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  • - 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. (10/17/14)
  • - 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 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.  (9/25/14)
  • - 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.” (5/23/14)
  • - SB Nation
    "We’ve got AMELIA BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE here," the announcer said. A murmured ripple of awe and scattered cheers erupted from the racers slathering on eye black or slamming down energy drinks.
    Barely an hour later, on the much quieter crest of a steep hill, a pack of elite women gathered at the start. The men's race had gotten underway 15 minutes before. Amelia Boone wormed her way to the front.
  • - Seattle Times Case by case, Bellingham lawyer Adam Karp '98 is pushing the law to honor the value of animals. (1/24/14)
  • - Seattle Times Roger Rogoff has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the King County Superior Court Bench. (12/30/13)
  • - The Stranger Fathi founded the country’s first Middle Eastern law clinic and helped Council Member Mike O’Brien start Seattle’s wildly successful Safe Parking program—which connects people living in their cars with safe places to park, church bathrooms, and stable housing. (11/18/13)
  • - Trish graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1996. During law school, she was a member of the editorial board of the Washington Law Review and received the Mary Ellen Krug Award for excellence in labor and employment law. In 1993, Trish earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. (11/18/13)
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