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Pass the Gavel

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us to thank Tara Ghannam Binge for her year as President of PSALA and welcome Arun Mistry as our new  President for the 2019 – 2020 Chapter year.  


Thursday, March 14th  2019

4pm -6pm


Perkins Coie

1201 3rd Avenue, Suite 4900

Seattle, WA 98101


Members: $25.00/Non-Members: $40.00


Last year, the ABA organized a compelling initiative to promote the mental health of attorneys working at law firms and establish best practices for a healthy law firm culture that prioritizes attorney mental health. The primary vehicle for the Campaign is a Pledge calling upon legal employers (including law firms, corporate entities, government agencies and legal aid organizations) to first: (a) recognize that substance use and mental health problems represent a significant challenge for the legal profession and acknowledge that more can and should be done to improve the health and well-being of lawyers; and, (b) pledge to support the Campaign and work to adopt and prioritize its seven-point framework for building a better future


Please join us for a panel discussion regarding the Wellbeing Pledge. The panel will discuss the importance of prioritizing employee wellbeing, the themes of the Pledge, and present hypotheticals that attendees can discuss.


Dan Crystal, PsyD has been working with WSBA since 2008.  He received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 2007 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Seattle VA Hospital in 2008.  His areas of expertise include Addictions and Forensic Psychology.  At the Members Wellness Program, Dr. Crystal provides individual consultations, leads Job Seekers groups, and outreaches bar groups statewide on mental health issues.  He also works with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel as the Diversion Administrator.




Allison Wallin is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Raines Feldman, LLP.  She is admitted in Washington (since 1994) and California (since 2016) and numerous federal courts across the United States.  Her practice focuses on providing labor and employment advice including risk management, compliance, and best practices for Human Resources departments and senior-level management; on defending employment-related claims including wage and hour class actions, discrimination, and wrongful termination; and on workplace investigations of discrimination, hostile work environment, and pay practices in a range of industries from professional services, including law firms, to retail and manufacturing.  For nearly 35 years she has been active in the wellness and recovery community and has served as a mentor to dozens of attorneys in connection with these issues.  She is a 15-year volunteer for the KCBA’s Neighborhood Legal Clinic in Bellevue.  She has four children and numerous hobbies including writing novels, paddle boarding, fitness training, running, and hiking.




“David N. Bruce is a founding partner with Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP.  He has been a trial lawyer for more than 30 years and has particular expertise in landslide ligation, risk management and litigation avoidance, and government defense.  He is a graduate of American University, summa cum laude, and Cornell Law School, magna cum laude. Dave began his career with the Perkins Coie firm.”






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March 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm