East King County Bar Association
 FEBRUARY 2015   
F E B R U A R Y   1 9 T H   L U N C H E O N
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"Why Aren't You In District Court?"
A Road Map to Avoiding the Pitfalls
Thursday, February 19 | 12:00 p.m.
Daniel's Broiler
10500 NE 8th Street, 21st Floor, Bellevue

EKCBA is pleased to announce that Judge Peter Nault will be the featured speaker at its February 19th membership luncheon at Daniel's Broiler. 
Judge Nault was re-elected to the bench in November 2014 for his sixth term.  He is currently the Presiding Judge of the East Division of King County District Court. He was instrumental in forming the eastside civil court over 10 years ago, with separate dedicated civil judges who prioritize and expedite the handling of civil matters. New civil local court rules originated from a committee he chaired, and Judge Nault remains at the forefront of facing the challenges of electronic filing and case management.
RSVP! Click below to register now and plan to join us for this presentation on February 19th at 12:00 p.m. at Daniel's Broiler in Bellevue.
Cost is $45.00 per person. Self-parking in the garage will be validated for up to 3 hours. Space is limited so please register soon so you don't miss out.
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 B U S I N E S S   L A W   S E C T I O N
EKCBA Business Law Section       
Crowdfunding Offerings: 
Washington State's New Exemption
Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 12:00 p.m.
Location: Peterson Russell Kelly, P.S.
10900 NE 4th Street, Suite 1850, Bellevue


Mark R. Beatty, of the Law Office of Mark R. Beatty, will speak on the topic "Crowdfunding Offerings: Washington State's New Exemption" and will invite questions and open forum discussion following formal presentation of the material.  We anticipate 1.0 CLE credit shall be approved by the WSBA for this presentation. 



B E   A N   A B A   M O O T   C O U R T   J U D G E   A N D   E A R N   C L E
Earn CLE Credits Serving as an ABA Competition Judge
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The ABA Student Law Division is offering an opportunity to serve as a competition judge in the upcoming ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The Seattle competition takes place March 6 - 8, 2015.
Attorneys who serve as judges will receive free CLE credit. Last year attorneys in Seattle received 1-3 hours of CLE credit. Further, competition judges will help law students with experiential legal training and promote excellence in written and oral advocacy skills in a moot court setting.
Each competition round is between 2.5-4.5 hours including orientation.  Please visit NAAC Judges for specific details about the regional moot court competitions and to sign up to be an oral argument judge. 
M A R C H   1 9 T H   L U N C H E O N
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"Civility in the Legal Profession"
Thursday, March 19 | 12:00 p.m.
El Gaucho
450 108th Avenue, Bellevue

Paula Lustbader
EKCBA is pleased to announce that Professor Paula Lustbader will be the featured speaker at its March 19th membership luncheon at Daniel's Broiler. 
Professor Lustbader is best known for her work as co-founder and director of the Academic Resource Center and its Access Admissions program at Seattle University School of Law. For 28 years, she has provided instruction, support, and mentorship to law students from underrepresented groups and, in the process, has been instrumental in changing the face of the legal profession.
In recent years, Professor Lustbader has turned her focus to address issues of civility in her role as president of Robert's Fund, where she has undertaken a variety of initiatives.  In addition to creating and producing articles for the Washington State Bar News, she is developing curriculum, programs, and seminars; is facilitating conversations on civility with focus groups; as well as making multiple presentations and providing consulting to law firms and other legal professional organizations.
RSVP!  Register now and plan to join us on March 19th at 12:00 p.m. for a buffet luncheon at El Gaucho in Bellevue.  Cost is $45.00 per person. Space is limited so don't delay.
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                                             SAVE THE DATE!
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
5th Annual ELAP Breakfast for Justice
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 7:30 a.m.
Meydenbauer Center
Keynote Speaker: Lorenzo Romar, 
UW Huskies Men's Basketball Coach
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