The Washington Supreme Court on Aug. 17, 2015, issued its ruling in Nissen v. Pierce County, which ruled that the personal cellphone of a public employee, if used to conduct public business, is now subject to disclosure under the state’s Public Records Act. Read more
On June 26, 2015, the WSBA presented “Washington State Bar Association: 125 Years and Counting,” celebrating the state Bar’s past, present and future. Members of Washington’s legal community, including Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and deans from the state’s three law schools, gave presentations and panel discussions on a variety of timely topics. Read more
Washington state is making national news with the introduction of Limited License Legal Technicians. Washington will be the first U.S. jurisdiction to license legal technicians, but a number of states are already studying Washington’s model for possible adoption. Legal technicians are authorized to provide legal advice within the limited scope described in Regulation 2 of the APR 28 Appendix. Read more
If your mail seems a little heavier than usual, there’s a reason: the June 2015 NWLawyer is our biggest single issue ever, at a whopping 80 pages! So what will you find inside this issue? Read more
When I was on the WSBA Board of Governors, the WSBA president would give out Local Hero Awards to lawyers around the state. I always thought the name of the award was kind of cheesy, but each time I heard the story of what the lawyer had done in his or her community, I would leave the meeting freshly inspired.