Seattle Lawyer Kathleen J. Hopkins Named New Member of ABA Board of Governors
CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2007 — Kathleen J. Hopkins of Seattle, founding member of Real Property Law Group, PLLC, took office today for a three-year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. Her term began at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
As governor of the ABA’s District 18, Hopkins will represent Puerto Rico, Maryland, Washington and Indiana. She will serve on the Finance Committee and as board liaison to the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, and the Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight. The board meets at least four times yearly to oversee administration and management of the association.
At Real Property Law Group, PLLC, Hopkins specializes in the areas of real property, real property finance and commercial leasing, and frequently speaks and writes on these areas. Hopkins has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1986 and has served on the Credentials and Admissions Committee, as well as the Tellers Committee. In addition, she has served as a liaison to various commissions within the ABA, including the Second Season of Service Commission, the Commission on Women in the Profession, and the Commission on Renaissance in the Profession, to name a few. Hopkins also served as co-chair of the ABA/National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Equal Justice Conference.
An active member of the ABA, Hopkins serves in various leadership capacities in Business Law, the General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division and the Young Lawyers Division, including Business Law’s Executive Council, editor-in-chief of Business Law Today, chair of the section’s CFS Real Estate Financing Subcommittee, assistant editor of GP Solo’s Law Trends and a member of YLD Fellows. She has also served as chair of Business Law’s Pro Bono Committee, the GP Solo’s Real Estate Committee; and the Young Lawyers Division Lazarus Task Force and Washington delegate for YLD Assembly; as co-chair of the Disaster Assistance Small Business Working Group and Business Law Today Live — CLE Series; and as a Fellow of the section.
In the early 90s, Hopkins was president of the Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Hopkins received her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Washington, having obtained her bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, summa cum laude.
With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law in a democratic society.