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Staff and Attorney Volunteers Recognized

SEATTLE, May, 2011 – An attorney and several staff members from Karr Tuttle Campbell who volunteer regularly at a neighborhood legal clinic were recognized for their contributions this month at a fund raising auction and dinner sponsored by Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS), an organization set up to help financially troubled consumers.

Paralegal Marti Munhall, attorney Chris Weinmann, and information technology staffers Carmelita Scott and Drew Donley were honored for their work with the Bankruptcy Clinic, formerly known as the Downtown Debt Clinic, a program of the King County Bar Association which is supported in part by the aptly named CENTS.  Weinmann has served as chair of the clinic program since 2006 while Scott has been its scheduling coordinator, an effort that earned her recognition from a King County Bar committee as a “top volunteer” two years ago.

CENTS, the organization doing the honoring, was organized in 1995 to address gaps in services available to debt-troubled consumers through programs providing education and assistance to pro se debtors.  A number of Karr Tuttle Campbell’s bankruptcy practitioners are active in the organization, including Chris Weinmann and Diana Carey, who serve on its board.

Other firm personnel who participated in the event included Jessica Smith, a legal secretary, who helped with event organization and attorneys Merrilee Maclean and Mark Bailey, part of a musical group known as The Deadbeats, who provided entertainment.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is a full-service law firm in Seattle and one of the oldest law firms in the area, having served the Northwest since 1904.  More information concerning the firm can be obtained by contacting Jessica Hales, (206) 224-8146, or by visiting the firm’s Web site at www.karrtuttle.com.