The April/May 2014 issue of NWLawyer is out! Here’s a quick preview of just a few of the articles you’ll find in this double issue.
- Making the Case for Mindfulness and the Law
- Dancin’ in the Moonlight: Pros and Cons of Second Jobs for Lawyers
- Tips for Successful Nonprofit Board Service
- Help JAGs Help Service members
- Guided by Wayfind, Ethical Fashion is Changing Lives
Keep an eye on your mailbox for your copy, or read the full issue online now!
Many groups and individuals have already rallied to meet the immediate needs of victims, but the need for legal assistance will only grow in the weeks and months to come. In the coming weeks, SCBA and SCLS would like to set up at least two legal clinics in the north Snohomish County area clinic connecting those adversely impacted by this tragedy with volunteer attorneys who may be able to assist with a variety of legal issues, including probate, wills, real estate, FEMA, creditor/debtor, and insurance matters. Read more
We’ve all heard about the devastation of this week’s 530 Slide in Snohomish County (see this interactive before-and-after graphic), which has caused 17 confirmed fatalities so far. Ninety people are still missing, and crews continue to search the area.
Thanks to the overwhelming response, no volunteers are needed at this time, and Snohomish County asks that we give the rescue teams space to do their work.
If you want to help, here are some resources for online donations and mud slide information: Read more
On Feb. 28, The Rainier Club, celebrating its 125th year, dedicated the Judge Betty Binns Fletcher Room in honor of the late distinguished jurist.
Judge Fletcher served as a federal judge on the San Francisco-based United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit between 1979 and 2012. She was one of the first women to become a partner in a major American law firm and the second woman to be appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Betty was also the first female president of the King County Bar Association.