Calendar of Events


Friday, December 19, 2014

8:45 am - 4:30 pm



Not - So - Unlikely Bed Fellows:

Personal Injury Litigation and Estates/Trusts/Guardianships



Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law

Barbieri Courtroom

721 N. Cincinnati

Spokane, WA


Organized by SCBA Trustee Carol J. Hunter and John Allison of Eymann Allison Hunter Jones, P.S., this thought provoking and clever seminar will help navigate you through the complexities and overlapping issues involved with Personal Injury Litigation and Estates, Trusts and Guardianships.


TOPICS & SPEAKERS: When the Client's World Caves In:

Suddenly Diminished Capacity, A Case Study in Ethics –

John Allison of Eymann Allison Hunter Jones, P.S.;


Special Needs Trusts in Personal Injury Cases –

Michael J. Bresson of Bresson Law Offices;


Case Law/Statute Update – Estates / Trusts –

Stefanie R. Taylor of Randall Danskin P.S.;


Case Law/Statute Update – Personal Injury –

J.J. Thompson of Layman Law Firm, PLLP;


Beware the Taxman: When Part of Your Client's Settlement Belongs to the IRS – William O. Etter of Witherspoon Kelley;


So You Want to be a SGAL?: The Nuts and Bolts of the Settlement

Guardian ad Litem – James V. Woodard,


Attorney at Law; and At Arm's Length: The competing roles of the lawyer, Guardian ad Litem, and Mediator – Kathleen H. Paukert of Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC and Paul L. Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick & Startzel, P.S.


Cost to attend is only $130 for SCBA members, $145 for non-SCBA members, $95 for government, legal aidand SCBA YLD Attorneys; $15 for students and staff.


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Friday, January 23, 2015

8:45 am - 4:00 pm




Social Media & Metadata:

Major Concerns for Civil & Crimnal Lawyers


SPEAKER: Kenneth O. Kreis, J.D., a former Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, and a former Assistant District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, State of Texas, has engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 30 years, and has been General Manager of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC, for the past 10 years. He teaches this program in an understandable and non-technical manner limiting the use of tech terminology as appropriate.

4.0 general and 1.0 ethics credits


Gonzaga University School of Law
721 North Cincinnati Street, Barbieri Courtroom
Spokane, Washington



9:15 am - 10:15 am Section I: Metadata Issues to Consider in Civil Cases -

General Issues in Metadata Investigations in Civil Cases; Protecting Against Metadata Disclosure of Client Files and Confidences; and Metadata Discovery in Civil Cases

10:15 am - 10:30 am MORNING BREAK

10:30 am - 11:00 am Section II: Latest Civil Cases Involving Metadata - Metadata Related Cases Affecting Civil Litigation

11:00 am - 11:30 am Section III: Latest Social Media Issues for Lawyers - Considerations for Lawyers Using Social Media

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Section IV: Social Media & Metadata Ethics

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK (On your own)


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Section V: Using Social Media & Metadata Evidence:

Prosecution Perspective

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Section VI: Using Social Media & Metadata Evidence:

Defense Perspective

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Section VII: Social Media & Metadata Criminal Ethics Issues

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Section VIII: Latest Criminal Cases re: Social Media & Metadata

Cost to attend is only $99 for the entire seminar or $60 for either the morning or afternoon session. This seminar does not qualify for the SCBA CLE Passport Program as this is a co-sponsored event.




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Friday, March 6, 2015

9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Sixth Annual SCBA Indian Law Conference



Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law

Barbieri Courtroom

721 N. Cincinnati

Spokane, WA


Organized by the SCBA Indian Law Section and hosted by: Gonzaga University School of Law, Gonzaga Native American Law Students Association, and the Spokane County Bar Association Indian Law Section.


8:50 - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Why the Restatement of Indian Law Matters to

Everyday Practitioners, Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher,

Michigan State University School of Law

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. MORNING BREAK

10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Federal, Tribal, and State Court Relations Senior Judge William Canby, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit Chief Justice Barbara Madsen,

Washington Supreme Court, Chief Judge Theresa Pouley, Tulalip Tribal Court

12:00 - 12:15 p.m. TRANSITION BREAK

(walk to Herak Room in McCarthey Athletic Center)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Keynote Presentation -

Reflections from the Bench: Insights on Crucial Indian Law Decisions -

Senior Judge William Canby, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

1:30 - 1:45 p.m. TRANSITION BREAK

(walk to back to Gonzaga Law School)

1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Current Northwest Natural Resource Issues: In-Stream Flows, Water Quality, and Fish Consumption Rates Ted C. Knight, Spokane Tribe of Indians
Shannon Work, Shannon D. Work, PC, Rachel Pascal Osborne, Gonzaga University

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Treaty Rights in the 21st Century: Indian Treaties and International ContextPaul Lumley, Executive Director, Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
D.R. Michele, Executive Director, Upper Columbia United Tribes

5:00 p.m. Adjourn; SCBA Indian Law Section meeting and social.

Cost to attend is only $170-SCBA members, $185-non-SCBA members, $130-tribal attorneys, tribal judicial, government, legal aid and SCBA YLD Attorneys; $50-staff.



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