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Carter Hick, PLLC sponsors PieFest 10 - The Finale

The Olympia Pie Bakers Guild is hosting its annual Pie Fest and Carter is a proud sponsor! The event is one part pie baking contest, one part pie eating extravaganza and one large part community fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Thurston County Food Bank and the Senior Services of South Sound's Senior Nutrition Program.

Here are the details:

Olympia Pie Fest February 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Olympia Center 222 Columbia St NW Olympia, Washington 98501

Don't miss it!

Arbutus Folk School appoints Carter to Board

I am really excited to begin working with the Arbutus Folk School Board of Directors in 2018!  Check them out here.  Arbutus is growing and there will be some interesting times ahead.  In the meantime, you can find a list of the school's 2018 winter offerings here.

Washington Historical Courts Society appoints Carter to Board

As mentioned previously, Carter was appointed to serve on the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum's Board. More recently he was appointed to serve on the Board of the Washington Courts Historical Society (WCHS, http://wacourthistory.org). The WCHS is another outstanding organization with great people and a wonderful mission. Carter is very pleased to now serve on both Boards and looks forward to learning more about his local community and state.

Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum (OHS & BHM) members elect Carter to Board of Trustees

Carter was elected to the Board of Trustees for the OHS & BHM on Saturday. OHS & BHM is a great organization that consists of a great group of people. The members are extremely active. They write books on local history, help the State Historical Society catalog photos and documents, and much, much more. Carter looks forward to working with this great organization, and the people therein, for at least the next 3 years!

Non-profit, Friends of Capitol Forest thanks Carter for his support

Carter is a proud sponsor of Friends of Capitol Forest (FOCF). FOCF is a mountain bike based non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and building trails in Capitol Forest. It holds regular trail maintenance work parties and organizes mountain bike rides on a weekly and monthly basis. Carter is happy to contribute to FOCF's efforts! For more information, check out the FOCF Facebook page.

Carter sponsors Senior Services of South Sound

Carter is happy to sponsor Senior Services for South Sound's (SSSS) fundraising lunch at the Lacey Community Center in 2014.

Carter helps Senior Services of South Sound raise money at OysterFest

OysterFest is held each year at the Mason County Fairgrounds. For a number of years now Senior Services of South Sound has sold deep fried coconut covered shrimp at the event to help raise money for its programs. On October 7, 2012, Senior Services did it again! The shrimp was fantastic and the effort a success! It is rumored that the two aforementioned facts are, indeed, connected.

Carter attends CBC Racing's Meet the Team Ride

On September 29, 2012, I attended the "Meet the Team Ride". The event was a success and many new faces were spotted in the peloton. The weather was also perfect for the event. CBC Racing is looking forward to another successful year of racing bikes in Washington and beyond!

Carter attends fundraiser for Senior Services of South Sound

On September 19, 2012, I again attended the Senior Services for South Sound fundraising lunch at the Lacey Community Center. The lunch provided was the same lunch that is served to elders in the community via the Meals on Wheels program. This is an important organization and program, and I am proud that our firm stepped up in 2012 to be one of the sponsors of this event.

Carter attends Music in the Park in downtown Olympia

On August 24, 2012, I sponsored a concert in the Music in the Park series. This year the band was DUB Lounge International. It was a lot of fun and the weather was good.

Carter joins the South Puget Sound Community College's Paralegal Advisory Board

I recently joined the SPSCC Paralegal Program's advisory board. I look forward to working with the Board and the college.

Carter speaks on Back Talk with Dr. Andy Rosser

As you may know, I ride and race bicycles. One of my fellow team members, Dr. Andy Rosser, is a chiropractor. Dr. Rosser is such a great guy and helps many of us on the team with various cycling related health issues. He is also a certified cycling coach and bike fitter. His office is located in downtown Olympia where he serves the community at large. Check him out!

In April of 2012 he invited me to speak on his podcast, Back Talk. The topic of the conversation is essentially "what to do if you are hit by a car while riding your bike." Check it out.

Carter attends fundraiser for Community Youth Services (CYS)

On February 23, 2012, CTM sponsored a table at the CYS annual breakfast. CYS is a great organization that helps kids in need.

TCTV appoints Carter to its Board of Directors in 2012

TCTV is a great organization with a wonderful mission. I am passionate about community media and look forward to getting involved!

Carter attends fundraiser for Senior Services of South Sound

On September 21, 2011, I attended the Senior Services fundraising lunch at the Lacey Community Center. This is a great organization that provides incredibly important services to seniors. Unfortunately, we don't treat our elders very well in this society, but luckily there are great organizations like Senior Services that pick up the slack! The lunch provided was the same lunch that is served to elders in the community via the Meals on Wheels program. It was good!

Carter attends fundraiser for Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services (TCVLS)

On May 11, 2011, I attended a fundraising breakfast for TCVLS. The event was well-attended by area attorneys, judges, and other elected officials. TCVLS provides a valuable resource to the community and helps to ensure access to justice for all, especially in these tough financial times. You can learn more about TCVLS on its website.

Carter attends fundraiser for Dispute Resolution Center (DRC)

On Sunday, April 17, I attended a fundraiser for the DRC. It was also the DRC's 20th Anniversary. The organization does great work for the community and I was happy to attend.  You can find out more about the DRC here.

Carter talks law on KAOS 89.3 FM

On March 3, 2011, I was a guest speaker on the talk radio program Free and Fair, You and the Law. During the hour long conversation, I discussed why tort reform is a bad idea both on a national and local level. Locally, the discussion focused on Rob McKenna's (Washington Attorney General) misguided efforts to bring tort reform to Washington.

Carter teaches "Street Law" at Tumwater High School

On February 23, 2011, I was invited to Tumwater High School to be a guest speaker for the "Street Law" class. The topic was personal injury and workers' compensation law, my forte. It was a lot of fun and the students were smart, engaged, and interested.

Carter talks law on the local radio station KAOS 89.3 FM

In December 2008, I was a guest on Free and Fair, You and the Law, a monthly program sponsored by KAOS and the Thurston County Bar Association. As part of the program's monthly series, Free and Fair host John Ford talks "law" with various lawyers from the Olympia community. I spoke with John about Washington's workers' compensation system, the process, procedure and potential pitfalls.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program features Carter as speaker

On December 16, 2010, I presented two topics at the CLE program entitled, "Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish". I prepared written materials and presented the topic, "Statutes Which Affect Liability Evaluation." I also presented the topic "Understanding the Law of Damages." It was a great experience.

Morningside's 3rd Annual Fundraising Ride a success

The Morningside Ride saw 48 teams participate in this "scavenger hunt" car ride. The event raised $16,185 after expenses, which is a 76.6% increase over the 2nd Annual Ride and a 141.6% increase over the 1st Annual Ride. Morningside provides employment services to individuals with disabilities. Carter is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Morningside Board of Trustees appoints Carter to the board

I was recently appointed to work with a wonderful organization in Olympia called Morningside.

Morningside is a private not-for-profit 501-(c)(3) Community Rehabilitation Program providing employment services to individuals with disabilities. We specialize in supported and competitive employment. Morningside's corporate offices are located in Olympia, Washington. With a staff of more than 150 the corporation serves seven western Washington counties from strategically placed satellite offices.

The corporation is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. The Board sets the corporation's major direction, establishes policies, and is focused on the inclusion of adults with disabilities in the workplace. Comprised of community leaders the Board represents the rich diversity of the region.