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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)
  • - The climate justice, project co-founded by Jeni Krencicki Barcelos '10 and Jen Marlow '10, helped six faith-based groups file an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to support young people suing the federal government for not acting to reverse climate change. (11/13/13)
  • - Langfeldt Law is the private practice of Monica Langfeldt, an experienced corporate, small business and tax attorney who previously was a partner at three major law firms. Langfeldt obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Idaho. 
  • - Lissa is the Director of Portland State University Student Legal Services, where she handles a wide range of legal matters, including criminal, family, landlord/tenant, consumer, bankruptcy, civil rights and administrative law issues.
    She has served the MBA as the Equality & Diversity Committee’s Pipeline co-chair. She has volunteered in the legal community as a pro bono attorney for children in both Multnomah and Washington Counties and has served on the Oregon Pro Bono Celebration Committee. She also has participated in the Multnomah County Family Law Executive Committee and the OSB Executive Committee, for juvenile and consumer law. She is a Winterhaven School PTSA volunteer.
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