUCATION

     Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
     Juris Doctor, (2006)
       • Georgetown Moot Court Team: Jessup Semi-finalist 2005, Leahy Semi-finalist 2004
       • Editor-in-Chief, Eyes on the ICC (International Criminal Court)
       • Harrison Institute Housing and Community Development Clinic
       • Research Assistant, Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute

     University of Washington, Seattle, WA
     Bachelor ofScience, magna cum laude, with honors, in Economics, (2001)
     Bachelor ofArts, magna cum laude, in International Studies, (2001)
       • Dean's List, Phi Beta Kappa, Merit Scholarships
       • UW Ultimate Frisbee Team (Co-captain, 2000-2001)

OTHER EXPERIENCE

     Court Appointed Special Advocate (Dependency) - Seattle, WA - (2009 to present)
     Licensed Private Pilot - Single-Engine, Fixed-Wing Aircraft
     Asia Pacific International School, Shenzhen, China - Teaching Assistant (1996-1997)

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     Committee
Committee Nomination

Lewis Zieske
Jenny Cochrane




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                                                                                                           Applicant: Zieske, Lewis



  Lewis Zieske
.·WSBA-Num-ber:J:9290 .
 ·WS~-Nurnl:Jer:J:9290                             District:· 3- -_.
                                                 . District:'3' --
   Daytime phone: Ii                               E-mail:


  +Committees/BODrds/Panels applying for:
  • Committees/Boards/Panels

  1st Choice: Pro Bono & Legal Aid Committee                                           Previous Service:
           Applying to be Chair?
                                                                                   -Law
                                                                                   law Office Management Assistance
  2nd Choice:                                                                       Program Committee
          Applying to be Chair?

  3rd Choice:
           Applying to be Chair?




  +DemographIc Information
  • Demographic

  Ethnlclty:
  Ethnicity:                                                           Gender:·

  Do you openly Identify as a sexual minority, to
                  identify                                             Disability: .
  include the following: gay,lesblan, bisexual, or
                         gay, lesbian,
  transgender'i
  transgenderr


        In
  Years in practice: 20                                                Employer: Attorney at Law

  Area(s) of Practice: I choose not to respond                         Number of Lawyers in Firm: I choose not to respond



    Describe
  • Descrl.be why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

  Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?



                                   experience•
  Describe your relevant skills or experience.


  • Resume or C. V.
    Resume or
  If applicant submitted a resume, C. V. , or other materials separately, It will immediately follow this application.




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    'The WSBA Board of Governors invites applications for appointments to WSBA committees, boards, and panels.
   Appointments are limited, and only active WSBA members may be appointed. However, committee meetings are open to the
    public and may be attended by any member. More information is on the WSBA website at www.wsba.org/lawyerslgroups/
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   WSBA will send appointment letters by September 2010.
  Deadline: Completed applications and materials must be received at the WSBA office by March 12, 2010.
                                                                                              12,2010.
  You may submit your application online by logging on to myWSBA: www.mywsba.org.
       1)   Please provide your name, WSBA number, and indicate up to three committee(s), board(s), and/orpanel(s) for
                                                                                                    andlorpanel(s}
            which you are applying. See page 43 for available committees, boards, and panels.
       2)   Tell us why you would like to serve, and describe all relevant skills or experience.
       3)  Attach a resume or C.V. (strongly encouraged but not required, except for the Hearing Officer Panel). Also, you
                                                ufl
           may, but are not required to, submit up to three letters of recommendation to support your application.
       4) Complete the demographic information. Please note that this section is required. Ifyou prefer not to provide
           this information, please check "Choose not to respond" next to the applicable question.
       5) .Sign the waiver. Your application will not be processed without your signature.

  Materials must be received by Ma',.ch 12, 2010, to be consideredfor appointment.
                                Ma1'ch 12,2010, trJ consideredfor


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    c.D I am interested in serving as chair.
 Step 2: Describe 'WbJ' you 'Would Hke to seT'lJI!, and any relevant skill(s) you maypossess.
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      Step 3: Attach a resume or C. V. and/or letters ofrecommendation {optirmal}.
                                                                       (optional).

     Note: This is optional except for applicants for the Hearing Officer Panel, who are required to submit a resume or C.V. and a
     letter of interest.
               mterest.

      step 4: Provide demographic information (required).
      Step                        infor11Ul.tion {required}.

                        diversity, equality, a~dculru;~ co~pet~nce ~ thec~urt~, le~ pro:r~ssion,
     'The WSBA promotes cli.~~i~, equallry, ~;d~cl~~ compet~nce U;the courts, iegaJ profession, and the bar. In so doing, -the
     The                                                                                                 th~ badn soci.ciing,the
     WSBA is committed to ensuring that its committees, boards, and panels reflect the diversity of its membership. Please check all
     boxes that apply.

     Ethnicity:       0 American IndianlNative American!Alaskan Native
                                               American/Alaskan                           o Asian
                      o Black!African descent                                             o CaucasianlWhite
                                                                                            CaucasianIWhite
                      o Pacific Islander                                                  o Spanish/HispanidLatina/o
                                                                                            SpanishlHispanic/Latinafo
                      o Multi-racial                                                      o Other _ _ _ __
                                                                                          DOther
                      o Choose not to respond
      Gender:           • Male                     , Female         o Choose not to respond
     Disability:          Yes                      No               o Choose not to respond
      Sexual orientation: Do you openly identifY as a sexual minority, to include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender?
                          Yes                             0
                                                    No o D Choose not to respond
                                                    N


     Number of years in practice:              eJ.
                                               .) 0                 o Choose not to respond
     Employer:      _.A&.~J;...I.--I..I-f_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __                                                  o 'Cho~e not to respond
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     Number of lawyers in law firin:
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                                                   III solo         '0'2-5       0 6-10
                                                                                   ~10                     021-35
                                                    036-50           D51~100
                                                                     051-100     0101+        o Choose not to respond
     Step 5: Sign the 'Waiver.
                      waiver.

                                      a as part of the application process, the WSBA routinely checks the grievance and discipline files for
                                          1:5                     e tiality of these materials to WSBA staff and the Board of Governors.

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     Please mail, fax, or e-mail (PDF or Word document) to:

                                                                Washington State Bar Association
                                                                     Bar Leaders Division
                                                                  1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
                                                                               WA98101
                                                                      Seattle, WA 98101
                                                                      Fax: 206-727-8319
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                                                              Application Deadline: March 12, 2010

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                 2010-2011 WSBA Committee Board and Panel Application
                                                                                          Applicant: Cochrane, Jenny



Jenny Cochrane
WSB;6.-Number.-41:78g-·
WSBA-Number:-41:789-                        -Distri·ctr1f-
                                            District~-g­
Daytime phone:                              E-mail:

+Committees/Boards/Panels applying for:
1st Choice: Pro Bono & Legal Aid Committee
                     &                                                     Previous SeNice:
                                                                                    Service:
         Applying to be Chair? N

2nd
2nd Choice: Legislative Committee
        Applying to be Chair? N

3rd Choice: Committee for Diversity
3rd
         Applying to be Chair? N



+Demographic In/ormation
Ethnicity:                                                   Gender:

Do you openly identify as a sexual minority, to              Disability:
include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
transgender?

Years in practice: 1                                         Employer: ,

Area(s) of Practice: Disability, Bankruptcy, Estate          Number of Lawyers in Firm: Solo
Planning/ Probate/ Wills, Family, Foreclosure,
Planning!
Immigration & Naturalization


• Describe why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?
I am interested in serving on the Pro Bono & Legal Aid Committee because of its pursuit of equal access to
justice and the pro bono service of attorneys in Washington state. These goals are the main reasons I wanted
to become a lawyer, and I am active in several pro bono groups.

I am interested in serving on the Legislative Committee, because J appreciate the importance of serving the
                                                                  I
WSBA membership through legislative advocacy in Olympia and beyond. Because the WSBA is highly
influential within its membership and beyond, its informed approval of a varied legislative agenda is
important. I pursue legislative advocacy in areas that impact my family, and I would enjoy doing the same for
the WSBA.




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                  in
I am interested In serving on the Committee for Diversity because of its goal of understanding the need for a
more diverse Washington bar membership. Due to my work on the King County Bar Association Committee
on-EttfniC'"Diversity,r"have"learnedtoa-ppreciate"some "ofthe"specificchallenges-the--Iegat"community in"--
on-Etl1riic-DiversitY,1-have""learne"ctto·"a"ppreciate"some -ofthe"specific'ch'a1Ienges-the"1egat"community in""
Washington and beyond continues to face in increasing the diversity of its membership. I know our world is a
much more fruitful, rich, and peaceful place the more we respect and embrace diverse representation and
fair treatment of all individuals from all backgrounds.

Describe your relevant skills or experience.
In regards to the Pro Bono Committee, I have volunteered with Legal Voice, formerly the Northwest
          Law                             - writing
Women's law Center, for several years -writing self-help legal memoranda and conducting outreach efforts
to marginalized groups, including members of the Spanish-speaking community locally. I also volunteer with
the Home Foreclosure Project of the WSBA, and I have volunteered most of my life, giving meanme an
appreciation for representing those without the resources to pay for more expensive representation. I realize
the need for greater support for those without access to justice, and believe all members of the bar have a
duty to assist in lessening this problem in society through their own contributions in their profession.

In regards to the Legislative Committee, I have advocated for those with disabilities and for a better
                                                                                          on
education system in Olympia, both through groups such as the Arc of King County and on behalf of my son as
                                      in
an individual citizen. I realize that In many situations, the laws need to be changed in order to better assist
the lives of many, and I hope to assist the bar in doing the same in the representation of the bar membership
interests.

In regards to the Committee for Diversity, I have eojoyed my work with the KCBA Committee on Ethnic
Diversity, and appreciate the challenges faced by individual law schools in Washington as well as our own bar
in drawing a diverse membership. I hope to increase the initiatives which increase diverse representation and
to assist in improving the realization among the bar that this is a needed challenge to address.
                                                                                     to




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                       2010-2011 WSBA Committee Board and Panel Application

                                                                                                        Applicant: Cochrane, Jenny




• Resume or C. V. c.
Ifa'p'plii;antsribmlttecfa resiime, c. v. , or either -inafiii'ialS separately, it will immeiJiiitely/OllOw this appllcatioii; ...
  applicanfsubmlttecf resume, C. V.            otfiermaterials                  It wilf immediately follow       appliCation.

Jenny Marie Cochrane
                    Bellevue,WA,98007


Washington State Bar member
EDUCATION
University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, MT
 J.D. 2007
 Member, Jessup International Moot Court Team, 2005 - 2007, Competitor, 2007 Regional Competition
 Participant, Study Abroad Program in Chile in 2006; Participant, Trial Advocacy Program
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 BA, Latin American Studies, June, 2002
 Regional Coordinator, Student Environmental Action Coalition, 2000 - 2002

WORK EXPERIENCE
Northwest Women's Law Center, Seattle,
     Member, Self-Help Law Committee, June 2008 - present
     Draft family law memoranda and explain family law to the Center's lay community members.
King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA
     Legal AsSistant, Housing Justice Project, March 2009 - present
           Assistant,
     Assisted clients involved in landlord-tenant disputes.
Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
     legal Extern, Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate, May 2007 - August 2007
     Legal
Drafted wills for clients on the Crow Indian Reservation. Conducted community education presentations.
Coordinated requests for legal advice.
U.S. District Court, Missoula, MT
     law Clerk to Magistrate Jeremiah lynch, September 2006 - May 2007
     Law                                 Lynch,
           Drafted memoranda on federal law, including social security, habeas corpus, and federal crimes.
Participated in court proceedings.
Envirocon, Missoula, MT
     law Clerk, Legal Department, August 2006 - February 2007
     Law
Tracked regulations and legislation to insure corporate compliance related to labor and occupational health
standards. Researched environmental remediation and construction matters to insure corporate compliance.
Drafted and revised labor contracts. Drafted memoranda and contracts; maintained contract files. Acted as
liaison to contract department. Drafted trial materials.
Axiom law Group, Big Sky, MT
         Law
      Law Clerk to Mr. Gary Hermann, January 2006 - May 2006
      Drafted memoranda regarding construction contract disputes.
Catholic Community Services, Seattle, WA
       legal Intern, Legal Action Center, May 2005 - August 2005
       Legal
Researched and drafted memoranda in substantive law including the Washington Landlord Tenant Act and
the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Assisted indigent clients and acted as liaison between clients and lawyers.
Puget Soundkeepers Alliance, Seattle, WA




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    Legal
    legal Intern, May 2005 - August 2005
Researched and drafted legal memoranda related to Clean Water Act, and assessed industrial violations.
The"-o"E!fende"rASso"Ciaticm; Seattle;W'A-·
The ueferrder Associatidn; "Seattl"E!;-WA-"
    Investigationallntern,September 2001- December 2001
Investigated crime scenes, clients and witnesses. Researched factual information and visited clients. Drafted
legal memoranda related to investigations.

LANGUAGES
Proficient in Spanish (speak; read; write); Conversational in Portuguese (speak; read; write).




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 Jacob DeGraaf




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 Jacob De'Graaff
       DeGraaff
WSBA Number:367:1:a
     Number: 3672                         . District: 1
.Daytlme phone:                             E-rnall~
                                            E-malh

  Commlttees/BotJrds/Panels applying
• CDmmlttees/Boards/Pflnels tlpplylng for:

1st Choice: Professionalism Committee                                  PrevIous service:
                                                                       Previous ServIce:
         Applying to be Chair? N
                                                                       Law Office Management Assistance
                        eommlttee
2nd Choice: Legislative COmmittee                                      program
                                                                       PrOgram Committee .
        Applying to be Chair? N

ani
3n1 Choice: Rules of Professional Cooduct Committee
                                  Cor:Iduct
         Applying to be Chair? N



  DemOfln:rphic IlI/OrmtItIon
• Demographic In[ormIItIon
Ethniclty: I

                         .8
Ethnidty:1                                                Gender:

Do you openly identify •• sexual minority, to
                             MXUlI                        DlSlbUIty:
                                                          DlsabUIty:
            followll1l= py,
Include the followlnc: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
transpnder'f' '
transpnderi"

Years in prac:lice: 5
      In practice:                                        Employer: The DeGraaff Law Firm, PLLC

Area(s) of Practice: Bankruptcy, Collections
           PractIce:             COllections              Number of Lawyers In Fim: Solo
                                                                            in Flm: SOlo


• Dest:rlbe why you would like to serve on this committee, IIIId 1liiY relwt1nt skills )IOU maypossess.
  Desalbe whY)lOU IIlIDIIId                                and lIllY relWf1nt          you mllYpo.ssess.

Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?
I would be honored to serve on any of the above committees (Professionalism, Legislative and RPC). I am
                                                commlt'i:ees
'motivated by my experience practicing as a relatively new attorney, and from my experience In being one of
 hundreds (or thousands) of new attorneys who have been struallng to find a rewarding attorney position in
                                                             struggling
 this dismal Job market this economy is creating and exacerbatlns ethical dilemmas for all attorneys, and I
               job                       Is             exacerbating
         1,Ike
 would 1.lke to serve the bar In a way that helps Improve both attorney conduct and the public perception of
                                                  improve
 our profession. I believe a position on any of the three committees above would allow me to do this.

DescrIbe your relevant skills or experience.
After graduating from Thomas Jefferson School of Law In San Diego In 2005, my Wife and I returned to
Washington where we settled In Pullman to allow my wife to enter the Physics PhD program at WSU. I
                               in
worked for two years as an associate at Ubey, Ensley, Esser & Nelson PLLe (now Ubey, Ensley & Nelson PLlC),'
                                                                      PLLC                                PLLC),'
a small general practice, where I leamed criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. My wife and I then




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                  201D-2011 WSBA Committee Board and Panel Appll~tlon
                  2010-2011
                                                                                    Applicant: DeGraaff, Jacob

    .                                                                                     .
  relcXated to the Seattle area to follow her PhD advisor (who moved to another Instltutioti), where I
  relocated                                                                         Institution),
  performed document review In a large downtown firm, contract work for a municipal public defense firm,
. and-servecl-'8S an assoclate-frta-hlgh-wlumeconsumer
- cmd-servechs -an usociate·ln-a-hlgh-volume-amsumel' bankruptcy practice; After becomina-dislllusioned with
                                                                        practice.     becomlng-dlsillusloned
  the leadership and professionalism it this last position, I left to open my own practice, The DeGraaff Law
                                                            I
  Firm, PLLC. I am actively engaged in the representation of debtors In Chapter 7 and 13 filings.
                                       In

 I have served on the LOMAP committee and held leadership positions in local pOlitical parties.
                                                                             pcjlltlcal




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                                                                                               Applicant: DeGraaff, Jacob



 • Resume or C. V. Co v.
                             resu-.
 1/WlfpIlaint Jrll1mlttedrJ ,.,,., C.v., or other'llJtlterials sepcrrr;rtely, ftwIIllmmedIGteIyfoUowthlsvpplktltlort.
 'If~ ~,tItd ..                      Yo, ot#rer'lllCfteritlls.repcrnmt~ ftWIIllInmIIdItrteIvfthlsllpplkcrtlfm.

 Jacob D, DeGraaff
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 WSBA# #36713

 Employment
 January 2010 - Present                                                         DeGraaff
                                                                            The DeGraafi' Law Firm, PLLC
                                                                                            Seattle, WA
 Owner/Attorney

 July 2009 - November 2009                                                            Macey & Aleman PC .
                                                                                             Seattle, WA
 Associate Attorney
 •                                                                                                 firm,
         One of four attorneys In the Seattle OffIce of the nation's blgest consumer bankruptcy finn, d.b.a.
                                                                     bJgest
 L8Sal
 Leeal Helpers.
 •       Performed Initial client consultations, drafting petitions with Best case, attendlna 341 meetlnp of
                    Inltlll                                                         attendl",     meetings
 creditors.
 April 2009 - July 2009                                                                    selfwEmployed
                                                                                           Self-Employed
                                          .                                                                  .
                                                  Includlna researchlns     writl",
. Performing contract work for various attorneys, including researchina and wrltlna briefs and appearing In
  Perfonnlng
            criminal
  court for aimlnal defendants.


January 2008 - April 2009                                                                          K&L Gates LLP
                                                                               Seattle, WA
                               Technology (E-OAll
 electronic Discovery Analysis Technolosv (E-DAT) Lawyer
 Electronic                                                                               .
 • . Review documents for privilege, protective order designation and responsiveness to requests for
 production.

 November 2005 - December 2007                                                 Ubey, Ensley, Esser & Nelson PLLC
                                                                                             Pullman, WA
Associate Attorney
•       ASlx--Attorney General Practice
          Six-Attorney
•       CrIminal
        Criminal Defense
o       Misdemeanor (emphasis on DUls) and FeIonv Defense
                                                Felony
o       Part-Time Public Defender for Juvenile criminal and Adult Felonv ClIents
        Part-Tune                               Criminal           Felony
o       Extensive court experience Including trial experience
•       Family Law                      . .
o       Divorce, Child CUstody, Dependency Actions (as part of Public Defender contract)
o       Extensive court experience Including trial experience
•       CIvil
        Civil Litigation
o       Personal InJury, Construction, COllectiOns, Property Disputes
o       Trial Experience




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•       Other
o       Conflicts Prosecutor for Colfax Municipal Court
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'0'     Consumer BankruptCY'-flled two chapter 7 "Cases for debtors
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Education
2002-2005                  .Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego, california
Juris Doctor
o
a      . Pro-bono Honors
o                    In        Legal
         Certificate in Global legal Studies
o
a        Officer In Elder Law Society

1996-2001                                                 J3elllnsham,
                          Western Washington University !3ellingham, Washington
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science: International and Comparative Politics

Professional Activities
Member -Law OffIce Management Assistant Program Committee - WSBA
         - Law Office

Volunteer Experience
Law Clerk                Elder Law and AdVOC8O(
                               law     Advocacy            San Dleso, California
                                                               Diego,




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                                                      WSBA
                                             COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

     Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager                                                                           206-727-8226
     Sharlene Steele, Communications Coordinator                                                                       206-727-8262
                                                                                                                   Fax 206 727-8319

     Memo to::          WSBA Board of Governors
                                      Govemors

     From:              Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager
                        Sharlene Steele, Communications Coordinator

     Re:                Additional Appointments to Board of Bar Examiners

     Date:              December 1, 2010

        Action:           Please approve the following nominations for appointment to the
                          Board of Bar Examiners, effective immediately, through
                          September 30, 2014.
     The chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, Craig Beles, has requested additional appointments to the
     Board. The Board prepares the questions and grades the papers for the bar examinations in accordance
     with the Admission to Practice rules as approved by the Supreme Court. Appointment is for a four-year
     term.

     Currently there are 85 members on the Board. The Board is allowed up to 110 members. At this time 31 %
     of the Board members reside in District 5 - the Spokane region. The Board chair, BOG liaison, and staff
     liaison will address the important issue of geographic diversity on the Board. They will also strategize to
     increase demographic diversity in future recruitment efforts.

     The chair has specifically requested the appointment of the four applicants below, whose applications are
     attached. Below are the demographics of the Board's current makeup, including the four individuals listed
                                            ofthe
     below.

     Charnelle Marie Bjelkegren              30917                        Spokane                      District 5
     James E. Koenig                         19956                        Seattle                      District 7E
     Michael McFarland                       23000                        Spokane                      District 5
     Nicole M. Tedrow                        34026                        Seattle                      District 7C

     Ethnically Diverse               Gender (F:M)                     GLRT                               Disability
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Board of Bar Examiners

   Board Nominations


Charnelle Marie Bjelkegren
James E. Koenig
Michael McFarland
Nicole M. Tedrow




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                                                                                            BJelkengren,



Charnelle Bjelkengren
WSBA Number: 30917                          District: 5
Daytime phone:                              E-mail: -'-
                                                     _L                     ~.




• Committees/Boards/Panels applying for:

1st Choice: Board of Bar Examiners                                      Previous Service:

         Applying to be Chair?

2nd Choice:

         Applying to be Chair?

3rd Choice:

         Applying to be Chair?


• Demographic Information

Ethnicity:                                                Gender: -

Do you openly identify as a sexual minority, to           Disability:
Include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
include
transgender?

Years in practice: 9                                      Employer: WA State Atty General's Office

Area(s) of Practice: Administrative/ Regulatory,          Number of Lawyers in Firm: 21-35
Employment, Government


• Describe why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?
I am interested in participating in the process to test applicants for the bar exam. I consider it an honor to
contribute to the integrity of the bar examination process in Washington. Serving on the Board of Bar
Examiners would be a small way I can offer my experience and time to the bar association.

Describe your relevant skills or experience.
I have practiced law at the Attorney General's Office for 9 years. I have mostly handled administrative
appeals in superior court and the appellate courts. For the past year I have served as the statewide judicial
review coordinator in my office, which consists of coordinating litigation in unemployment compensation
appeals, settlement, advice, mentoring and training attorneys in my office. I also advise a community college
in all matters.




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• Resume or C. V.
1/ applicant submitted a resume, C. V. , or other materials separately, it will immediately follow this application.

sent my resume to barleaders@wsba.org




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              CHARNELLEBJELKENGREN

              Spokane, WA 99208
              Home:
              Cell:




LEGAL         Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, W A
EDUCATION:    Juris Doctorate, May 2000, GPA 3.09
              *Deans List, Spring 2000
              *CALI Award, Legal Research & Writing, Fall 1997
              * Chair, Student Bar Association Tutorial Committee



PRE-LEGAL     Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
EDUCATION:    B.S., B.A., June 1997, Cum Laude Honors, GPA 3.39
              Majors: Political Science/Law Enforcement
              Minor: Business Law
              * Deans List 5 quarters
              * Pre-Law Society member



LEGAL         Washington State Attorney General's Office, Spokane, W A
EXPERIENCE:   Assistant Attorney General
              Licensing and Employment Security 2001-2002
              Represented the Department of Licensing in driver's license
              revocation cases and the Employment Security Department in
              unemployment compensation cases in Superior Court and Court of
              Appeals.
              Social and Health Services 2002-2003
              Represented Department of Social and Health Services in
              dependency, child care licensing, and civil commitment cases in
              the Office of Administrative Hearings and Superior Courts.
              Licensing and Administrative Law 2004-present
              Represent the Department of Licensing in driver's license
              revocation cases in superior courts throughout eastern Washington,
              Court of Appeals, and Washington State Supreme Court; represent
              the Employment Security Department in unemployment

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              compensation cases in Superior Court and Court of Appeals;
              Presenter at driver's license revocation and unemployment
              compensation related trainings and CLEs.
              Education Division 2006-present
              Advise a community college on all legal issues arising at the
              college, including, contracts, public records, bankruptcy, real
              estate, and employment law.
               Statewide Judicial Review Coordinator 2009-present
               Coordinate the litigation of unemployment benefits appeals in
               superior courts and appellate courts, which includes serving as the
               client contact for settlement, reviewing and editing briefs, advising,
               mentoring and educating attorneys.

               United States Attorney's Office, Spokane, WA, Legal Intern
               1998-2000 Prosecuted petty offense docket; drafted motions,
               memorandums, and Ninth Circuit appellate briefs.

REFERENCES:   References are available on request.




          CBARNEttE BJELKENGREN
          CHARNELLE
          9818 North Orchard Road, Spokane, WA 99208
          (509) 466-4626
          chamdleb@atg.wa.go\'
          charnelleb@atg.wa.goy                                                         168
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James Koenig
WSBA Number: 19956                         District: 7E
Daytime phone: :- -                        E-mail:.!

• Committees/Boards/Panels applying for:

1st Choice: Board of Bar Examiners                                      Previous Service:

        Applying to be Chair?

2nd Choice:

        Applying to be Chair?

3rd Choice:

        Applying to be Chair?


• Demographic Information

Ethnicity.                                                Gender:

Do you openly identify as a sexual minority, to           Disability:
include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
transgenderi

Years in practice: 20                                     Employer: Law Office of James Koenig

Area(s) of Practice: Criminal, Personal Injury            Number of Lawyers In Firm: Solo



• Describe why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?
I have long been involved in helping to mentor younger attorneys, and provide them with legal guidance in
the name of legal excellence. I also have a wide interest in matters of law outside of my actual practice areas.
I would like to extend this practice/interest area to the "front end" of the process now that I am in my own
practice.

Describe your relevant skills or experience.
See included resume




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+Resume or C. v.
II applicant submitted a resume, C. V. , or other materials separately, It will Immediately lollow this application.
JAMES E. KOENIG


EMPLOYMENT

LAW OFFICE OF JAMES KOENIG                                              October 2008 - present
2161st Ave So, Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98104

SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY                                                                 May 2006-0ct. 2008
Allstate Insurance Company                         Seattle, WA

            Defended company-insured clientele on civil legal claims principally arising out of low to
moderate impact motor vehicle collisions in multiple Washington counties through trial. Significant exposure
to related medical issues including chiropractic care, orthopedics, and neurology in high case load context.

SENIOR FELONY TRIAL ATTORNEY                                                        1990-May 2006
Associated Counsel for the Accused             Seattle, WA

        Responsibilities included all phases of indigent criminal defense case management from pre-
arraignment through trial and post-trial issues in case types ranging from misdemeanor to complex criminal
felony prosecutions. Significant experience in client contact and consultation, discovery management, trial
materials planning and development, expert development, and legal research and writing.

Specialized skills and professional development:

         Author of Case Law Journal containing over 180 criminal law topics for attorney use; computer
literacy and case/trial applications; presentation of in-house legal education seminars, attorney mentoring,
complex case expert witness management; appellate experience.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate                                                                                      1987-1990
Santa Clara University                                                                                 Santa Clara, CA

         Interests and activities included: Law Review; Founding Member Public Interest Law group;
participant in International Study Abroad including study at Henry Dunant Institute for Human Rights in
Geneva, Switzerland; Internship/employment at the Santa Clara Public Defender office; Participant; Moot
Court Competition in San Diego, CA; Research Assistant to Criminal Procedure Professor, Dr. Edward
Steinman

Bachelor of Arts, History                                                                            May 1987
Colorado State University
           Fort Collins, CO




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PUBLICATIONS
DNA: Developments
Washington Association Criminal Defense Attorneys (WACDL)
November, 2010

Specialized and Pro Bono Activities
King County Bar Association Family Law Mentoring project November 2008
Staff; Trial Advocacy for Public Defenders sponsored by the King County Office of the Public Defender 2009,
2010.

Professional Affiliations:
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Washington State Bar Association

PERSONAL / SKILLS / INTERESTS
Musician; Travel abroad; Photography?
Computer proficiency in Apple and Microsoft platforms and applications including Word, Word Perfect,
Powerpoint; accomplished typist.




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                                                                                    Applicant: McFarland, Michael



Michael McFarland
WSBA Number: 23000                          District: 5
Daytime phone:                              E-mail:

• Committees/Boords/Panels applying for:

1st Choice: Board of Bar Examiners                                      Previous Service:

        Applying to be Chair?

2nd Choice:

        Applying to be Chair?

3rd Choice:

        Applying to be Chair?


• Demographic Information

Ethnicity:                                                Gender:

Do you openly identify as a sexual minority, to           Disability~
include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
transgender? .

Years in practice: 17                                     Employer:

Area(s) of Practice: Civil Rights, Civil litigation,      Number of Lawyers in Firm: 11-20
Constitutional, Disability, Education, Employment,
Personal Injury


• Descr/be why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?
I have two partners (Terry Lackie and Heather Yakely) who have served as Bar examiners for a number of
                                     their
years, and who have both described their experiences very favorably.

Describe your relevant skills or experience.
I was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1993, and have been in active practice since then. As
described further below, I have worked as a trial attorney since 1993.




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• Resume or C. v.
'I applicant submitted a resume, C. v., or other materials separately, it will Immediately follow this application.
I do not have a current resume or curriculum vita, as I have been employed at the same firm since my second
year in law school. I was hired as a legal intern at Evans, Craven & lackie, P.S. in October 1991. I was offered
an associate position in January 1993, and went to work at Evans, Craven & lackie, P.S. as an associate
attorney immediately after passing the 1993 summer Bar. I was made a partner in 1998. Since being hired at
Evans, Craven & lackie, P.S., my practice has focused on civil defense work. For the past 15 years, my practice
has consisted almost entirely of defending municipal entities. In that regard, I have defended school districts,
cities and counties across the state in a wide variety of civil rights cases in both state and federal courts. My
practice also has a heavy emphasis on employment related matters. I have also handled the appeal work that
my trial practice has generated, several of which have resulted in published decisions. I am admitted to
practice in both Washington and Idaho, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court
of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.




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                                                                                                  Applicant: Tedrow, Nicole



 Ni·cole Tedrow
-·WSBA"""NUinb"er:""29409-· ----- .    ........ "District:--S-· .
  Daytime phone: _                           E-mail:

 • Committees/Boards/Panels applying for:

 1st Choice: Board of Bar Examiners                                               Previous Service:
          Applying to be Chair? N

 2nd Choice:
        . Applying to be Chair?

 3rd Choice:
          Applying to be Chair?



• Demographic Information

 Ethniclty: I                                                       Gender:   l




Do you openly identify as a sexual minority, to                     Disability:
include the following: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or
transgender?

Years in practice: 11                                               Employer: Associated Industries

Area(s) of Practice: Corporate, Business/                           Number of Lawyers in Firm: 2-S
Commercial, Employment. Labor, Workers'
Compensation


• Describe why you would like to serve on this committee, and any relevant skills you may possess.

Why would you like to serve on a particular committee, board, or panel?
I am currently employed as in-house counsel for an employer's association where I provide educational and
legal resources for employers in the areas of employment, labor law and workers' compensation. I also
perform corporate work for the Association for which I am employed and oversee contracts, agreements, or
arrangements the organization enters into with others. My practice is primarily limited to these areas, and I
would love the opportunity to research other areas of law and to use my research and writing skills to benefit
the bar.

Describe your relevant skills or experience.
I have worked as in-house counsel for an employer's association for over 10 years. Prior to that, I worked
preparing legal research and briefs for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, in their labor &
Industries Division. My current job involves providing resources to our employer members as well as legal




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                                                                           th.e
    advice and counsel to the association itself, which provides me with the unique opportunity to spend a large
    degree of time both in legal resarch and writing. I also regularly conduct training and educational seminars
   --fOi'our-eiffi:>loyer·iiiehibers··on--reie"~'fntemprciymennirid1abortaw-tOp"its. l-regutarly-atinz~!" stenario-ba-s-e-d- ----
-- .-f6i'Oirn~if-'-j:m:;yeYiiiehiber'son--reiev~-ilremproyment-ahd1aborlavHopics. l-regutar-IY-':Itinze- sceria"rio-ba-s-e-d- -
    training methods and write articles for our monthly newsletter, summarizing legal updates and providing a
    fact pattern for analysis. I believe these skills would naturally translate to the skill set required by the Board
    of Bar Examiners.




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• Resume or C.      v.
IfiippliCiiiitiii6iiimeifii resuirie;-CV.-~-or othermat'enars septifiitelY; TfiNitf TiifiritiOlatelYfOlTow tfifsiijiplfCiitfoli.-

I will email a resume and letter of recommendation from a current Bar Examiner's Committee member
seperately.




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                                  NICOLE M. TEDROW
                        In-house Counsel to Associated Industries .
                                         :·Spo~e; W-ashington"99201-255~-·
                                         ;··Spo~e; ~a~~ington-99201-2559-·
                             r



EDUCATION:
             •   GoNZAGAU~ITYSCHOOLOFLAW
                 J.D. 1999
             •   WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
                 B.S. Criminal Justice 1996



LICENSING:
UCENSING:
             •   MEMBER WASmNGTON STATE BAR AssOCIATION SINCE 1999
                        WASHINGTON
             + MEMBER IDAHO STATE BAR AsSOCIATION SINCE 2005
             •



RELEvANT LEGAL ExPERIENCE:

             •   AsSOCIATED INDUSTRIES OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST
                  November 1999 to the present
                   In-house counsel to employer association comprised of· employer
                   Ill-house          to
                   members in a wide array of industries. Emphasis areas: workers'
                   compensation; industrial safety and health; labor relations;· &
                   employment law..Assist employer members in developing employment
                   practices that will minimize legal liability through proactive. advice
                  using research, training, policy development & early intervention.
                   Litigation of Labor & Industries appeals on behalf of the Association's
                 . Retrospective Rating Group.

             •   WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
                 July 199B to June 1999
                      1998
                 Acted as Rule 9 Legal Intern to six Assistant Attorney General's in the
                 Spokane Labor & Industries Division. Prepared numerous legal briefs
                 including appellate briefs for the Washington State Court of Appeals
                 and Supreme Court, presented oral arguments and participated in jury
                 selection in Superior Court, prepared, interviewing witnesses,
                 assistance in depositions, and completion oflegal research.

             •   LAw OFFICES OF MICHAEL D. KINKLEY
                 January 199B to June 1998
                         1998         199B
                 Rule 9 Legal Intern. Prepared legal briefs, perfonned intake interviews,
                 legal research. Emphasized Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, and


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               contract work for the Department of Social and Health Services
               regarding child custody and abuse issues.

           •   WAlSTEAD, MERTSCHING, HUSEMOEN, DONALDSON & BARLOw,
               P$.
               June 1995 - September 1996                            .
               Service of legal documents, conflict checks, and other miscellaneous
               duties for this AVrated general practice firm emphasizing Personal
               Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Law, Discrimination, Wrongful
               Termination, Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Taxation, Real
               Estate, Commercial- Litigation, Collections, Bankruptcy, Corporations
               and Business, Municipal and Public Utility Law, and -Insurance
               Defense.



CURRENT PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

           • Member Spokane County Bar Association
           • Member Idaho State Bar Assocation
           • Member Washington State Bar Association
           • President of Board of Directors for Mid-City Concerns/Meals on
             Wheels
           • Member Women in Workers' Compensation -
           • Volunteer for Reach For the Future
           • 2010 Board Member for North Wall Children's Association




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 November 17, 2009

 Washington State Bar Association
 Board of Governors and
 Bar Examiners Committee

 barleaders@wsba.org



 Dear Board of Governor.s and Committee Members:

                            theit
  It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Ms. Nicole M.
  Tedrow in support of her application for appointment to the Washington State Bar Association
  Tedrow
  Bar Examiners Committee. I have had the privilege of serving on this committee myself for the
  past several years, and know first-hand the research and writings skills necessary (not to
. mention stamina during the grading period) for success on this committee.

  It has be my good fortune to work with Ms. Tedrow as in-house counsel at Associated
  Industries for the past ten months. I have had the opportunity to work closely with her on a
  range of employment, worker's compensation, and labor issues, providing training, education
  and resources to our membership. Ms. Tedrow's research and writings skills are unparalleled.
                                  dear,
  Her attention to detail and her clear, concise writing style would be a wonderful fit for the Bar
. Examiners Committee ..
             Committee.

 On several occasions, Ms. Tedrow has expressed interest in becoming more involved in the Bar
 Association}
 Association, at both the state and local level. I believe her appointment to this committee
 would suit both Ms. Tedrow's desire for increased involvement and the committee's ongoing
 need for highly qualified members.    .

Thank you for considering Ms. Tedrow's appointment. Please feel free to contact me directly if
you need any further information regarding my recommendation.

Very Truly Yours,




Angela M. Hayes
Washington State Bar Member No. 28381
509-777-2671




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                                                WSBA
                                        COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT


Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager                                                                           206-727-8226
Sharlene Steele, Communications Coordinator                                                                       206-727-8262
                                                                                                              Fax 206 727-8319




Memo to:           WSBA Board of Governors

From:              Pam Inglesby, WSBA Outreach Programs Manager
                   Sharlene Steele, WSBA Communications Coordinator

Re:                WSBA Appointments to Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors

Date:              November 29,2010




  ACTION: Please make three (3) appointments effective January 1, 2011 to fill:
  a vacancy created by a resignation; a vacancy resulting from NJP term limits
  provisions; and, a re-appointment of NJP's current serving president of the
  Board.
The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a publicly funded not-for-profitstatewide law firm that
provides free civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people throughout the state
of Washington.

The current Northwest Justice Project Board members are:
   • Lisa L. Atkinson (term ends December 31, 2010)
   • Stephen R. Crossland (resigning as of December 31, 2010)
   • Lisa J. Dickinson - vice president
   • Jacole Gronholdt
   • Celia Guardado
   • Richard J. Harrison - treasurer
   • Desiree S. Hosannah
   • Barbara Lindley
   • Christina Gerrish Nelson - president (term ends December 31,2010, applying for re-
       appointment)
   • Claude Pearson - president emeritus
   • Naomi Stacy
   • John S. Tracy
   • Roger Wynne - secretary

                                     Working Together to Champion Justice
Washington State Bar Association -1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600 / Seattle, WA 98101-2539 - 206-727-8200 / fax: 206-727-8310
                                 01325                                                   0                                       180
Memo to WSBA Board of Governors
Re: Northwest Justice Project Board Appointments
November 29,2010
Page 2




Attached you will find the following information:
    • Notice published in the July and August issues of Bar News.
    • Memorandum from Lisa J. Dickinson, vice~president, Northwest Justice Project Board of
       Directors, including Legal Services Corporation regulations.
    • Application materials for NJP Board recommendations (Main Book)
           • Christina Gerrish Nelson, Seattle
           • Russell J. Speidel, Wenatchee
           • Joanne Mayo Whitehead, Seattle
   • Other Application materials received (Supplemental Book)
           • Francis Adewale, Spokane
           • Gretchen F. Baumgardner, Vashon
           • Bob Boeshaar, Seattle
           • Robert 1. Hayes, Tacoma
           • Hal Hodgins, Gig Harbor
           • Michael Morgan, Seattle
           • Lisa Sutton, Olympia
           • Anthony M. Urie, Shoreline




                                     Working Together to Champion Justice
Washington State Bar Association ·1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600/ Seattle, WA 98101-2539. 206-727-8200 / fax: 206·727·8310
                                 01325                      600 /            98101·2539 0206.727·8200/       206-727-8310   181
August 2010


Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors
Application deadline: September 1., 201.0
                                1, 2010

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and resumes from members interested in serving a
three-year term on the Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors (two positions, commencing January 2011) or
a partial term (ending December 2011). An incumbent is eligible for reappointment to one of the three-year terms,
and a written expression of interest and resume is required for an incumbent seeking reappointment. The
Northwest Justice Project is a statewide not-for-profit law firm funded by the state of Washington and the federal
Legal Services Corporation to provide free civil legal services to low-income people throughout Washington. Board
members play an active role in setting program policy and assuring adequate oversight of program operations and
must have a demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of, the delivery of high-quality civil legal services to low-
income people. For more information, e-mail cesart@nwjustice.org or lisag@nwjustice.org. Please submit letters of
interest and resumes to WSBA Bar Leaders Division, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539; or e-
mail barleaders@wsba.org.




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                                                                                                                                    Seattle, WA 98H.4
                                                                                                                                             \VA 98104
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                                                                                                                                          Cesar 1'.:. Torres
                                                                                                                                                 F..
                                                                                                                                        Executive Director

                                                                   MEMORANDUM

             To:                                        Board Governors
                         Steven G. Toole, President and BOal'd of Govemors
                         Washington State Bar Association
             From: Lisa J. Dickinson, ViceMPresident
                                      Vice-President
                   Board of Directors, Northwest Justice Project

             c.          Paula Littlewood, Exec. Director, WSBA
                         Cesar E. Torres, Exec. Director, NJP
             Date:       November 22, 2010
             Re:         Appointment of Attorney Board Members
                         Northwest Justice Project
                         NOlthwest

           As provided in regulations adopted by the federal Legal Services Corporation {LSC), the Board
                                                                                          (LSC),
                                                                                              or
           of Governors appoints the majority of attorney members to the Board of Directors 01" the
           Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington's publicly funded statewide legal aid program.
           This year, NJP asks the Board of Governors to make three (3) appointments effective January 1,  I,
           2011 to fill: a vacancy created by the resignation of Stephen Crossland; a vacancy resulting from
           20 II
           NJP term limits provisions; and, are-appointment ofNJP's current serving President of the
           Board.

           By this memorandum I wish to convey the unanimous recommendation ofNJP's Board of
                              Board·
           Directors that the Board of Governors:

                                           ofWenatcltee,
           1) Appoint Russell J. Speidel, ofWenatcJlce, to the remaining year on Mr. Crossland's
           unexpired term;
           2) Appoint Joanne Whitehead to a three (3) year term; and,
           3) Re~appolnt Christina Gerrish Nelson whose term expires on December 31, 2010 and who
              Re-appoint                                               011
           is eligible to serve another term.

           NJP Executive Director Cesar Torres and possibly another NJP Board Member plan to attend the
           December Board of Governors meeting in La Conner to answer any questions you may have
           about this recommendation.
                                                                                                                                .   .
                                 not-forMprofit
           Background: NJP is a not-for-profit statewide law firm primarily funded by LSC and the
           Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid to provide high priority civil legal services to low-
           income people throughout Washington.

~,               or
           Board or Directors: Lisa L. Atkinson· Stephcn R. Crossland -1.isa Dickinson· Jacole Oronholdl • Celia Guardado'
                                    L,           Stephen Crossland' Lisa Dickinson'               OrQnholdl
! 1I,.(I   Ricbard Harrison • ~cs.i~~ S. ~osa?nah • Barbara I.iodle), • Christina Gerrish Nelson' Naomi Stacy. John Tracy' Rogcr Wynne·
           Richard Hamson' Desiree Hosannah'                Lindley·                                                Tracy· Roger Wynne'           cedi
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 Steven G. Toole, President and Board of Governors
 November 22, 2010 - Page 2
           22.
 NJP Board Appointments

                                                                        attorneys.
 LSC regulations require that at least 60% of the NJP Board must be attomeys, a majority of
 whom must be appointed by the governing bar association for the jurisdiction. There are
 currently eight attorney positions on the twelve·memberBoard. I LSC regulations also require
                                           twelve-member Board.
 that a recipient's governing body reasonably reflect the interests of eligible clients in the area
 served and consist of members who are supportive of the purposes of the LSC Act and who have
 an interest in, and knowledge of, the delivery of quality legal services to the poor. NJP's
 bylaws. which conform to the relevant provisions of the LSC regulations, provide the following
 bylaws,
 guidance - including certain diversity goals - for the appointment ofNJP's attorney directors:
                                                                     ofN1P's

                                                                              tenns
         All directors shall be familiar with and agree to be bound by the tenus of the
         Legal Services Corporation Act and be supportive of the goals of the act relating
         to the delivery of quality legal services to the poor. Additionally, each director
         shall be interested in, knowledgeable about and supportive of the delivery of
         quality legal services to the poor. Attorney appointments shall be made so as to
         insure that the attorney directors reflect the diversity of the population of the areas
         the Corporation serves throughout the State. The Board as a whole shall
                     reflect the
         reasonably reflectthe diversity of the legal community and the variety ofinterests
                                                                                     of interests
         within the client community, including, but not limited to, diversity in tenns of
                       ethnicity,                      disability;             iocation,
         race, gender, etbnicity, physical or sensory disability, geographic location, and
         other similar factors.

The regulation, a copy of which is attached, also provides that the recipient program may
                                                  goveming
recommend candidates for board membership to governing bar association and should consult
with the appointing organization to insure appointments conform with LSC regulations.

For yOUl' information, the attorney board members whose tenns are not ex.piring reflect the
     your                                                    terms          expiring
following criteria: one each from Seattle, Bremerton, Lakewood, Talolah and Spokane; four are
                                                   and/or
female; three are from ethnic or racial minorities andlor are multi-ethnic; five are in private
practice or solo practitioners, and one works for the office of the Seattle City Attorney.

You may also wish to consider that, of the four non-attorney members of the Board: one each is
          a) so
                               Bellingham,
from Walla Walla, Spokane. Bellingham. and Seattle; three are female; two are from ethnic or
racial minorities; and one is physically disabled.

Finally, Christina Gerrish Nelson, the attomey board member seeking re-appoint mp :~ to the
Finally~                                                                        m ....
Board (a term of service on the Board is three years and NJP by-laws provide for a three-term
                                                       fhm.
term limit for directors) is an associate in a Seattle firm.

NJP's Recommendation: Eleven attomeys timely responded to the notice of NJP Board
                                                                           ofNJP
vacancies published in the Bar News in July and August 2010 and a WSBA member e-mail
opportunity for service alert on August 20, 2010. NJP's Board Development Committee, in
consultation with the NJP Executive Director, carefully reviewed the applications and individual



I In addition, at least one-third of the Board must be composed of directors with an income low enough to be eligible
to receive services from NJP. Those directors are appointed by various social service providers in Washington.



                                                                                                                        184
 Steven O. Toole, President and Board of Governors
 November 22,2010 - Page 3
 :tJJP Board Appointments
 NJP

 Board members interviewed a number of applicants to gauge the applicant's qualifications for
 service and the characteristics they would bring to NJP's Board.

 While many of the candidates demonstrated strong qualifications for membership. NJP's Board
                                                                       membership,
 ultimately voted to recommend that the BOG appoint Russell Speidel of Wenatchee (to fill Mr.
 Crossland's remaining term), Joanne Whitehead of Seattle, and to re-appoint Christina Gerrish
 Nelson of Seattle. A discussion of the qualifications of each candidate fonows:
                                                                         follows:

        Russell Speidel has a distinguished career and intimate knowledge of access to justice
and civil legal aid issues. He was the founder of the Chelal1-DougJas County Volunteer Attorney
                                                      Chelan-Douglas
Services (VAS) program, where he continues to serve on the board and continues to provide
          (VAS)
direct pro bono legal services to low income persons on a regular basis. In 2000 he was awarded
                                                     co~recipient
the WSBA's President Award and in 2003 he was a co-recipient of the Legal Foundation of
Washington's prestigious Goldmark award. Mr. Speidel bas a small firm in Wenatchee and
                                                          has
brings important geographic diversity to NJP's Board as the only board member from Central
Washington, a vast region where NJP has three offices and which faces significant rural poverty.

        Joanne Whitehead has a diverse range of experiences that we feel would bring a new
perspective to the Board. She has volunteered with the WSBA Home Foreclosure Legal Aid
Project~ has served as a law clerk and staff attorney at the Washington State Court of Appeals,
Project,                               staffattomey
has worked as the Executive Director of a King County non-profit organization serving the
developmentally disabled. and has worked in private practice. She currently is an instructor at
                  disabled,
Highline Community Col1ege, and continues her work in private practice.
                      College,

        Christina Gerrish Nelson is NJP's currently serving Board President and is completing
her second term (6 years) serving on the Board. Throughout her board service Ms. Gerrish
             teml
Nelson has demonstrated strong leadership skills and her effectiveness has grown With each yeur
                                                                                    with       ye<.lf
                                                 organi~tional            institutional" legal
of service as her in-depth knowledge ofNJP, its organizational dynamics, institutional, Jegal and
            environment,
regulatory environment. as weB as her ability to work with a highly committed and diverse
                                            PI'actice
board. She has served on NJP's Quality of Practice Committee, the Human Resources
                        Chairs, which
Committee, which she Chairs,which handles significant questions of compensation and
executive management assessment, helped found the Board Development Committee and has
                                                       She
also served on the Executive Committee of the Board. ·5he has successfully wedded her
professional experience and her commitment to equal justice and NJP's mission to prove herself
an invaluable member of the Board whose reappointment will continue to serve NJP and its
clients well.

As many other institutions providing essential service to low-income communities, NJP faces
                       in                                           civil legal
significant challenges ill the coming years as it tries to meet the civillegaJ aid needs of ever
growing numbers oflow income people as public resources diminish. NJP's Board recommends
these candidates because they have the experience and qualities needed by the Northwest Justice
Project to ensure our continued and enhanced effectiveness in representing the interests of low
income clients statewide.

I thank you for your attention and consideration of these comments and would be pleased to
discuss our recommendations at your pleasure.




                                                                                                        185
 Legal Services Corporation                                                                  § 1607.2
   (e) The Col'tX)1'a.tion may reVel'se It de-
   (0)     COl'pot'atlon       I'averse a cle-        ,'eallocated          Corporation COl'
                                                      ,'eaHoeated by the COl'pol'ation fOl'
 barment decisioll upon request for the
           decisiOll                  I01'            basic field purposes.
                                                      basio
 following reasons:                 ,
                                    ;
   (1) Newly discovers(l material evi-
                discovere(l                           § 1606.14     Reeompet.ltion,
                                                                    Reeompotition.
dence;                                                           a. final           has
                                                        After a fina.l decision h&6 been issued
  (2) Reversal of the conviction or civil
                     tl18                             by the OOl'pol'a.tion terminating finan-
                                                                 OOl'pol'ation
judgment upon W1110h &he debarment
judglnent UP011 Which the debal'I1lent                cial assistanoe to a recipient tn whole
                                                                                            in wbole
     based;
was based:                                                                 a.rea. th.6 Oorporation
                                                      for any service a.rea, the Corporation
                                                           a.ny
  (3) Bona fide cha.nge in ownel'ship or
                    ohange ill ownet'ship             shall Implement a new competitive bid·
                                                              implement a.         oompetitive bid-
management or a l'eci!>ient:
                of l'ecipient;                        ding Pl'OOOSS Cor the atfect.e.(l service
                                                              pl'OCess COl'        affected sel'vice
  (4) Elimination of other muses for
      Elimina.tion               causes                                a new recipient
                                                      area. Until anew l'tlclpient. has been
which the deba.rment was imposed; aI'
        tIle debal'ment                 or            a.wttl'ded a. grant pursuant to suchproo-
                                                      awarded              pUl"suant      8\1oh proc-
                l'eaS011S the Corporation
  (5) . Other l'easons tbe CorpOl'ation               ess, the COJ'pora.tion shall ta.ke a.U
                                                                    C01'pol'8.tion sha.ll         all
        appropriate.
deems a.ppropria.te.                                  practical steps to ensUl'e· the continued
                                                      practloal              ensure
                                                      pl"ovision ot legal assistance in the
                                                      p1'Ovision of legal
*1608.11
§ 1606,12    Time
             Tim.e and waiver.                        service area. pursua.nt to § 1634.11.
                                                                 area pursuant
   (a.) Except fol' the 6-year time lbnit
        Except. Cor                      limit
                        §1606.11(c). a.nype-
for debarments in §1606.11(o), any pe-                 PART 1607-GOVERNING BODIES
                                                                           800l.ES
riod of time provided in these l'ules    rules
may, upon good cause ShOWll a.nd deter.
m~,           g'ood clLuse S110W11 an(1 detel'-      Sec.
mined, be extended:
mined.       extencled:                              1607.1 Purpose.
                                                     1607.2 Definit.lons.
                                                              Definitions.
   (l) By the designated employee wll0
   (1) By tIle                            who        1607.3 Composition.
issued the preliminary (Iecislon until a
              preHmlllEu-y deoision                  1607.4 FUllctions a governing \>od,y.
                                                     1611'1.4 Functions of a gove.1-nlnl!' body.
hearIng officel' has been appointed;
heat'lng               heel!                         1607.f)
                                                     1601.5 CompensatIon.
   (2) BY the healing- offiool', until the
        By                officel',                  1607.6 Waiver.
l'ecommended decision has been issued; iS$ued;          AtrfHOn1"1'i': -J2 U .S.C. 2996£(0):
                                                        AtrrnOIUTY: 42U.S.C. 2996«0); Pub. L. 103-
           the President a.t any
   (3) By tM Presidenta.t a.ny time.                 31'1.
   (b) Failure by the COl'pora.tion to
                             C01'pol'$tion              SOURer:: 59 FR 115254. Dee. 19, 1994. unless
                                                        SOURO":             65251.           199<1,
meet a. time requit'ement of this part;
                 requirement              part       ot.hel'w\sB nol;6<1.
                                                     othet'Wise noted.
            preclude
does not preclu.de the Corpora.tion fl'omfl'Orn
temlinating a recipient's gl'ant 01' COD-
termina.ting reCipient's gl'8.nt or COl)-            § 1601.1 Purpose,
                                                     §I607,l Purpose.
tract wltn the COI'poration.
        with      COI'Poratioll.                       This pal't is (lesig'ne<l to insure that
                                                              part     designed
                                                     the governing body of a recipient will
                                                          govel'ning              recipient;
§ 1600.13 Interim
  1606.13                   and termination.
                                    termination      be well qualUied to guide a l'eeipient in
                                                              quali€iec1            recipient
     funding; reprogramming.                         its efforts to l>rovide high-quality lelr-II,!
                                                         eCCol'ts    provide                1el(.lI.1
   (a) Pending tho completioli of termi-
   (a)             the completion                    a$si$tance to those who otherwise
                                                     assistance
na.tion proceedings under this Pl'l.I't, the
nation                            tllis part.        would be unable to obtain a.dequate
                                                                                       adequat,e
Corporation shaH pl'o\11do tile reCipient
COJ'poration snaIl pl'ovHle &he l'oOlp1en&           legal counsel and to insure that llbe re-
                                                                                          the
with the level oC fina.ncial assistance
                     of               a85istance     cip1ent is accountable to its Clients.
                                                     C1Plel1t                    Its clients.
provi(led
provided for under ita current grant or gra.nt 01"
contract with the COl'poration.
                        Corporation.                 § 1607..2 Definitions.
                                                     §l607.2
   (b) After a. final decision has been
         Aflier a                                      As used in this patt.
                                                           useel ill        part,
made to terminate a recipient's grant
                              reoipient's ·gl'ant      (a) Attorn.ey member means a boa.rd
                                                            AttoT1.l.ey                        board
                          l'ecipient loses
or contz'act. the reCipient 108es all
01'                                                  membel' who is a.n attomey a.dm1tted
                                                     membat'                an attol'ney admitted
rights to the termlnatell funds.
l'ig'hts         termlnated                                                       within tihe recipi·
                                                     to practice in a State with1n the reclpi·
                                                        pl'act.!ce ill a.
   (c) After a final decision has been
        Arter               deciSiOn                 ant's service a.rea.
                                                     ent's            a.rea..
made to terminate a l'ecipient's grant
             termina.te l'ecipient·s                   (b) Board member mea.ns a member of
                                                                              means
01' contract,
or contract. the Corporation may au-
                      COl'pol'a.t1on                 a recipient'S governing body or policy
thoriZe termina.tion funding if nec-
thorize tel'lnination                                body.
essa.ry to enable the recipient to close
essary                                                 (c)
                                                       (c) Eligible client member means a            a
or
or transfer current matters ina. man-
                CUl'rellt             in a                                     Is financially eU,;i-
                                                     board member who 1s finaMially eligi-
nel' consistent with the l'eciplent's pl'O-
ner conl>istellt                recipient'S Pl'O-                                 assilStance
                                                     ble to l'eceive legal assistance under
                                                              receive
Cessional responsibilities
f68sional 1'9$ponsibilities to its present           the Act and part 1611 of this chapter at
                                                               a1\d                       cha.pt.er a.t
clients.
olients.                                             the time of appointment to each term
   (d) Funds recovered by the Corpora.-
                l'ecovered              CorpOl'a-    of office to the recipient'S governing
tlon pursuant to a termina.tion shall be
tion pUl'suant          tel'mination shaU                                 regard
                                                     body, without l'egard to whether the
                                                     body.
used in the same sel"Vice area from
                           service                            actually has l'eceived 01' l.s l'e-
                                                     person actnally bas reoeived aI' 1s 1'6-
which they were recovered or will be                 ceiving legal aSSistance a.t tha-t time.
                                                               lega.l                 at tba.t

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                                                                                                          186
 § 1607.3                                                       45 CFR Ch. XVI (lO-l-()9 Edition)
                                                                               (10-1-09

                Of client members shall
  Eligibility oC olient mem.bers sball be               prinoipal offioe 1s located orin whicll
                                                        pt'incipal office is                  or in which
  determined by the recipient or. if the                the recipient provides legal assistance.
                                                                                       lega.l
  recipient so chooses, by the appointing
                 chooses.       tIle                      {2} AllY additional attorney members
                                                           (2)                      a.ttol'ney
 organil!latlon(s) 01' group(s) in accord-
  organitation(s)                         a.ccord-      ma.y be selected by tlle recipient's gov-
                                                        may                        the
 Moe with written policies adopted by
 ance                     polioies                     erning body 01" may be appointed by
                                                                           or
       reciJ)ient.
  the l-ecipient.                                      other orgQ.lliUttlonsdesigna.ted by the
                                                                  0llraniZationsdesigna.ted
    ((}) Governing bodll means the bOal'd of
    W)               bodl!               bOaI'd        l'ecipient which have an intel'est in the
                                                        recipient                         interest
 direct.ors ol'othel' body witj;l authority
 <lit'eotors or other           w1t);1 a.uthoritY                    or lega.l sel'vioes
                                                       delivery oC legal services to the POOl'.
 to gOvel'n the activities of a. l'ecipient
      govern                         a                    (3) Appointments sha.ll be made 50 M
                                                                                   shall               so as
 receiving funds under § lOO6(al(lXA} of
                              §1006(a)(l)(A}                 insut'e tha.t the a.ttorney
                                                       to insUl'e that tbe attorney members
 the Act.
       Aot.        .                                   reasona.bly renect the diversity of the
                                                       reasonably reflect
    (e)                mea-lls a. poliCy
    (6) Policy body meallS a policy boa.rd             legal community and the population of
 01' other body esta.blished by a !'ecipi-
                     established           l'ecipi~    tlle a.l'eas sel'ved
                                                       the ru"ea.S served by the 1'oolp1ent, ill-
                                                                                           l'eclp1ent, in-
            formulate a.nd
 ent to Cormula.te and enforce polley      policy      clu(ling race, et110101 ty
                                                       cluding race. ethniclty,. gender and
 with respect to the sel'vices provided
                            services provide(l                   simila.r fa.ctors,
                                                       other similar factors,
 undel' a g1'ant 01' contract made under
 nndel' grant                                             (c) At least one-third of the members
                                                                           one-thh'd             membel'S
 the Act.                                              of a. 1'6cip1ent's gove1'nlng body shall be
                                                               recipient's g'ovel'ntng             sha.ll
    (!) RecIpient means any grantee or
    (f) Recl1Jient                                     eligible Clients when a.ppoluted. The
                                                                                        appointed.
 contractor l'6ceivtng financia.l assist-
                l'eceivlng financial as.'~ist­         members who arB eligible clients shall
                                                                            a.re
 ance !l'om the Corporation under
          il'om          Corporat.lon                  be appointed by a variety of app1v-           appro-
 §lOO6(a)(l){A) oC the Act.
 §lOO6(a.)(l){A) of        Act,                        priMe gl'OUps designated by the recipi-
                                                       pri.a.te groups                               reCipi-
                                                      ent tbat may include, bUt a1'6 not lim-
                                                              that                     but are
 § 1607.8
 H607.3     Composition.                              ited to. client. and neighborhood as.... -
                                                                to, client                                ....,·
                                                      eiations alid community.based org,mi-
                                                       cia.tiona and commurdty.based organi-
                      shall
   (a) A recipient allall be incorpora.ted
                                 incorporated         za.tions which advocate fOl' or deliver
                                                      zations                             fol'      delivel'
in a. State in which it provides legal as-
ill a                     providea lega.t             services or resources to the client com-
                                                                       resonl'ces
                  shall have
sistanoe and sball ha.ve a governing
sistance                            gov61'ning                     seloved
                                                      munity sel'vecl by the l'cclplent, Recipi-
                                                                                     l'ecipient,
body which reasonably l'6fiectstbe in-
                reasona.bly reflects the              ents sha.ll designate groups in a man-
                                                                shall deSignate                ill
tel'6Sts of the eligible clients in the
terests                                               ner that rcnects. to the extent pos-
                                                      ni'll'          reflects,
area served and which oonsists of mem-
a.t'aa              wllioh conSists                   sible,the variety of interests within
                                                      sible, the
bel'S. each of whom is supportive of the
bel'S,                     stlpportive                the client community. and eligible eli"
                                                                      community,                         cli-
1)Ul"})6ses of the Act and bas an interest
purposes                              Interest        ent memb61's should be selected so that
                                                             membel's
in, a.nd knowledge of. the delivery of
      and               DC,                                                                  divcl'siW of
                                                      they reasonably reflect the divel'stt.y of
qllali~ legal services to the POOl',
quality          servioes     tbe POOl'.              the eligible clieltt population served by
                                                             ~ligible client
   (b) At least sixty pel'cent (60%) of I.l.
   (\»                   percent             a        the reciplellt, including race, gender.
                                                              2'eciplent,                          gender,
governing body shall be attol'11ey mem-
                              attorney                ethniclty and other simHal' factors.
                                                                                  simUu' CMtors.
bers.
bel'S.                                                   (d) Tile l'emailling members of a gov-
                                                                The l'emaining                      a.
   WA 1lUI.jol'iW of the membel'S of the
   (l)A ma.jol'ity           n1embers                 tll'Iling bo(ly ma.V
                                                      erning body ma-y be appointed by the
 governing body shall be attorney mem-
 goval'ning                    a.ttol'Day             recipient's governing' body 01' seleoted
                                                                       govl'u'ning' bocly or selected
 bel'S a.ppointed by tbe govel'nIng
         aPPOinted            the governing           il1 a manner described in the recipient's
                                                      In                                 tbe l'ecipient's
 body(les)                      State, county
body(ies) of one or more State. countY
                     01'                                           01' policies, and
                                                      byla.ws 01' poliCies. &Dd the a.ppoint-     appOint-
 or municipal ba.r associa.tions, the
                    bar assoeia.t1ons,                ment or selection shall be made 80 that
                                                                                sha.ll             so
membership of Wbjoh represents a ma-
                    Wh}ch                     rna.·   the governing body as a wllole reason-
                                                             g'overning bo(ly            wIloIe l'ea.son-
jOrity of attorneys practicing law in
jority                                                ably l'6nects the diversity oC the a.reas
                                                      a.bly refleots                        of        areas
the localities in whicll the reciPient
                        whiCh           recipient     served by the recipient, includinr raoe,
                                                                           reCipient, including l'aoe.
                  assiata.nce,
provides legal assistance,
pl'ovldes                                             ethnicity. gendet' a,nd other similar fae-
                                                      ethntclty. ge11der and                            fac-
   (1) Appointments may be made either tol'S,       tors,
by the bar associa.tion which tepl'6stmts
             a.ssocia.tion w11ioh represents          (e) TIle nonattorney members or a
                                                      (e) The nona.ttorney                    of
a majo.'il;y of a.ttol'neys in the l'scipi- governing body sl1a.U not btl dominated
a. majo1'ity       attol'neys              rec1pi-                      sl1all      be
                 a.rea,           bar aS$Ocia- by pel'50ns
ent's service area. or by ba.r associa.- 1)y pel'sons serVing as the repl'esenta~      representa-
tions which collectively represent a tives of a. single association. group 01'
                                   repl'esel1t                 a          assoclatton.           01'
majority              a.ttorneys practiCing orga.nization,
ma.jol'ity of the attorneys practicing ol'g'a.nization, except tha.t eligible cH-
                                                                                that           oli-
law 1n the recipient's service area.
      in                  sel'Vlce                  ent members may be selected from cli·      c11-
   em
   (in Recipients that provide legal as- ent ol'ganiza.ttons that 81'e composed of
                                               as·       ol'p:al1iU\tions        are
                                                                     numel'OUf; smatlel' 01' lou-
slst.a.ncB in mOl'C than one State ma.y coa11tions· of numerous sma-Hel' or lou"
sistance       n101'C                         may Coa-liti'OilS
                appointments            attot'Dey gionaIly
provide tha.t a.ppointments of attorney glonally based client grQups.          groups.
membel's be ma.de by the appl'opria.te
                            tile apptopriEl.t.e       (!) Members of a governing body ma.y
                                                      (t)                  g'ovel'ning        may
b&1' assoc!ation(s) in the State(s) 01' 10- be selected by a.PPointment. ele01;10n,
bar assoniation(s)                          or          seiecte{l       apPOintment. election,
cality{ies)                          l'eolplent'5
ca.lity{ies) in which the l'eclp1ent's or other means consistent with this

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                                                                                                                   187
  Legal Service, Corporation
        Service$                                                                                     § 1607.6
                        tlle
  part and with the reoipient's byla.ws                  fere with the conduct of any ongoing
                                                                                            ongOing
  and applioable State law,
  a.nd applicable             la.w,                      representation.
     (g) Recipients shall make· l'easona,bIe
                        shall·          l'easonable         (c) A govel'ning body shall adopt by-
                                                                  governing
  and good faith efforts to1nsure that
  I\nd                  effort/! to insure               laWS which
                                                         la.ws Which are consistent With State
                                                                                         with
                  body VMancies
  governing l}ody va.canoies are filled as                             l'Cqub'ements           part,
                                                         law and the l'llqUiJ'ements of this pa.rt.
  promptly as possible.                                                             a
                                                         Recipients shall submit It copy of such
     (h) Recipients ma.y l'ecommend can-
     <h) Recipient/!                                     bylaws to the Corporation and shall
                                                         bylawEI           COl'pOl'atlon
  didates for governing body membel'Sbip
             f01'                     membe\-ship        give the Corporation notice of any     aIlY
  to the aPP1'Oprlate bar associatJons and
      tll6 apPl'Opriate          associations            cl1a.nges in suoh bylaws. within a. rea-
                                                         changes      such byla.ws.
           appointing gl'OUps
  other apPointing groups and should                                                       is ma.:!::,
                                                         sonable time after the change 1s ma:!::,
                                                                        aCtel'
  consult                  appointing organiza-
  consnlt with the apPointing organiza.-                               Compens.Uon,
                                                          U607.5 Compensation,
  tions tt'l insure that:
          to
                                                             (a) Whilesel'Ving               the
                                                             (a) While sel'Ving on 1ihe governing
    (1) Appointees meet the oriterla. for
                                       or1\;el'1a
  ooard membership set out in this pa.rt,
  board membert;bip                             part,     body of a recipient. no attorney mem-
  including financial eligibility for per-
                financia.l                                bel' shall receive compensation from
                                                          ber sha.1l
                            eliglble
 sons appointed as eligible clients. bar                          l·ecipfent.
                                                          that l'ectplent, but any member ma.ymembet' may
  ~mittance
  a.qmittance requirements fOl' attorney   attorneY       receive a 1'easona.ble per diem expense
                                                                         l'eaGonable
  board members. and the general l'S-              re-
                                                          pa.yment ol'reimbursement
                                                          payment or reimbursement for actual          a.ctua.1
                                                                              normal tl'avel and·
                                                          expenees fOl' norma.l travel and other
                                                          expenees·
 qUil'ements that a.ll membel'S be sup-
 quil'ements              all membel'a                    reasonable out-o(-poclcet expenses in
                                                                            out-of-pocket
                the
  portive of tbe purposes of the Act and                  accordance with written policies adopt-
                                                                                 wl'ittenpolicies
 ba.vea.n
 have an interest in and knowledge ofknowle(lge           ed by the reCipient.
                                                                  tbe recipient.
                                 selvices
 1ihe delivery of legal sel'Vices to the
 the                                                                                   a
                                                            (b) Pursuant to 1\ waiver grant.ed
                                                            (b)                                      granted
 pOor;
 poor;                                                    nndel' §l607.6(b)(U, a recipient may
                                                          untiel' §1607.6(b)(l),
               pa.rticulaz' ca.tegories oC
    (2) The partiCUlar categories of board                                     that
                                                          adopt policies tllnt would permit part-
 membe1'6hip and; the board as a. whole
 membership a.nd,              bOa.rd                     nel'S 01' asSociates of attorney members membel'8
 meet the diversity l'equirements de-
                  div81-sity requirements                                          p.ny
                                                          to participate in IUlY compensated pl'i-
 scribed in 15160'1.3(b)(3), 1607.3{c} and
 scl'ibed          §§1607.S(b)(3),                ~nd    vate                   inVOlvement a.ctivltle.'1
                                                         'late a.ttorney involvement a.ctivltie."}
 1607.3(d);                                                                       recipient,
                                                         supported by the l'8eipient.
                                                         SU1>ported
                                 have
    (3) Appointees do not !lave actual and                            l'ecipient
                                                            (0) A l'eeiptent may adopt policies
                                                            (c.)                                     pOlicies
                                     institutiona.l
 significant individual 01' institutional
 signiCioant                                             tha.t permit Moomey
                                                         that pel'mit a.ttorney members, 8ul)ject     sul)ject
 eonOiots of interest with the l'e01plent
 conflicts                                l'eclpient                    and
                                                         to terms a.nd conditions applicable to
 or the recipient's client oommuriit.ycommunlt.y         other attol'neys in tbe S61'Vice aI'ea.:
                                                                                    the I:lel'Vice az·ea.:
 tha.t could reasonably be expected toexpeoted              (1) To accept 1'8f61'1'a18 of fee-genel'-
                                                                       a.ccept l'6f6r1'a18 Of
 innuence their ability to axel'cise imle-
 influence            a.bility      aXel'cise in<le-     ating cases undel' pa.rt 1609 of these mg-
                                                         a.ting            unelst' part
 pendent judgment as Inembel'S of the
                                membel's                 ulations;
 reCipient's
 recipient's governing body.                                (2) To participate in any uncompen-
                                                                      partiCipate                uncompell-
                                                         sated private attorney involvement ac-
                                                         sa.tea
  111607.4 Functions of a governing
  U607.4                                                                                    recipient;
                                                         tivities suppOrted by tbe recipient:
        body.                                               (3) '1'0 seek anti accept attorneys' fees
                                                                             anel aocept
    (a) A governing body sha.ll ha.ve at
    (a)                           sha.1l         a.t     awarde(l by a. court 01' &<iministratlve
                                                         a.wa1'de(l                        Mministl'ative
  least foul' meetings a yeal', A recipient
          fotu'               yeal'. /l. reoipient       l}ody or included in II. settlement .tr.
                                                         body          inc1ucled         a                  .~r..
  8hall give timely and reasonable prior
  sha.ll                4114 reasona.ble                           undertaken pU1'sua.nt
                                                         cases undertakenpUl'suant to §§1607.5       §§1607.S
  public notice of an meetings, and all         aU       (e) (l) a.nd (2): and
                                                         (0)      and (2); anu
  meetinp shall be public except-Cor
  maetini' sha.Il          publiC except. Cor                          receive
                                                            (4) To receiVe reimbursement Crom            Cram
 .tbose conoerned with matters Pl'ope1'ly
  those ooncerned                         properly       the recipient for out-or-pocketex-
                                                                                       out--of-pocket ex-
                                 sessIon
  discussed in executive sesSion in a.c-       00-       penses incurred by the attorney mem-
                                                                                           a.ttorney
  corda.nce with written pOlicies adopte<l
                               policies                  ber as pal't of the activities undertaken
                                                                   pal'l;          a.otlv1tles
  by the recipient's governing body,                     puranan!; to §1607.S(o)(2).
                                                         pursuanl; §1607.5(c)(2),
    (I:» In addition to other powers all(l
    (b)       a.ddition                       al1(1      [59 FIt 65254. Dec. 19. 1004. as amended &t 00
                                                                 65254,
  responsibilities tha.t may be provided
                              ma.y                                      9. 19l16l
                                                         FR 233&. Jan. 9, 1996]
                                                             233&,
  for by State la.w, a g'Overning body
                          fI.
 shall establish and enforce broad pOli-                 § 160'7.6 Waiver.
 cies govel'lling the operation of a re-
         goveming                                          (a)
                                                           (a)  Upon application, the pl'esident
                                                                      a.pplicat.ion.
 cipient, butnelthOl' the governing body
             butnel!ihol'                                sha.ll waive the requil'Cments oC this
 nor a.nymembel' thereof sball interfel'C                P8.t't to permit a recipient. that wa.s
                                                         Pftt't
_with a.ny a.ttorney'S professiona.l re-
                               professional              funded under §22Z(a)(S) of the Economic
 sponsibilities to a client. or obligations
                        client                           Opportunity Act of 1964 and. on July 25,
                                                                                              25.
      a.
 as a member of the pI'oeession OJ' lntel'-
                                         OJ'             1974. had a majol'ity of pel'SOns who
                                                                    a. majority         'SODS

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                                                                                                                    188
 Pt. 1608
 Pt,1608                                                           45 CFR Ch. XVI (10-1...(19 Edition)
                                                                                  (10-1-09

  were not ~ttorneys on its govel'ning 299Ge(l)}(~}{ll),
                  attorneys                  govel'1ling 299Ge(\»(S}(D).          2996e(d)(3).       2996c@(41.
                                                                                                     299Gc(d)(4).
  body. to continue such nonatt-omey 2996e(e){l), 2996e(o}(21. 2996f(a)(6). 2996(b)(2).
                                           nonattol'ney 2996e(e)(l), 299(Io(eX21, 29961'(a.)(6),
  majority.                                                                                    2B. 1918, unless
                                                                SouaM: 43 FR 32773. July 28. 1918. lmless
                                                                SOURc/~:
    (b) Upon application, the preaident otherwisc noted.
            upon a.pplication.                pl'esldent otherwise
  may waive any oC the requirements of
  this p(\l't which are not mandated by § 1608.1 Purpose.
  tbis pa.rt                 a.re         ma.ndated
                                  a
  applicable law if It recipient dam-                dem-       This pare is designed to insure that
                                                                        part    dasigne<l
  onstl'ates tllat it, cannot (.'amply with the CQrporatiou's l'esources will be
                  that it. CltOllot comply                            CQrporatloll'S resources wi1l
  them because of: (1) The nature of the used to provide hjgn qua.lity legal as·
                              (1)        natL1re                                   htgn quality              ItS·
  popula.tion, legal community or area sistance and not to SUPP01't 01' promote
  population,                                        al'ea sLs(;ance                    support or pl'omote
 served; or (2) Special cil'CllmatAnces. political activities or interests. The
                                       oircumstances.
  including but not limited to, con- l>&l't should be oonstl'Ued and applied so
                                                      COll-  p~u·t              construed
 flicting l'equh-emclits of the I'soipient's as to further this 1>1l1-POse without in-
              requirements                  recipient's                               purpose
 other major funding' 80\1roe(s) 01' State fringing upon the constitutional rights
                                   souroe(s)
 law,
 law.                                                        of employees or tne professional re-
                                                                                01' the professiona.l
                reCipient                         wa.ivel' sponsibilities
    (c) A recipient seeking a waive!' spon$ib1Utles of attorneY$ to their cli-
    (0)                                                                           attol'neys         theit'
 undel' §l607.6(b)(l) shall demonstrate ents.
             §l607.6(b)(1)                                   ents,
  tha.t
 that it has made diligent effOl'ts to       effm'ts
 comply with tbe requirements of this §1608.2 Definition.
                        tibe                                 § 1608.2
 part.                                                          Legal assi8tance acti1)ities,
                                                                Lega.l assistance activilJes. as used in
    (d)                                          a.
    (dl As a oondition of gl'anting a waiv- this part. means any activi1;Y.
                 condition                                                        a.ny activity,
 er under § 1607 .6(b)(2) of any oCthe re-
 el' undel'              .6(0)(2)            of the                                               employee'S
                                                                (a) Carried ollt during an employee's
                                                                (a.)
 quirements imposcdttpon governing wOl'king
 quirement.s imposed 'lpon govel'Iling .working hours;
                   §l607.3, (;he president sha.ll
 bodies by §1607.3. the },)1'esiclent shall                     (b) Using 1'e80urces provided by the
                                                                             resources
 require that a. recipient have a polioy COl'pol'at1on or by a recipient: or
                      a recjpient ha.ve                     Corpora.tion
 body with a membership composed a.nd                 and       (0) That..
                                                                (c) That, in fact, prOVides lega.l ad-
                                                                                fact. pl'ovidesiega.1
 appoint.ed in the manner prescribed by vice,or representation to WI eligIble
 appointed                                                  vice, or                              an eligible
 § 1607 .S. Such policy body sllall be sub-
   1607.3.                        bo(}y shall               Client.
                                                            cUent.
 jeot to the meeting l'equil'ements of
 ject                               requirements
 §160VI(a> and its attorney members Ii 1608,3 Prohibitions applicable to the
 § 1607.4(a)                                                II 1608.3
 sha.ll be subjeottotbe restrictions on
 shall         subject to the restl'iotions 011                   Corporation and to recipients.
 compen8$.tio-tl oontained in § 160'1,5. The
 compensation contained                     16O'l.5.                  Neither
                                                               (a) Neitbel' the Corporation POl' any
                                                                                     COl'pol'ation Jl01'
 policy body shall have such specifiC recipient shall use any political test or
                                                spec1f1c                              allY                    01'
               a.nd                                         qualification
 powers and responSibilities as the qua.lification in making any decision.
 PreSident determines arc necessary to tAking any action. or performing any
 President                          are                     taking           action,                        a.ny
                    t'ormllla.te                      1mi- Cunction \mder
 enable it to formulate and enforoe ·l}()l- function under the act.
 icy with l'eSpect to the services pro-
                 respect                                       (b} Neithel' the Corporation nOl' any
                                                                      Neither        COi.-pora.tion nor
 vided under the !'ooipient's LBC grant l'OOtplent shall contribute 01' make
                            I'ecipient's LSC                ~'ectpiellt
     contl'aCt.
 or contl'act.                                              available COI'poration funds. 01' any
                                                            a.va.ila.ble Corpol'8.tion funds,
                                                            personnel 01' equipment
             1608-PROHIBITED
  PART 1608-PROHIBITEO POUTICAL                                (1) To any political Plwty or a.~ocia.­
                                                                                          pal'ty      Msocia-
                      ACTIVITIES                            tion:
                                                            ti011:
                                                                         the campaign ot
                                                               (2) To t11e campaigll of any candida.te
Soc.                                                        for pubUc or party office: 01'
                                                                  jl\lblic                    01'
1608.1 Purpose,
            Purpose.                                           (3)
                                                               (3) For use in a(lvocating or opposing
                                                                                 advocating          opJ;losing
1606.2 Del'lnition.
1608.2 Definition.                                          any ba.llot measure, initiative. or l'ef~
                                                                     ballot                            01' l'er~
1608.3 Prohlbit.ions APpllcablo t.o the Col'· erondum.
1008.3 Prohlblt.lons appliCAblo to                    COI'- erendum.
     pomtion and to recipients.
      pomtlon               reoipjents.
1608.4 Prohlbit.jons applicable to all employ- Ii 1608A Prohibitions applicable to all
            Prollibit.ions appliCllble                      § 1608.4 Prohibitionsapplieable
      cell.
     OOS.                                                         employees.
1608.S Prohibitions
1608.5 Problbitioru; applicable to Corpol'a·w Corpol'a-                                shall intentionally
                                                               (a) No employee sha.ll intentiona.lly
                                                               (a.)
     tion employoO!; And staff atwl'llcys.
      Uon employeos and               attol'2leys.
1608.6 Prohibitions applicable to attorneys identifY the Corporation or a recipient
           Prollibitions                      Attorneys id.entifY            COI'poration
     and to ll;taff attol'lleys.
               stafr attorneys.                             with a.ny partisi.an or nonp(\l'tisan po-
                                                                     allY partisian        nonpa.rtisan
1608.1                          1'Clationalllp.
1608.7 Attorney-cHent 1'Olatlonalllp.                       Utical actiVity, or with the oampa.itrn
                                                            litical activity,                       campaign
ll108.8 Enforcement.
1606.8 Enforcemont.                                         of any candidate for public or party of-
                                                                                   (01'          01' pa.rty
   AU'I'HOlUT'Y:
   AU'l'KOnJ'I'Y:       Sees.      100](5).
                                   1001(5),   1005('0)(2),
                                              lOO6{b)(21.   fice.
1006(1»(3), 1006(1))(6)(8). lOO6(d}{31. 1006 (d}{4).
l006(I»){3), lOO6Cbl(6)(B), l006(d}(S'. 1000 (d}{4),           (b) No employee slla11 use any Cor-
                                                                                       sllaH
1006(1)(1). 1006(0)(2). 1007(1\)(6), lOO7(b)(2): 42 poration funds for activities problbited
1006(e)(1), l006(e)(2), lOO7(a){G). 1I)07(b){2);            pOI'8.tion                            prohibited
U.S.C.
U.s.C.        2996(I}).
              29911(5),     2996!\(1»(2).
                            2996d{I)(2),     2996e(bJ(3},
                                             2996e(b){3}.        attomeys
                                                            to attorneys under § 1608.6; nOl' Shall an
                                                                                        1608;6; nor shall

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                                           August 31, 2010

 Via Email to barleaders@wsba.org
 and U.S. Mail           .
 WSBA Bar Leaders Division
 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
 Seattle, WA 98101-2539
           Re:      Letter of Interest
                    Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors

 Dear WSBA Bar Leaders Division and Board of Governors:

         Please accept this as my letter of interest and application to serve on the Northwest
                                                a three-year
 Justice Project Board of Directors for either athree-year term, commencing January 2011 ,or
 a partial term, ending December 201 I.

           Enclosed herewith is my resume.

        I have been active in state and local bar Jeadership roles. This includes founding the
        I
 Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services ("VAS"). I continue to serve on the
                                    to
 Board of VAS. I also endeavor personally provide pro bono high-quality legal services to
          VAS.                                                                 lega.l
 low-income people on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

        In 2003, I was fortunate to receive, as a co-recipient with the Chelan Douglas County
. Bar Association, the Goldmark Distinguished Service Award from the Legal Foundation of
. Washington.

         Through my leadership roles and personal service, I have gained firsthand knowledge
                                                       service,I
 of the delivery of high-quality civil legal services to low-income people.
                                 civillegal

                                           Very truly yours,


                                         ~it
                                         4//
                                          Russell J. Speidel
 RJS/lvs
 Enclosure
 cc:    Mr. Cesar E. Torres
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                                         Resume of
                                      Russell J. Speidel

Employment:
      Speidel Law Firm, .           _
                                    .           •
                                                .
      Associate Attomey with Bob Kiesz and Dale Foreman, Wenatchee, WA - 1983-1986
                Attorney                                              WA
                                              -1977~1982
      Wiggin & Nourie, P.A., Manchester, NH -1977-1982
              &
      Old Colony Trust, First National Bank of Boston, MA - 1974-1976
Education:
       Stanford University, AB 1970, History
       WilJarnette University College of Law, 10 1974
       Willarnette                            JD
       Boston University School of Law, LLM Taxation, 1977
Bar Admissions:
      Washington, 1982
                  ! 982
      New Hampshire, 1977
      Massachusetts, 1974
Awards:
      Legal Foundation of Washington, Goldmark Award co-recipient, 2003
      WSBA President's Award,2000
                        Award, 2000
      Chelan Douglas County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Award, 2000
Professional Associations:
       Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2003- present
                                                             2003 -
       Founding President (2002.;04) and Board Member (2002-present) Chelan-Douglas
       FOW1ding             (2002-04)
                County Volunteer Attorney Services
       Program Co-chair, 2003 WSBA Real Property. Probate & Trust Section Midyear
                Meeting
       President (200 J-02), Chelan Douglas County Bar Association
                  (2001-02),
       Chair, WSBA Law Week 2000: "ALawyer and Judge in EverySchool.··
               WSBALaw                 "A Lawyer              Every School."
        Chair, Chelan-Douglas County Law Week 1999: "A Lawyer and Judge in Every
            . School"
        President(l992) and Member of the Board of Directors (1989-1992), Estate
        President (1992)              oftbe
                Planning Council of North Central Washington
        Member, ABA and WSBA Sections of Real Property, Probate and Trust
Civic and Charitable Activities:
        Member, Wenatchee School Board, 1993-1997
        President (2006-2007) and Member (l990-present), Advisory Board of The
                                            (1990-present),
                Salvation Army. WenatcheeCOIps
                          Army, Wenatchee Corps
        Chair, Wenatchee School District Citizens Facilities Committee, 1984-85. and
                                                                        1984-85,
                1989-90, and 1992
        Chair, Wenatchee School District maintenance and operations levy campaign
                (1991) and bond (capital) campaign (1985)
        Member, Board of Directors, Women's Resource Center, 1990-1993
        Voting Member, church national assembly (2003)
        Member, Wenatchee Rotary Club, 1993-present
        Member, Board of Directors, Icicle Creek Music Center, 2009-present




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                            .TOANNE MAYO WHITEHEAD, J.D.
                            ·TOANNE




 Cesar E. Torres                                                                       August 30,2010
 c/o WSBA Bar Leaders Division
 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
 Seattle, WA 98101-2539

 Dear Mr. Torres,

 I was excited to see the WSBA announcement seeking Board members for the Northwest Justice
 Project Most of my career has been devoted to public service and/or underserved populations.
 Project.
 I would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you how my diverse experience
                                                                      my
 will meet the needs of the Board and the Project.
                                          Proj ect.

 As a staffattomey at the Court of Appeals, I was responsible not only for a high volume of
      staffattorney
 regular appeals, but also for independent review of personal restraint petitions by prisoners. My
 colleagues and I took these petitions, as well as Anders appeals, very seriously because we were
 virtually the petitioners' last resort. Although these were criminal cases, the experience drove
 home the crucial need for legal services for indigent people.

                                                                                        501(c)(3)
 When I left the Court, I became Executive Director of The Arc of King County, a 50l(c)(3) not-
 for-profit organization whose crucial mission is to .advocate for the civil rights of children and
 adults with developmental disabilities. I had previously served on its Board of Directors for six
                                         I                                                     for six.
 years before I became Executive Director. People with disabilities, most of whom live in
                      underservedin
 poverty, are grossly underserved in terms of employment, legal, and social services. They are
 just beginning to find their own voice as they assert their civil rights.

                                                                                         landlord~tenant
  Many of The Arc's clients need free legal services for many reasons, including landlord-tenant
. disputes, problems with Social Security and other entitlements, family law and criminal law
  issues. Families of young .children with disabilities also often need legal assistance and are too
  poor to pay for it - the costs of raising a child with disabilities, often left to a single parent, are
  shockingly high and usually not covered by government-provided services.

 My experience also includes volunteering for the WSBA Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project
 and, recently, three years ofteacbing English and math to at-risk youth from impoverished
                            ofteaching
                                                                     school--
 families of diverse backgrounds. This is work I also did before law school-'- helping students
 prepare to take the GED tests. This work further underscores my commitment to underserved
                                      work                                       to
 populations.

 My career has been spent in the pursuit of justice in several arenas that should benefit the
 Board's work. My many years at the Court of Appeals and The Arc will bring a special
 perspective on legal services that may not yet be represented on the Board. Moreover, I will
                             to
 bring genuine commitment t4:) this work. I look forward to hearing from you.

 Sincerely,


 Joanne Mayo Whitehead




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                         JOANNE MAYO WHITEHEAD, J.D.


IDGHER
IDGJIER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

HIGHLThlE COMl\.1UN1TY COLLEGE
HIGHLlNE COMMUNITY                                                              Des Moines, WA
                                                                                  2008 -Current
                                                                                       - Current
Instructor
    • Teach English, writing, and math to at-risk students preparing to take GED test, students
       from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
        from
    • Review with students their goals and attempts to find internship employment.
                                                        to
    • Tutor some students individually.
    • Administer practice tests.
    [This is work that I first perfonned on a U.S. Air base in Japan before law school- teaching
                               performed
    math and English to GI's preparing to take GEDtest.]
                          Gl's                  GED test.]

LEGAL and MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

PRNATE
PRIVATE PRACTICE                                                                      Seattle, WA
   • Probate                                                                              Current
   • Volunteer attorney for WSBA Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project
                                          ForeclosureLegal
   • Consulting practice - review and edit Tokyo attorney's English documents,
     focusing on sentence structure, grammar, usage, and legal citation fonn.
                                                                        foIID..

THE ARC OF KING COUNTY                                                                   Seattle
Executive Director                                                                    2000-08
    • Led management of not-for-profit organization that advocates for people with
        developmental disa~ilities.
   • Worked with very diverse groups of employees and clients, with extensive outreach to
                                                                           extensive·
      . families of many nationalities.
    • Managed budget and contracts and wrote many grant proposals.
  .•
  . • Participated in extensive cultural competence training.
    • Managed planning of fundraising events and educational events for families.
    • Testified before state legislature and .gave public presentations on issues facing persons
        with developmental disabilities and their families.
    • Led board of directors in fundraising strategies and events.

WASHINGTON COURT OF APPEALS, DMSION ONE
StaffAttorngy
StafJAttomev                                                                    1986-2000
                                                                                1986 -2000
   .• Researched and analyzed civil and criminal legal issues on appeal.
   .• Managed large caseload. of regular appeals, motions on the merits, Anders appeals, and
                        caseload
       personal restraint petitions.
    • Wrote bench memoranda for three-judge panels.
                                  for
    • Independently drafted high volume of per curiam court opinions and other rulings for the
       Independently
       court.
    • Served on Supreme Court/Court of Appeals Joint Committee on Personnel Policies, which
       was charged with developing policies promoting fair and equitable treatment of judicial
       branch employees.
    • Participated in Washington State Minority' and Justice Task Force intensive training on
       cultural awareness.




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                                                              Joanne Whitehead Resume page 2


Law Clerk to Honorable JackP. Scholfield                                             1983 -85
   • Researched and wrote prehearing memoranda.
              opinions·
   • Drafted opinions after hearings before three-judge panels.

PRINCE, KELLEY, & NEWSHAM                                                               Seattle
Associate Attorn€)?
          AttornfD?                                                                  1985 - 86
   • Researched, wrote briefs.
   • Represented clients in family law and business law.
   • Argued motions in superior court.

KING COUNTY PROSECUTOR, Office of Family Support                                       Seattle
Law Clerk                                                                                1982
   • Conducted intake interviews of parent clients.
   • Wrote legal memoranda for deputy prosecutors.

BAR ASSOCIATION and LEGAL VOLUNTEER ACTNITIES  ACTIVITIES
Section memberships. current and past
    • Civil Rights, Family Law, Peace Through Law

WSBA HOME FORECLOSURE LEGAL AID PROJECT                                                Current
Volunteer Attorney

KING COUNTY BAR BULLETm
                 BUllETIN                                                              Seattle
Assistant Editor                                                                    1988-1990
   • Reviewed, proof-read and edited articles submitted for Bar Bulletin publication.

VOLUNTEER ACTMTIES

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER                                               Seattle
Chair. Harriet Holbrook Smith Guild                                                  Current
   • Lead planning for annual fundraising efforts of the guild.
   • Promote education on hospital services.

EDIJCATION

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW                                            Seattle
    J.D. with Honors
         • University of Puget Sound Law Review, Associate Editor (Transferred after one
             yeartoUW)
             year to UW)
         • Merit Scholarship
STANFORD UNIVERSITY                                                            Stanford, CA
    Bachelor's Degree in English
        • University and Piggott Scholarships
        • Dean's List
        • Study Abroad, France
        • Volunteer tutor for local school children




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                                                                          Christina
                                                                          Cluistina Gerrish Nelson

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                                                                          cnelson@ac-Iawyers.com
                                                                          cnelson@ac-lawyers.com


                                       September 1, 2010




VIA E-MAIT..: barleaders@Wsba.org
    E-MAIL:

WSBA Bar Leaders Division
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, Washington 98101-2539

        Re:    Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors

Dear WSBA Bar Leaders Division:

       Please accept my letter of .interest for reappointment to the Board of Directors for the
                                    interest
                                     1
Northwest Justice Project (''NJP''). I am currently serving as the President of the Board, and am
excited at the opportunity to continue my service with the Board for one more term.

         It is hard to believe that I have already served on NJP's Board for two terms. The
                       believe.
                                                        :first term. the. Board.
experience has been extremely rewarding. During my first term on the Board, I served on the
Quality of Practice Committee, where I was able to get my "feet wet"and leamabout the
                                    where                                        learn about
organizational structure ofNJP.On this Committee, I was able to see first hand the high-quality
                          ofNJP. On
legal services that NJP provides to the manyunderserved .and underprivileged citizens in
                       I· transitioned from
Washington State. I transitionedfrom the Quality of Practice Committee to the Human
Resources Committee, which handles significant questions of compensation and management
evaluation in NJP. During my second term on the Board, I became the Chair of the Human
Resources Committee, and also helped establish the Board Development Committee, which was
a valuable addition to help solidify and strengthen NJP's Board. At the same time, I served on
the Executive· Committee as Secretary of the Board, and then was elected President of the Board
    Executive
this year. During mytwo terms. on the Board, my dedication to NJP has only grown, as has the
                             terms
depth of my understanding about NJP's inner-workings, values, mission, and work for equal
justice.          .

                     grown
        I have also grovvn in my appreciation for the diverse and committed Board that
                                                                     faces·
steadfastly oversees this expansive, dynamic organization. NJP faces the daunting task of
                           of· civil legal
providing a full spectrum of civi11egal assistance in priority areas to very low income people
throughout Washington. As the largest legal aid provider in the state, NJP must carry out this
extensive work while balancing limited resources. The Board is tasked with comprehending,
                       balancingfunited
digesting, and problem-solving the myriad of issues that go along with NJP's state-wide legal
services programs. Membership on NJP's Board is an active and time-intensive position, but it
is very gratifying to be such an integral part of this type of public service organization. I
consider my NJP service important both personally and in my professional practice, and am
                   service




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pleased to be able to work with my fellow Board members to help guide NJP policy and
strengthen NJP's corporate structure.

        To this end, my experience working in a law :firm has provided me some valuable skills
                                             ina      firm
that have aided my ability to contribute to the Board in a meaningful way. As the Board is
comprised of volunteers, .it is important that Board meetings and materials are organized and
structured, so that issues may be timely and efficiently addressed. NJPis best served by its
                                                                     NJP is
                        members           infonned,.have                       Committees, and
Board when the Board members. are well informed, have efficient and effective Committees,·and
have constructive and orderly meetings. I have been able to· bring my business and
                                                                  to
organizational skills to my work on the Board, and have contributed to· the overall Board
structme by helping to meet these needs. It is my hope that I can continue as President of the
structure
Board for another year and utilize my professional and civic experience. as well as . the
                                                                   experience,
knowledge and experience I have gained while serving on NJP's Board, to even better serve NJP
and its Board.

       I am proud to serve as a member of NJP's Board, and am privileged to be able to
                                                      Board.
represent NJP in this way. While II was unfortunately unable to attend the ATJ Conference this
past June due to a conflict, I have been honored to attend other events as a member ofNJP's
Board, including the Goldmark Award Luncheon. I genuinely appreciate having been provided
                                          Board.
with the opportunity to serve on NJP's Board, and enthusiastically hope to be allowed to
continue my service.

         Enclosed. is my Resume detailing my professional and public service experience and
         Enclosed          Resmne
background. If you or the Board of Governors requires any additional information, please feel
free
:free to contact me at the above number.

       Thank you for your consideration.

                                   Very truly yours,




Enclosure
cc:    Cesar E. Torres




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                        Christina Gerrish Nelson


EDUCATION       PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY ScHOOL OF LAw
                                      SCHOOL    LAW
                L.L.M. Candidate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011

                GoNZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LA.w; Juris Doctorate, May 1999
                GONZAGA                          LAW;
                                       Laude -            5/148
                GPA 3.59, Magna Cum Laude- Class Rank 51148
                                     Scholar,
                   • Thomas More Scholar. Academic and Public Service Law Scholarship
                   • Law Review, Associate Editor               .
                                                                '
                                           Team,
                   • National Moot Court Team. 1998 Regional Oralist Award
                   • National Appellate Advocacy Team, 1998 Regional Semi-Finalist
                   • Gillespie Trial Advocacy Competition, 1998 Champion
                                                        1997"98 Co-Chair, 1998-99
                   • Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, 1997-98 Co-Chair,1998-99 Chair
                    •   Dean's List, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, Dean's Service Award
                PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY; B.A. in English Literature, June 1994
                GPA 3.71 (Cumulative), 3.63 (Major), Cum Laude
                GPA                                                        '.
                    •   Dean's List, Golden Key Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta
                        English Honor Society, and Phi Eta. Sigma Honor Society
                                                       Eta

WORK           AHLERS & CRESSMAN PLLC; January 2007 - Present      Present,
EXPERIENCE     Partner. Work includes construction, real estate, and commercial litigation, with an
               active focus on alternative disput~ resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

               SHORT CREsSMAN & BURGESS PLLC; May 2001- Dec. 2006
                        CRESSMAN
               Litigation associate. Workfocused on the litigation ofcommercial, construction and
               real estate claim, including alternative dispute resolution and appellate work.

                 LAw OFFICES OF RAy FOIANINI; Jan. 2001- May 2001
                 LAW
                                                                               PUD,
                 Contract attorney. Worked almost exclusively for Grant County PUD. including
               . legal research concerntngfiber optic ZIP Network startup.
               ,                concerningfiber

               FEDERAL DEFENDERS OF EASTERN WA & IDAHO; Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2000
                                                    WA
               Federal public defender. Work included an active appellate practice in the Ninth
               Circuit Court ofAppeals.

               WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE; May 1997 - Dec. 1998
               Rule 9 Intern in the Department ofSocial and Health Services dW"ing law schooL
                                                                            during     school.


PROFESSIONAL   WASHINGTON STATE AND KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATIONS
ASSOCIATIONS
AND CIVIC      AMERICAN BAR AsSOCIATION; Construction and Dispute Resolution Sections
ACTIVITIES
               NORTHWEST JUSTICE PROJECT; Board of Directors, President

                                                ATTORNEYS
               MENTORING ASSOCIATION FOR MOTHER ArrORNEYS OF SEATTLE
               (MAMAS); Board of Directors

                                        LAW &
               RIsING STARIN WASHINGTON LAw & POLITICS; 2006 - 2010
                      STAR IN




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Robert D. Welden                                                                                                                  direct line: 206-727-8232
General Counsel                                                                                                                           fax: 206-727-8314
                                                                                                                                  e-mail: bobW@wsba.org
                                                                                                                                           bobw@wsba.org




To:                                                       Bo~rd of . overnors
                       The President, President-Elect and B.oo~r ~overnors
                                                               rdd ~
From:                  Robert D. Welden, General Counsel/v-
                                                  Counsel; \...-'"
Date:                  November 9, 2010
                                 9,2010
Re:                    Recommendation from Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Board


ACTION REQUESTED: Approve the recommendation that, in the case of all awards
above $5,000, that $5,000 be paid to the applicant when the application is approved,
with the balance to be paid at the end of the Fiscal Year on a pro rata basis if
necessary.

DISCUSSION: During FY 2010 the Fund Board was concerned that, owing to the
increasingly higher number of applications for losses exceeding the Fund cap of
$75,000, it was possible that the Fund could be exhausted before the end of the Fiscal
Year. Therefore, the Fund Board recommended that, in the case of all awards above
$5,000, $5,000 be paid to the applicant when the application was approved, with the
balance to be paid at the end of the Fiscal Year on a pro rata basis if necessary. The
Board of Governors approved this recommendation.

As of August 31, 2010, the Fund balance was $804,921. The Fund Board
recommended, and the Board of Governors approved, full payment of all applications
approve for payment in FY 2010. That means that an additional $371,781 was
approved for payment after August 31. After those payments are made, the resulting
Fund balance will be $433,140. The Fund is budgeted to receive income in FY 2011 of
$880,970.

Although the approved applications at the November Fund Board meeting totaled only
$69,262.50 (with two of those requiring Board of Governors approval), the Fund Board
looked at the pending applications and noted that there are potentially significant
amounts of money involved. Therefore, the Fund Board asks that the Board of
Governors approve payments in the same manner that payments were made last year.




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                                           OF THE
Margaret Shane                                                                                        direct line: 206-727-8244
Executive Assistant                                                                                           fax: 206-727-8310
                                                                                                   e-mail: margarets@Wsba.org



                                                      MEMO
TO:                   President, President-elect, Immediate Past-President, and Board of Governors

FROM:                 Margaret Shane

DATE:                 November 29,2010

RE:                   Court Funding




Action: Approve Resolution re WSBA's Commitment to Court Funding.



At the October 29th Board meeting in Vancouver, State Court Administrator Jeff Hall discussed
the impact to the judicial system as a result of reductions in court funding.

Attached please find a letter dated October 29,2010, from Chief Justice Madsen regarding
reductions in court funding, along with a proposed resolution that the Justice in Jeopardy
Implementation Committee is asking various organizations to support.




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WA$HIl!-i':uTQN
COURTS                                                                                 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS


        October 29,2010



        Dear Judicial Branch Stakeholders:

        With the economy slow to rebound and continued state and local government budget cuts,
        justice is truly in jeopardy now more than ever. At the state level, the judicial branch has
        suffered more than $18 million in reductions during the 2009-2011 biennium. When the
        "across-the-board" cuts are added, the amount of funding lost to the Supreme Court, Court
        of Appeals, Law Library, Administrative Office of the Courts, Office of Public Defense,
        and Office of Civil Legal Aid tops $20 million. A significant amount of that funding had
        been passed through to the trial courts as direct services or funding for programs. When
        coupled with the losses suffered at the local level, the ability to provide constitutionally
        necessary access to justice to Washington's residents is at risk. We have reached the point
        where additional budget reductions cannot be sustained.

        When we started the Justice in Jeopardy Initiative in 2005, we wanted to secure a more
        equitable state contribution to judicial branch funding. We knew that to achieve adequate,
        stable and long-term funding for the trial courts and court support operations we would have
        to commit to a multi-year effort. This effort is perhaps more important now than it was
        when we first began. Thus, we are asking you to adopt the attached resolution in support of
        funding for the judicial branch and to urge the state and local governments to provide the
        funding necessary to maintain meaningful access to our justice system.

        If you have any questions about the resolution or about the Justice in Jeopardy Initiative,
        please do not hesitate to contact us. Additional information can also be found at
        www.courts.wa.gov/iusticeinjeopardv/. We will also discuss this matter further at the
        www.courts.wa.gov/justiceinjeopardy/.
        WSBA's November 5th legislative meeting to which you have been invited. Thank you for
        your consideration.

        Sincerely,



        Chief Justice Barbara Madsen                  Judge Deborah Fleck
        nnc Co-Chair                                  nnc Co-Chair
        Enclosure

        cc: Justice in Jeopardy Implementation Committee
            Board for Judicial Administration


                                                 STATE OF WASHINGTON
                             1206 Quince Street SE. P.O. Box 41170. Olympia, WA 98504-1170
                                  360-753-3365 • 360-956-5700 Fax. www.cowts.wa.gov
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                               WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
                                     BOARD OF GOVERNORS


        Whereas, access to justice is the foundation of a democracy;

        Whereas, the promise of access to the justice system can only be realized if all members of the
public regardless of socio-economic status, have available to them the court system;

        Whereas, access to the court system is essential for low and moderate income members of the
public and allows members of the public to exercise their legal rights, to receive needed legal protection,
and to obtain legal assistance;

        Whereas, no member of the public should be denied access to the courts because they cannot
afford court fees including user fees;

        Whereas, user fees make the court system inaccessible to low and moderate income persons;

       Whereas, county courts are an indispensable resource and access is essential for low and
moderate income members of the public;

        Whereas, an increase in user fees that make the court system inaccessible to low and moderate
income members of the public and that may disproportionately impact members of the public that
represent a protected class should be deemed unconstitutional;

        Whereas, all members of the public should have meaningful access to a fair and impartial justice
system requires a commitment to adequately fund the court system without increasing user fees that may
make the court system inaccessible to members of the public that most need access to the court system;

Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved, That:

        The Washington State Bar Association, in order to promote the public good and meaningful
access to the justice system, encourages all county governments to provide adequate funding to support
the court system without increasing user fees that make the justice system inaccessible to low and
moderate income members of the public.

Adopted by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors on December _,2010.




Paula C. Littlewood
Executive Director and Meeting Secretary




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                                              WSBA
To:              The President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, and Board of
                 Governors

From:            Jean McElroy, Director of Regulatory Services

Re:              Admission to Practice Rules Review Task Force

Date:            December 1, 2010


ACTION:

The Board of Governors is requested to authorize the formation of an Admission to
Practice Rules (APR) Review Task Force and to adopt the proposed charter for that
Task Force.


BACKGROUND:

       For some time, WSBA staff, the Washington law schools, WSBA members in
general, and members of the Board of Governors have noted that there is a rapidly
changing landscape in the areas of admission, licensing and various types of authorized
practice, in this state and within the United States and other countries generally. While
occasional changes to the Admission to Practice Rules (APRs) have been made over
the years to reflect some of these changes, there has not been a recent complete
                                                            not
review of the APRs. Also, there has not been a concerted effort -to ensure that the
                                                                       "to
APRs reflect consistent requirements or a consistent approach and philosophy
regarding the admission and licensing of persons to practice law in this state.

       In addition to the general sense that it is time to complete an overall review of the
APRs, on several occasions during the Bylaw Review Committee's review and revision
of the WSBA's Bylaws, that Committee commented upon the need for such a review to
be undertaken. The Bylaws Review Committee envisioned that such a review would
help to ensure consistency in the approach taken by the APRs and by the WSBA
Bylaws in areas related to admission and licensing to practice law in Washington.

       For these reasons, it is requested that an APR Review Task Force be
established to undertake a complete review of the Admission to Practice Rules. A
proposed charter for this Task Force follows.



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              WSBA ADMISSION TO PRACTICE RULES (APR)
                       REVIEW TASK FORCE
                      CHARTER (PROPOSED)

The area of Bar admissions is constantly developing and changing. Because of this,
Washington's Admission to Practice Rules (APRs) need periodic reviews to determine
whether they accurately reflect Washington's current situation and the approach to
admission to the practice of law in this state and to the issuance of limited licenses to
practice law in Washington. To perform such a review, a WSBA APR Review Task
Force is established. Membership will be appointed by the President and approved by
the Board of Governors (BOG).

The APR Task Force shall:
   • review the existing Admission to Practice Rules to determine whether changes to
      those rules are needed;
   • suggest revisions to the APRs that seem appropriate in light of changes
      occurring in the areas of admissions, limited or special licensing and other topics
      addressed in the APRs; and
   • insure consistency between the WSBA Bylaws and the APRs.

The APR Review Task Force shall have the following membership:
   • Eight WSBA members
   • Up to two representatives from each of the Washington law schools (not to
      exceed one law student from each school)
   • Up to two WSBA staff members

The Task Force shall seek input from affected persons, Boards, and other entities while
developing any suggestions for revisions. The Task Force shall report· back to the
                                                                   report
Board of Governors every six months regarding its progress and any suggestions for
revisions to the rules, and shall attempt to complete its charter within 12-18 months of
formation of the Task Force.




CONCLUSION:

For the reasons stated above, an APR Review Task Force should be authorized by the
Board of Governors, with a charter as set forth above.




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                                        COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager                                                                           206-727-8226
                                                                                                                pami@Wsba.org

TO:                WSBA Board of Governors
FROM:              Pam Inglesby, Outreach Programs Manager
RE:                Proposal to add .5 civic education credits to the state's graduation requirements
DATE:              November 30,2010




   ACTION: Support the state Board of Education's proposal to add.5 civic
   education credits to the state high school graduation requirements.


At its October 2010 meeting, the Council on Public Legal Education voted to strongly support the state
Board of Education's proposal to add .5 civic education credits to the state high school graduation
requirements. Additionally, the CPLE voted to request that the WSBA Board of Governors also support
this proposal, which will allow both the WSBA and the CPLE to lobby in favor of it should it come in
front of the state legislature.

The mission of the CPLE is to advance and promote the public's understanding of the rule of law and its
confidence in the legal system. Since its inception in 2000, the CPLE has actively supported
strengthening civic education in the state's K-12 schools, and lobbied for the civics assessment legislation.

The Board of Education's proposal to add .5 civic education credits to the graduation requirements would
strengthen civic education in those districts that do not already meet this standard. It is part of a larger
proposal, "Career and College-Ready Washington State Graduation Requirements," that the board has
been developing for many years. Further information is available at http://www.sbe.wa.gov/. Regarding
needed legislative action, the board states the following on its website:

         The Legislature has the opportunity to act on SBE changes to the high school graduation
         requirements before SBE adopts its administrative rule. Changes that have a fiscal impact on
         school districts will have a fiscal analysis conducted by the Office of Superintendent of Public
         Instruction (OSPI). Graduation requirements that have a fiscal impact change shall take effect
         only if formally authorized and funded by the Legislature, SBE is committed to no additional,
                 forma:11y                               Legislature.
         unfunded mandates, and will develop its administrative rule based upon Legislative action in
         2011.

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.




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Robert D. Welden                                                                                                                   direct line: 206-727-8232
General Counsel                                                                                                                            fax: 206-727-8314
                                                                                                                                   e-mail: bobW@WSba.org
                                                                                                                                            bobw@WSba.org




To:                    The President, President-Elect and Board of Governors
From:                  Robert D. Welden, General Counsel
Date:                  November 19, 2010
Re:                    Washington Young Lawyers Division (WYLD) Bylaw Amendments


ACTION REQUESTED: Approve amendments to WYLD bylaws.

DISCUSSION: Pursuant to WSBA Bylaws Art. XII § C, WYLD bylaw amendments
                                                Governors.
become effective when approved by the Board of Governors. The WYLD Board of
Trustees at a meeting on August 14, 2010, approved the attached bylaw amendments
in conformance with their bylaws.

These amendments appear consistent with the WSBA bylaws and I recommend that
they be approved.

ATTACHMENTS:
     1. Board of Trustees recommendations.
     2. Redline version of bylaws.




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                    WYLD Bylaw Review - Board of Trustee Approval

   Topic             Change                                                Notes
1. Numbering         Correct roman numerals throughout.
2. Duties of the     3.1 DUTIES                                            The Board of Trustees
   Board             The Board of Trustees ("Board") shall                 recommends
                     conduct and supervise the activities,                 acknowledging that
                     programs and affairs of the Division and shall        WYLD bylaws must
                     establish such policies for the Division as are       remain consistent with
                     not inconsistent with these bylaws, the               WSBA bylaws.
                     Washington State Bar Association Bylaws,
                     and the laws of the State of Washington.              The Board of Trustees
                     Each Trustee shall remain involved with               recommends adding
                     affiliated organization or other organizations        "and" to signify that the
                     within the Trustee's district, and as assigned        trustee's involvement
                     by the Division's President.                          with affiliate
                                                                           organizations in his/her
                                                                           district is a given
                                                                           expectation, but that the
                                                                           president may assign
                                                                           additional organizations.

3. Definition of      3.2.b                                                The Board of Trustees
   Diverse           The At-large Trustee shall be a person who,           recommends modifying
   representation    in the Board's discretion, has the experience         the factors of diversity to
   for At-Large      and knowledge of the issues affecting those           comport with the WSBA
   Trustee           lawyers whose membership is or may have               Definition of Diversity.
                     been historically underrepresented on the
                     Board, or who represents some of the
                     diverse elements of young lawyers of the
                     State of Washington. Determination of
                     under-representation and diversity may Be
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                     determinative.
4. Trustee           3.6      TRUSTEE VACANCIES                            The Board of Trustees
   Vacancies                  A vacancy on the Board shall exist           recommends including all
                     upon any of the following:                            provisions addressing
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                               the office of President-elect prior
                               to expiration of the Trustee's term;
                               or
                            d. In the event a Trustee no longer
                               works or resides in the district
                               which he or she rel2resents on the
                               Board and more than twelve {12}
                               months of that trustee's term
                               remains.

                  Should a Trustee fail to attend three (3) duly
                  scheduled meetings in a fiscal year, that
                 Trustee shall be deemed to have resigned
                 from the Board of Trustees. Written
                 confirmation of the resignation shall be given
                 to said absent Trustee by the President.
                 Trustee may seek review of this decision if
                 the request is made within ten (10) days of
                  receipt of the written confirmation of
                 resignation. The Board may reconsider the
                 resignation if there is a two-thirds majority
                 vote.
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                 tl=lat tFl::Istee's
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                 the President with the consent of the Board.
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                     President elect. No person may run for               requirements to file for
                     election to more than one position in anyone         election from 3.8 to 3.9.
                     election. If there are no candidates for an
                     open trustee position, the incumbent trustee
                     for that position may seek an additional term,
                     notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph
                     3.5, so long as that incumbent trustee meets
                     all other eligibility requirements set forth in
                     these bylaws.

                     3.9 NOTICE OF ELECTIONS
                     The President-elect shall ensure that notice
                     of election of Trustees is published in the
                     official publication of the Division or other
                     suitable publications each year. The notice
                     shall invite candidates to file, contain the
                     requirements for filing and designate the
                     person with whom a notice of intention to
                     stand for election may be filed. All
                                                            eligibilit~
                     candidates shall file a statement of eligibility
                                                   satisf~
                     which shall be sufficient to satisfy the Board
                                  gerson ma~
                     that such l2erson may assume the office for
                     which he or she is running, consistent with
                              b~laws;             ma~
                     these bylaws; candidates may include a
                     statement regarding those matters which the
                     candidate is interested in I2romoting as a
                                                  gromoting
                     Trustee or as President-elect. The deadline
                     for filing shall be May 1 of each year or such
                     other date as the Board by resolution shall
                     select.
6. Uncontested       3.10        ELECTIONS                                The Board of Trustees
   elections         Elections shall be had by mail or through on-        recommends the Board
                     line voting. If a candidate is unopposed, no         of Trustees review
                     election need be held; the Board of Trustees         candidates for all
                     will review the candidate's gualifications, and      uncontested elections, in
                     shall aggoint as-such person shall simply be
                             a12120int                                    line with current practice.
                     deemed elected to the position. The District
                     Trustees shall be elected by a vote of the
                     young lawyers in their respective Districts.
                     The President-elect and the At-large Trustee
                     shall be elected by a vote of the Board,
                     which may be conducted by secret ballot but
                     otherwise held in public session.
7. Selection of      4.3 SELECTION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT                     The Board of Trustees
   President-elect   The President-elect shall be selected by a           recommends modifying
                     majority of the Board from among those               the bylaws to reflect that
                                       ma~
                     persons who may be are-selected by the               a Nominating Committee
                     Nominating Committee or who file for office.         mayor may not be
                     The election of President-elect shall be             appointed.
                     conducted at the last regular meeting of the         (see #5)
                     Board prior to the annual meeting of the



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                      Association. Election shall be by a secret
                      written ballot.
S.
8. Parliamentarian    4.6        ELECTION OF                              The Board of Trustees
                                PARLIAMENTARIAN                           recommends selecting
                                                      eleGted
                      The parliamentarian shall be elected                the Parliamentarian at
                      a!;mointed b~
                      a(2(2ointed by the President-elect for a one        the close of the fiscal
                      (1) year term from among the members of             year. This would allow
                      the Board ey tRe Beam at its fiFSt meetiR§
                                                          meetiR€J        the Parliamentarian time
                      rolle'NiR§ tRe aRRual meetiR§ ef tRe
                      roliewiR€J             meetiR€J                     to review procedures in
                      AssesiatieR at the last regular meeting of the
                      AsseeiatieR                                         preparation for the next
                               (2rior
                      Board (;!rior to the annual meeting of the          fiscal year; in
                      Association. Proceedings at Board meetings          consultation with the
                      shall be governed by Robert's Rules of              President, he or she
                      Order. The parliamentarian is responsible           would prepare an
                      for monitoring these proceedings and for            overview of Robert's
                      informing the President when such Rules are         Rules of Order and
                      not followed. The parliamentarian is also           important procedures to
                      responsible for reviewing procedural bylaws         the Board at the first
                      and for informing the President when such           meeting of the year.
                      procedures have not been implemented.
                                                                          The Board also
                                                                          recommends that the
                                                                          President-elect appoint
                                                                          the Parliamentarian, as
                                                                          they need to have a
                                                                          close working
                                                                          relationship.
9. Duties ascribed 4.7          DUTIES OF OFFICERS                        The Board of Trustees
   to Treasurer       The officers shall perform such duties as are       recommends modifying
                      ordinarily ascribed to such officers and such       4.7 to reflect that fiscal
                      additional duties as may be prescribed by           duties of the Division are
                      the Board from time to time. In addition, the       a collaboration of the
                                     Rerrnally aserieed
                      fiscal duties Rermally assrieed te a treasurer      President-elect, Board,
                      shall be fulfilled by the President-elect-with      and WSBA staff.
                      in(;!ut b~
                      in(2ut by the Board in conjunction with the
                      staff of the association.
10. Notice of Board   5.6      OPEN MEETINGS                              The Board of Trustees
 -  Action            All meetings shall be open to all members of        recommends clarifying
                      the Division and general public. The                that Board meeting
                      Parliamentarian sRall eause Retise ef all
                                                 sause Retiee             minutes and agendas
                      Si§RifieaRt actieRs aRd reselutieRs ef tRe
                      Si€JRifisaRt aGtieRs                                shall be made available,
                      Beam te shall ensure all Board agendas and          providing definition to
                      meeting minutes be §iYeR made available to          "significant actions ... "
                                           tRreu€JR puelieatieR, direst
                      the membership, tRreu§R puelisatieR, direct
                      mailiR€J
                      mailiR§ er etRerwise. All Re meetings shall         The Board of Trustees
                      be held by the Division or its committees in        recommends replacing
                                       diserimiRate a€JaiRst
                      places which dissrimiRate a§aiRst aRY               language around non-
                      peFSeR eR tRe easis ef rase, seK, Greed er
                                                  raee, sex, ereed        discriminatory meeting
                                eri€JiR com(;!l~
                      RatieRal eri§iR com(2ly with the WSBA               locations with reference
                      Accessibilitv Policv.                               to the WSBA




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                                                                         Accessibility Policy to aid
                                                                         with enforceability of the
                                                                         bylaw.


11. Appointment of   9.4 CHAIRPERSONS                                    The Board of Trustees
    Committee        Except as provided in paragraph 9.1, the            recommends modifying
    Chairs           chairpersons                      tAe
                     Ghairpersons chair-elect of each the                the bylaws to align with
                     committees shall be appointed by the                the newly-created two
                                                           consent
                     President-elect with the advice and Gonsent         year term for committee
                     of the Board. Chair-elects shall serve a term       chairs.
                                year
                     of one {1} )lear and shall succeed to
                     Chairgerson ugon
                     Chairl2erson ul20n the close of the annual          The Trustees discussed
                     meeting of the Association following such           that they do not need to
                     gerson's
                     l2erson's term as Chair-elect. Chairgersons
                                                     Chairl2ersons       consent to the
                     shall serve a term of one {1} )lear and =Hley
                                                   year      =I=Aey      appointments, but only to
                     shall serve at the pleasure of the President.       have opportunity to
                                                                         advise the President-
                                                                         elect.
12. Division         X. DIVISION FELLOWS                                 The Board of Trustees
    Fellows          There may sJ:l.aU be a group of Young
                             ma)l sJ::laU                                recommends maintaining
                     Lawyers and former Young Lawyers known              the language regarding
                     as Division Fellows, composed of past               "Division Fellows" to
                     Division officers, trustees and ABA/YLD
                                                       ABAlYLD           allow for the utilization of
                     District 29 Representatives, who are                WYLD alumni, but
                     members of the Association and who elect to         suggests modifying the
                     join said group. The purpose of this group          language from "shall" to
                     shall be to assist the Division with the            "may" to allow for
                     accomplishment of its goals and objectives          flexibility.
                     as set forth in these bylaws and mission
                     statement, to act as liaison with the
                     Washington State Bar Association on
                     matters of special interest to the Division,
                     and to promote the active participation of
                     former Division members in activities of the
                                                           may sJ:l.aU
                     Association. The Division Fellows ma)l sJ::laU
                     meet and hold other activities and elect such
                     officers as they deem necessary to carry out
                     their purpose, and shall be invited to
                     participate in Division activities and projects
                     from time to time.
13. Law Student      11.1     Membership                                 The Board of Trustees
    Term             The Membership of the Board shall include           recommends striking the
                     three (3) law students elected by their peers,      dates and term of
                     with one (1) law student representing each of       service, to recognize that
                     the three Washington law schools. =l=he term        in practice, law students
                     of seF¥ice shall Be one year, r~nning from
                        seF¥iGe                                          are elected by their
                     OctoBer 1 thro~gh SeptemBer 30.                     schools in the Spring.
                                                                         The Board wishes to
                                                                         ensure each school has
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does not want to regulate
when they are appointed,
nor if a student may
serve more than one
year. The Board
suggests effort be made
to train and equip
students over the
spring/summer so they
may actively begin their
role with the Board on
October 1st.




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                     WASHINGTON YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION
                                                BYLAWS
                       Approved by the WYLD Board of Trustees: April 30, 2009
                      Approved by the WSBA Board of Governors: April 23, 2010


                                  I.           NAME AND PURPOSE
1.1    NAME
                                                                                    ''WYLD'')
       The name of this Division shall be the Young Lawyers Division ("Division" or 'WYLD") of
the Washington State Bar Association ("Association").
1.2    PURPOSES
       The purpose of this Division shall be to (i) encourage the interest and participation of
new and young lawyers and law students in the activities of the Bar; (ii) develop and conduct
programs of interest and value to new and young lawyers consistent with the Division's focus
areas of public service and pro bono programs, transition to practice, and member outreach and
leadership; and (iii) uphold and support the Guiding Principles of the Bar.


1.3    PRINCIPAL OFFICE
       The principal office of the Division shall be maintained in the offices of the Association.
1.4    FISCAL YEAR
       The fiscal year of the Division shall coincide with that of the Association.
1.5    LIMITATION
       These bylaws have been adopted subject to the laws of the State of Washington and the
       bylaws of the Association.


                                         II.     MEMBERSHIP
2.1    ELIGIBILITY
       Any active member of the Association shall be a member of the Division until the 31 st
day of December of the year in which such member attains the age of thirty-six (36) years or
until the 31 st day of December of the fifth (5 th) year in which any such member has been
admitted to practice in any state, whichever is later.
       Affiliated organizations are young lawyer groups in Washington that the Board shall from
time to time by resolution designate .


                                 .....!l!:.-BOARD OF TRUSTEES
3.1    DUTIES

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       The Board of Trustees ("Board") shall conduct and supervise the activities, programs
and affairs of the Division and shall establish such policies for the Division as are not
inconsistent with these bylaws. the Washington State Bar Association Bylaws. and the laws of
the State of Washington. Each Trustee shall remain involved with affiliated organization or
other organizations within the Trustee's district, and as assigned by the Division's President.
3.2    COMPOSITION
       Trustees shall be elected or appointed as follows:

a.     Trustee Districts. One trustee shall be elected from each Trustee District, except that
       three trustees shall be elected from King County. Either the residence or office of a
       Trustee candidate shall serve as the basis for determining eligibility to hold office, as the
       candidate shall elect.
b.     At-large Trustee. Any member of the WYLD, except a member previously elected to the
       Board under the preceding section, may apply for the position of At-large Trustee. Filing
       of applications shall be consistent with Section 3.B. The At-large Trustee shall be a
                                                        3.8.
       person who, in the Board's discretion, has the experience and knowledge of the issues
       affecting those lawyers whose membership is or may have been historically
       underrepresented on the Board, or who represent.§, some of the diverse elements of
                                             represent.§.
       young lawyers of the State of Washington. Determination of Ynder-representation and
                                                               tAe eleGtion
       diversity may Be determined By tAe Board at tAe time of the elestion of any At large
                     be            by the          the
       Trustee, considering
       Trl:lstee, Gonsidering factors SUGh as race, gender, sexl:Ial orientation, disaBility, and age,
                                      Sl:lCA  raGe,         sexual                disability,
       shall be guided by the WSBA Diversity Definition as approved by the WSBA Board of
       Governors. provided that no single factor shall be determinative.
c.     Law School Trustees. In addition, the law schools in the state shall have the right to
       designate one of their members to attend meetings of the Board.


       The immediate past president of the Division shall serve as a nonvoting ex-officio
       member of the Board, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 2.1 or 3.7.
3.3    TRUSTEE DISTRICTS
       The county or counties represented by each Trustee District are as follows:
       •   At-large - service area pursuant to section 3.2 b
       •   Greater Olympia - serving Lewis County and Thurston County
       •   Greater Spokane - serving Lincoln County, Pend Oreille County, Spokane County
               and Stevens County
       •   King County At-Large - serving King County (3 positions)
       •   North Central Washington - serving Chelan County, Douglas County, Ferry
               County, Grant County and Okanogan County
       •   Northwest Washington - serving Island County, San Juan County, Skagit County
               and Whatcom County
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       •     Peninsula - serving Clallam County, Grays Harbor County, Jefferson County, Kitsap
                County and Mason County
       •     Pierce - serving Pierce County
       •     Snohomish - serving Snohomish County
       •     South Central- serving Yakima County, Kittitas County and Klickitat County
       •     Southeast Washington - serving Adams County, Asotin County, Benton County,
                Columbia County, Franklin County, Garfield County, Walla Walla County and
                Whitman County
       •     Southwest Washington - serving Clark County, Cowlitz County, Pacific County,
                 Skamania County and Wahkiakum County
3.4    TERMS
       Each Trustee shall serve a three (3) year term, which shall commence at the close of the
annual meeting of the Association. Trustee terms shall be staggered as follows:
       GROUP 1 (Five Districts in Rotation)
       1.       North Central Washington District
       2.       King County District Position C
       3.       Northwest Washington District
       4.       Olympia District
       5.       Southeast Washington District
       GROUP 2 (Five Districts in Rotation)
       6.       King County District Position B
       7.       Snohomish District
       8.       Southwest Washington District
       9.       Spokane District
       10.      At-large Position
       GROUP 3 (Four Districts in Rotation)
       11.      Pierce District
       12.      King County District Position A
       13.      South Central District
       14.      Peninsula District
3.5    LIMITATION ON TERMS
       No person may serve on the Board more than two (2) terms, regardless of the actual
length of each term; provided however, such persons shall be eligible to serve as president-
elect and president.
3.6    TRUSTEE VACANCIES
       A vacancy on the Board shall exist upon any of the following:
       a. The death or resignation of a Trustee; or
       b. Upon a Trustee's ceasing to be an active member of the Association; or

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           9.:-Upon a Trustee's assumption of the office of President-elect prior to expiration of the
           9.:.....Upon
               Trustee's term; or
           M.ln the event a Trustee no longer works or resides in the district which he or she
           G:<:I.ln
               represents on the Board and more than twelve (12) months of that trustee's term
               remains ..,.
               remains.":'
           Should a Trustee fail to attend three (3) duly scheduled meetings in a fiscal year,
  that Trustee shall be deemed to have resigned from the Board of Trustees. Written
  confirmation of the resignation shall be given to said absent Trustee by the President.
  Trustee may seek review of this decision if the request is made within ten (10) days of
  receipt of the written confirmation of resignation. The Board may reconsider the
  resignation if there is a two-thirds majority vote.

           A vacancy shall also exist in the event a Trustee no longer works or resides in the
                                                             nO
  District which he or she represents on the Board and more than twelve (12) months of that
  trustee's term remains. Any vacancy shall be filled by appointment, to be made by the President
I with the consent of the Board.
  3.7      ELIGIBILITY
           No person shall be eligible to serve as a Trustee who is not a member of the Division.
  At the commencement of a Trustee's term, the Trustee shall work or reside in the district or
  county from which he or she is elected. No person shall be eligible to file for election to or be
  appointed to any Trustee position if the term extends 12 months or more beyond date such
  person would no longer be a member of the Division.
  3.8 -            NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
        _The President &RaJ.I-may appoint a committee composed of three (3) Trustees to serve as a
                       sAa#-may
                                                                        mrL
  Nominations and Elections Committee for all candidates for a District 2D.Y..Trustee or President-
 elect position. The President-elect shall chair the committee. The 'NYLD Committee for Diversity
                                                                    VVYLD
 shall serve in this GapaGity f.or all sandidates f.or the l\t large Trustee position. The Committees
       sen'e         sapasity for      Gandidates for      At
 shall seek qualified candidates willing to run for each Trustee position and for the office of
                                         sandidates                                           suffisient
  President-elect.:. and obtain from all Gandidates a statement of eligibility whish shall be suffiGient
                                                                               whiGh
                                                      offiGe for whish
 to satisfy the Board that SUGh person may assume the onise f.or lNhiGh he or she is running,
                           sush
 sonsistent with                                                       inslude
 Gonsistent '.*lith these byla'N5. The statement of qualifisations may inGlude a statement by eash
                          byl8l....s.               qualifiGations                            eaGh
 sandidate                                   sandidate
 Gandidate regarding those matters whish the Gandidate is interested in promoting as a Trustee
                                   whiGh
 or as President elest. No person may run for election to more than one position in anyone
                 eleGt.
 election. If there are no candidates for an open trustee position, the incumbent trustee for that
 position may seek an additional term, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 3.5, so long
 as that incumbent trustee meets all other eligibility requirements set forth in these bylaws.


 3.9       NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

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        The President-elect shall ensure that notice of election of Trustees is published in the
official publication of the Division or other suitable publications each year. The notice shall
invite candidates to file, contain the requirements for filing and designate the person with whom
                                                                          aAIl
a notice of intention to stand for election may be filed. and obtain from aAII candidates shall file
a statement of eligibility which shall be sufficient to satisfy the Board that such person may
assume the office for which he or she is running, consistent with these bylaws. The statement of
qualifications may include a statement by each candidate regarding those matters which the
candidate is interested in promoting as a Trustee or as President-elect. The deadline for filing
shall be May 1 of each year or such other date as the Board by resolution shall select.
3.10    ELECTIONS
        Elections shall be had by mail or through on-line voting. If a candidate is unopposed, no
                 held;
election need be held: the Board of Trustees will review the candidate's qualifications, and shall
appoint; as-such
appoint, a&-such person shall simply be deemed eleoted to the position. The District Trustees
shall be elected by a vote of the young lawyers in their respective Districts. The President-elect
and the At-large Trustee shall be elected by a vote of the Board, which may be conducted by
secret ballot but otherwise held in public session.




                                        Urn!:-OFFICERS
                                        1hnL-OFFICERS
4.1    OFFICERS
       Officers of the Division shall include a President, President-elect and Parliamentarian.
4.2    SELECTION OF PRESIDENT
       The President-elect shall succeed to the office of President upon the close of the annual
meeting of the Association following such person's term as President-elect.
4.3    SELECTION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT
       The President-elect shall be selected by a majority of the Board from among those
persons who aFe-may be selected by the Nominating Committee or who file for office. The
election of President-elect shall be conducted at the last regular meeting of the Board prior to
the annual meeting of the Association. Election shall be by a secret written ballot.
4.4    NOTICE OF ELECTIONS
       The current President-elect shall ensure that notice of election of President-elect is
published in the official publication of the Division or such other publication as the Board shall by
resolution designate. The notice shall invite candidates to file, contain the requirements for filing
                                            of intention
and designate the person with whom a notice of.intention to stand for election may be filed. The
deadline for filing shall be May 1 of each year or such other date as the Board by resolution
shall select. The term of office shall be one (1) year commencing at the close of the annual
meeting of the Association.
4.5    ELIGIBILITY

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         The President shall be a member of the Division at the time of taking office as President-
elect. At the time of this election, the President-elect shall not have a principal place of
business in the same county as the person then serving as President-elect, such that the
President and President-elect serving concurrently will always work in different counties.
4.6      ELECTION
         I!UiCTION APPOINTMENT OF PARLIAMENTARIAN
         The parliamentarian shall be eleotea appointed by the President-elect for a one (1) year
                                      elected
term from among the members of the Board by the Board at its fiFSt meeting following the
                                                BoaFEI       first
                      Associationat
annual meeting of the J\ssooiationat the last regular meeting of the Board prior to the annual
meeting of the Association. Proceedings at Board meetings shall be governed by Robert's
Rules of Order. The parliamentarian is responsible for monitoring these proceedings and for
informing the President when such Rules are not followed. The parliamentarian is also
responsible for reviewing procedural bylaws and for informing the President when such
procedures have not been implemented.
4.7      DUTIES OF OFFICERS
         The officers shall perform such duties as are ordinarily ascribed to such officers and
such additional duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time. In addition, the
fiscal duties normally ascribed to a treasurer shall be fulfilled by the President-elect with input by
                       asoribea
the Board in conjunction with the staff of the association.
4.8      VOTING
         By virtue of their offices, the President shall not vote unless such vote would affect the
outcome of a matter before the Board and the President-elect shall vote as a member of the
Board except when acting as President. The Parliamentarian shall vote as a member of the
Board.
4.9      VACANCIES OF OFFICERS
         A vacancy in the office of President, President-elect or Parliamentarian shall exist upon
the death or resignation of the officer, upon the officer's ceasing to be an active member of the
Association or upon the officer's failure to attend three (3) out of any four (4) consecutive duly
called meetings of the Board (unless the Board finds that such failure resulted from
extraordinary circumstances unlikely to recur). The President-elect shall automatically succeed
                                a vacancy
to the office of President upon avacancy in that office. A vacancy in the offices of President-
elect or Parliamentarian shall be filled by election from among the members of the Board.


                                         Iky:"'-MEETINGS
5.1      ANNUAL MEETINGS
         The Board may hold an annual meeting of the Division. The annual meeting of the
Division will be held at such time and place as the president shall designate. The location and
time of the meeting shall be published at least sixty (60) days prior to the time established for
the meeting in the official publication of the Division or such other publication as the Board shall
by resolution designate. Any business may be brought before the annual meeting, except that
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any proposed action to overturn an action of the Board can be taken only in the event notice of
such proposed action has been given to all members of the Division at least thirty (30) days
prior to the date of such meeting. It shall be the duty of the president-elect to give such notice
on the request of any member of the Division. The Board is not required to hold an annual
meeting of the Division, but may do so in response to a request from its membership or as a
forum to overturn an action of the Board. To request an annual meeting, members of the
Division must send a written request to the WYLD president, clearly stating the purpose of the
request.
5.2    REGULAR BOARD MEETNGS
       The President shall establish a schedule of regular meeting dates and places for the
Board at least four (4) months in advance of such meetings. Notice of the time and place of
such meetings shall be published as a matter of course in the official publication of the Division
or such publication as the Board shall by resolution designate. The WSBA staff support person
or a person designated by the President shall be responsible for recording minutes at all
meetings of the Division.


5.3   ATTENDANCE POLICY

       a. Personal attendance is required at all duly scheduled regular and special board
            meetings. The President may authorize a Trustee to appear by telephone.
       b. Should a Trustee fail to attend three (3) duly scheduled meetings in a fiscal
            year, that Trustee shall be deemed to have resigned from the Board of
            Trustees. Written confirmation of the resignation shall be given to said
            absent Trustee by the President. Trustee may seek review of this decision if
            the request is made within ten (10) days of receipt of the written confirmation
            of resignation. The Board may reconsider the resignation if there is a two-
            thirds majority vote.

       c.   Law Student Trustees shall be exempt from the attendance policy set forth in
            section 5.3(b).


5.4    SPECIAL MEETINGS
       Special meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called by the president or upon the
written request of five members of the Board. Special meetings may be held by telephone
conference call.
5.5    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS
       Notice of a special meeting shall set forth the time, place and purpose thereof, and shall
be given to all members of the Board of Trustees, the President, and the President-elect at least
five (5) days prior to the meeting. The five days notice requirement may be waived by
unanimous consent.

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5.6     OPEN MEETNGS
        All meetings shall be open to all members of the Division and general public. The
Parliamentarian shall Gause notiGe of all signifiGant aotions and resolutions of the Board to
                                          significant             r:esolutions
ensure all Board agendas and meeting minutes be ~made available to the membership,
                     dir:eot                      N-e-&meetings
through publiGation, direGt mailing or otherwise. No-6!Lmeetings shall be held by the Division or
                                                        person
its committees in places which disGriminate against any persen on the basis of raGe, sex, Greed
or national origincomply with the WSBA Accessibility Policy.
5.7     QUORUM
        The members of the Division present at any meeting of the membership shall constitute
a quorum for the transaction of business. A majority of the persons entitled to vote (including
the President) shall constitute a quorum for transaction of business at any meeting of the Board.
5.8     CONTROLLING VOTE
        Unless otherwise provided by these bylaws, the controlling vote at any meeting shall be
the majority of those present who are eligible to vote. At an annual meeting or a meeting of the
Division, all members shall be eligible to vote.
5.9     CONFERENCE CALLS OR ACTION BY CONSENT
        At the option of the President, any meeting of the Board may be conducted by
conference call. In the event that President determines there is particular need to take action
and it is impractical to convene a special meeting, the Board may take action by the telephoned,
or written consent of two-thirds of the members of the Board, subject to review at the next
regular or special meeting.


                                VI.     AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS
       These bylaws may be amended by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of
the Board, by a two-thirds majority vote of those present at the annual meeting after proper
notice or by any referendum or initiative as provided below, subject to the approval of the Board
of Governors of the Association.


                              VII.    REFERENDUM AND INITIATIVE
       Any question may be referred to the general membership by the Board. Any action
taken by the Board shall be referred to the general membership upon filing of a petition with the
Association office bearing the signatures of fifty (50) members of the Division. Any action may
be initiated by a vote of its membership which must be taken on the filing of a petition with the
Association office bearing the signatures of fifty (50) members of the Division. On any
referendum or initiative, the vote shall be by ballot mailed within thirty (30) days after the filing of
the petition and it shall require a majority of those voting to carry any such proposition.

       The Board shall have no power to change any action taken by initiative or referendum
for a period of one (1) year after its effective date and then only by a two-thirds majority of the

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voting members of the Board for the second one (1) year after its effective date and then only by
a two-thirds majority of the voting members of the Board for the second one (1) year period
following the effective date. The Board shall have the power to change an action at the annual
meeting for a period of two (2) years following its effective date only by referring the question to
the membership or by a two-thirds majority of the voting members of the Board.

                                               VIII.     RECALL

           Any Trustee or officer may be recalled from office by the majority of those voting in an
election held for that purpose. Such election shall be held within sixty (60) days of the filing of a
                                       often
petition for recall bearing signatures of ten percent (10%) of the persons eligible to vote
regarding such Trustee or officer, together with a statement of position and reasons for the
recall, in the office of the Association. A statement of the persons seeking recall, together with
any statement the Trustee or officer sought to be recalled may file, shall be circulated to those
                  Trustee
eligible to vote in the recall election at least twenty (20) days prior to the date for mailing the
ballots.

                                         IX.           COMMITTEES
                                                       COMMITIEES
9.1        ESTABLISHMENT
           The Board may create by resolution standing committees and special committees to
conduct the programs and projects of the Division.
9.2                 COMMITTEES
           STANDING COMMITIEES
           The Board may by majority vote change the composition and structure of the standing
committees.
9.3        SPECIAL COMMITTEES
           The Board may establish special committees as it deems advisable from time to time for
carrying on the activities of the Division.
9.4        CHAIRPERSONS
                                                shairpersons      chair-elect tA&each
           Except as provided in paragraph 9.1, GhairpeFSons the .chair-elect of tAe-each
committees shall be appointed by the President-elect with the advice and Gonsent of the Board.
                                                                         sonsent
Chair-elects shall serve a term of one (1) year and shall succeed to Chairperson upon the close
of the annual meeting of the Association following such person's term as Chair-elect.
                                                    +hey-shall
Chairpersons shall serve a term of one (1) year and :J:h.ey-shall serve at the pleasure of the
President.
9.5        MEMBERSHIP
           Each committee shall have at least one Trustee as a member who will act as liaison to
the Board. Membership on committees shall be open to all members of the Division and to
students enrolled in law schools in the state. In addition, the President may appoint such
laypersons to committee membership as he or she feels advisable.



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                                     X.     DIVISION FELLOWS
             ~may
       There sRaII-may be a group of Young Lawyers and former Young Lawyers known as
                                                                   ABAlYLD
Division Fellows, composed of past Division officers, trustees and ABANLD District 29
Representatives, who are members of the Association and who elect to join said group. The
purpose of this group shall be to assist the Division with the accomplishment of its goals and
objectives as set forth in these bylaws and mission statement, to act as liaison with the
Washington State Bar Association on matters of special interest to the Division, and to promote
the active participation of former Division members in activities of the Association. The Division
        ~may
Fellows sRaII-may meet and hold other activities and elect such officers as they deem necessary
to carry out their purpose, and shall be invited to participate in Division activities and projects
from time to time.


                               XI.        LAW STUDENT TRUSTEES

11.1   Membership
       The Membership of the Board shall include three (3) law students elected by their peers,
with one (1) law student representing each of the three Washington law schools. The term of
                                                                    ao.
service shall be one year, running from October 1 through September 30.
11.2   Description
       The position title shall be "Law Student Trustee". While the Law Student Trustee
position shall be Non-Voting, the Law Student Trustee shall otherwise be entitled to full
participation in the activities and discussions of the Board.
11.3   Meetings
       The Law Student Trustee shall be required to attend at least two Board meetings per
year, and is encouraged to actively participate in at least one committee of the Division. The
individual law schools, or their respective student government associations, may develop
additional qualifications for election to the WYLD Board, or further detail the duties of the
Trustee.
       Each Law Student Trustee shall attend two meetings per year; specific meeting dates in
which the Law Student Trustees attend shall be designated by the Board. Each Law Student
Trustee shall be funded to attend these meetings according to the WYLD Financial Policy.
Overnight accommodations shall be pre-authorized by the president or president-elect (to
enable the Law Student Trustees to attend Board meetings throughout Washington) and
                WYLO's
included on the WYLD's master bill.




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                                    WSBA
TO:           Board of Governors

FROM:         Paula Littlewood

RE:           Request for Support: CPD Resolution Regarding Notice Entitled, "Consider the
              Possible Effects of Pleading Guilty"

DATE:         December 1, 2010




At the October 29th BOG meeting in Vancouver, the CPD's resolution was presented to the
BOG for "first reading." The attached resolution·has been revised from the resolution contained
                                      resolution has
in the October Board meeting materials to address feedback received following a presentation
by CPD Co-Chair Marc Boman at the November BJA meeting.

The only change to the resolution since the October BOG meeting is as follows:

Original language: WHEREAS, at the time that a defendant appears to enter a plea, many
judges in Washington feel pressure to limit the time they may explore the defendant's
understanding of the consequences of the plea due to full court dockets,

Revised language: WHEREAS, busy court dockets limit the time available to explore
defendants' understandings of the consequences of guilty pleas,




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      A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING WASHINGTON COURTS TO ADVISE
   DEFENDANTS IN WRITING TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY REGARDING
                 THE CONSEQUENCES OF A GUILTY PLEA

WHEREAS, the consequences of a guilty plea include, but often go far beyond, the legal
disabilities imposed at the time of sentencing.

WHEREAS, these consequences can be permanent and life-changing. The list of potential
consequences is long and can include, among other disabilities, deportation, disqualification
from military service, ineligibility for certain types of employment, loss of rights with respect to
children, loss of public benefits, required registration as a sex offender and denial of housing.

WHEREAS, the Washington Court Rules state, "The court shall not accept a plea of guilty,
without first determining that it is made voluntarily, competently and with an understanding of
the nature of the charge and the consequences of the plea." Criminal Rule 4.2(d)

WHEREAS, busy court dockets limit the time available to explore defendants' understandings
of the consequences of guilty pleas,

WHEREAS, many, if not most, defendants considering entering a guilty plea will not be aware
of the range of potential consequences to them of a guilty plea without consulting with an
attorney prior to entering a plea.

WHEREAS, in order to encourage defendants to become aware of the consequences of a guilty
plea before entering a guilty plea and the importance of consulting with counsel, the Washington
State Bar Association Council on Public Defense has created a notice entitled, "Consider the
Possible Effects of Pleading Guilty." A copy of the notice is attached to this resolution.



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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Washington State Bar Association Council
on Public Defense urges all Washington courts to provide to each defendant a copy of the above-
referenced notice and to maintain copies in a conspicuous place so that defendants considering
pleading guilty will have a visual reminder of the importance of consulting with an attorney
before entering a guilty plea.

Adopted at Seattle, Washington this 10th day of September, 2010.



Marc Boman, Chair, Council on Public Defense

Approved by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors this _                  day of
December, 2010.


Paula C. Littlewood, Secretary
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      Consider the Possible Effects
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   You have a right to see a defense attorney, even if you can't pay
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     NO COST to you.
   • If you don't have an attorney, ask for one to be appointed and for a
     continuance until you can meet with your attorney.

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                                    WSBA
                                 OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS



TO:        WSBA Board of Governors

FROM:      Kathryn Leathers, WSBA Legislative Liaison

DATE:      December 2, 2010

RE:        Proposed WSBA Legislative Committee Appointment Policy




The purpose of this memo is to introduce a proposal to modify the current WSBA Legislative
Committee appointment procedures. This matter is before you on first reading.


A brief summary of background leading up to this proposal is as follows: During the June 2010
                                                                                    Leg.islative
BOG meeting, the BOG asked for additional information about the history of the WSBA Legislative
Committee appointment process. At the July 2010 BOG meeting, staff provided historical
                                                                            historical
background information and a summary of current appointment procedures. After the
presentation, Governor Moore moved to refer the appointment process to the Bylaws Committee
in order to work with WSBA Legislative Committee leadership and Legislative Division staff on
potential proposals to modify the current process, and to report back to the BOG. The motion was
approved unanimously.


In September, the Bylaws Committee met with Sean O'Donnell, Vice-chair of the Legislative
Committee, and both Steve Larsen, Deputy Director of External Affairs, and Kathryn Leathers,
Legislative Liaison. The current process and various modifications of that process were discussed,
with the discussion focused primarily on who makes the appointments and whether the core group
should serve without terms limits. Legislative Division staff agreed to work on a proposal to be
brought before the BOG for a first reading in December 2010.


This memo is followed by a proposed appointment policy for your consideration, as well as a matrix
comparing the current process to the proposed process.




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                                     WSBA Le islative Committee Appointment Process
                                          Legislative




         Membership          33 total members, made up of 11 core members and          No change.
                                       r
                             22 regular members.

                  ntTerms
              ntment Terms

                  1          All 33 members are a pointed annually.
                                                "'nl'\nint~.rI                         No cha

                             Regular members: Beginning with the 2010-11               Remove the limit of terms a member can serve.
                             appointments, all 22 regular members will serve 2-        Add a preference to allow new applicants to replace general
                  2          year terms and may serve up to 2 consecutive terms.       members who have served for four consecutive years.
                             A regular member who has served for 4 consecutive
                                        serve a in after 3   rs.

                  3          Chairs: The Chair and Vice-chair serve 2~year terms in    Add a preference to limit serving as Chair/Vice-chair to two
                             con       n with the biennial I    ative    e.            consecutive terms.

                             Core members: Core members are not subject to the         Retain language indicating core members are not subject to
                  4          regular term limits, and will be reappointed              term limits but remove the language indicating that core
                             automatically unless there is a reason not to reapPoint
                                                                           reappoint   members will be reappointed automatically.
                             them.
                                                                                       Add the following: "Core membership may be modified
                                                                                       without cause, balancing the need to preserve experience,
                                                                                       legislative relationships, and institutional knowledge with the
                                                                                       need to cultivate and encourage new membership in the core
                                                                                             "
                                                                                             11




         Nominations

                  1          Each Governor appoints 1 member (14), after review        No change.
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                             of WSBA           Committee leadershi and
                                                         leaders
                    --------~- -~~------_r--------------------------------~---                   ------------------------- -------~-------- - ----------------------------------- ---- --




                               WSBA Legislative Committee Appointment Process
                                    Le islative

                       Legislative Division staff recommendations.

                       Core group (11) members are nominated by the            Modify the nomination process as follows: The WSBA
                       President.                                              Legislative Committee leadership and Legislative Division staff
           2                                                                   will make nomination recommendations for the 11 core
                                                                               members to the BOG Legislative Committee. After
                                                                               consideration of those recommendations, the BOG
                                                                               Legislative Committee will make its nomination
                                                                               recommendations to the BOG. These nominations must
                                                                               be approved by the BOG.




                                                                               Modify the nomination process as follows: The BOG
           3           The remaining regular members (8) are nominated by      Legislative Committee, after review of WSBA Legislative
                       the President-elect.                                    Committee leadership and Legislative Division staff
                                                                               recommendations, will submit nominations to the BOG.
                                                                               These nominations must be approved by the BOG.

      Appointment      A full review of applications is performed each year.
                       A                                                       A full review of applications is performed only in even-
       Schedule                                                                numbered calendar years. In odd-numbered calendar years,
                                                                               review is pro forma.
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                                   WSBA
                           OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS



                     WSBA LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
                 *DRAFT* PROPOSED APPOINTMENT POLICY


Overview of Process

All members of the Committee are appointed annually by vote of the Board of Governors.
                                                                            Govemors.
Appointments are made in June for service from June through May. Absent extenuating
circumstances, appointments made in odd-numbered calendar years are pro forma; a full
review and appointment process is performed in even-numbered calendar years.

The BOG appoints this Committee earlier than other WSBA committees because the
Legislative Committee meets only three times in the fall, with the first meeting occurring in
September. The application review process is intended to address the variation in
legislative calendars (lOS-day sessions in odd-numbered years versus 60-day sessions in
                      (l05-day
even-numbered years) and the varying need for a full annual review in light of existing term
lengths for regular Committee members.

Size of Committee: The Committee has a maximum membership of 33, made up of up to
11 core members and 22 general members.

Terms Limits:

General Members (22) - Beginning with the 2010-11 appointments, general members (non-
core members) serve two-year terms. In order to cultivate new core members, no maximum
        ofterms
number of terms is imposed. However, a preference will exist to allow new applicants to
replace general members who have served on the Committee for four consecutive years.

Core Group (11) - The core group, which includes the Chair and Vice-chair, is exempt from
term limits and term limit preferences. Core membership may be modified without cause,
balancing the need to preserve experience, legislative relationships, and institutional
knowledge with the need to cultivate and encourage new membership in the core group.

Chair and Vice-chair - The Chair and Vice-chair serve two-year terms in conjunction with
the biennial legislative cycle. A preference will exist to limit serving as Chair and/or Vice-
chair to two consecutive terms.




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                                   WSBA
Recruitment: Committee members and Board members are encouraged to actively recruit
new Committee members. In odd-numbered calendar years, the Legislative Division staff
will send notice to Committee members and the BOG to begin reaching out to potential
candidates for consideration in the next application review process (in the following even-
numbered year).

Application Review Process: The WSBA Legislative Committee Chair and Vice-Chair,
and Legislative Division staff, will review all Legislative Committee applications and
provide recommendations to Board members intended to provide strength of skill, diversity
(practice areas, political or legislative experience, geographical locations, size of practice,
race, age and other factors relevant to the practice of law and an effective legislative
program), and participation. Legislative Division staffwill provide an annual report to the
BOG that identifies the number of consecutive years each Committee member has served.

   •    Even-numbered calendar years: A full review of all Committee members will be
     . made in even-numbered calendar years. Application materials for all recommended
       Committee appointees will be provided to the BOG sufficiently in advance of the
       meeting at which recommendations will be confirmed. A list of applicants not
       selected will also be provided to the BOG.
   • Odd-numbered calendar years: Appointments for all Committee members made in
       an odd-numbered calendar year will be pro forma. A pro forma process will include
       a report by Legislative Division staff to the BOG on the number of years each
       member has served, any preliminary recommendations to assist members in any
       recruiting efforts for the next year's full review and appointment process, and
       reappointment by the BOG of all Committee members unless extenuating
       circumstances exist. The preliminary recommendations are intended to identify
       subject matter gaps on the Committee or other areas of diversity that could be
       improved upon. Extenuating circumstances include the unanticipated need to fill a
       vacant position on the Committee.

Committee Selection:

General Membership (22):
   • (14 general members) Each Board member, after review ofWSBA Legislative
       Committee leadership and Legislative Division staff recommendations, appoints one
      Committee member.
   • (8 general members) The BOG Legislative Committee, after review of WSBA Legislative
      Committee Leadership and Legislative Division staff recommendations, nominates the
      remaining eight regular members. These nominations must be approved by the BOG.

Core Group (11): WSBA Legislative Committee leadership and Legislative Division staff
submit recommendations for the eleven core group members to the BOG Legislative
Committee. After review of those recommendations, the BOG Legislative Committee
submits core group nominations to the BOG. These nominations must be approved by the
BOG.

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