The Birth of Baby Court, Mandatory Malpractice, and More Inside NWLawyer

Consider the effect that prolonged negative experiences can have on an infant or young child, or the consequences of separating parents and children, and it quickly becomes clear why an alternative court model would have such success. As the first of its kind in Washington, Pierce County’s Safe Babies Court Team, aka “Baby Court,” has already shown to save money, protect children, and keep families together. In the latest issue of NWLawyer, you’ll get a first-hand look at this innovative court model.


Cover of NWLawyerConsider the effect that prolonged negative experiences can have on an infant or young child, or the consequences of separating parents and children, and it quickly becomes clear why an alternative court model would have such success. As the first of its kind in Washington, Pierce County’s Safe Babies Court Team, aka “Baby Court,” has already shown to save money, protect children, and keep families together. In the latest issue of NWLawyer, you’ll get a first-hand look at this innovative court model.

Also this month, Seattle writer and attorney Robin Lindley sits down with Regina Paulose, a human rights and international criminal law attorney, to examine the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar. Learn about the history behind this tragic event and what lawyers can do to stop things like this from happening again.

In WSBA news, the Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force presented a tentative recommendation to the Board of Governors to mandate malpractice insurance for Washington-licensed lawyers. Learn more about the task force’s recommendation, then get a breakdown of research on mandatory malpractice insurance by Leslie Levin, the Joel Barlow Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law.