As In Print, So Online: Washington State Bar News Unveils a New Website

Bar News Nov 2021

The team behind the Washington State Bar News loves print. Many of the WSBA staff who work on the magazine have a professional background in print publications. They appreciate good design, quality paper stock, and even that weird inky residue you get on your fingers after thumbing through the pages of a magazine.

So when the decision was made to refresh the Bar News online presence, of course the team wanted to put that same love and attention into the digital version of their beloved print publication. After months of hard work and technical wrangling, readers can now enjoy a top-to-bottom update of the Bar News website. Everything from the way articles are presented to the way you interact with content and even the URL has been revamped for a more modern, user-friendly experience.

Please head to and have a look around. You can browse all the usual Bar News features and columns, share individual articles, and browse archived PDF versions of past issues dating as far back as 2006.

In addition to a new website, a new issue is out as well. In the November issue of Bar News we debut the first submission from a WSBA member about “The Case That Stuck With Me.” Gonzaga Law School Professor George Critchlow gives an intricately detailed account of one of his first trials: a civil rights case in Pasco in 1976 in which two African Americans challenged the racial discrimination that prevented them from purchasing a home.

Also online and in print this month, Mark E. Sullivan and Daniel Jones analyze two Washington Court of Appeals decisions dealing with military pension division in a divorce. Then meet the winners of the Washington Young Lawyers Committee 2021 Public Service & Leadership Awards; learn about the WSBA’s World Peace Through Law Section; see what happened at this year’s 50-Year Member Luncheon; learn from former Washington Supreme Court Justice Faith Ireland about her 50 years in law; and meet the newest WSBA members in the lawyer bar exam pass list.