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Alumni in the News
Erica Buckley (WLI Class of 2013) Named CEO of Buckley and Associates
Congratulations to Erica Buckley (WLI Class of 2013)! Erica has been promoted to President and CEO of Buckley and Associates, a personal injury law firm. Ms. Buckley will run all day to day operations and make all business decisions for the firm.
Fledgling ChooseVets firm may find spotlight at State of Union
- The Seattle Times
Military veteran and entrepreneur Steve Buchanan (UW Law alumni), of Tacoma, will be in the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night for President Obama’s State of the Union speech.
WLI Graduate Fellow, Dolly Hunt ('08), Elected Pend Oreille County Prosecutor
- Pend Oreille County
Congratulations to WLI graduate Fellow, class of 2008, and former Advisory Board member Dolly Hunt, who was sworn in on December 23 as Pend Oreille County Prosecutor.
Governor Inslee appoints Veronica Alicea Galván to King County Superior Court
Gov. Inslee on Friday, December 19, announced the appointment of Veronica Alicea Galván to the King County Superior Court. Galván’s term begins in January and will replace Judge Greg Canova, who announced his retirement this winter.
alt.legal: Know Thyself, Corporate Counsel, and Know Thy Spend - Alum Berbadette Bulacan
- Above The Law
Her name is Bernadette Bulacan; she’s now a director of the Market Development Group, a subject matter expert for corporate counsel and All-Around Badass.
Governor Inslee announces appointment of Raquel Montoya-Lewis ('95) to the Whatcom County Superior Court
Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he is appointing Raquel Montoya-Lewis to a new seat on the Whatcom County Superior Court. The new position was approved by the state Legislature in 2013 and established a fourth judge on the bench.
Robert Utter '54, Former Washington Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 84
- The Seattle Times
Former state Supreme Court justice Robert Utter, who had resigned in protest of the court’s handling of death penalty cases in 1995, died late Wednesday at the age of 84. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced the death, and a public service is planned. Utter served on the court for 23 years and in retirement had worked with his wife, Betty, in Rwanda on a University of Washington project that dealt with how courts approached justice in the aftermath of genocide that took 800,000 lives in a 100-day fury of ethnic murders by Hutus and Tutsis in that African state in 1994.
Roberta Cordero Announced as Honoree for 2014 Indigenous Leadership Award
Ecotrust announced the honorees of the 12th annual Indigenous Leadership Award. They are: Annita McPhee (Tahltan), Arthur William Sterritt (Gitga’at), Eric J. Quaempts (Yakama), Roy Sampsel (Choctaw / Wyandotte), and the awardee, Roberta Reyes Cordero (Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation).
ROBERTA REYES CORDERO of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, is a cultural ambassador and conflict resolution professional. For nearly 20 years she has been actively pursuing ways to give tribal people a voice in coastal marine planning in California. Aided by her efforts, the Chumash Nation has reestablished a connection to its canoeing and seafaring roots, which has led to a resurgence of the Chumash language, the preparation of Native foods, creation of art, and a reestablishment of family connections among tribal members.
Michael Wampold '96 Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Michael S. Wampold has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which Michael S. Wampold became a Fellow took place before an audience of approximately 855 persons during the recent 2014 Annual Meeting of the College in London, England. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Michael S. Wampold is a partner in the firm of Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna & Knopp and has been practicing in Seattle for 18 years.
Despite Obama, immigration is still splitting up families - Alum Lori Walls quoted
- The Seattle Times
“It’s a common misconception that someone who is married to a U.S. citizen and has a U.S. citizen kid won’t be deported,” says Rubio-Sulficio’s Seattle-based attorney, Lori Walls. “They do it all the time. It’s one of the cruelest parts of immigration law, and they’re about to do it again.”
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