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Friday 5: The Biggest Changes Since I Started Practicing Law

NWLaywer Editor Michael Heatherly reflects on the biggest changes he’s noticed in the legal profession since he began practicing law.
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Drugs And Driving

Quick Recap: Mellouli v. Holder, No. 13-1034

Legal blogger William Shogren breaks down the potential impact of the Mellouli v. Holder case, concerning drug possession and deportation.
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Cultural Competency Never Asks Us to Be Color Blind

WSBA President Anthony Gipe explores the notion of cultural competency in response to Elijah Forde’s article from February’s NWLawyer.
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Do You Keep Original Wills? Best Practices Say No

Advice from WSBA’s Office of General Counsel regarding what to do with original will documents.

If you have ever wondered what to do with original wills, the following advice from the WSBA Office of General Counsel may help you decide.

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Catch the New Advisory Opinions on Social Media and Lead Generation

A summary of two advisory opinions issued recently from the Committee on Professional Ethics concerning Internet marketing and networking.

Two new advisory opinions have recently been posted to help attorneys follow the RPCs while navigating the Internet. Take a look at these to steer clear in the areas of social media and Internet marketing.

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Literary Lawyer: February’s Best New Books

Our favorite book releases of the month and a reminder to bibliophiles to check out the all-new Literary Lawyer column in the upcoming issue of NWLawyer.

February is a great month for book releases. Here are just a few of the titles we’re most excited about this month — fiction and nonfiction. And don’t forget to check out the March 2015 issue of NWLawyer for a new Literary Lawyer column with book reviews, news, and more.

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What’s in the February 2015 NWLawyer

Featuring articles in celebration of Black History Month and the debate going on behind the cranes in our growing cities.

The new February 2015 issue of NWLawyer is out! Be sure to see our Celebrating 125 Years of WSBA section. Read the magazine online.

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A Brief History of Presidents Day

WSBA offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents Day.

Presidents Day falls on Monday, Feb. 16, in 2015. Although it’s a federal holiday, many businesses don’t close (the WSBA offices will be closed in observance) — and for some, the only celebration of the holiday consists of shopping for bargains at Presidents Day Weekend sales. So let’s learn a little more about this relatively obscure holiday.

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