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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

Perlman participates in First Online Thurston County Superior Court Family Law Trial

It is hard to believe how many changes there have been over the past few months as we navigate a pandemic. One of the biggest changes (aside from working remotely, face coverings, social distancing, Zoom meetings, etc.) has been how the pandemic has changed how we interact with our clients and the court. Most recently, Amy Perlman had the honor of participating in the first Thurston County Superior Court Family Law Trial conducted via video conferencing. While we continue to adjust to the changes COVID-19 has brought to our world, a trial via video conference, from our own conference room, definitely tops the list of changes at

COVID-19 Update – Connolly Tacon & Meserve, Attorneys At Law

COVID-19 Update: With Governor Inslee instituting a stay-home order for the State of Washington, we at Connolly, Tacon & Meserve want to assure our clients that Connolly, Tacon & Meserve is continuing to operate. We understand that your legal questions and needs do not stop because of COVID-19. So, during this rapidly changing time we want you to know that you can always reach your attorney and/or the legal assistant assigned to your case by phone or email. We have limited staff on site to ensure that Connolly, Tacon & Meserve can continue to serve you while doing all we can to meet social distancing guidelines to protect our team and families. We ask that you come to the office by appointment only and where possible, that we use a video call service such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or Again, feel free to call us anytime during our normal business hours to schedule a meeting or consultation. Stay safe and healthy, Connolly, Tacon & Meserve March 25,

COVID-19 – Connolly Tacon & Meserve, Attorneys At Law

COVID-19 Many clients have contacted us with concerns about COVID-19. There have been rapid changes regarding scheduling of hearings and the availability of citizens access to the courts. We will keep you apprised of those changes as we receive them. Our office remains open to serve clients. If you would prefer to change your in-person conference to a telephone conference, please contact our front desk and we will accommodate you. We know these are unsettling times. We look forward to helping our clients navigate

Sprouffske Re-Elected as Fire Commissioner – Connolly Tacon & Meserve, Attorneys At Law

Sprouffske Re-Elected as Fire Commissioner Jonathan Sprouffske has been re-elected as Fire Commissioner for the SE Thurston Fire Authority. Jonathan has been active with SE Thurston Fire Authority, and its prior agencies, since 1999 and has personally witnessed the challenges facing this growing district. He has served as Commissioner since January 1, 2008, and served as Chair of the Board of Commissioners since 2012. Jonathan is excited to continue on serving the community that provided him so much support growing

Educating Lawyers – Connolly Tacon & Meserve, Attorneys At Law

Educating Lawyers Chris Meserve and Chuck Szurszewski taught a class to lawyers on initial consultations with clients. The participants in the class were primarily attorneys for the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic who provide free advice to low income residents of our

Dependency Transformation Meetings – Connolly Tacon & Meserve, Attorneys At Law

News From: September, 2019 Dependency Transformation Meetings Attorneys Kevin Meserve and Amy Perlman offer their time at a significantly reduced hourly rate representing children who have been removed from abusive or neglectful households. This legal process, which focuses on providing services to families and working towards reunification, is known as “dependency.” Dependency cases are a top priority for the judges and staff at Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court. For this reason, the Dependency Transformation Team was created to identify new procedures for optimizing the dependency process. Kevin Meserve was a part of this team and, in June 2019, the court began to implement the decisions made by the Dependency Transformation Team. The Dependency court day moved from Friday to Wednesday in an effort to maximize attendance. Hearings were assigned a specific slot to reduce the amount of time parents and children spend in court. The process through which parent and youth attorneys provide the court with updates was standardized and notices regarding court hearings were updated to ensure clarity. The changes recommended by the Dependency Transformation Team have streamlined the process, ensuring those involved in the dependency process have more time to ensure that families are getting the services they need. September 16,