Juliet C. Laycoe

juliet-laycoePRACTICE:

Juliet Laycoe has practiced law since 1998.  She is admitted to both the Washington State Bar and Oregon State Bar.  Her practice emphasizes family law, including divorce, child support and parenting plan issues, guardianship, estate planning and estate administration.  Juliet is a skilled litigator but also enjoys working with clients to resolve disputes outside of court through settlement negotiation, mediation, or collaborative law. For a number of years, she served as a court commissioner pro tem for Clark County Superior Court and a hearing officer for the Vancouver Public Schools.   Prior to establishing Laycoe & Bogdon PC in 2005, Juliet was an associate attorney for more than six years at Blair, Schaefer, Hutchison & Wolfe LLP.

EDUCATION:

  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, Juris Doctor, 1998
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Sociology, Tacoma, Washington, 1995

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Member, Family Law Section of the Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Founding Member, George and Donald Simpson American Inn of Court
  • Past member, Clark County Superior Court Bench Bar Committee
  • Member, Two Rivers Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
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HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Rotary Club of Vancouver, Rotarian of the Year, 2011
  • Clark County Bar Association, Ken Weber Community Service Award, 2003.
  • Vancouver Business Journal, Top 40 under 40 Award, 2002.
  • Rotary Club of Vancouver, Rookie Rotarian of the Year, 2002.
  • Fort Vancouver National Trust, General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award, 2000.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Juliet supports the community.  She is a volunteer with Vancouver Public Schools. She is a past divisional board member for Umpqua Bank.  Juliet served as president of the Vancouver Rotary Foundation, which funds scholarships for local students and grants to nonprofit groups, from 2009 to 2011.  She is a past ex-officio member of the Fort Vancouver National Trust Board of Trustees.  She previously was a board member of the Children’s Center from 2003 to 2009 and SWIFT, Southwest Washington Independent Forward Thrust, from 1998 through 2005.  She served as president of SWIFT’s board of directors from 2002 to 2004.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Objections to Relocation – Not Always a Lost Cause,” 2008 Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section Midyear Seminar
  • “Identifying Ways to Determine the Existence of a Will and Finding Heirs of Notice,” 2009 Washington State Bar Association Probate Bootcamp
  • “Navigating Your Way Through A Divorce Case,” 2011 Clark County Bar Association Nuts and Bolts Series
  • Click here to view a May 2006 “One on One” Columbian newspaper article featuring Juliet Laycoe.