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Friday 5: Top-5 Reasons to Drop What You’re Doing and Shop the CLE Summer Sale Now

  1. Because you can — the sale has been extended through Monday, July 31!
  2. Because you’ll save — over 80 high-quality WSBA-CLE recorded seminars, in most major practice areas (and ethics), are on sale at 40% off.
  3. Because it’s smart — all of your required CLE credits each reporting period may be earned from recorded CLEs.
  4. Because it’s convenient — the recorded CLEs you purchase will be available on your “My CLE” page for three years from purchase. Watch or listen when you want to, without having to leave your office or home.
  5. Because you promised yourself you’d be proactive in earning your required CLE credits this time around — Buy now and play later! Even if this is not your reporting year, stock up now and save!

Search the complete sale inventory here.

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Court of Appeals Discusses Implied Waiver of Privilege When Claiming Attorney Fees as Damages

Division I of the Court of Appeals recently discussed implied waiver of the attorney-client privilege when claiming attorney fees as damages. Bellevue Farm Owners Association v. Stevens was on discretionary review. The underlying litigation involved the development of waterfront property and included a counterclaim for abuse of process. The damages asserted under the counterclaim were solely attorney fees and related costs.
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Friday 5: 5 of 80+ great CLEs on sale through July 25

The CLE Annual Summer Sale on recorded seminars is underway now – through July 25. Choose from over 80 recorded seminars, in most major practice areas (and ethics), on sale at 40% off. Here are five great picks.
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Legislative Update: Impact of New Budget on WSBA Priorities

Late on June 30, the legislature avoided a partial government shutdown by passing, and Gov. Inslee signing, an operating budget. The budget appropriates $43.7 billion over the next biennium.
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Recent Articles

10
Jul

The Sun Is (Finally) Out and so Is the Summer Issue of NWLawyer!

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In the July/August NWLawyer, read how Washington’s first marijuana receivership was able to reach a successful conclusion thanks to an alternative procedure provided by Washington law.

Cover of NWLawyerMarijuana’s illegal status under federal law means no bankruptcy protection for these businesses. In the July/August NWLawyer, read how Washington’s first marijuana receivership was able to reach a successful conclusion thanks to an alternative procedure provided by Washington law. Read more »

7
Jul

Knowing When to Go: Court of Appeals Affirms Sanctions Against Lawyer for Continuing After Disqualification

Young attorney walking away down a lonely road.
An appeals court recently affirmed sanctions against a lawyer, who continued to participate in the case after being disqualified.

Young attorney walking away down a lonely road.Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals recently affirmed sanctions against a lawyer in an unusual scenario: the lawyer continued to participate in the case after being disqualified. Read more »

5
Jul

40 Minutes on What It Takes to Be WSBA’s At-large Young Lawyer Governor

Sean Davis
Helen Ling recently sat down with former WSBA Governor Sean Davis to discuss his experiences as at-large “young-lawyer” governor.

Sean DavisEver wonder what it’s like to serve on the Washington State Bar Association’s Board of Governors? Washington Young Lawyer Committee Past Chair Helen Ling recently sat down with former Board Governor Sean M. Davis to discuss his experiences in the at-large governor position reserved for new and young lawyers. Davis recently vacated the position to assume the role of WSBA’s general counsel. WSBA is now accepting nominations to complete the remainder of his term. Check out a few of his answers to the most recent Q&A session, or watch the full interview online. Read more »

29
Jun

My Pride Is More Important than Ever

Two women on a motorcycle in a Pride parade
At a time when LGBT kids are four times more likely to attempt suicide and 40% of them are homeless, I feel the need to be a role model.

Two women on a motorcycle in a Pride paradeBy the time this gets published, LGBT Pride month will be coming to a close or have already ended, but I thought I would share a few thoughts about it anyway. Prior to my job here at WSBA, I worked on several college campuses, leading LGBT centers. Often I was asked why it was necessary for me and the students I worked with to be “so out” and “so loud” about our identities. “Shouldn’t your sexual orientation not matter?” they would say. I’d answer “correct” — sexual orientation and gender identity shouldn’t matter, but in our society they did. And they still do matter. Read more »

26
Jun

The Consequences of Technological Incompetence

Scale of justice
It can cost you dearly for being too proud (or lazy) to learn how the Internet, social media, and that box on your desk work.

Scale of justiceBeing a Luddite can be expensive, embarrassing, and potentially disastrous for lawyers and clients. Tech incompetence can result in wasted time (and therefore increased cost to the client), loss of money and identity, ethical sanctions, and embarrassment or worse in the courtroom. Those are high prices to pay for being too proud (or lazy) to learn how the Internet, social media, and that box on your desk work. Read more »