Upcoming events

    • 04/24/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Eaglemont Golf & Country Club, Mount Vernon, WA

    Law Day & Liberty Bell Dinner 2019

    Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    5:00 p.m. Social Hour

    5:30 p.m. Dinner and Program

    Eaglemont Golf Course, Mount Vernon, WA

    Keynote Speaker: Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu

    Featuring the Liberty Bell Award Ceremony

    In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the press are among the most important foundations for a free society. Free speech and free press are prominent topics in public discourse and litigation. It is impossible to imagine a free society without these individual liberties, yet historical and current debates surrounding them continually challenge us to consider their boundaries and resilience. Changes in technology have reshaped how free speech and free press work in the everyday world.

    The Skagit County Bar Association, the Volunteer Lawyer Program, and the Liberty Bell Award Committee invite all of those involved in law and justice, as well as support staff, and significant others, to attend the 2019 Law Day Dinner and Liberty Bell Award Ceremony.

    The Skagit County Bar Association is also pleased to announce that it has invited local high school government teachers and high school students interested in law to attend this special event.

    Ticket Information (does not include voluntary donation to the Law Day Clinic):

    $75 per person

    $300 per Half Table (4 people)

    $600 per Full Table (8 people)

    (By purchasing a half or full table, your group will have reserved seating)

    Be a Special Donor!

    Your donation to the Law Day Clinic put on by the Volunteer Lawyer Program makes possible the annual Law Day Clinic, where local attorneys provide free legal advice to over 100 people each year.

    Please RSVP and Register NOW using this Link!


    RSVP and Registration must be received by April 19, 2019

    Any questions please contact SCBA's Event Committee's Chair Sarah Fleming at sfleming@glpattorneys.com

    • 04/27/2019


    • 04/29/2019
    • Skagit Transit


    • 05/06/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Max Dale's Steak and Chop House, Mount Vernon, WA

    Federal Tax Update

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Max Dale’s Steak & Chop House

    1.0 CLE Credits for active members of SCBA at the time of attendance.


    The focal point of the CLE will be a panel discussion including CPA’s and a Lawyer reviewing new tax rules.  The focus will be on the Qualified Business Income Deduction and other highlights of the tax law changes including opportunity zones, estate tax exemption, spousal support and meals and entertainment.

    Speaker Bios:

    Kate Szurek
    Skagit Law Group, PLLC
    227 Freeway Drive
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    (360) 336-1000

    Kate Szurek is a principal with the Skagit Law Group, PLLC. Her law practice focuses on estate planning, estate settlement, and tax law. Kate earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington. She is Thomas More scholar and cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law, and obtained her master of laws in taxation from the University of Washington, which she attended on a fellowship. Kate served as a teaching assistant while attending law school, was president of the prestigious William O. Douglas Committee and of the Martin Luther King Committee, was chosen Outstanding Woman Law School Graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law by the National Association of Women Lawyers, and continues to be a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Kate is currently a member of Skagit County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust and the Taxation Sections of both the Washington State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She serves on a number of bar association committees, including the WSBA Legislative Committee, the ABA committee on emotional and psychological issues in estate planning, and the WSBA Estate and Gift Tax Subcommittee. She makes frequent presentations regarding estate planning and tax law. Kate has an extensive volunteer service record, having worked with victims of domestic violence and having served on a number of boards, including two local school boards, the Washington State School Directors Board of Directors, and the Board of Trustees for the Skagit Hospice Foundation. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors as secretary of the Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council, where she previously served as vice president, president and immediate past president. A Washington native, Kate was born in Seattle, raised in Yakima, and lived and worked in the legal field in a number of Washington counties, including for over 20 years in northeastern Washington, before moving back to the Skagit Valley in 2000. She currently lives just outside of La Conner, making her home just down the street from the cabin that she bought on Skagit Bay in 1981. Her daughter April is married to a Master Sargent in the United States Air Force and makes her home with her husband and three young children in Las Vegas.

    • 08/16/2019
    • Avalon Golf & Country Club

    Golf Tournament

    Whatcom, Island, Skagit
    County Bar Associations

    • 09/30/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Vine at Bertelsen Winery

    State of the Judiciary Dinner

    • 12/09/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Max Dale's

    Judge's Christmas Party

Past events

04/01/2019 FREE SCBA CLE -- JUDGMENT RECOVERY: Turning Your Victory Into Cash
03/11/2019 Tips from the Bench
03/02/2019 10th Annual Think Summer! Dinner and Auction
02/04/2019 SCBA's FREE CLE -- Bankruptcy 101: Chapters 7 & 13
01/07/2019 Granddaddy's Bible and a Ford F150 - Interest Based and Evaluative Mediation Techniques and Mediation Ethics Review
12/03/2018 Skagit County Judges and SCBA’s Annual Holiday Party
11/19/2018 SCBA's Annual Business Meeting
11/08/2018 Skagit Beer and Justice
10/24/2018 Annual VLP CLE - October 24, 2018
10/01/2018 State of The Judiciary Dinner 2018
09/10/2018 FREE Ethics CLE - Practicing Law is Hazardous to Your Health
08/25/2018 Skagit VLP / LBAW Legal Clinic
08/24/2018 Project Homeless Connect Legal Clinic
08/17/2018 2018 Golf Tournament -- Whatcom and Skagit County Bar Associations
08/13/2018 Free CLE - Maritime Law
06/29/2018 Open House Retirement Reception for Commissioner Karen Lerner
06/04/2018 The Ethics of Representing Pro Bono and Moderate Means Clients
05/07/2018 Trusts & Estates and Estate Taxes - An Overview
04/30/2018 Law Day and Liberty Bell Dinner
04/30/2018 24rd Annual Law Day Legal Clinic
04/28/2018 Have a Heart Run (in support of the Skagit VLP)
04/21/2018 Skagit VLP/LBAW Legal Clinic
04/09/2018 Free Ethics CLE - Everything IOLTA
02/24/2018 9th Annual Think Summer! Dinner and Auction
02/09/2018 Superior Court Commissioner Gwen L. Halliday Swearing In Ceremony
02/05/2018 SCBA FREE CLE - Choose Your Adventure - Protection Orders
01/31/2018 Open House Celebration for the Retirement of Commissioner Brian Paxton
01/15/2018 Using Technology to Improve Your Practice
12/11/2017 The Skagit County Judges and Skagit County Bar’s Annual Holiday Party
11/15/2017 REGISTER NOW: NOV 15, 2017 - Annual VLP-CLE
11/06/2017 2017 SCBA Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers
11/02/2017 Beer & Justice
10/09/2017 State of the Judiciary Dinner
10/02/2017 ODYSSEY PRESENTATION - 10-2-2017 @ 12 NOON
09/20/2017 Free CLE (Requires Commitment to Volunteer): Protecting Immigrant Children through State Court Actions and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
08/25/2017 Skagit - Whatcom - Island - San Juan Bar Associations Golf Tournament & Dinner
08/25/2017 Project Homeless Connect Legal Clinic
07/18/2017 Free (with volunteering commitment) Housing Justice Project CLE
07/14/2017 Swearing In Ceremony for Judge Laura M. Riquelme
06/30/2017 Open-House Celebration Honoring Judge Rickert
05/08/2017 SCBA FREE CLE - 1031 EXCHANGES
04/29/2017 Have a Heart Run
04/28/2017 Law Day & Liberty Bell Luncheon
04/27/2017 23rd Annual Law Day Legal Clinic
04/15/2017 Skagit VLP / LBAW Legal Clinic
04/03/2017 SCBA FREE CLE - Recognizing Immigration Issues in Your Practice
03/06/2017 SCBA FREE CLE - Intellectual Property
02/28/2017 SCBA Legal History Project Meeting
02/25/2017 THINK SUMMER!!! SAT FEB 25, 2017
02/06/2017 SCBA FREE CLE - BANKRUPTCY: What All Attorneys Should Know
01/31/2017 SCBA Legal History Project Meeting
01/09/2017 SCBA FREE CLE - QDRO? What QDRO?
12/12/2016 2016 Judges & SCBA Holiday Party
10/26/2016 2016 ANNUAL FULL-DAY VLP-CLE - 6.25 Credits, including 1 Ethics
10/10/2016 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY 2016
09/12/2016 SCBA Free Ethics CLE - The Dreaded Letter - Bar Complaints and Response
06/13/2016 SCBA Free CLE - Family Law Mediation: Trials & Tribulations
05/02/2016 SCBA CLE -- Best Practices in Employment Law
04/29/2016 Law Day & Liberty Bell Luncheon
02/08/2016 Disciplined Discovery CLE

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

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