July 15, 2014
We regret to announce that Nate Kortokrax has left private practice to work in the Attorney General's Office of the State of Washington. Nate, who has been with CTM for the past three years, will be working in the Torts Division. We will miss him and wish him well in his new adventure.
June 28, 2014
The CTM-sponsored Relay for Life Team, Connolly's Crew, finished a very successful event in support of the American Cancer Society. Connolly's Crew raised over $82,000 and is the most successful team in the history of Relay for Life of Thurston County. The team is comprised of CTM attorneys and staff, and family and friends of the late Jim Connolly.
June 20, 2014
Three attorneys from Connolly Tacon & Meserve were presenters at the annual meeting of the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. The meeting, held in Ocean Shores in June, featured three days of presentations from prominent family law practitioners and non-lawyer experts from around the state. Nate Kortokrax spoke on child dependency processes and their intersection with other family law cases. Chris Meserve and Chuck Szurszewski provided the 2014 annual case law update, a review of the family law appellate decisions in the last twelve months. Chuck Szurszewski, outgoing chair of the state Family Law Section, was a co-chair of the annual meeting and Continuing Legal Education seminar.
June 7, 2014
Jonathan Sprouffske presented at the 4th Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration hosted by Providence Regional Cancer System on June 7, 2014. His talk focused primarily on how to talk with your family about estate planning. Please visit the PRCS Blog to learn more about the great work that Providence Regional Cancer System is doing in our community, or to read tips for cancer survivors.
May 16, 2014
Lenny Lucenko was sworn in as the 2014-2015 President of the Thurston County Bar Association. Lenny's past work with the TCBA has included serving on the Board of Trustees and chairing the successful Adopt-A-Family program in conjunction with the Salvation Army.
April 22, 2014
CTM was a major sponsor of the premier annual fund raising event of the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County (DRC). The event, a “Toast to Chocolate,” was held on April 13, 2014. It generated more than $64,000 in funds to support the DRC’s training and mediation services to individuals, organizations and our courts. The Toast was also a ‘friend-raiser’ that brought friends, families and colleagues together to celebrate and remember why we care so deeply about the DRC’s important work.
April 21, 2014
CTM celebrated 2014 Office Professionals Day on April 11 with a lunch and an ‘Improv’ class. CTM attorney Chuck was the BBQ chef extraordinaire, serving a wonderful lunchtime spread anchored with fresh steelhead and shish kabobs. The improvisation class was led by Daniel & Kari Knutson-Bradac, co-founders of the YesAnd Conspiracy. Daniel is also a co-founder and artistic director of Oly Improv. We had an energetic (and often hilarious) afternoon of ‘improvisation’ activities.
For more information about YesAnd Conspiracy, go to their Facebook page at @ https://www.facebook.com/yesandconspiracy, or contact Daniel Knutson-Bradac at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 360-481-5989.
February 11, 2014
The Thurston County Bar Association (TCBA) serves the lawyers of Thurston County and adjoining counties. Its membership includes over 350 lawyers from both the private and public sector.
We are very proud to announce that Lenny Lucenko was chosen by the TCBA's Board of Directors to serve as TCBA President-Elect for 2013-2014. Lenny is excited about his new role as President-Elect and looks forward to serving as TCBA President in 2014-2015.
February 6, 2014
We are pleased to announce that three of our attorneys have received "AV," or "Preeminent," ratings from Martindale Hubbell, the nation's oldest lawyer rating service. Chuck Szurszewski, Carter Hick and Nate Kortokrax join attorneys Avelin Tacon and Chris Meserve, who had previously received AV ratings.
Jonathan Sprouffske, our youngest lawyer, has recently received a "BV," or "Distinguished," rating. He joins Stacie-Dee Motoyama, who also has a BV rating.
Congratulations to all!
January 31, 2014
Lenny Lucenko is the chair of the Thurston County Bar Association’s monthly lunchtime continuing legal education (CLE) program. In his capacity as chair, Lenny helps select and organize the speakers/topics that are presented to the local legal community. The December 2013 CLE focused on specialty courts in Thurston County, specifically the Mental Health and Veteran’s courts. The CLE scheduled for February 2014 focuses on food, farming and the law.
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