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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

Non-Compete Enforceability Being Questioned in WA State

A new year, and a new legislative season sees Non-Compete Agreement again addressed in the WA State Legislature. Two new bills were proposed and are working their way through the legislative process. It would be a game changer for Non-Compete Agreements in Washington State if either passed. HB 2406 HB 2931 Neither bill […]

On Saturday, February 20th, Carla Calogero was a guest speaker at the University of Washington certification program in Care Management. Carla presented on the topic of “Elder Law and Bioethics,” in particular, on the subjects of the continuum of  the promotion of individual autonomy and the protection of vulnerable adults, and on decisional and functional capacities. Students in the professional certification program learn how to manage the health care needs of aging adults and individuals with acute or chronic diseases or disabilities.

Prior to law school, Carla earned a Masters in Bioethics from the University of Washington, which greatly informs her practice as an elder law attorney.

Carla’s practice focuses on elder and special needs law; guardianship, probates and trusts; vulnerable adult protective actions; advance care planning, including end of life planning; and estate planning.

Attorney Michael Longyear will be co-chairing a program for the WSBA Elder Law Section on March 4th. The program is titled “Navigating Elder Law Systems: Advising Clients in a Complex World”. The program agenda and more information can be found here.

Paralegal Melissa Macdonald attended a Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ) Continuing Legal Education seminar today. The CLE seminar was titled “Battle Ready: How to Harness the Power of Your Team for Trial”.

Attorney Carla Calogero was a panel member at the KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting with a special focus on WINGS yesterday. WINGS stands for “Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders” and is a part of the National Guardianship Network.

We would like to congratulate Caroline Aubry on recently completing her paralegal coursework. Caroline has been working with Reed Longyear as a legal assistant since March of 2015 in the areas of personal injury and family law. In December of 2015, she completed the year long post-baccalaureate certificate program in Paralegal Studies with the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education Program. We’re expecting great things from you, Caroline!

Our very own Frank Shoichet made it into Bloomberg Politics today! The article recounts his role as campaign manager for the first openly gay elected official in the United States.

Michael Longyear co-chaired and Jason Burnett spoke at the KCBA Probate Administration seminar last week November 19th on preparing TEDRA agreements.

This month we celebrate the three year anniversary of Noah Williams. Attorney Williams, an associate attorney at Reed Longyear, focuses his practice on employment law matters. We are happy to have him as part of our dynamic team!

Is it Time to Update your Personal and Estate Planning Documents?

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to review your Personal and Estate Planning documents. Personal and Estate Planning documents are essential safeguards for you and your loved ones in case of incapacity or death. It is important to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances and events by having personal planning documents […]