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The Bar Scene

Our alumni are active members and supporters of the bar associations in Washington.  This month, we highlight our alumni who provide leadership in the various bar associations.  They are a wonderful resource for the legal community, and especially our recent graduates.

If we have missed your name, please inform us. Help us keep your fellow alumni informed by sending us information about what’s coming up in your bar associations to

American Bar Association

Monday, September 8
August 2008 Consumer Protection Update Conference Call 

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Tuesday, September 9
Planning for Bond Hearings, Web Seminar

Thursday, September 18
Understanding the Terms and the Corresponding Procedures and Consequences for Removal Proceedings, Web Seminar

Tuesday, September 23
Unusual Ways: Alternative Use of the B Visa, Audio Seminar

Thursday, October 2
F-1 Student Employment: It’s a Whole New Class, Web Seminar

Tuesday, October 14
Putting the Voluntary Back in Voluntary Departure, Audio Seminar

Thursday, October 16
USCIS Giveth, Taketh & Then Clarified: Review of AC21 Memos, Web Seminar

Tuesday, October 21
Looking into the Future: Visa Availability and Retrogression, Web Seminar

Thursday, October 23
Employment Authorization Documents: Strategies for Using the Law to Its Fullest, Web Seminar

Tuesday, October 28
PERM Audits and the Attorney’s Role in the Recruitment Process, Web Seminar

Thursday, October 30
Humanitarian Reinstatement: How to Resurrect a Dead I-130, Audio Seminar

Asian Bar Association of Washington

Serin Ngai ’06, Secretary
Robyn Horton ’06, Board at-large
Jonathan Yeh ’99, ID Legal Clinic

Wednesday, September 24
Mix & Mingle, O’Asian Kitchen, Seattle

King County Bar Association

The Honorable Joan Tierney ’01, Secretary/Trustee
Carllene M. Placide-Edwards ’98, Board of Trustees
Terence J. Scanlan ’86, Board of Trustees
Anne Michelle Daly ’86, Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Allen James ’88, Board of Trustees

King County Washington Women Lawyers

Tracy Sarich ’05, President
Alison Miller ’05, Co-Vice President Social Events
Alisa Brodkowitz ’01, Co-Vice President Attorneys as Parents
Sharon McConnell ’05, Co-Vice President Membership
Helen Stocklin-Enright ’06, Vice President Membership (Young Lawyers Division)
Meghann McCann ’05, Vice President Membership (Professional/Criminal Lawyers Section)
Nilly Park ’06, Co-Vice President Diversity/Outreach
Chrishendra Tucker-Scruggs ’92, Liaison to Pierce County WWL
Sara Amies ’05, Co-Vice President CLE
Shiva Tayebi ’03, Co-Vice President Professional Mentorship Program
Magdelena Prus ’07, Co-Vice President Law Student Mentorship Program

Friday, September 12
KCWWL Storm Game and Special Event with the Northwest Women's Law Center, Seattle

Tuesday, September 30
Professional Skills Series Event “Power Talk: Women Speaking Up and Being Heard,” Seattle

Korean American Bar Association

Susan Chang ’03, Board of Directors
Naomi Kim ’02, Board of Directors
Sonny Shin ’05, Board of Directors

Julia Yoon ’99, Board of Directors

Latino/a Bar Association of Washington

Ciarelle Jimenez (CJ) Valdez ’05, President
Jesse Valdez ’04, Vice President of Finance
Fe Lopez ’06, Co-Vice President of Judicial Evaluations and Co-Chair of Judicial Evaluations Committee
Sarah Leyrer ’06, Vice President of Communications
M. Lorena Gonzalez ’05, Past President

Saturday, September 13
Discussion: Chicano Movement and the Use of Spanglish, Seattle Center

Tuesday, September 16
Initiative for Diversity Governing Council Launch Event, Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle

Saturday, September 27
El Centro de la Raza’s Auction and Banquet, Seattle Design Center

Saturday, October 18
CASA Latina Annual Auction and Gala, WA State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle

Legal Foundation of Washington

*Michele G. Radosevich ’94, Secretary

Loren Miller Bar Association

Craig Sims ’97, President
James Armstrong ’00, President-Elect
Twyler Carter ’07, Summer Associate Program
Dwayne Christopher ’97, Program Development

Saturday, September 20
General Meeting and Kick-Off of 40th Anniversary Year-Long Celebrations

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle

Alisa R. Brodkowitz ’01, Board Member
Taryn Darling Hill ’06, Board Member

Wednesday, September 17
Brown Bag Lunch: Choosing Schools- Parents’ Perspective, Heller Ehrman, Seattle

Wednesday, October 15
Brown Bag Lunch: Follow-Up on Private Practice Session from 2007, Heller Ehrman, Seattle

National Association of Corporate Directors

Catherine L. Walker ’80, President
G. Scott Greenberg ’80, Chairman and Corporate Director of the Year Event Chair

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Saturday, September 13
24th Anniversary Gala, Seattle

Pierce County Minority Bar Association

Tracy Flood ’99, President
Naomi Kim ‘’02, Vice President
Todd Howard ’05, Secretary/Treasurer

Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers

Jemima McCullum ’01, President
Elizabeth McAmis ’94, Vice President Membership
Andrea McNeely ’04, State Board Representative
Jennifer Taylor ’96, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association


Cynthia Buhr ’05, President-Elect
Barbara Rhoads-Weaver ’03, Secretary
Carmen Butler ’06, Board Member
James McGuire ’98, Board Member

South Asian Bar Association

Rajiv Sarathy ‘02

Friday, October 3
South Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Banquet, W Hotel, Seattle

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Wayne Fricke ’86, President
David Snell ’90, Vice President
John R. Wilson ’94, Secretary Treasurer
Wendy E. Zicht ’91, Immediate Past President
Kenneth J. Levey ’91, Family Law Liaison
Todd Howard ’05, Pierce County Minority Bar Liaison
Jennifer J. Taylor ’96, Washington Women Lawyers Liaison
Anita Booker-Hay ’93, Trustee
Cameron J. Fleury ’89, Trustee
Thomas A. Balerud ’89, Trustee
Thomas A. Cena ’75, Trustee

Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28
14th Annual Bar Convention, Red Lion Inn, Vancouver

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington

Thuy Nguyen-Leeper ’01, President
Catherine L. Vuong ’06, Member of Board
Ty Ho ’04, Member of Board

Tuesday, October 28
Fourth Annual Vietnamese Bar Association of Washington Dinner, Triple Door, Seattle

Washington State Bar Association

Douglas C. Lawrence ‘79, Treasurer
Lori S. Haskell ’85, Governor, District 7 – Central
Carla C. Lee ’05, Governor, WYLD At-Large

Thursday, September 11
Charity Golf Classic for Kids, East Wenatchee

Thursday, September 18
Washington State Bar Association Annual Awards Banquet, Seattle

Thursday-Friday, September 18-19
WSBA Board of Governors Meeting, Seattle
15th Annual Construction Law Conference, Red Lion Hotel on 5th, Seattle

Thursday, October 9
LAW Advocates Annual Auction, Lawyers Take Orders, Bellingham

Thursday, October 16
50-year Member Tribute Luncheon and Reception, Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Sunday, October 19
Race Judicata 5k at Seward Park, Seattle

Wednesday, October 22
Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators Annual Managing Partners’ Dinner, Seattle Sheraton Hotel

Friday-Saturday, October 24-25
WSBA Board of Governors Meeting, Davenport Hotel, Spokane

Washington State Bar Association WYLD

Julia Bahner ’02, President-elect
Marie Gallagher ’04, Northwest District Trustee

Thursday, September 25
CLE: Election 2008 - Recent Developments and Potential Legal Issues, WSBA Office

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association

Karen K. Koehler ’85, President
Mark C. Wagner ’84, Vice President CLE
Carol N. Johnston ’95, Vice President West
William “Jay” Flynn, Jr. ’79, Second Vice President CLE
Marc L. Silverman ’82, Vice President Publications
Thaddeus Martin ’98, Secretary
Rebecca J. Roe ’77, Second Vice President Judicial Relations
Stephen L. Bulzomi ’85, Second Vice President Legislative
Jonathan F. Stubbs ’86, Second Vice President Public Affairs
Steven L. Shaw ’02, Editor-In-Chief
Carrie M. Coppinger Carter ’98, Second Congressional District
Eric Michael Fong ’93, Sixth Congressional District
Terri Herring-Puz ’87, Third Congressional District
Sidney S. Royer ’83, Eighth Congressional District
Teri L. Rideout ’83, Ninth Congressional District
Tara L. Eubanks ’03, At-Large
Maria S. Diamond ’83, AAJ Board of Governors Member
Patrick H. LePley ’76, AAJ Board of Governors Member

Washington Women Lawyers

The Honorable Joan Tierney ’01, Immediate Past President
Gwen Forrest ’06, Vice President – Public Affairs, Newsletter
Sara Springer ’07, Vice President – Public Affairs, Web Development
Gena Bomotti ’07, Vice President – Public Affairs, Web Development
Jennifer Johnson Grant ’96, Vice President – Heritage
Kerry Keefe ’87, Vice President – Heritage
Rashelle Tanner ’98, Vice President – Minority Affairs
Cynthia Jones ’06, Vice President – Governmental Affairs
Andrea McNeely ’04, Representative Pierce Chapter
Marie Gallagher ’04, Whatcom Chapter

Friday, October 10
Washington Women Lawyers’ Annual Dinner, Seattle Sheraton Hotel

*Alumni who are also members of Seattle University School of Law’s Law Alumni Board.

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