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May 2019

FREE CLE: The New Consent Rule

May 9, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The FBA of the Western District of Washington and the King County Bar Association are pleased to present a FREE CLE   THE NEW CONSENT RULE: How to Be Effective in Practicing Before the Magistrate Judges (1.25 CLE credits pending approval)     Presented by: The Honorable Michelle L. Peterson Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington   The Honorable Mary Alice Theiler Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington   The Honorable…

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FREE CLE: Stepping Up to Serve: Federal Pro Bono Representation 

May 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
U.S. District Court, 700 Stewart Street, 19th Floor Conference Room
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Stepping Up to Serve: Federal Pro Bono Representation  Rescheduled for May 17, 2019  Presented by the Western District of Washington Federal Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee  Free Half Day CLE!  (1 Ethics and 3 General CLE Credits)           Interested in serving the community this year through a pro bono case? This CLE will give you the tools to take it on! The program will feature an overview of the most common types of cases where pro bono representation is needed in Federal Court,…

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September 2019

Power Act CLE – Free

September 20, 2019

The Western District of Washington Invites You To: POWER ACT CLE – FREE (Registration required) Register for this event on Eventbrite

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October 2019

Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society Gala

October 3, 2019

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society is Hosting a Gala at the historic Rainier Club. The Gala will feature a hosted cocktail hour followed by a dinner. The program during dinner is comprised of an esteemed panel including Judge M. Margaret McKeown (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), Judge Robert Lasnik (Western District of Washington), Dahlia Lithwick (Slate's PodCast Host "Amicus" Covering the U.S. Supreme Court), Dean Mario Barnes (University of Washington School of Law), and Lucy Dalglish (Dean of the…

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Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who, me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

October 24, 2019

Have you ever thought “I’m not good enough?” even though you are? This  event is for you! Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who, me? A Bankruptcy Judge? October 24, 2019  at 1:00 p.m. U.S.  Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle Reception Follows REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 17, 2019  at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited so register early. Registration and  other information are at this link: https://www.uscourts.gov/judges-judgeships/about-federal-judges/roadways-federal-bench-who-me-bankruptcy-judge Goal:  To  Increase Diversity in the Bankruptcy Bar and Bench. The Judicial Conference of the U.S.…

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November 2019

FREE CLE – U.S. Supreme Court Review: A Focus on Criminal Cases

November 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and the King County Bar Association invite you to a FREE CLE U.S. Supreme Court Review: A Focus on Criminal Cases   November 15, 2019 Noon – 1:30 p.m. (1.5 CLE credits pending approval)   Presented by: Professor Deborah Ahrens Professor Ahrens is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence.  She served as a law clerk for Judge Amalya…

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December 2019

36th Annual Dinner & CLE

December 5, 2019

36th Annual Dinner & CLE On December 5, 2019, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel With Remarks by Special Guest, Eric Liu Registration is now open at http://bit.ly/FBA-AnnualDinner-2019 Eric Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Citizen University. He is the author of several books, including The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker; The Gardens of Democracy; You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen; and most recently, Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility,…

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February 2020

Western District of Washington Litigation Academy

February 25

WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON  LITIGATION ACADEMY   FEBRUARY 25, 2020 The Litigation Academy is a partnership between the United States District Court for the  Western District of Washington (WDWA) and the Federal Bar Association for the WDWA.  The  Academy will offer a one‐day course for attorneys looking to improve their trial skills and gain  experience in federal court. Participants will prepare and present opening statements to federal judges in a live courtroom  setting and receive instruction and feedback from members of the…

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May 2020

FREE CLE: WDWA Court Operations During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

May 15

The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington Presents a Free CLE WDWA Court Operations During COVID-19: What You Need to Know (1 CLE Credit Pending Approval) Presented by William M. McCool, U.S. District Court Executive and Clerk of Court, Western District of Washington With Introduction and Remarks from The Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington When: Friday May 15, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Location: Video Conference – Link will be sent…

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September 2020

EmPOWERing Attorneys to Represent Survivors

September 1

EmPOWERing Attorneys to Represent Survivors: The POWER Act Training Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 PM Zoom Login instructions will be sent following registration REGISTER NOW The POWER Act of 2018 was signed into law to help victims of domestic violence gain access to pro bono legal services. Join us to learn about the importance of representing and empowering survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. You will hear from Chief Judge Ricardo Martinez of Western…

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