For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton, University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

April 30, 2007

UW School of Law Launches Law Firm Annual Challenge

SEATTLE - In a move to strengthen the relationship between the law school and alumni in Washington state law firms, the UW School of Law launched the first annual Law Firm Annual Challenge (LFAC). This new inititative is designed to increase opportunities for alumni to connect with their alma mater and strengthen the Husky network within the legal community. LFAC will seek to increase alumni giving to the law school and inspire some of the top firms in the legal community to fund initiatives that will serve not only students but the entire legal community.

This year's LFAC campaign is chaired by Norm Maleng '66, King County Prosecutor, Judy Bendich '75, Bendich, Stobaugh and Strong, P.C., and Bruce Roberston '77, Garvey Schubert Barer. To date, 21 firms have participated in the challenge with gifts from more than 80 law school alumni.