Drunk guy holding a shot of whiskey.

Demystifying Addiction in the Legal Profession

The ABA calls it a crisis of the legal profession. A professor of psychiatry told The New York Times it’s “a conspiracy of silence.” Yet for many attorneys, alcohol and substance abuse are sometimes just part of the job. The American Bar Association (ABA) calls it a crisis of the legal profession. A professor of […]

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Top-10 Most Popular Books in the WSBA Lending Library

Bookworm, bibliophile, or—dare we say—brainiac? Whatever your preferred euphemism, it probably describes just about any legal professional, for whom a voracious appetite for the written word and knowledge is more than a nice quality; it’s a job requirement. Aside from dwindling shelf space, ravenous readers are often most aware of the cost of building their […]

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Journalist filming a Haitian refugee camp

5 Legal Takeaways from Mass Atrocities

On June 20–22, the WSBA World Peace Through Law Section is sponsoring a CLE through the Seattle University School of Law: “Mass Atrocities and Human Rights: Legal Responses and Continued Challenges.” In 2009, despite some internal warnings, the Obama administration began easing sanctions on the Myanmar government. Almost a decade later, with thousands of Rohingya […]

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Joy Williams

The Little Biases in All of Us

The bad news is that everyone has implicit biases and most don’t know it. Then what’s the good news? The bad news is that everyone has implicit biases — beliefs that are so ingrained that we don’t even know they’re there. And those implicit biases often find a way out of our mouths or through […]

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