News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

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 […]

This month we wish Melissa Macdonald a very happy five year anniversary with Reed Longyear. Melissa works as a litigation paralegal and has over 15 years of legal experience in a wide range of areas, including personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice, business and commercial litigation, class-action suits, and real estate matters (both transactional and litigation). Melissa graduated magna cum laude from WSU, and is only the second person in the State of Washington to have earned both CORE (CRP) and PACE (RP) designations by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  In addition to her legal work, Melissa plans firm events and replenishes the coveted office candy basket. We are lucky to have Melissa’s festive attitude and disciplined work ethic as part of the Reed Longyear team. Congratulations on five great years!

This evening attorneys Carla Calogero and Michael Longyear will be honored at the King County Bar Association‘s Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception, which celebrates those who serve as pro bono volunteers and bar committee members. Congratulations Carla and Michael, and thank you for all that you do in the legal community. Learn how to get more involved here.

Attorney Noah Williams recently presented at a Continuing Legal Education program on the topic of  “Employment and Independent Contractor Concerns for Home Health Care Providers.” Access his presentation here!