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5 Reasons Why Vacations are a Must for Lawyers

How many times have you caught yourself staring at your computer screen thinking “I need a break”? Have you just realized that it’s already October and you haven’t taken any time off yet this year? As lawyers, we are constantly hustling to make court deadlines, or trying to fulfill our billable hours requirements, or agonizing […]

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7 Tips for Studying for the Bar Exam

It’s June, which means that bar exam prep time has officially begun for tens of thousands of law school graduates. This year, the Washington State Bar Exam will be held on July 24–25. Examinees will cram into the Tacoma Convention Center for six hours each day while they summarize all the law and facts they’ve […]

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Victoria Woodhull, Belva Ann Lockwood, Shirley Chisholm, Lenora Fulani, and Jill Stein

Friday 5: Women Who Ran for President

Hillary Clinton made history this election season, but she is far from the first female candidate. Hillary Clinton made history this election season by being the first woman nominated for president by a major political party. But she is far from the first female candidate — women have been running for president since the late […]

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Friday 5: Legal (and Non-Legal) Beach Reads

Essential summer reading for lawyers and non-lawyers. It’s getting hot outside and the summer season is upon us. Time to grab the beach towels from the cupboard, brush off that lounge chair, and fill your tote bags with the essentials — books! Here are 5 legal (and non-legal) beach reads to keep you occupied while […]

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What Happens Next After the Death of Justice Scalia?

Seattle attorney Shanna Lisberg ponders procedures and history in play to fill the open Supreme Court seat left by Justice Scalia. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13, 2016, set off many debates regarding his replacement nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court during an already intense election year.

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Friday 5: Facts You May Not Know About the Supreme Court

From the most common first name of Supreme Court Justices, to relatives serving on the court, learn some SCOTUS trivia.   The Supreme Court of the United States first convened on Feb. 2, 1790, in New York City. Over the past 220 years, the composition of the Court has undergone many changes. Prior to the […]

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