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Szurszewski Receives Bigelow Award

Last week the Thurston County Bar Association awarded Chuck Szurszewski its highest honor, the Daniel Bigelow Award. The award acknowledges one attorney annually for “outstanding professional and community service during the course of his or her career”. Chuck’s nomination referenced his service to the Washington State Bar Association as a member (and former chair) of the Family Law Executive Committee, to the Thurston County Bar Association as a member (and former president), and as a frequent volunteer and mentor for the Volunteer Legal Clinic sponsored by Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services. The award is named after Daniel Bigelow, a pioneer lawyer and statesman from

CTM sponsors SafePlace

Connolly Tacon & Meserve is a proud sponsor of SafePlace Olympia. We recognize the continuing need to support this vital organization in its efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence through crisis intervention, education, and long-term advocacy. These efforts are needed more than ever in response to the COVID19 pandemic. Please join us in supporting SafePlace and its goals as we approach the end of

COVID-19 Update – November 2020

As you are aware, our operations were somewhat affected by the newly released COVID-19 restrictions released by the Governor on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Please note: the courts and judicial operations are not closed. However, our firm and its operations fell within the definition of “professional services” which is required to make a few changes in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community and across the state. As such, our office has shifted to an emergency staffing plan with the majority of our staff working remotely from home. We learned a lot from our first lockdown this past Spring and believe these new restrictions will have minimal effect, if any, on your case as we have worked to streamline the work-from-home process of our staff. However, we do ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate this remote staffing structure. We are continuing to offer telephonic and video consultations. As far as we know, the courts are maintaining their own video-based hearing model that has been in place since the Spring. If you have questions regarding your case, please continue e-mailing, calling, and voice mailing your legal assistant and/or attorney. We do ask you refrain from coming into our office unless specifically requested to do so by your attorney and/or legal assistant. We are doing our part to make it through these trying times together, yet safely apart. Stay safe out

CTM sponsors Black Hills High School Cheer Team

Connolly Tacon & Meserve is a proud sponsor of Black Hills High School Cheer. As most of you know, we have a strong commitment to, and history of, supporting area schools in a variety of ways. We’re especially excited to sponsor this year given the obstacles organizations like this are facing. Congrats to Black Hills High School Cheer for adapting to the limitations in place and finding new, creative ways to spread school spirit. We’re happy to sponsor your

CTM Presents Literacy All-Star Grants

It is said that a good education can change anyone, but a good teacher can change everything! Our firm is honored to support the hard working, dedicated teachers in our community. A few weeks ago, we decided to sponsor several local teachers in funding their Scholastic Book Drives. We asked you who would be a worthy recipient. As you began to recommend teachers you consider “All Stars” when it comes to kids and reading, we couldn’t decide among the nominations. We reached out to each teacher who was nominated. Every teacher who setup a book drive was funded! We are thrilled to present the list of teachers whose book drives were funded by our firm! GRANTS AWARDED: $500 Autumn Cummings, Lacey Elementary School (K)$500 Amy Wenschhof, Evergreen Forest Elementary (3)$500 Kristin Pettey, Evergreen Forest Elementary(1)$500 Ali Mellum, McLane Elementary (1)$500 Amie Butler, Pleasant Glade Elementary (2)$500 Gabrielle Herron, Pleasant Glade Elementary (4)$500 Trisha Edwards, Rainier Elementary (1)$500 Brandy Sheaffer, Rainier Elementary (2)$500 Michele Neely, Roosevelt Elementary (PK)$500 South Sound Reading

CTM Super Lawyers

Connolly Tacon & Meserve is proud to announce that four of our attorneys were selected to the 2020 Washington State Super Lawyers list! Christina Meserve – 17th year as a Super LawyerKevin Meserve – 3rd year as a Rising StarAmy L. Perlman – 3rd year as a Rising StarJonathan Sprouffske – 3rd year as a Rising Star Nomination as a Super Lawyer or Rising Star (for lawyers under 40, or in practice less than 10 years) is based on peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5% of lawyers in Washington state are selected as a Super Lawyer and only 2.5% of lawyers are selected as Rising

Family Law Annual Case Law Update

Chris Meserve, Chuck Szurszewski and Amy Perlman were all presenters at this year’s Washington State Bar Family Law meeting, a first-ever virtual seminar for the state family law section. Chris and Chuck presented the Annual Case Law Update and Amy presented on working with guardians ad litem in family law cases. The webinar was broadcast on June 19th and

CTM Masks Available

Our client’s safety is always top of mind. We continue to social distance as much as possible, but we recognize that some legal needs must be handled in person. If you have to come into our office and don’t have a mask, we have you