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Elizabeth Van Moppes is WSBA Panelist: “Sexual Harassment — How is #MeToo transforming the workplace?”

By: Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Van Moppes

Elizabeth Van Moppes participated in a panel conversation hosted by the Washington State Bar Association (“WSBA”) this past March. Carrie Blackwood, Jamal Whitehead, Marilyn Watkins, and Ceci Lopez also participated, ensuring that all sides of the discussion were present for a lively afternoon. A primary focus of Ms. Van Moppes's contribution included what to expect if you are participating in a workplace investigation. Excerpts from that panel (“Sexual Harassment --- How is #MeToo transforming the workplace?”) are featured in WSBA’s July publication of NWLawyer. Article from NWLawyer Watch the entire discussion in Recorded Webcast

Congratulations To Our 2018 Super Lawyer Timothy E. Steen

By: BeresfordBooth

Timothy E. Steen has been named to the Washington Super Lawyers list as one of the top business litigation attorneys in Washington for 2018.  No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. This is Tim’s sixth consecutive year to be selected to the list as a Super Lawyer.

Elizabeth Van Moppes To Present “Employment Law Issues” At The NBI Seminar On July 24, 2018

By: Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Van Moppes

Business Law: Top Challenges is presented by the National Business Institute on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Elizabeth (Beth) Van Moppes will be presenting at the live seminar. Her presentation title will be “Employment Law Issues” and will encompass FLSA challenges, independents contractors, handbooks, and other legal issues that are faced when advising business clients. Want to learn more? 800-930-6182 or

New Condominium Law / Common Interest Ownership Law In Washington State

By: Washington State Business and Real Estate Law Lawyer William O. Kessler

The newly-passed Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) will take effect on July 1 of this year. The WUCIOA is comprehensive and regulates the formation, management and termination of common interest communities (CICs). Covered communities include condominiums, plat communities, and cooperatives. Application The WUCIOA will apply to all CICs created after July 1, 2018 and allow for current communities to adopt its provisions. There is one important exception. Section 326 will control the budget process and subsequent ratification and will apply to all CICs regardless of the date of creation. This section will require specific content to be contained...Read More

Five Danger Zones Of Management Training

By: Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Van Moppes

Five key moments occur between management and employees that simultaneously are the most vulnerable to danger and offer the most opportunity to build a positive relationship. Beth Van Moppes calls these The Five Danger Zones of Management. These interactions happen when an employee is the most exposed and thus the most wary of management. As a result, how you, the manager, handle the situation, can make or break the relationship. Break it and it could become a large part of that employee’s lawsuit against your business.   The Five Danger Zones are: Hiring Performance Management (Spontaneous & Planned) Complaints Leave & Accommodations...Read More

Management Anti-Harassment Training

By: Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Van Moppes

If you are an employer or a manager, the flood of #MeToo news should have you thinking about potential pitfalls hiding in your workplace culture. Training your managers and yourself is your best tool for uncovering issues and preventing others from developing. It is also your best defense against lawsuits. Here’s how Beresford Booth can help: On Tuesday, June 12th, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Beth Van Moppes will be conducting a 90-minute Management Anti-Harassment Training Class. You can attend from your own office via a real-time interactive video broadcast or you can attend on-site at our offices in Edmonds. Cost is $100.00 for the 1st attendee from your business; $75.00...Read More

Timothy E. Steen Appointed To Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center Board

By: BeresfordBooth

Timothy E. Steen has been appointed to the board of Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center.  Dawson Place is a nonprofit organization that exists because EVERY child who is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, drug endangerment, or witness to a violent crime deserves the professional care that they need to be safe, to seek justice, and to heal.  The organization shows children that have been abused that they deserve to be happy and helps show them how.  Located in Everett, Washington, Dawson Place has been referred to as one of the best Child Advocacy Centers in the nation. Tim is a...Read More

Washington State Bar Association Appoints David Tingstad As Chairman Of Practice Primer Development Team

By: Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad

Beresford Booth lawyer David C. Tingstad was recently appointed by the Washington State Bar Association as Chairman of the Practice Primer Business Law Series. The WSBA Practice Primer is a continuing legal education program that takes a substantive area of law and develops a series of learning tracks that build upon one another. Completion of each session in all three learning tracks provides attendees with a solid educational foundation and primer for practice. While the Practice Primer was developed for new members of the WSBA, the series will be of interest to those lawyers looking to transition into additional practice...Read More

Elizabeth Van Moppes Is Speaking At The WSBA’s Series Decoding The Law: Sexual Harassment: How Is #Metoo Transforming The Workplace?

By: Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Van Moppes

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Washington State Bar Association’s Decoding The Law Series will center on #MeToo and how we now view sexual harassment in the workplace. Ms. Van Moppes will be a panel speaker at this event which will also be available via live webcast as well as recorded for viewing after the event. The public and members of the Bar are invited to attend and participate in this discussion. For more information, please see the WSBA website at

Van Moppes Authors 2017 Washington Deskbook Chapter on Workplace Investigations in Litigation

By: Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Van Moppes

Elizabeth Van Moppes recently authored the 2017 Washington State Association for Justice Employment Law Deskbook Chapter on the Role of Workplace Investigations in Employment Law Claims. Available to WSAJ members only, this Deskbook and, specifically the Investigations Chapter, is designed to assist employment law litigators in their practice, with an investigator’s approach to the task at hand. Within the Investigations Chapter, Ms. Van Moppes utilizes her years of experience conducting independent investigations, and the training available from the Association of Workplace Investigators, to provide the litigator with an outline for analyzing an investigation’s role in an employment law litigation. The...Read More