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Taylor v. Bell: Court of Appeals Emphasizes Importance of Defining Scope of Representation

Defining the specific scope of a firm’s representation is critical to risk management.
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Friday 5: Disadvantages to Being a Rural Attorney

Five reasons you might not want to become a rural attorney.
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Throwback Thursday: Kitsap County

For Throwback Thursday, a look at Kitsap County, Washington.
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Dreading Business Travel? Here’s How to Stay Healthy

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How to keep your health in balance when you’re traveling.

Business trip checklist

Many of us commit to eating better, exercising more often, and eliminating unhealthy habits. But those best-laid plans often get jettisoned during business travel (or vacations).

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Friday 5: Advantages of Being a Rural Attorney

Five reasons for becoming a rural attorney from three rural Washington attorneys.

Ever fantasize about retiring to a sleepy little town on the Washington coast or a bustling wheat town on the Palouse? Why wait? Here are five reasons for becoming a rural attorney, gleaned from interviews with three rural Washington attorneys.

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What’s in the April/May 2015 NWLawyer

A preview of the featured articles in the April/May 2015 double issue of NWLawyer.


April May 2015 NWLawyerThe April/May 2015 double issue of NWLawyer is now available online and arriving in your mailbox soon!

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The Cost of Education: Post-Secondary Support in Family Law

How rising tuition costs affect post-secondary educational support.

The issue of post-secondary support is a hot topic in family law. Over the past five to ten years, tuition has skyrocketed nationally, but particularly in Washington. Here, it increased 67.3% in the five years before 2012. For the 2013 UW class, tuition had increased 82 percent over the prior four years.

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Jacobson v. INC Research LLC: Court Allows Supplemental Proceeding to Enforce Attorney Lien

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Lawyers pursuing payment can do so through a supplemental proceeding within the case creating the lien.

Image of a gavelAlthough attorney liens have existed in statutory form in Washington since 1863, they remain a comparatively “underdeveloped” remedy for lawyers pursuing payment. In particular, the lien statute — RCW 60.40.010 — does not include a specific procedure for foreclosing a lien. The federal district court in Seattle recently provided an illustration of one potential avenue: a supplemental proceeding within the case creating the lien.

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