President, Trevor Varnes

Trevor Varnes
Trevor Varnes, PSALA President


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Our new physical address and email is:

5727 Baker Way NW, Suite 200
Gig Harbor, WA   98332
Phone: (253) 265-3042


February 2016 edition of Soundings

We have a great article by Paul Purdue. Trevor Varne’s farewell message as he nears the end of his term as PSALA President and the changes the chapter has seen. We welcome our 2016 Business Partners. We invite you to take a few minutes and scroll through, you may pick up a nugget or two of information. Click here to download the February 2016 edition!

February 9, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Facilities Section Meeting: Presenter: Ben Windham of Netstar Communications. Do you know your telecom choices? Dealing with telecom providers and ISPs can be frustrating! How do you cut through the red tape and get the most from your provider? Learn how carriers think, understand the pitfalls, and gather information to leverage your position to get the best outcome for your firm.  Hear, first hand, how other law firms are utilizing carriers and taking advantage of the latest industry trends. Drinks and cookies will be provided. Register Today!

February 10, 2016, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Business Partner Orientation: A short program to review the overall benefits for all Business Partners. Several current Business Partners will speak about the best way to reach out to the PSALA membership! For more information, please contact Katherine Hess at Click here to RSVP!

February 18, 2016, 12:00 pm: Small Firm Section Meeting: The Open Door: Hiring and Terminating 101 From the offer of employment to the unemployment notice- your philosophy and standard practices are the cornerstone of any office. This session will cover the basic hiring and terminating processes/how to make sure your new employee is smoothly integrated into your office, as well as how to best handle an employee’s exit, whether voluntary or involuntary. Register Today!

February 25, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Corporate Section Meeting: Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, Wine and Cheese Reception Speaker Lisa Kremer Brown, Managing Director, Legal Operations & Strategy of Starbucks Coffee Co. Join us to discuss the development and definition of Legal Operations and share Best Practices for Industry Metrics, the information your GC most wants to know. The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) is "The go-to organization for information about legal operations and connections to the best legal operations professionals in the business."  CLOC helps their members by connecting them to the people, tools and resources that matter. Click here to register!


Come reconnect with other PSALA alumni and current Chapter members!

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Liam's Fireplace Patio, University Village. Hors d'oeuvres, no-host bar and guests welcome! Details to follow in early March, along with registration. For questions, contact Char Coulbert, 206-310-8193 or or Carol Anne Nitsche, 206-351-1399 or




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