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2017 Tribute Event - Clock Hour Class & Awards Gala / Presented by Absolute Mortgage & The New Home Council

Presented by Absolute Mortgage and The New Home Council is the 9th annual Clock Hour Class & Awards Gala on November 16th @ the Meydenbauer Center.

The Awards Gala has gained local and national recognition and is the only New Home Award event in the Puget Sound region. As an independent team of industry professionals, The New Home Council has become the LARGEST sales and marketing council in the United States. Our expansion and growth will continue for 2017.

Between both the homebuilders and The New Home Council, they recognize those frontline players who through innovation, creativity and just plain hard work, have carved out success in the past year, day-in and day-out. These sales, construction and marketing teams have shown their stuff. They are your teammates who never give up, the agent who inspires their team to new heights. Sales professionals who help customers make one of life's most important decisions. Register today and witness the well-deserved, recognition of those with fresh ideas, brimming energy, and contagious enthusiasm. From star rookies to lifetime professionals who continue to learn and grow, Tribute celebrates these outstanding achievers every year.

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November 16, 2017 - Meydenbauer Center

Presented to you by HomeStreet Bank 1:00 - 4:00pm (12:00 sign-in) - Clock Hour Class: Don't Get Prepared. Stay Prepared. Staying Sharp in a Hot Market - $40

Presented to you by Absolute Mortgage and The New Home Council 4:00 - 6:00pm Winner's Circle Social | 6:00 - 8:00pm - NHC Tribute Awards Ceremony & Dinner - $95 |Clock Hour Class + Winner's Circle Social + Awards Gala = $135

Dinner choices (required at registration) are:

Meal #1. Ancho-Smoked Paprika Rubbed Pork Loin- creamy fontina polenta, fried Brussels sprouts, bacon lardons, Vidalia onions, sweet pea sauce - Gluten Free

Meal #2. Seared Alaskan Halibut - roasted carrots, sautéed kale, parsnip-potato puree, juniper berry butter sauce, pickled onions - Gluten Free

Meal #3. Portobello Wellington -Red peppers, goat cheese, vegan demi, blistered tomatoes, garlic-thyme potatoes, braised kale – Vegetarian

SEATS ARE GOING FAST , DON'T MISS OUT. REGISTER BELOW.

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CAPS 3: Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place

2017 HOT OFF the PRESS & RELEASED ON 10/25/2017

CAPS 3 Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place

6 CE for AIBD
0.6 AOTA CEUs
6 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units
6 NAHB CE for: CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

* As of 1/1/2018 CAPS 3. will replace Business Management for Building Professionals as a required course to obtain your Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, CAPS Designation.

This NEW and EXCITING course builds on the CAPS I and CAPS II courses (which are prerequisites for this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities. A few things you will take away from this class are:

Describe the challenging nature of design for aging in place projects.

Identify available innovative and specialized products.

Explain best practices for design and installation of key components in AIP home design.

Describe the importance of budget and early product selection

Identify common missteps for design and installation of AIP solutions.

Recommend the best solutions for common single-room modifications based on needs identified in a provided client assessment and a room survey.

List installation considerations for recommended modifications in a specified space.

Prioritize the comprehensive solutions based on previous exercises when integrated into a real-world whole house scenario.

Evaluate design considerations and installation requirements for recommended modifications based on whole house layout and circulation patterns.

Prioritize individual projects relative to budget, needs and urgency.

Approved Instructors: Daimon Doyle, CGB, CAPS, MCGP

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Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead-CESCL

3 Year Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Certification ~ BIAW 12 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB Do you need a Construction Stormwater General Permit from Ecology? If your project disturbs over an acre of land or is in a subdivision, you probably do. Part of the requirements of this permit states: all sites disturbing over an acre must have a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL). The CESCL is trained to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site. Because Ecology requires CESCL to be on-call at all times, most companies will need more than one employee trained as a CESCL. Instructor: DOE Certified Instructor

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Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)-ONLINE

18 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL~ BIAW
18 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB
18 CE, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) ~ NAHB

To receive the 18 RE Clock Hours, you must send your NAHB Certificate of Completion for this class and payment of *$25 * (New Fee in 2017) to the BIAW Education Department.
The cost of the class does not include the fee for the RE Continuing Education Certificate; BIAW Member $25; BIAW NON-Member $50.

To REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, you must copy the following link and purchase the class through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) http://www.nahb.org/product_details.aspx?sectionID=682&forSaleID=10958.

NEW GRADUATION PROCESS FOR CSP, as of March 1, 2014, once you complete the CSP course you will receive a certificate of completion from NAHB. This certificate is just proof of your successful completion of the course. However, to earn the CSP designation , you must go to: www.nahb.org/apply4CSP. The NAHB graduation fee for NAHB members is $20 and for non-members it is $40 (graduation fee is not included in the price of the class). Once you complete this process, you will be able to download your designation certificate which formally states that you are a CSP.

This ONLINE VERSION of the CSP class with help you master the craft of successful selling. This professional-level course is designed for specialists in new home sales. You will gain a broad understanding of the home building business, discuss consumer psychology and learn the advanced techniques used by real estate veterans for greeting, closing and overcoming objections. Includes CSP I: The Art and Science of Selling, CSP II: Understanding New Home Construction, and CSP III: Selling Skills for New Home Sales Professionals. While the core content is the same as that of the in-person course, this dynamic online version is delivered in audio and video formats. It contains on-screen text, downloadable resources, a transcript of the course and a discussion forum where you can pose questions, share perspectives and enhance what you’ve learned. The online course offers the flexibility of taking it when you want and at your own pace. You have one year to complete the course and take the exam. NAHB requires that you score at least 70% on the test to receive your completion certificate.

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CESCL Recertification

3 Year Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Certification
6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB

Is your Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) designation about to expire? The Department of Ecology requires a CESCL on all stormwater permitted construction sites over an acre, and CESCL certifications must be renewed every three years with a one-day class. Designed for residential builders, BIAW's CESCL recertification course will answer the most-asked builder questions, including what BMP's perform best on construction sites, how to keep those BMP's working, what red flags signal erosion problems, and how to effectively work with local and state inspectors. This course will also walk you through the planning and execution of erosion control in a subdivision.
Instructor: Certified DOE Instructor

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Competent Person Training: Residential Fall Protection

Did you know your company is REQUIRED to comply with WAC 296-155-Part C-1? Have you complied? Has your employer complied?

COMPETENT PERSON TRAINING: RESIDENTIAL FALL PROTECTION

If you are new to the construction industry or have been in the industry a decade you will walk away with a better understanding of the use and design of fall protection systems; the use of personal fall protection systems; inspections, cleaning and maintenance of equipment and basic rescue techniques. You will see various fall protection systems and concepts in the video "Don't Hit the Ground". Also learn the most recent basic ladder safety and written site specific fall protection plan training required by WAC 296-155-Part C-1.

Instructor: Kris Albert, CGP, CAPS

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Construction Contracts & Lien Law

7.5 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL ~ BIAW
6 CE, Insurance Continuing Education, State of WA Insurance Commissioner ~ BIAW
6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB
6 CE, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) ~ NAHB
Legal Continuing Education Credit (through Linville Law Firm)

Are you sure your contracts abide by all current laws?
Do you know all current laws & rights to file a lien?
Do you want to risk it? It only takes one person to sue you.
Don’t be caught off guard, if you use contracts and/or liens, you need this class!

Bring a copy of your Contract to be reviewed in class. Lunch is NOT included with this class.

The Contracts portion of the class will teach you the important terms you need to address in your contract in order to minimize the occurrence and magnitude of problems that inevitably arise with customers or other contractors. You will learn how to write an improved contract that contains the required legal notices, limits your exposure to claims and liabilities, provides for economical resolution of a dispute, establishes a practical method of handling change orders, gives the customer a limited warranty, and precludes your customer from firing you and hiring somebody else to fix or complete your work. All good things you need in your standard contract. This seminar also explains the significant terms of the standard commercial subcontract and how these terms can present unwanted risk to the subcontractor. You will learn that these terms should be negotiated rather than blindly accepted. The Contracts seminar comes complete with a 238 page course book in a durable 3-ring binder that is totally current, accurate and explanatory. You can go online at www.linvillelawfirm.com and view the complete table of contents for this book.

The Lien section of the class will teach you how to prepare, record and foreclose a lien on either a commercial or residential project. The seminar will also teach you how to prepare, file and foreclose your lien against a payment bond or a retainage on any federal, state, county, or city public works project. Both liens and public works claims generally require a preliminary notice. This is all explained at the Lien seminar. The Lien seminar comes complete with a 343 page course book in a durable 3-ring binder that is totally current, accurate and explanatory. All necessary forms are included. The course book is an excellent reference guide, designed for practical application. You can go online at www.linvillelawfirm.com and view the complete table of contents for this book.

Instructor: Linville Law Office

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Don't Get Prepared! Stay Prepared! Staying Sharp in a Hot Market

Presented by Absolute Mortgage and The New Home Council is the 9th annual Clock Hour Class on November 16th @ the Meydenbauer Center.

As an independent team of industry professionals, The New Home Council has become the LARGEST sales and marketing council in the United States. Our expansion and growth will continue for 2017.

Between both the homebuilders and The New Home Council, they recognize those frontline players who through innovation, creativity and just plain hard work, have carved out success in the past year, day-in and day-out. These sales, construction and marketing teams have shown their stuff. They are your teammates who never give up, the agent who inspires their team to new heights. Sales professionals who help customers make one of life's most important decisions. Register today and witness the well-deserved, recognition of those with fresh ideas, brimming energy, and contagious enthusiasm. From star rookies to lifetime professionals who continue to learn and grow, Tribute celebrates these outstanding achievers every year.

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November 16, 2017 - Meydenbauer Center

Presented to you by HomeStreet Bank 1:00 - 4:00pm (12:00 sign-in) - Clock Hour Class: Don't Get Prepared. Stay Prepared. Staying Sharp in a Hot Market - $40

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EPA Certified Lead Renovator REFRESHER Training

EPA LEAD CERTIFIED RENOVATOR FOR RENOVATION, REPAIR, AND PAINTING REFRESHER TRAINING

Students are REQUIRED to show documentation of initial certification, MUST bring your UNEXPIRED CLR card w/you to class. Your CLR Card will have a "Personal" Lead # starting with "R-I…" along with your photo. If you cannot find your CLR card, you will need to contact the company who previously certified you to obtain a copy, all of this needs to be done prior to the class. Because this is a individual certification,it is required to obtain your personal home address and birthdate before class. . If you show up to the class without your CLR card, you will NOT be able to attend the CLR Refresher and will still be held responsible for the course fee. However, If this a a combo class with both CLR Initial and Refersher, AND Instructor approval, you may attend the CLR Initial and must pay the difference between the two classes. STRIKE A POSE and VOGUE for your photoshoot at the class., you will need to have photo taken at the class to put on your CLR card.

12 STUDENT MAX PER INITIAL+REFRESHER COURSE!

DO NOT MISS YOUR RENEWAL DEADLINE! If you miss your five-year anniversary deadline to re-certify, you will be required to repeat the 8 hour Initial Certified Renovator course. There are NO exceptions.

THE FINES HURT! UP TO $37,500 FOR EACH VIOLATION! Firms who knowingly or willingly violate the RRP Program requirements could result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day, per violation and/or face imprisonment.

Renovators have a role to play in preventing lead poisoning. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting and demolition can create hazardous lead dust with chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to both children and adults.

This 6-hour refresher training course, which is required every 5 years, is for individuals who have previously completed the initial Certified Renovator Lead Certification in compliance with the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. The training will refresh RRP contractors in how to work safely in housing and child-occupied facilities with lead-based paint and to teach them how to comply with both EPA’s RRP Rule and the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Lead Safe Housing Rule. Participants will learn lead safe work practices and how to work safely and effectively. Students will also review the information that was provided to them in the initial RRP Certified Renovator training course, and be provided with current and up-to-date information regarding regulatory changes, changes in state-of-the-art work practices, as well as other changes to the RRP Certified Renovator discipline.

You will learn lead safe work practices and how to work safely and effectively. You will also review the information that was provided to them in the initial RRP Certified Renovator training course, and be provided with current and up-to-date information regarding regulatory changes, changes in state-of-the art work practices, as well as other changes to the RRP Certified Renovator discipline. The training focuses on working safely with lead based painted surfaces and topics include: Regulations, Testing for Lead Based Paint, Review of Set-up Practices, Review of Prohibited Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Dust Control, Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work, Recordkeeping, Training of Non-Certified Renovators, Review and Test.

Students are REQUIRED to show documentation of initial certification, MUST bring your CLR card w/you to class. Your CLR Card will have a "Personal" Lead # starting with "R-I…" and will include your personal photo. If you have ANY questions about documentation please call PRIOR to the class. You will also have your photo taken for the recertification card at the class. We also need your home address and birthdate before class.

Your are required to renew every five years. If you renew through an online program, it’s every 3 years.

Instructor: Kris Alberti, CGP, CAPS

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EPA Certified Lead-Safety/Renovator/Repair/Paint

8 Real Estate Continuing Education
4 Plumber Clock Hours

EPA Certified Lead-Safety/Renovation/Repair/Paint Initial Training!

MAXIMUM OF 6 STUDENTS ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS COURSE! Don't miss your seat, register today! (REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION: NAME/HOME ADDRESS/BIRTHDAY)

THE FINES HURT! UP TO $37,500 FOR EACH VIOLATION! Firms who knowing or willingly violate the RRP Program requirements could result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day, per violation and/or face imprisonment.

EPA and Washington State Department of Commerce requires all contractors who may disturb lead paint on pre-1978 homes take a class to become a Certified Renovator and then register their Firm.

Anyone disturbing more than 6 sq. ft. (interior) & 20 sq. ft. (exterior) of lead-based paint must get the training. Including; Home Improvement/Renovation Contractors, Remodelers/Carpenters, Painters, Plumbers, Electricians, Maintenance Personnel, Residential Property Managers/Owners, Workers Removing or Modifying Painted Surfaces. Activities that are subject to the RRP Program: Remodeling and Repair/Maintenance, Electrical Work, Plumbing, Painting, Carpentry and Siding/Window Replacement!

To become a Certified Renovator, you must have someone from your firm take an 8-hour course with a hands-on component. Your firm must then apply for Certification with the Department of Commerce as a Firm (company) and pay a $25 fee directly to the State of Washington (not included in the cost of the class).

We bring a blend of easy compliance, practical application, and real answers to your questions to this training. In addition to the EPA curriculum, we will provide you with valuable insights on how L&I views lead related work, along with other free resources to help your company stay in compliance.

Does your business involve the renovation, repair or painting of structures built before 1978? If so, there are federal regulations that took effect, April 22, 2010, which may prevent you from performing your work. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agencies Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program. Construction firms must apply for and receive EPA Certification to disturb paint as part of their work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. In addition, all of these jobs must be supervised by Certified Renovators; specifically, individuals who have completed an EPA-accredited, full-day training course. The training course is required for any contractor that is involved in any activity that will - or has the potential to - disturb six square feet of lead-based paint in a room or 20 square feet on the exterior. The rule does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities; however window replacement is not considered minor maintenance or repair.

Your are required to renew every five years. If you renew through an online program, it’s every 3 years.

Instructor: Kris Alberti, CGP, CAPS

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Forklift Safety Training & Certification

This course will cover all required regulations regarding forklift safety and provides the necessary certification.

Instructors: Travis Brock, Joe Teeples

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Get Paid For Your Work! - Managing the Difficult Customer(s)

MANAGING THE DIFFICULT CUSTOMER (and getting paid for your work) ~ Linville’s seminar addresses how to recognize the warning signs of a difficult customer at the outset, how to avoid claims for deceptive advertising, how to control and manage a difficult customer during the formative stages of the project which include drawings, specs and the contract, how to cover yourself during the course of the project with the appropriate project documentation such as change orders, meeting minutes, emails, etc., how to structure your business to protect yourself from the litigious customer, how to firmly manage the project (and your customer) in terms of scheduling, decision-making, progress payments, product selections, etc., and (finally) how to show the love during the warranty period.

Instructor: Linville Lawfirm

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L & I Compliance Safety Training

8 CE National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
CGB Approved - Safety Class Requirement

L&I COMPLIANCE SAFETY TRAINING

Job-related injuries are avoided when companies allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure that people who come to work or visit their offices, warehouse facilities and construction job sites are safe. When workplace safety is a high company priority, and when your employees are properly trained, they feel more comfortable and confident on the job. There are fewer accidents. Productivity is increased, costs are diminished, and profit margins follow suit. This class meets written plans and training requirements for contractors in Washington State. Includes: Construction Accident Prevention and Safety; PPE; Fall Protection; Ladders, Scaffolds and Stairways; Heat Related Rules; Respiratory Protection/Hazard; Communication and Excavation/Trenching. Smart employers make certain safety procedures are included among company policies. You will also receive a written safety plan and customized training for your company.

Instructor, Kris Alberti, CAPS, CGP

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LID: Statewide Low Impact Development Developer Course

SPONSORED BY: THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

To ensure we have enough seating and course materials, we ask that you PRE-Register before October 11th. Seating is limited…

Do you work with Low Impact Development (LID) features? Are you curious how much time, money and effort LID projects can be? If you invest, design, review and/or build projects that include LID features and are a Builder, Developer, General Contractor, Designer, Equipment Operator or in the building industry, etc. this FREE seminar is for YOU!

You will walk away with a better understanding of how to;
• Evaluate the feasibility of incorporatinLID practices into a site before purchasing or investing in the property.
• Comprehend the specificID tests used to gain necessar and required information.
• Understand how to assemble a team for developing a LID project.

Because Low Impact Development is becoming progressively incorporated into city and county development codes, our Team of Instructors. Will emphasis to you, a better understanding of;
• The best context to use on an LID application, to meet the minimum requirements.
• Infeasibility criteria
• How to efficiently implement,LID and Best Management Practice (BMP)’S.
• Gain a better idea on how to use your site characteristics and BMPs construction layout and sequencing for your project.

Lunch is NOT included.

Course Instructors: Art Castle (BIAW); Tom Campbell (Clearwater Commons); Rebecca Dugopolski (Herrera); Matt Miller (Associated Earth Sciences); Curtis Hinman (Herrera)

MUST PRE REGISTER by October 11th! Seating is limited… REGISTER TODAY!

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Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals

6 CE ~ National Association of Home Builders * CGB, CGR

SALES & MARKETING! FOR BUILDERS AND REMODELERS

UPDATED MATERIALS

This course is newly revised merging concepts and content from the Sales & Marketing course with the Sales & Marketing for Remodelers course. It counts for the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) in the Sales, Marketing and Land section and for the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) in the Marketing and Advertising section.

* Build it or remodel it, and they will buy”, product-driven builders and remodelers tell themselves. However, customers may have their own ideas. If you follow the steps to find the right niche for your company, you’ll be well rewarded. Covering four essential topics, this course will help you turn your business into a profitable, market-driven enterprise. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

* Gather and organize market data
* Use market information to determine the most profitable locations, types and pricing for new home construction
* Describe methods for generating and attracting buyers for your product
* Identify an effective process for selling your product to customers

Instructor: Joseph Irons, CGR, GMB, CAPS, MCGR, CGP, Dave Porter, CAPS, CGP, CMP, MIRM

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Marketing Strategies for TODAY's Contractor!

If you don't have a marketing plan, you need this workshop. If you have a marketing plan but you haven't looked at it since 2009, you really need this workshop. If you have a marketing plan that you look at once a year but you have no idea if it is working, you definitely need this workshop. Join us to: * Understand the differences between "marketing" and 'advertising' * Discuss the various strategies to effectively market your business * Learn how to develop a business marketing plan and use it successfully * Share your experiences and hear from your peers on the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of advertising.

Instructor: Jan Rohila

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Master the Difficult Customer and Get PAID for your work!

Difficult Customers? Learn how to GET PAID for your work and Manage those Difficult Customers!

Linville’s seminar addresses how to recognize the warning signs of a difficult customer at the outset, how to avoid claims for deceptive advertising, how to control and manage a difficult customer during the formative stages of the project which include drawings, specs and the contract, how to cover yourself during the course of the project with the appropriate project documentation such as change orders, meeting minutes, emails, etc., how to structure your business to protect yourself from the litigious customer, how to firmly manage the project (and your customer) in terms of scheduling, decision-making, progress payments, product selections, etc., and (finally) how to show the love during the warranty period. The seminar comes complete with course book written by the speaker.

Instructor: Linville Law Firm

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OSHA 10

OSHA 10 Hour Card

This class meets most written plan and training requirements for contractors in Washington State. Includes: Introduction to OSHA; Construction Accident Prevention and Safety; PPE; Fall Protection; Ladders, Scaffolds and Stairways; Heat Related Rules; Excavation and Trenching Awareness and Respiratory Protection/Hazard Communication. Successful participants receive an OSHA 10 card and written safety plans.

Authorized Instructors: Kris Alberti, CAPS, CGP

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Recent Developments in Land Use Law

2.75 MCLE

The BIAW Legal Committee Meeting is sponsoring an educational seminar on recent developments in Washington land use and environmental law. Our speakers include prominent land use and environmental attorneys from across Washington who will discuss recent court decisions and legal trends.

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