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21
Nov
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Friday 5: Implications of Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

In light of the president’s executive action, immigrant families have new options.

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7
Nov

Remembering Sher Kung

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A tribute to Sher Kung’s life as an inspiring mother, fiancée, and lawyer, as well as information on contributing to her memorial fund.

I have struggled to write this post for Sher Kung. Like so many of us, I was privileged to know Sher. But I did not know her as well as other lawyers and worry that my words will be insufficient to acknowledge the loss to our legal community or to celebrate and honor her life and all the gifts Sher brought to the legal profession. The words that Sher lived by remind me, “Stop overanalyzing, life is simple.”

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15
Aug

Friday 5: Reasons to Sign up for Paperless License Renewal

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Log in to myWSBA to sign up for paperless license renewal by Sept. 14.

paperlesslicensing300Looking for reasons to sign up for paperless license renewal for this year?  Try these:

1. Save trees – Last year the WSBA printed over 35,000 license packets – that is about 17 trees!

2. Save a stamp – and a trip to the post office. Read more »

25
Jul

Notice from the Washington Attorney General’s Office: Beware of Loan Modification Scams Soliciting Washington Lawyers

Alert!

From the Washington Attorney General’s Office:

The Washington Attorney General’s Office, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and other state agencies across the country, along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, are conducting a mortgage rescue fraud sweep, taking legal action against companies who prey on homeowners seeking to avoid foreclosure.

As part of the sweep, Attorney General Bob Ferguson wishes to alert Washington lawyers to problems that may arise from working with a for-profit loan modification or foreclosure rescue company as part of their practice.

Such companies are often located out of state and could be attempting an end run around state regulations and consumer protection laws by integrating Washington lawyers into their operation. These companies typically promise Washington borrowers that they can modify their loan, stop or postpone their foreclosure, or reduce their debt — usually for a hefty upfront fee.  Not only do they typically not perform as promised, they also divert borrowers from meeting with state housing counselor to evaluate their options at no charge, see www.homeownership-wa.org/ and 877-894-HOME, or getting information about legal aid services at http://ocla.wa.gov/aboutOCLA.htm. Read more »

11
Jul

Friday 5: Build your CLE playlist with the WSBA-CLE Summer Sale

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Take advantage of unbelievable savings on all recorded CLE products, now through July 22.

WSBA-CLE Summer SaleThe MP3 selection on my iPhone consists of the Frozen soundtrack (which I definitely only listen to with my 3-year-old daughter). I’m more of a podcast person – I think they’ve made me a better auditory learner. Certainly if I can learn about the Great London Smog with a podcast, I can build my legal knowledge with MP3 CLEs. And at 40% off all WSBA-CLE recorded seminars, now is a great time to start building my knowledge and earn some CLE credits.

So, move over Anna and Elsa, I’m adding some new selections to my playlist: Read more »

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