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Friday 5: Ways to Celebrate the Seahawks

Go Hawks! Easy ways to show your Seahawks pride this Sunday.
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Reminder: License Renewal Deadline Is Feb. 2, 2015

WSBA licensing renewal deadline is Feb. 2, 2015! Check here for help renewing your license and MCLE certification online.
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Friday 5: Ways to Nurture Your Brain and Improve Your Work

Try these five helpful tips to get your brain’s neurons firing in the new year.
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Coffee with Mrs. Lee

A new perspective helps with a difficult client meeting.

iStock_000045933636_Large300Monday. 8:30 a.m. A white-haired ball of energy scurries into the lobby. I look through the door of my office to see a tiny Korean woman in her late seventies. She announces loudly that she’s three hours early for her appointment, but wants to see “the attorney” now — that’s me. I grab my coffee and release a big sigh.

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Friday 5: Pledge to Serve on MLK Day, Jan. 19

If you’ve made a resolution to do pro bono service this year, now is the perfect time to get started.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. If you’ve made a resolution to do pro bono service this year, now is the perfect time to get started! Here are some easy ways to get involved.


Dwyer v. Cappell: Court upholds lawyer’s right to quote judges’ praise in website advertising

Should you quote a judge in marketing for your firm?

quotesIn advertising on your law firm website, wouldn’t you love to feature praise like this from judges?

[Your name here] is, I think, an exceptional lawyer, one of the most exceptional lawyers I’ve had the pleasure of appearing before me…

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Cultural Competency Is Good Business for Lawyers and the Profession

President Gipe discusses two articles from the recent issue of NWLawyer on doing business with Japanese and Chinese clients.

The recent articles by Naoko Inoue Shatz and Qing Qing Miao from the December 2014/January 2015 issue of NWLawyer served as a good reminder that cultural competence is about more than race and country of origin. Both articles talked about cultural issues in doing business with Japan and China, but they also stressed the importance for lawyers to be sensitive to the many facets of society, business, and opportunity that shape culture. As Sue Bryant and Jean Koh Peters stressed in their work, “Culture is the summation of an individual’s ethnicity, race, gender, nationality, age, economic status, social status, language, sexual orientation, physical attributes, marital status, and a variety of other characteristics.”  Sue Bryant & Jean Koh Peters, Five Habits for Cross-Cultural Lawyering, in Race, Culture, Psychology And The Law 47, 47 (Kimberly Holt Barrett &William H. George eds., 2005). Read more »


The Spirit of Giving: Volunteer Ideas for Lawyers

Giving really is better than receiving! Here are five volunteer ideas for 2015.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

It’s the time of year when many people think about giving back. And according to Psychology Today, giving isn’t just theoretically better than receiving – it’s been scientifically proven. In the spirit of giving, we give you some ideas and resources for finding volunteer opportunities in the new year. Good news! There are many, many opportunities out there.

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