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FREE Ethics CLE - Practicing Law is Hazardous to Your Health

  • 09/10/2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Skagit Valley Co-op, Rm 309, 1st St. @ W Division, Mount Vernon


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1.0  Ethics Credit (Approved)  


Through the Lens of Ethical Considerations

Practicing Law is Hazardous to Your Health


When:   Monday, 09/10/2018   -   12 Noon

Location:   Skagit Valley Co-op, Room 309, Main Bldg,

                First St. @ W. Division, Mount Vernon, WA

Presenter:  Philip J. Buri


The focal point of this CLE will be lawyer well-being, as highlighted by the ABA Report in August 2016.  Lawyers have the highest rates of alcohol and substance abuse of any profession.  We also suffer from higher rates of mental illness and suicide than doctors, dentists and the general public.  Yet when we entered law school, our rates of substance abuse and mental illness were lower than the general population.  What if our jobs are making us sick?  Shouldn’t we do something about it as a profession?

Materials will be distributed electronically to registered attendees prior to CLE - please print and bring them  if you wish to have them for the CLE.




This lunchtime brown-bag CLE is free, and SCBA members will receive 1.0 WSBA Ethics Credit.  

Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Water and fruit provided.

Non-members are welcome to attend but will not receive credit. 


Speaker Bio:

Philip J. Buri,  WSBA # 17637

Buri Funston Mumford PLLC

1601 F Street

Bellingham, WA 98225-3011

Tel: 360-752-1500   Fax: 360-752-1502



            Philip Buri founded Buri Funston Mumford, PLLC, in Bellingham, Washington. He practices appellate and civil litigation, land use, and advises homeowner and community associations. He has been lead counsel in over 135 appeals in the three divisions of the Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit. He also serves as a pro tem judge in the Lummi Nation tribal courts.


Philip is a founding member and past President of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association. He recently completed a three-year term as Governor for the Second Congressional District on the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors.


Philip graduated from Princeton University (1983) and Harvard Law School (1987), and was a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein (1987-89) and Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard P. Guy (1993-95). From 1989 to 1993, Philip was a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice.


Outside the Courtroom, Philip spends considerable time skiing with his children, Abraham, Elena, and Isabel. Sometimes they wait for him.


Hope to see you there!

SCBA CLE Committee

Skagit County Bar Association
PO Box 57, Mount Vernon WA 98273

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