East King County Bar Association
OCTOBER 2014  
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EKCBA / ELAP Joint Luncheon Set for October 23rd
Location Changed to El Gaucho Bellevue!
EKCBA is excited to reignite the tradition of a joint EKCBA / ELAP Volunteer Recognition luncheon this year! This event will honor a few of the many wonderful volunteers whose dedication and contributions to ELAP's clients are valued so much. The Luncheon is timed perfectly to coincide with the 2014 National Pro Bono Celebration week which happens October 19-25th.  We hope you will join us on October 23rd at 12:00 p.m. at El Gaucho Bellevue for the inaugural restart of this tradition! Please note this event location change.


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 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!

Click here to register for the EKCBA/ELAP Joint Luncheon on October 23rd at Daniel's Broiler.
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Champions Ramp Up and Repeat to Take

2014 EKCBA Golf Tournament  


Congratulations to all the winners! The challenge was made and accepted to beat 60 at this year's EKCBA Golf Tournament.  Competition was fierce.  Two titles were successfully defended, and last year's winning score was only good enough for 3rd place this year.


Congratulations to the First Place foursome of Ted Barr, John Strauss, Pat Trudeau, and Scott Weitz, who successfully defended their title by shooting a 54 and improving their score by 6 shots!  Second Place went to the foursome including Nat Wylie, Cash Sessler, Erik Hildebrand, and Devra Nieder, who shot a 59.  Third Place went to the foursome with Jim Clark, Mike DeLeo, Mike Callan, and Tom Hansen, who shot a 60, which would have won last year.


Closest to the Pin winner on the Front 9 was Gail Ryder, who shot a Hole in One!  Congratulations, Gail!  Closest to the Pin winner on the Back 9 was Chris Frost.


Hitting the Longest Drive for the men was Erik Hildebrand. Hitting the Longest Drive for the women was Sarah Birkeland, who also won the award last year.


Congratulations to all these winners, and thank you to all players and sponsors for your participation.  Keep swinging!
Thank You to our 2014 Golf Tournament Sponsors
       Assessment & Treatment Associates  Berntson Porter & Company

Don Chase Mortgages    ediscovery.com Ewing & Clark



Peterson Russell Kelly PLLC Veitch Ault & Associates Zeno Bakalian P.S.

R E A L   P R O P E R T Y   S E C T I O N
EKCBA Real Property Section  
"Ethics in Real Estate Boundary Law Matters"
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
777 108th Avenue NE, Suite 2300, Bellevue

Brian Lawler

Brian E. Lawler of Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard PLLC will speak on the topic "Ethics in Real Estate Boundary Law Matters" 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.


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