Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Board Member, Center for Human Rights (2005-present)
  • Board of Governors, (1986-1989)
    • Chairman, Program Committee (1988-1989)
    • Executive Committee (1988-1989)
  • Consortium on Delivery of Legal Services (1976-1980)
    • Vice Chair, (1979-1980)
  • Advisory Committee on Immigration Law, Pro Bono Project (1992-2001), Chair
  • House of Delegates. Delegate-at-Large (1994-present)
    • WSBA Delegate (1979-1994)
    • State Delegate (1982-1986)
  • Family Law Section, Executive Council (1999-2005)
  • Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Executive Council (1973-1980); Chairperson (1978-1979)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Nation Director (1971)
    • District Representative, Executive Council (1969-1970)
    • Coordinator, Executive Council (1970-1971)
  • Special Committee on Specialization Advisory Council (1969)
  • Long Range Planning Committee (1989)
  • Scope and Correlation Committee (1988-1989, 2006-2009); Chair, 2009
  • Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (1973-1978); Chairman, 1976-1978
  • Chair, Comprehensive Legal Needs Study, (1991-1999)
  • Board of Editors, American Bar Journal (1981-1987)

Washington State Bar Association

  • Governor (King County), (1971-1974)
  • Chairman, Young Lawyers Committee (1970-1971)
  • Member, Committee on Government and Structure of the Bar (1971-1972)

Other

  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation (1980-present)
  • President, American Inns of Court, William O. Douglas Inn of Court, Seattle, Washington (1990)
  • Chairman, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Western Region (1971-1973)

Awards

  • The Drinan Distinguished Service Award received from the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities (2010)
  • Allies for Justice Award received from the National LGBT Bar Association (2010)
  • Top Lawyers 2010, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Learned Hand Award received from AJC Seattle (2011)
  • ABA Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
  • King County Bar Association, Outstanding Lawyer – King County, 2015
  • American Bar Foundation – Outstanding Service Award (2016)
  • American Bar Association – Presidential citation for his Steadfast Efforts to Effect Meaningful Immigration Reform and for his Courageous Stands for Civil and Human Rights (2015)

Community Involvement

  • Museum of Glass (2000-2007)
    • Trustee (2000-2007)
    • Executive Committee (2002-2007)
  • Allied Arts of Seattle. Trustee, (1970-1976)
    • Counsel to the Corporation (1970-1973)
    • President (1975-1976)
  • Allied Arts Foundation, Board of Trustees,  (1974-present)
    • President, (2005-2007)
    • President (2016)
  • Choose An Effective City Council (CHECC), Executive Committee,  (1968-1970)
  • Eastside YMCA, Board of Trustees,  (1973-1975)
  • Fifth Avenue Theatre, Board of Directors, (2006-2016)
  • National Symphony Orchestra, National Trustee, (1980-1984)
  • Patrons of Pacific Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO) (1972-present)
    • Executive Committee (1969-1973)
    • President (1972-1973)
    • Life Trustee (1969-present)
    • Allocations Committee (1976-1982, 1996-1999); Chair, (1996-1999)
    • Legacy Committee (2010-present)
  • Planned Parenthood of Seattle to King County, Board of Directors,  (1972-1978) (2007-2015)
  • Puget Sound Duke Alumni Association, President, (1969-1970), 2008-present
  • Seattle Art Museum, Betty Bowen Committee,  (1980-present)
  • Seattle Foundation, (1964-present)
  • Seattle Public Defender Corporation, Trustee,  (1969-1976)
  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
    • Board of Trustees, (1972-1982)
    • President (1979-1981)
    • Chairman of the Board (1980-1982)
    • Executive Committee (1975-1982)
    • Life Trustee (1982-present); Chair- Life Trustee (2006-present)
  • University of Puget Sound, Board of Trustees, (1972-2000); Honorary Trustee (2000-present)
  • University of Puget Sound, Executive Committee, (1974-1998)
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law Board of Visitors (1994-1995), Chair, (1990-1992)

Church Activities

  • Deaconess Children’s Home, Board of Trustees,  (1970-1973)
  • Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Chancellor, (1970-present)
  • Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees,  (1972-1982)
  • St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, Chairman, (1965-1968)
  • United Methodist Church – Conference Chancellors Association UMC3, President (2015-2016)

Education

  • Duke University (LL.B., 1961)
  • Drew University (A.B., 1958, with honors)