News From: June, 2013

Meserve and Szurszewski are featured speakers at the WSBA Family Law Mid-Year Conference

Chris Meserve and Chuck Szurszewski were featured speakers at the 2013 Family Law Mid-Year Conference in Yakima, WA. The conference, sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association and held June 28-30, featured speakers from around the state on topics of interest to faily law practitioners. Meserve and Szurszewski presented the 2012-2013 Case Law Update.

June 30, 2013

Sprouffske chosen as President-Elect of Gateway Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Gateway-Thurston County installed its new Board of Directors on June 28, 2013 during their Annual Installation Dinner. Jonathan Sprouffske was installed as the President-Elect for the 2013-2014 year. Jonathan has previously served as Vice President for the club, and as Youth Exchange Officer for the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club.

June 27, 2013

Stacie-Dee Motoyama joins Community Foundation Board of Directors

Stacie-Dee accepted appointment to the board of directors for the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. The Community Foundation serves as a catalyst for charitable giving in Thurston, Lewis and Mason counties. It is a nonprofit organization with a single purpose: Since 1989, through donors' generosity, the Community Foundation has supported a wide variety of arts, education, health, human services and environmental projects, strengthening the communities. The Community Foundation serves our communities by connecting donors with the causes they care about, making a difference now and for generations to come. For more information about the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, go to www.thecommunityfoundation.com.

June 26, 2013

Connolly's Crew fights back as the Top Fundraising Team at Relay For Life

On June 21 and 22, members of "Connolly's Crew" from Connolly Tacon & Meserve celebrated a year's worth of fundraising and preparation at the Relay For Life of Thurston County. The funds benefit the American Cancer Society and its life-saving research and cancer patient support. With the funds raised this year totaling more than $64,000, the cumulative total that the team has contributed since 2008 totals over a quarter-million dollars. Connolly's Crew will be recognized as a Top Nationwide Team once again, the third time we've been recoognized with that honor. Connolly's Crew was renamed in 2010 after senior partner and friend, Jim Connolly, was diagnosed with kidney cancer. We continue to Relay in his memory and vow to "go the distance" for him each year at the track. Donations are still being accepted if you would like to support the Society through our team: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=1281547&fr_id=50829&pg=teamTo our friends, family, colleagues, and supporters, we THANK YOU for an exceptional year in the fight against cancer! You can read more about this year's Relay here.

June 24, 2013

Washington Law and Politics recognizes Meserve, Tacon, Hick and Kortokrax

We are pleased to announce that Chris Meserve and Avelin Tacon were again selected as "Super Lawyers" by Washington Law and Politics for 2013, and Carter Hick was again selected as a "Rising Star" for 2013. We are also pleased to announce that Nathan Kortokrax was selected for the first time as a "Rising Star" in 2013. "Super Lawyers" is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To be eligible for selection as a "Rising Star", a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in the practice of law for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers that meet the criteria are actually selected as Rising Stars.

June 17, 2013

Washington Law and Politics recognizes Meserve, Tacon, Hick and Kortokrax

We are pleased to announce that Chris Meserve and Avelin Tacon were again selected as "Super Lawyers" by Washington Law and Politics for 2013, and Carter Hick was again selected as a "Rising Star" for 2013. We are also pleased to announce that Nathan Kortokrax was selected for the first time as a "Rising Star" in 2013. "Super Lawyers" is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To be eligible for selection as a "Rising Star", a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in the practice of law for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers that meet the criteria are actually selected as Rising Stars.

June 17, 2013