ELAP Volunteer Award Recipients
Sally Allwardt - Sally was the manager of 2014 ELAP Breakfast for Justice fundraising event. Her dedication and efforts were rewarded by making it the most successful Breakfast for Justice yet. We deeply appreciate her commitment to ELAP's mission and all the energy she so generously gave to make the Breakfast a tremendous triumph.
Jessica Beck - Jessica is a fairly new attorney whose commitment to ELAP began about the same time she joined her firm. She has been a constant support to ELAP through its Wills Project, not only taking on wills clients but being instrumental in helping design tools for other pro bono attorneys to use as they take on wills cases. We appreciate her willingness to be of assistance to both ELAP clients and other ELAP attorneys.
Perkins Coie - Leah Medway, Pro Bono Council, will be accepting the award on behalf of Perkins Coie, which has gone above and beyond with the Domestic Violence/Family Law cases referred to them, putting in thousands of hours on behalf of ELAP clients and getting great outcomes for the survivors and their children. Their commitment to pro bono service is exemplary and ELAP is happy to publicly recognize them for the incredible impacts they are making on survivors' lives.
EKCBA Luncheon Speaker: David J. Seeley
David Seeley of Livengood Alskog PLLC will be the featured speaker at the luncheon and will share his experiences as Marlon Brando's attorney and the current project he is involved with.
Mr. Seeley acted as general counsel for Marlon Brando from 2000 to 2004. Since Mr. Brando's death in July 2004, David has acted as general counsel to The Marlon Brando Living Trust. In 2002, he traveled to the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia for the first time on behalf of Marlon Brando. Since then, he has returned to French Polynesia over 25 times. The fruition of this work can now be seen in the opening of a five-star luxury resort called The Brando on the French Polynesian Atoll of Tetiaroa (thebrando.com). Additionally, Mr. Seeley has spent a significant amount of time helping to establish a non-profit called Tetiaroa Society (tetiaroasociety.org). The story of how Mr. Seeley, a local Kirkland lawyer, got involved in working in the South Pacific is interesting, to say the least, and the amount of Seattle connections to French Polynesia is remarkable.
REGISTER! Click below to register now and plan to join us on October 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at El Gaucho, 450 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue. Cost is $45 per person. See you there!