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Claire Been Assumes Secretary Role on Cascade Symphony Orchestra Board

November 21, 2012


Claire Been, an associate in the Seattle office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, has been named secretary of the board of directors for the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

Founded in 1962, The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is an Edmonds-based community orchestra that rehearses weekly and performs approximately five concerts each yearly season. Since its founding, the group has been hailed for its consistently high musical standards. It has also been exalted as an example of a successful, thriving community symphony orchestra.

Been says she's proud to be part of such a wonderful organization. "For over 50 years now, the group has given the gift of fantastic live music to the Edmonds community. I'm so excited to be part of that effort moving forward." Her involvement is particularly meaningful due to her family ties to the symphony—both her mother and aunt are charter members who have played in the orchestra since its inception.

At Schwabe, Been focuses her practice in the area of commercial litigation. She has also provided pro bono legal services through Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice, the Housing Justice Project, and the Legal Action Center where she represents low income tenants facing eviction. She is the former editor of De Novo, the publication of the Washington Young Lawyers Division.

Been received her bachelor of arts degree from Azusa Pacific University and her juris doctor degree from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.