ABAW wishes King County District Court Judge Eileen A. Kato a very happy retirement. Judge Kato is a past recipient of ABAW's "Judge of the Year" award. She has served King County for over two decades and her distinguished career includes a variety of judicial leadership positions across a broad range of programs focused on improving the judiciary and our state courts. Thank you Judge Kato for your service to the public.
Leave work early on Thursday, March 10, and join ABAW for our Happy Hour and General Membership Meeting! ABAW welcomes all new and returning members to enjoy a drink and snack from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Seattle office of K&L Gates. This is a great opportunity to eat, drink and be merry, as well as learn what ABAW can do for you this year and how you can get involved in ABAW programs like social events, mentorship, the joint Gala with the Student Scholarship Fund, and the judicial evaluation committee. The location is K&L Gates, 925 Fourth Ave, Suite 2900, Seattle WA 98104, in Room 4. If you haven't joined or renewed your ABAW dues, we will have our credit card reader on hand and you can join/renew on the spot. ABAW's board meeting will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., at which we also welcome your attendance. Send RSVPs and questions to Katie (email@example.com) or Carmen (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to see you there!