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January 2017

WELA’s Annual Meeting

January 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Start your New Year by celebrating and connecting with your WELA friends and colleagues! Don't miss this opportunity to toast our accomplishments in 2016 and inspire one another to forge ahead to upcoming victories in 2017. Come and hear about WELA's plans for the new year. The Meeting and Reception will take place Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 5:30 PM and will be held at the FareStart Restaurant. Come hungry forr food, drink, and camaraderie!

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February 2017

Happy Hour CLE: Representing Undocumented Clients

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Loft Bar at Hotel Andra, 2000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
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Working Hard to Protect Our Workers: Tips and Strategies for Representing Undocumented Clients At 4:00 PM on Friday, February 24, please join us for the first WELA CLE and Happy Hour Event of the year. The event will begin with a presentation from Andrea Schmitt of Columbia Legal Services, Beau Haynes of the Washington Wage Claim Project, and Erin Pettigrew of Breskin Johnson & Townsend, PLLC. We will learn about and discuss strategies relating to the challenges representing in undocumented workers.…

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April 2017

Happy Hour CLE: Goodman v. Boeing

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Loft Bar at Hotel Andra, 2000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
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WELA Happy Hour CLE! Goodman v. Boeing: Leveraging Tort Damages and Allocating Damages to Minimize Tax Consequences Ever wondered about obtaining tort damages in your discrimination claim a la Goodman v. Boeing? What about those pesky tax consequences that plague our clients in any settlement or verdict? Join Larry Kuznetz and discuss how you can maximize tort damages and allocate those damages to minimize tax consequences. The event will be held at the Loft Bar in the Hotel Andra. Please…

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September 2017

WELA’s Annual CLE – Behind the Scenes: Tips and Tricks from Those in the Know

September 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Pacific Tower: Panoramic Room, 1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Join your WELA colleagues for a day of learning and lively discussion focusing on the "behind the scenes" of effective employment law practices. Presentation topics will include employer investigations, electronically stored information, defendant perspectives on litigation and discovery, whistleblower cases, and more. Justice Debra Stephens will speak on appellate advocacy, and you won't want to miss the case law update with Jeffrey Needle and Michael Subit! Please contact us with any questions. CLE Schedule 8:30 – 9:00 – Registration 9:00…

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October 2017

Happy Hour CLE: Jury Instructions

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Warwick Hotel, 401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
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WELA Happy Hour CLE: WELA Member Brian Dolman to Present on Jury Instructions More and more of our cases are going to trial, in both state and federal court. Join WELA member and trial-tested litigator Brian Dolman of Lonnquist Law Office to hear about the latest trends in drafting jury instructions (including resisting those proposed by defendants) and pitfalls to avoid. Should you use the model jury instructions? How do you object? What instructions should you always file? WELA Chair…

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