The goal of our section is three fold:

  • Improve the knowledge and expertise of persons involved in EDEP practice through education and discussion;
  • Advocate for the improvement of procedures and laws concerning EDEP matters;
  • Develop relationships amongst other EDEP practitioners and those looking to enter the practice area.
President: Jonas Hemenway
President-elect: Catherine Kardong
Secretary: Danielle Palm
Treasurer: Levi Liljenquist
Term of Office: 1 year, annual September meeting to annual meeting (Next: September 1, 2021)
Annual Meeting/Elections: Elections during annual meeting held in September.
Structure: Monthly meetings rotating between a regular meeting, an educational meeting, and a networking/mentoring meeting.
Regular Meetings: Once a quarter (September, December, March, June) on the first Wednesday of the month at noon at Winston & Cashatt (meetings are currently being held via zoom – contact secretary for login information for each meeting).

December 2, 2020
March 3, 2021
June 2, 2021
September 1, 2021

Education Component: Once a quarter (October, January, April, July)

Structure varies – some are roundtable discussions, some will offer CLE credits

Committee Chair: Diane Kiepe

Networking/Mentoring Component: Once a quarter (November, February, May, August)

Structure varies – some are just social meetings, some are mentoring with law students and new practitioners

Committee Chair: Genevieve Mann

Legislative Component: Discussion of legislative actions of the committee will be part of each quarterly regular meeting

Committee Chair: Dennis Hession

Mini-Meetings: Members are encouraged to reach out to the group anytime they have an issue to work through and ask for a mini meeting. Organizer just identifies a time and place and anyone who wants to come help discuss a difficult case will show up.
Fiscal Year:: September 1 – August 31
ELECTIONS: At annual meeting.

SCBA membership required for both current SCBA fiscal year and following SCBA fiscal year (Sept. 1 – August 31)

Contact info: www.spokanebar.org/Sections/.