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Archive for October 2012

15
Oct

Complete your license renewal and MCLE certification online

Online renewal is now underway at mywsba.org. Renewal and payment must be completed by Feb. 1, 2013. We will mail license packets in mid-October, which consist of 1) the License Renewal Form, 2) the MCLE Certification (C2) form (for members who are due to report), and 3) the Sections Membership Form. (Exception: If you were admitted or completed a membership change after Sept. 14, 2012, your packet will be mailed on or about Jan. 2, 2013.)
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15
Oct

Get Your Head into the Cloud

Clouds from Kamil Porembiński on Flickr. Used under the Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0 License.

Everyone is talking about the cloud. While we Northwest lawyers are no strangers to clouds, you might be confused about what cloud computing is, exactly.

Cloud computing, including SaaS (Software as a Service) and STaaS (Storage as a Service), is the delivery of computing resources over the Internet. If you’ve ever used Flickr, Google Docs, or DropBox, you’ve played in the cloud.

When it comes to client data — as opposed to the vacation pictures you shared on Flickr — lawyers need to engage in some due diligence when subscribing to a cloud service. Read more »

15
Oct

Get More Sleep — Without Going to Bed Earlier

There is one thing that every young lawyer wants more of. You guessed it: sleep. As a night owl working in a firm of early risers, I have tried to adapt to the lifestyle of a “morning person”— i.e., being on time for work — without sacrificing crucial extra minutes of shut-eye. Here are some easy strategies for spending a bit more time counting sheep without having to hit the hay earlier than usual. Read more »

15
Oct

Welcome to NWSidebar

We’re pleased to launch WSBA’s new blog, NWSidebar. Over the last several months we’ve spent a lot of time in conversation with our members focused on identifying ways that WSBA can become more relevant and valuable to those we serve. We’ve learned a lot, including that WSBA must be more effective in its communications and provide multiple ways for engagement and interaction.

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