Calendar of Events

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

8:45 am - 4:30 pm

 

The Comprehensive Employment Law CLE

 

LOCATION:

 

Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law

Barbieri Courtroom

721 N. Cincinnati

Spokane, WA

 

 

Organized by SCBA Trustee William M. Symmes of Witherspoon Kelley, this thorough and engaging seminar will address many of the legal facets of employment law facing you and your clients today. Mr. Symmes has enlisted his colleagues at the Witherspoon Kelley law firm in the production of this seminar.

 

TOPICS & SPEAKERS: Employment Law Review and Preview: Key legal developments and case law in the past year, and previewing upcoming key developments and case law – Amy M. Mensik; Social Media and Impacts on the Workplace – William M. Symmes; Drafting Effective Severance and Confidentiality Agreements - Avoiding EEOC Challenges – Michael F. Nienstedt; Understanding Washington Leave Laws – Kimberly A. Kamel; Federal Whistleblower Laws administered by the Department of Labor, including the necessary elements, available damages, available defenses, and the forum options – Matthew W. Daley; and Peter D. Svennungsen will talk on a subject currently being developed.

 

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

 

 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

8:45 am - 4:30 pm

 

 

 

December Bar Luncheon

 

LOCATION:

 

Spokane Club

Georgian Room

1002 W Riverside Ave

Spokane, WA

 

 

COST: $16.95- Members

$20 - Non-memeber

 

Lunch will be a buffet to include your choice from two entrees, fresh veegetables, dessert, and coffee, pop, or iced tea, and includes tax and tip.

 

Speaker: Joy McMahon

 

Subject: Advanced Life Skills for Stresse Management

 

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO PRE-REGISTER and avoid that long, last minute lineup.

 

 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Annual Holiday Party &

VLP Silent Auction

 

LOCATION:

 

Spokane Club

1002 W Riverside Ave

Spokane, WA

 

 

This year's Holiday Party and VLP Benefit Raffle and Silent Auction occurs on Thursday, December 11th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note that this year's event will again be at The Spokane Club, 1002 West Riverside. In addition to the beautiful Georgian Room, the Spokane Club has arranged a fantastic menu which will include a carving station, seafood station and pasta bar (along with our traditional menu items – including bacon-wrapped chicken livers) and the popular dessert station.

While this downtown location will hopefully allow many of our members to walk to theparty, there are several parking lots near the Spokane Club and the Spokane Club also offers valet parking for $10. If you need more information about parking in the area, please call the Spokane County Bar Association at (509) 477-2665.


As usual, payment of your 2014-2015 SCBA dues is your ticket into this great event. Youmay also bring one guest to the party free of charge, which is another benefit of your SCBA Membership. Additional guests and non-members are $30 per person.

Friday, December 12, 2014

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

 

 

 

Ethics Potpourri CLE

 

LOCATION:

 

County Commissioner's Hearing Room

1026 W. Broadway Ave., Lower Level

Spokane, WA

 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. SELECTED DISCIPLINARY MATTERS AND CASES
INVOLVING ETHICS FROM 2014:

How Real Lawyers Got Into Real Trouble with the Bench and Bar
Erika Balazs, Attorney at Law


11:10 – 12:10 a.m. THE LAWYER'S ETHICAL DUTY TO PRESERVE EVIDENCE
Geoffrey D. Swindler, Law Office of Geoffrey D. Swindler, P.S.


12:20 – 1:20 a.m. TRAPS AND SURPRISES: Rules You Didn't Know Were Rules
Leslie R. Weatherhead, Lee & Hayes, PLLC.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. INSIGHTS INTO WASHINGTON LAWYER DISCIPLINE: How
to Avoid Attention from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel
H.E. “Ted” Stiles, Lukins & Annis, P.S.

 

 

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Friday, December 19, 2014

8:45 am - 4:30 pm

 

 

Not - So - Unlikely Bed Fellows:

Personal Injury Litigation and Estates/Trusts/Guardianships

 

LOCATION:

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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