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Announcing the 2016 APEX Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the WSBA APEX Awards! The awards will be presented on Sept. 29 at the Seattle Sheraton. Learn more about this year’s recipients and register now to attend the awards dinner:
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WSBA Board of Governors to Discuss Budget, Bylaws, and More in Walla Walla

The Board of Governors will hold its regular July meeting on Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, in Walla Walla. Here’s a preview of the agenda:
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Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget: Tips for Saving Money

Solo and Small Firm Conference preview: Legal industry technology guru Barron Henley helps make law practice more efficient and productive — all while saving tons of money! Check out a few of his helpful tips.
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15
Jul

Friday 5: A Few of the 150+ Great CLEs on Sale Through July 26

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This year, the CLE Annual Summer Sale on recorded seminars is more valuable than ever!

2016 Summer Sale logoThis year, the CLE Annual Summer Sale on recorded seminars is more valuable than ever! As of Jan. 1, 2016, you can earn all of your required CLE credits from recorded seminars. From now through July 26, you can choose from over 150 recorded seminars, in most major practice areas (and ethics), on sale at 40% off. Here are just a few of our top-selling recordings that have never been offered at 40% off before. Read more »

13
Jul

What’s in the July/August Issue of NWLawyer

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Need some summer reading? The July/August 2016 double issue of NWLawyer is packed with articles on national parks, lawyer hobbies, and more.

Cover of NWLawyerNeed some summer reading?

The July/August 2016 double issue of NWLawyer is packed with articles on national parks, lawyer hobbies, and more — and it’s arriving in your mailbox soon.

Check out some of our feature stories below or read the full issue online. Read more »

12
Jul

2 Easy Ways You Can Help Low-Bono Clients in Washington

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You’ve probably heard about the Low Bono Section and the Moderate Means Program, but what’s the difference?

Young couple in a meeting with a lawyer.As a member of the WSBA, you have probably heard about the Low Bono Section (LBS) and the Moderate Means Program (MMP), but you may not know the differences between the two. Although both entities serve similar client populations, they are very different groups. Here’s a quick introduction to both — and some ways you can get involved. Read more »

8
Jul

Embracing Change and Improving Professionalism in the Bar

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Congratulations to Portland attorney Bonnie Richardson, recipient of the 2016 Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Professionalism Award!

Bonnie RichardsonCongratulations to Portland attorney Bonnie Richardson, recipient of the 2016 Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Professionalism Award! This honor is presented to lawyers who exemplify the highest ethical standards and conduct in the practice of law and who make the practice of law more enjoyable. The award was presented in May at the MBA’s 110th Annual Meeting and Dinner and Judges Reception; the following is excerpted from Ms. Richardson’s acceptance speech. Read more »

23
Jun

Court of Appeals Addresses Insurance Defense Conflicts in Reservation of Rights Context

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A recent court ruling may be useful for lawyers defending an insured when they and their carrier are engaged in a separate coverage dispute.

Abstract depiction of a scale and gavelDivision II of the Court of Appeals recently addressed conflicts when an insurance defense counsel is representing an insured in a reservation of rights case. The plaintiffs in Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., ___ Wn. App. ___, ___ P.3d ___, 2016 WL 2647685 (May 3, 2016), asserted that the defendant law firm had a conflict when representing them in an earlier tort case and were pursuing breach of fiduciary duty and related claims against the firm. On summary judgment, the firm argued that it had no conflict. The trial court agreed and dismissed the case. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Read more »

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