WSAMA 2018 Spring Conference

Whistler, British Columbia
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
WSAMA 2018 Spring Conference
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - Friday, May 04, 2018

Four Seasons Resort
(604) 935-3400
4591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

Map and Directions

Wednesday, May 2
Welcome Reception

Note: we will not be offering a New Municipal Attorney Seminar this spring. To view materials from the 2017 New Municipal Attorney Seminar, please visit the conference proceedings on the WSAMA website.

Thursday, May 3 
Morning Joint Session
  • Workplace Harassment: How to Prevent, Recognize Sexual/Other Forms of Workplace Harassment
  • Criminal Law Update
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders
  • Ethics: Lawyers in Non-Lawyer Roles
  • Is Anything Still Private?
Afternoon Civil Session
  • Tort Law Update
  • Scope of Right-of-Way Authority
  • How to Vacate Roadways, Easements, and Street Ends
  • First Amendment Principles for Traditional Public Forums, Limited/Designated Public Forums and Nonpublic Forums
  • Navigating Third Party Relationships under the PRA
  • Washington Voting Rights Act: a New Area of Risk and Risk Management
Afternoon Criminal Session
  • Trial Skills: DV- Victim Recantation
  • What Probation Officers Wished Prosecutors Knew Regarding Interstate Compact, Treatment Evaluations + UA's

Friday, May 4
Civil Session
  • Ethics: Code of Judicial Conduct (Joint Session with Criminal)
  • Indemnification/Misconduct
  • What Every City Attorney Should Know about Managing Construction Risk
  • GMA - UW Ruckelshaus Study
Criminal Session
  • Ethics: Code of Judicial Conduct (Joint Session with Civil)
  • Immigration Consequences in Criminal Prosecutions
  • What the Prosecutor Needs to Know Regarding Dangerous Dog Designations, Tethering Law and Animal Cruelty Cases
Full Conference Agenda

Registration Fees
  • Member: $235
  • Honorary Life Member: $235
  • Non-Member: $285
  • Student/Intern: $50

Important Information
International Travel:
 If you are attending the conference, please bring a valid passport or enhanced driver’s license (if not flying) to cross the Canadian border.

On-line Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm on Monday, April 23

Deadline for Registrant List: Register and approve release of your information by 12:00 pm on Monday, April 23 to guarantee your name and company information on the attendee list.

Cancellations: Full refunds for cancellations will be made until Friday, April 20. After April 20, a refund will be made minus a $50 administration fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Please email cancellations to

Registration includes educational sessions, meals and networking.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Make check payable to WSAMA.

    2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
    Seattle, WA 98121

    Federal TIN 91-1347635