George Ahrend Appointed Special Deputy Prosecutor

George Ahrend Appointed Special Deputy Prosecutor To Recover Unconstitutional Gifts Of Public Funds From Stevens County Commissioners.

George Ahrend has been appointed Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Stevens County, Washington, in order to bring suit against Stevens County Commissioners for unconstitutional gifts of public funds and resist the Commissioners’ attempts to obtain counsel at public expense. The Washington State Auditor’s Office previously determined that the Commissioners had violated the constitutional provisions against gifts of public funds when they reimbursed constituents for the costs of repairing a flood damaged home site and contributed toward the cost of construction of a residence for a constituent. Copies of the Auditor’s Report and complaint are linked. SAO-Rpt-ar1023305Download 2019-03-21-ComplaintDownload

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George Ahrend is elected President of the Catholic Bar Association

At the Catholic Bar Association’s Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on October 4-6, 2019, George Ahrend was elected President for 2019-2020.  He previously served as Vice President and Co-Chair of the association’s Advocacy Committee.  The Catholic Bar Association is a community of legal professionals that educates, organizes, and inspires …

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Beware of pre-dispute arbitration agreements

Arbitration refers to a non-judicial process where a neutral person is selected to make a binding resolution of a legal dispute. When the parties voluntarily agree to arbitrate a dispute after it arises, arbitration can provide a relatively low cost and quick way to resolve the disputes.

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Religious Freedoms

Constitutionality of Washington’s exemption of nonprofit religious organizations from employment discrimination

Ahrend Law PLLC filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the American Association of Christian Schools (, the Association for Biblical Higher Education in Canada and the United States (, and the Association of Classical Christian Schools (, supporting the constitutionality of Washington's exemption of nonprofit religious organizations …

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