Anecdotally and in the case law, spoliation claims appear to be on the rise in Washington. Initially, the case law on spoliation in Washington was noted for its scarcity. However, there have been several published decisions in the last ten to fifteen years which have helped fill out its contours.
This article recaps some of the highlights of WDTL’s annual ethics seminar held on November 30, 2017. And, judging by the active participation, there were highlights indeed.
In this edition, we are pleased to introduce Derek Bishop, a longstanding member of WDTL, winner of the WDTL 2017 Community Leadership Award, Senior Counsel with Gordon & Rees, LLP, and Co-Chair of the WDTL Employment Section.
For over ten years, WDTL members and their firms and our core sponsors spar with friendly competition, each seeking the coveted Golden Coat Award.
WDTL was honored to host more than 40 of our esteemed Judges at its Seattle Judicial Reception on October 17, 2017 at Davis Wright Tremaine. Judges also expressed their appreciation of being provided the opportunity to meet and get to know attorneys outside of their courtrooms.
In each edition of the Defense News we feature successes of our members and colleagues. WDTL is proud of our defense attorneys and we like to share their accomplishments.
Every year in the fall, WDTL hosts the annual Defender Donut Dash at Seattle’s Seward Park. Last Fall, the WDTL Eastside Members supported Socktober Dash, a local charity race, which occurred on the same day as the Defender Dash. Teen & Kid Closet is a local Spokane charity that hosts Socktober Dash.