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Schwabe Expands Support for YWCA

July 9, 2010


Kelly Walsh, an associate in the Vancouver office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was recently elected to serve as president of the board of directors of the YWCA Clark County. In addition to her long-time involvement with the YWCA, Walsh also is one of the founders of SafeChoice Legal Clinic, a pro bono clinic for victims of domestic violence.

"YWCA Clark County serves a vital mission and is of major importance to the southwest Washington community," said Mark Long, Schwabe's managing partner. "Kelly has long been a champion for those who are at risk and I am excited to see the positive impact she will have on the board as the new president."

Walsh focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, as well as construction law. Prior to joining Schwabe, she served for five years as a deputy district attorney in Deschutes County, Ore., where she garnered experience and knowledge in all aspects of criminal trial and prosecution. Walsh graduated from Willamette University College of Law with a juris doctor degree.

YWCA Clark County's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization serves more than 10,000 people each year who are victims of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and oppression.