Seventh Annual QLaw Foundation FallTacular
The seventh annual QLaw Foundation FallTacular was a huge success! On Tuesday, November 13, more than 150 lawyers, judges, and community members came together at Portage Bay Café in South Lake Union to celebrate Washington’s approval of marriage equality and - of course - to support the QLaw Foundation’s programs.
Together we raised over $15,000! These funds will help ensure that the GLBT Legal Clinic can continue to provide free legal services, that more law students will be able to pursue summer internships benefiting the GLBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS, and that the QLaw Foundation can continue to provide free educational events on legal issues that affect the GLBT community.
QLaw Foundation board member Laurie Carlsson welcomed the crowd and highlighted the organization’s achievements - including that the GLBT Legal Clinic has served more than 350 clients since it began, and that we were able to provide summer grants for three law students this year. We then heard from University of Washington law student Darcy Kues, who explained how support from the QLaw Foundation made it possible for her to afford to live in New York City this summer while she interned with the Center for HIV Law and Policy. Finally, GLBT Legal Clinic client Ryan Blackhawk told us how the Clinic helped him change the gender listed on his out-of-state birth certificate.
Guests enjoyed entertainment from the Rainbow City Band’s Purple Passion Jazz combo and wonderful food from Portage Bay Café.
The QLaw Foundation’s board members and volunteers are deeply thankful for generous support from sponsors and community members. We look forward to another great year of bridging the gap between the GLBT community and the legal profession.
If you were unable to attend this year’s FallTacular but would still like to support the QLaw Foundation’s work, please consider making an online donation here. The QLaw Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Founder's Circle Sponsor:
Keller Rohrback, L.L.P.
Partner's Circle Sponsor:
Terrrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC
Lead Counsel Sponsors:
Carney Gillespie Isitt, PLLP
Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP
Graham & Dunn , PC
Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
Law Offices of Robert D. Butler
Maisano Mediation, LLC
Spectra Law, P.S.
Teller & Associates, PLLC
Carey & Lillevik PLLC
Law Offices of Michael W. Bugni & Associates, PLLC
Law Offices of Cynthia F. Buhr, PLLC
Law Office of Stacy D. Heard, PLLC
Northwest Family Mediation & Consultation
Ogden Murphy Wallace P.L.L.C.
Barbara J. Wechsler, Attorney at Law
Riddell Williams P.S.
The QLaw Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law