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October 2019

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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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December 2020

Annual Dinner – Virtual Celebration

December 9, 2020

In lieu of our annual dinner at the Fairmont, the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington will hold a Virtual Celebration  December 9, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. via Zoom   With Special Guest, NY Times Correspondent Adam Liptak,  interviewed by Judge Lasnik   Remarks by Ninth Circuit Judge Miller, Chief Judge Martinez, Judge Zilly, and Judge Pechman  2 CLE Credits General Registration is $25   Registration is now open at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fba-wdwas-37th-annual-celebration-registration-128271243743 Questions?  Please contact FBA-WDWA Vice President…

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February 2021

Special Series: Trials Over Zoom

February 23

Special Series: Trials Over Zoom MCLE Available                 February 23, 2021 | Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m. (PST) Panelists Moderator:  Judge Barbara J. Rothstein (WDWA) Judge Marsha J. Pechman (WDWA), Judge Robert S. Lasnik (WDWA), Michael S. Wampold (Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna), Mark P. Walters (Lowe Graham Jones) Registration link may be found here as well as on the attached flier. Courts During Covid.pdf

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March 2021

Ninth Circuit Cowboy: Program and Film

March 11

Looking for some inspiration?  Join us for a special presentation by two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry Sanders, in conversation with Judge Pregerson’s children, CDCA Judge Dean Pregerson and Katie Rodan.  They will discuss Judge Pregerson’s judicial philosophy, and his roles as a mentor, an ethical leader on and off the bench, and as a father.  Sanders will address the process of capturing all of that in his outstanding new documentary “9TH CIRCUIT COWBOY, The Long Good Fight of Harry…

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April 2021

Free Workshop – Silence = Acceptance: Starting the Conversation

April 8

Continued tragic and historical events surrounding race and systemic racism have sparked movements and conversations worldwide.   The DMCMA Education Committee and the Minority & Justice Commission are sponsoring an upcoming workshop Silence = Acceptance: Starting the Conversation as a starting point to begin the essential and necessary work of eliminating systematic and institutional racism within our courts and continuing the dialogue. This workshop will increase one’s knowledge and bring awareness of how racism and bias evolved to present day and how…

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