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Title: Vulnerable Adult Protection Actions – Important Considerations and Long-Term Consequences
Presented by Kevin Khong, Helsell Fetterman LLP (90 minutes – applied for 1.5 credits Law/Legal)

Description: In 2021, the Washington State legislature passed a new law which consolidated the six types of civil protection orders in the state within the framework Chapter 7.105 RCW. In doing so, the legislature developed new requirements for the filing of, notice of, and prosecution of vulnerable adult protection actions (VAPAs) which take effect on July 1, 2022. This presentation will provide an overview of VAPAs and examine the changes which will take effect once Chapter 7.105 RCW takes effect.

Speaker Bio: Kevin is a Partner with the firm who practices in the trust and estate litigation practice group and who also specializes in civil appeals for a number of different legal practice areas. Kevin assists clients in matters involving probate disputes, will contests, trust account discrepancies, fiduciary abuse, guardianships, and committed intimate relationships. He has extensive training in domestic violence investigation and vulnerable victim protection and has handled countless motions, hearings, and trials before the District and Superior Court benches.

In addition to his trial court practice, Kevin has also expanded into appellate litigation practice where he has authored numerous appellate briefs and argued appeals for subject matters such as trusts, estates, guardianships, medical malpractice, breach of contract, and receiverships.
Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Kevin spent three years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. During his time as a prosecutor, he handled over 30 bench and jury trials for matters ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. He also handled an inquest ordered by the County Executive investigating a police involved shooting. Kevin has transitioned his litigation.

Kevin graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2013, where he was a member of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Society and teaching assistant for Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts and Property. While in law school, he was a legal extern to Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez and was both an intern and extern with King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Prior to attending law school, he graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 with Cum Laude honors, receiving an Honors Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology.