In light of recent judgments in Walla Walla county concerning Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs),The STAR Project hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) conference centered around LFOs on Friday, October 16, 2015. This conference was organized by STAR's Goldmark Intern Ingrid Zerpa (under the supervision of attorneys Daniel Clark and George Marlton), along with STAR Executive Director Glenna Awbrey, and STAR Executive Assistant Becky Turner. It was worth 3.5 CLE credits, according to the Washington State Bar Association.
The conference was a phenomenal success! With 49 people in attendance, including 9 STAR staff and volunteers, The STAR Project made a statewide impact in educating area attorneys on the latest information regarding LFOs.
Included in the conference materials were pro se forms, which can be found by clicking on the links below.
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud
King County Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle
Appellate Criminal Defense Attorney Jennifer Dobson
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Attorney Prachi Dave
STAR Project Executive Director Glenna Awbrey
STAR Project Attorney Daniel Clark
Some comments from attendees of the CLE:
"This CLE was exceptionally informational and will be immediately useful."
"Great CLE - great discussions!"
"One of THE funnest (liveliest) CLEs I've attended in my 41 years!!!!"
"Thank you for the CLE & form motions."
"That was worth the drive."
"Very good seminar."
"Thank you STAR, you guys are awesome."
"Nicely done - thanks for doing this!"
"Thank you for offering this CLE."
"Very good CLE - exceeded my expectations. Worth the driving time!"
"Good CLE; A topic that is very important to discuss."
Left to Right: STAR Project Attorney Daniel Clark, ACLU Attorney Prachi Dave, Attorney Jennifer Dobson, Washington State Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud, STAR Executive Director Glenna Awbrey,
STAR Executive Assistant Becky Turner, Superior Court Justice Theresa Doyle, Goldmark Legal Intern Ingrid Zerpa.
ACLU Attorney Prachi Dave takes questions during the CLE conference.
Speakers Left to Right: Attorney Jennifer Dobson, Washington State Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud, and Superior Court Justice Theresa Doyle
There was no shortage of lively discussion during the question and answer section of the presentation.
Superior Court Justice Theresa Doyle fields questions during the CLE conference.
Goldmark Legal Intern Ingrid Zerpa and Supervising Attorney Daniel Clark meet at Plumb Cellars after the CLE conference.