All summer associates welcome!

9th Annual Bridge the Legal Research Gap Program
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Noon to 5:00pm

William H. Gates Hall
University of Washington School of Law

Sponsored by

University of Washington, Gallagher Law Library
Seattle University School of Law Library
UW Law Career Services Center
SU Law Career Services

BTG Launchpad

You are invited to attend this free program, designed to enhance your legal research skills.  No matter which law school you attend, all law students working in the Seattle area are welcome.

Schedule & Room Assignments

Time Room Session
12 - 12:10pm


Welcome and Introductions
Dean W.H. Knight Jr. (Joe), University of Washington School of Law
Cheryl Nyberg, University of Washington, Gallagher Law Library


Vendor Information Tables
12:15 - 1:00pm Plenary Session I
Legal Research in the Real World
Helane Davis (Seattle University), Cheryl Nyberg (University of Washington) & Mary Whisner (University of Washington)
Practical tips on managing a legal research assignment at your summer clerkship.
1:10 -  2pm Concurrent Sessions I
Legal Drafting
Sam Donaldson (University of Washington School of Law) & Mary Whisner (University of Washington)
Back by popular demand. Hear the voice of experience. Practitioner-turned-Professor Sam Donaldson shares his top ten tips for legal drafting.
Federal Legislative History
Robert Menanteaux (Seattle University) 
2:10 - 3pm Concurrent Sessions II
Practicing Lawyers Tools
Kelly Kunsch (Seattle University)
Explore formbooks, deskbooks, and other Washington practice materials that attorneys use everyday.
Administrative Law Research
Cheryl Nyberg (University of Washington)
3:10 - 4pm Concurrent Sessions III
Washington State Legislative History 
Mary Whisner (University of Washington)
Internet Legal Research & Low-Cost Legal Databases
Ann Hemmens (University of Washington)
4:10 - 5pm   Plenary Session II
 Making the Most of Your Summer Job
Erika Lim (Seattle University) & Josie Mitchell (University of Washington)
Panel discussion with legal employers who supervise summer associates in law firm and non-profit settings.
Panelists include: John Knapp (Cairncross and Hempelmann), Barbara Gary (Office of the Attorney General), Erin Letey (Riddell Williams), Maureen Mannix (Office of the Attorney General), Steve Miller (Schwabe Williamson).

Last year nearly 100 students attended the program; don't miss out on this opportunity to mingle with law students from around the country. Most employers encourage their summer associates and externs to participate.

Registration is free. Please register using the web form below. For questions email Ann Hemmens at or call 206.543.7672.


Registration is CLOSED 6/17/04

Registration is limited to 200 participants. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Hemmens ( | 206-543-7672).


William H. Gates Hall (University of Washington School of Law) is located near the northwest corner of the University of Washington campus near the intersection of 15th Avenue NE and NE 43rd Street. See driving directions and public transportation options. The closest UW parking lots are N1, N4, and N5. Parking is also available in the central parking garage. Visitors should check in at the parking gates (Gate 1 on Memorial Way; Gates 2 and 3 on 15th Ave. NE). See more information on parking rates and policies.


Financial Supporters

Seattle University School of Law
University of Washington School of Law


In addition to the speakers, other people from the Seattle University and University of Washington Law Schools and Law Libraries assisted in planning and coordinating this event. Thanks (in alphabetic order) to: