Cover of Bar News Feb 2021

History and Remembrances in the New Issue of Bar News

“I have mixed feelings about Black History Month … and I get concerned when people try to compartmentalize the discussions of the African American experience into a single month,” retired University of Washington professor Dr. Quintard Taylor tells Washington State Bar News. “But at the same time, I recognize that celebrating the month is a golden opportunity because for the longest time, that is up until relatively recently, people weren’t recognizing Black history, until it was introduced to them by Black History Month. So that being said, I could understand how it would be important for lawyers, attorneys, judges, along with everyone else to be aware of African American history.

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A diverse group of legal volunteers.

Take It from a WSBA Volunteer: A Q&A with Michele Carney

Meet WSBA volunteer Michele Carney. All this week, the WSBA is joining others around the country during National Volunteer Week to recognize and celebrate the many invaluable volunteers who devote their time and expertise to carry out the WSBA mission of serving the public, ensuring the integrity of the legal profession, and championing justice.

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Week 6: First Leg Session Milestone Reached

Legislators in Olympia last week cleared the first milestone of the session – policy committee cutoff. Friday was the deadline for policy bills in both houses to be voted out of their policy committees. Amid the scramble, week 6 of the legislative session heard testimony and voting on several bills of interest to the WSBA.

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Paula Littlewood

Remembering Paula

The long-serving executive director of the WSBA, Paula C. Littlewood, died of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 14. We mourn the terrible loss of a great leader and a loving friend.

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Join us for the 2016 WSBA Listening Tour

On June 1, WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood and I, WSBA President Bill Hyslop, will begin the 2016 WSBA Listening Tour. We’ll spend time with members in Bellevue, Moses Lake, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Pullman, and Spokane. Together these stops encompass the East King, Grant, Benton-Franklin, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Spokane county bars.

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The Evolution of Tribal Law and the Janus Effect inside NWLawyer

The Supreme Court decision of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 311 is reverberating through state bars across the country. Along with the Washington Supreme Court’s “comprehensive review of the structure of the bar,” it’s easy for Washington legal professionals to wonder: How will this affect me and my work? […]

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Update from WSBA President Patrick Palace

June flew by! I thought I would take a few minutes to give you an update on the highlights of the month. The month began with our Board of Governors meeting at the WSBA conference center. I am happy to report to you that we had more members watching online then we have ever had before. […]

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NWSidebar: One Year Later

WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood reviews NWSidebar’s first year. This same time last year I was welcoming you to this blog, excited about our addition of this communications tool aimed at fostering conversations and greater sharing of ideas and opinions. We hoped to learn more about what the legal community wants to talk about and […]

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Weekly Words from President Patrick Palace: Week of Nov 11

WSBA President Patrick Palace’s weekly update. It was a good week last week, and included celebrating my son Winston’s birthday. He is now a teen. Wednesday I had the opportunity to meet briefly with our Attorney General Bob Ferguson. We discussed how the WSBA and the AGs office could partner together to bring greater value […]

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Tales from our Listening Tour

A recap of the Listening Tour with President Michele Radosevich and Executive Director Paula Littlewood. On June 17, WSBA’s Executive Director Paula Littlewood and I embarked on a Listening Tour across the state in our ongoing effort to listen and engage more with WSBA members. It was a great opportunity to field members’ questions, as well as […]

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Online discussion with WSBA’s President and Executive Director

Join President Michele Radosevich and Executive Director Paula Littlewood for an online chat on Tuesday, May 28! Grab your lunch, and join the WSBA president and Executive Director for an online conversation on Tuesday, May 28! What: Online discussion with WSBA’s President and Executive Director When: Tuesday, May 28 – NOON Topic:  Proposed changes to […]

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Weekly Words from President Patrick Palace: Week of November 4

WSBA President Patrick Palace’s weekly update. It was quite a WSBA week, given that it concluded with my first board meeting as WSBA President. It started off on Wednesday with the WSBA officers, along with Executive Director Paula Littlewood and General Counsel Jean McElroy meeting with the Supreme Court to discuss current issues and to […]

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VIDEO: Our Changing Profession: Crisis or Opportunity?

Watch the video replay of the Jan. 29 town hall with WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood & UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, Washington State Bar Association Executive Director Paula Littlewood and University of Washington School of Law Dean Kellye Testy held a town hall forum to discuss the […]

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WSBA Live Chat: Behind the Scenes

In early October, UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy and WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood teamed up for a live online chat about the future of the legal profession. Hundreds of you logged in to ask questions on subjects like changing demographics, employment prospects, and emerging trends in the profession. As the WSBA’s communications specialist, […]

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