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August 5, 2016 in Announcements

The following information is being provided at the request of the WSBA:

  • FREE CLE

The August Legal Lunchbox offering (1.50 ethics credits) is a recorded CLE available all month.  The title of this program is: Getting Your Practice Known: Practical and Ethical Practices

To register please click here.

Have you thought about becoming a judge?  To register please click here.

The next WSBA Board of Governors meeting will be August 23 at the WSBA Offices in Seattle; the meeting will also be webcast.  Agenda items include: The Sections Policy Workgroup Recommendations and Proposed Bylaw Amendments.

Please click here for more information.

To register please click here.

  • Networking events in Spokane and Tri-Cities

September 7 in Richland – 5:00 – 7:00 at Tagaris Winery & Taverna Tagaris – RSVP here.

September 8 in Spokane – 5:00 – 7:00 at Gonzaga McCarthey Athletic Center, Herak Club Room – RSVP here.

  • WSBA APEX Awards

Consider attending the 2016 WSBA APEX (Acknowledging Professional Excellence) Awards dinner and program.  Attorneys from across Washington will be honored, and the new president and members of the Board will be installed. The date of the event is September 29 at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle.

To register please click here.

July 14, 2016 KCBA Meeting Minutes

July 15, 2016 in Announcements

Meeting minutes July 14, 2016

Members/Persons present: I judge, 9 attorneys: The Honorable James Hurson,  John Ufkes, Jim Pidduck, Carol Pidduck, Terry Weiner, Ken Beckley, Jeff Winter,  Chris Herion, Erika Doremus, Erika George.

Meeting called to order with the first order of business being the introduction of a new prosecuting attorney, Erika George.

Chrystal Church was a guest speaker on the Youth Services of Kittitas County mentoring program. Generally she advised that there are two levels of possible involvement, that being either a 1-2 hour per week commitment to meet in the community with the mentored minor, or there are more structured in school mentoring programs as well.  Children ages range from 5 years old to 17 years old, and currently there are 17-35 serviced children where in the past the most served had been as high as 55.  Other questions were answered and general handouts were distributed which are attached to the original of these minutes.

The meeting minutes from April 15, 2016 had previously distributed as well as posted on the Bar website and were distributed at the meeting as well for comments, none noted. A motion was made to approve these minutes as presented, which motion was seconded and carried unanimously.

Terry Weiner gave the treasure’s report and noted that Paul Sander had advised him that the balance in the association account is currently $2848.50 where there has been no payments made for the $1000.00 scholarship awarded, see below, and some costs that need to reimbursed to Tony Swartz for the pizza gathering with one of the judges from the 3rd district court of appeal.

Carol Pidduck then brought up the fact that the unified scholarship with the Ellensburg School District resulted in Terry Weiner, herself and John Ufkes agreeing to award the scholarship to a young man who not only had the requisite academic qualifications, but also had the most obvious financial need. He will be paid the $1000.00 when some additional paperwork is submitted.  General discussions on future and past scholarships ensued with no motions being submitted.

The next meeting is to include a CLE by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on an update on law, and a request was made for a discussion of recent US Supreme Court on the Attenuation Doctrine. John Ufkes discussed some interactions with the Yakima bar in the future.

The meeting was then adjourned as there was no further business.

Respectfully submitted,

John Ufkes

KCBA Dependency Law CLE Materials

March 8, 2016 in Announcements

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KCBA’s new website

March 20, 2014 in Announcements

Welcome to the Kittitas County Bar Association’s new website. This website will be our main communication source to local Kittitas County attorneys. This website will allow us to improve the following tasks:

  • easily contact local attorneys and keep you updated on bar activities
  • manage events effectively (CLEs, golf registration, etc.)
  • distribute information quicker and easier

The website also features user-specific notification settings. For everything except main bar announcements, you can manage your email settings to receive immediate emails, emails once a day, or emails once a week. You can also completely turn off some emails if you desire. To do so, login and click on your name to the right of the screen. Click Settings, then Email. You can manage email settings from this screen.

The website also has Groups, where you can post your own information for the rest of the bar members. These groups are private until you login. Go to http://kittitasbar.com/forum/ to post out-of-county CLE information, practice questions, and other topics. Members will receive emails about new posts.

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