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The Bar Scene

Our alumni are active members and supporters of the bar associations in Washington. For this issue of the Amicus Brief, we are proud to recognize our School of Law alumni who currently serve in positions of leadership*, in addition to sharing the upcoming event calendars for the different bar organizations.


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American Immigration Lawyers Association

Patricia A. Simon ’03, New Members Representative


Thursday, August 27

Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers, Web Seminar


Tuesday, September 15

Forget PERM–Go to the Head of the Class Under Schedule A!, Web Seminar


Thursday, September 17

Ethics for the Immigration Lawyers Part II: Navigating the Ethics of Fraud–Balancing Candor and Confidentiality, Web Seminar


Asian Bar Association of Washington

Serin Ngai ‘06, Secretary

The Honorable Tam Bui ‘94, Board At-Large

Jeffrey Liang ‘07, Board At-Large /Mentorship /Student Liaison Chair

Thuy Nguyen Leeper ‘01, Board At-Large / JAJEC Representative

Robyn Horton ‘06, Board At-Large


Friday, September 25

General Membership Meeting at GU Law, Spokane


Friday, September 25
Mixer at Bluefish


Filipino Lawyers of Washington

Gail Manuguid ‘06, Secretary

Mimi Castillo ’84, Board Member


Friday, September 18

1st Annual Barrio Fiesta, 5:30 p.m., Filipino Community Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way


King County Bar Association

Anne Daly ‘88, Board of Trustees
Carllene M. Placide ’98, Board of Trustees
Terence J. Scanlan ’86, Board of Trustees
The Honorable Joan E. Tierney ’01, Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Allen James ’88, Board of Trustees


Korean American Bar Association of Washington

Juliana Wong ’02, Board Member at Large


Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle

Heidi Baxter ’05, Co-Director of Annual Event

Lisa W. Gafken ’01, Co-Director of Annual Event and Treasurer

A.J. Tangeman ‘97, Vice President

Jennifer Wyatt ’03, Director of Logistics


Saturday, September 12

Moms and Kids Networking Event, The Children's Center, Burke Gilman Gardens


Tuesday, September 15

Brown Bag Lunch: Estate Planning, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle


Sunday, October 4

Moms and Kids Networking Event, KidsQuest Children's Museum, Factoria


Tuesday, October 20

Brown Bag Lunch: Nontraditional Work Options, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle


National Association of Corporate Directors, Seattle-Northwest Chapter

Catherine L. Walker ’80, Chapter President

G. Scott Greenburg ’80, Chapter Chairman and Chair, 2009 Director of the Year Event


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project


Saturday, October 10

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 25th Anniversary Event


Northwest Indian Bar Association


Thursday and Friday, September 4 and 5

Indian Law Symposium, University of Washington School of Law


Pierce County Minority Bar Association

Todd Howard ’05, Interim Treasurer and Secretary



Cynthia Buhr ’05, President
Barbara Rhoads-Weaver ’03, Secretary


South Asian Bar Association of Washington

Rajiv Sarathy ’02, President-Elect


Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

David Snell ’90, President

Scott Candoo ’77, Vice President

Thomas Cena ’75, Board of Trustees

Lance Hester ’97, Secretary-Treasurer

Diana Kiesel ’84, Board of Trustees

Wayne Fricke ’86, Immediate Past President

Michael Clark ’93, Board of Trustees

Karl Williams ’86, Board of Trustees

Jennifer Taylor ’96, WA Women Lawyers Liaison

Todd Howard ’05, PC Minority Bar Liaison


Friday thru Sunday, October 2-4

15th Annual Bar Convention, Suncadia Resort, Roslyn


Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington

Sinjin Dinh ’08, Board Member

Ty Ho ’04, Board Member

Catherine Le Vuong ’06, Board Member


Thursday, October 22

Fifth Annual Banquet, 5:30 pm, at the Triple Door


Washington State Bar Association

Lori Haskell ’85, Governor, District 7 Central


Thursday, September 24

WSBA Annual Awards Dinner and Business Meeting, Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle


Washington State Bar Association WYLD

Julia Bahner ’02, President-Elect

Mark O'Halloran ’02, Immediate Past President

Kimberly April ’99, Trustee, Pierce County District

Marie N. Gallagher ’04, Trustee, Northwest District

Kari Petrasek ’02, Trustee, Snohomish District

Carla Lee ’05, Governor, WYLD At-Large


Wednesday, September 9

Job Seeker Discussion Group


Washington State Trial Lawyers Association

William "Jay" Flynn, Jr. ’79, VP East

Jonathan Stubbs ’86, VP Finance

Carol Johnston ’95, VP Judicial Relations

Stephen Bulzomi ’85, 2nd VP Legislative

Elizabeth Woody Lindquist ’94, VP Membership

Mark Wagner ’84, VP Publications

Steven Shaw ’02, Editor-in-Chief

Terri Herring-Puz ’87, 3rd Cong. District

Eric Michael Fong ‘96, 6th Cong. District

Thaddeus Martin ’98, 6th Cong. District

Jonathan K. Winemiller ’97, 7th Cong. District

Sidney S. Royer ’83, 8th Cong. District

Teri L. Rideout ’83, 9th Cong. District

Tara L. Eubanks ’03, At-Large

Marc L. Silverman ’82, At-Large


Thursday, September 17

Employment Law – "Introducing WSAJ's New Employment Law Handbook," Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle


Washington Women Lawyers

Tracy Sarich ’05, Legacy (Mentorship) Program VP

Cynthia Jones ’06, Publicity VP

Gwen Forrest ’06, Newsletter Editor

Margaret Lee ’07, Newsletter Editor

Sara Springer ’07, Website Editor

Gena Bomotti ’07, Membership VP

Alison Bettles ’07, Membership VP

Jennifer Johnson Grant ’96, Heritage VP


Friday, October 2

The WWL Annual Event and Symposium, Seattle




* We have made our best attempt to publish an accurate list.
If we have missed you, please notify us so that we may update our information. Thank you!

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