4 Pro Bono Tips for Younger Attorneys

Attorney Jordan Miller offers 4 tips to help new attorneys fit pro bono work into their careers. As lawyers, we have a professional responsibility to provide free legal services to those unable to pay. But for many of us, our pro bono obligations get lost somewhere among the demands of our everyday practice and our […]

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Introducing the New Lawyer Education Program

Are you a new attorney? Get low-cost, skill-building knowledge with WSBA’s NLE program! If you are a newer attorney in your first four years of practice, job one is acquiring as much skill-building knowledge as possible. The more knowledgeable you are, the more valuable you become to your employer and clients. That’s why you should […]

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Trailblazing: How to Start a Niche Practice

Developing a niche practice is a great way to gain clients, reduce competition, and build your reputation. Developing a niche practice — one that focuses on a specific type of law — is a great way to gain clients, reduce competition, and build your reputation as the “go-to” lawyer for a particular practice area. Here […]

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For New Attorneys: 3 Steps for Finding a Mentor

Do you have a mentor? Check out the 3 steps to finding one. As a new attorney traveling the steep learning curve of early-career practice, you need advice on matters that have nothing to do with black letter law, such as developing practical skills and relationships and learning how to cope with the everyday demands of […]

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Congratulations, Recent Bar Passers!

Congratulations to the 575 new lawyers who passed the July 2012 bar exam! Ah, the bar exam. Three grueling days of testing, followed by three long months of anxious waiting. It is a rite of passage for lawyers; the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Four years ago, after what seemed like an […]

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Meet the YLC and join us on WSBA’s new blog!

Welcome to the WSBA’s first-ever blog, which includes a tab specifically for Washington’s Young Lawyers Committee (YLC) content. The YLC understands that as a newer attorney you are probably wondering about who’s hiring, how to start your own practice, how to keep up with your hectic schedule, recent changes in the law, how to handle difficult […]

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Litigating With Your iPad

Your iPad is more than a toy: it’s a valuable tool that a growing number of attorneys are using during litigation to make their presentations more mobile, efficient, and effective. And why not? A recent Washington State Supreme Court decision (In re Glassman, Wash. Supreme Court, 8447-5, Oct. 18, 2012; Chambers, J., concurring) states that […]

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