News from the Desk: September 2020

By September 15, 2020 No Comments

We hope everyone is enjoying the gradually cooler days and crisper nights as we ease into fall here in the Northwest.

The fall weather serves to remind us that it is almost time to vote! Are you registered? Click here for more information and here to register online. Please join me in exercising your right to vote on November 3!

Happy Anniversary to us! On September 8, we virtually celebrated the 21st anniversary of our firm. I am so thankful that we are able to serve our clients and colleagues through these challenging times.

Please enjoy this photo of Sherry’s cat Cascade “helping” her prepare to co-present a Washington Bar Association continuing legal education course last month. Sherry enjoyed discussing ethics issues with her colleagues and also, of course, appreciated Cascade’s invaluable assistance!

As you know, I am an avid tennis fan and have been on the Advisory Board of Tennis Outreach Programs (TOPs) for many years. TOPs is having an online auction this year to support its fantastic programs serving the youth of our community. They have a silent auction going on now, and a live auction beginning at 7pm on the 17th. Check out the website for more information, and happy bidding!

I was looking forward to presenting in person at the 2020 BizFair on September 26. Because of the ever-evolving nature of COVID-19, they have wisely decided to make it a virtual event and have pushed the date out to November 10. I look forward to speaking to entrepreneurs at this event every year, and hope to “see” you all in November! More information will be in our October newsletter.

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