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The Well-Being Pledge: A National Effort to Help Attorneys

Earlier this year the American Bar Association, in collaboration with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, conducted the first ever national study on lawyer impairment. This landmark study discovered that more than 20% of attorneys have consistent problematic drinking, nearly one-third report some level of depression, and 11% of attorneys have contemplated suicide at some point […]

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Congratulations to WSBA’s Pete Roberts

WSBA member and LOMAP client Candace Wilkerson wishes Pete a happy retirement. I first met Pete Roberts about a year after my move to Seattle, while attending a WSBA Job Seekers Group run by Dan Crystal. I was attempting to decide between solo practice and finding a position with a law firm, and Dan suggested […]

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procrastination busters for lawyers

4 Procrastination Busters for Lawyers

The goal is to feel rejuvenated by the time we spend away from our work, as opposed to feeling avoidant of our responsibilities. A computer has 2 competing purposes: a mind organizer and a mind eraser. The tool we use to refine our thoughts in precision crafted legalese is married to the ultimate implement of […]

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When Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Head

Procrastination and lawyering seem to go hand in hand. Legal work is intricate and precise, and legal concepts are hard to communicate to most people. This can leave you feeling alone with your burden. There are so many elements of lawyering, such as being organized, using time efficiently, being a productive writer, and being financially […]

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Legal Tech Startup Weekend

Legal Tech Startup Weekend Post-Mortem

When you last heard from us, we were in the buildup to Seattle’s first-ever Legal Technology Startup Weekend, held the weekend of Oct. 10, 2014, at WeWork. As a refresher, Startup Weekend is a nonprofit organization that hosts three-day competitions where teams develop and launch startup enterprises.

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Friday 5: Great Locally-Made Work Bags

No pressure, of course, but the holidays are approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about your gift list. Why not surprise the lawyer in your life (or treat yourself) with one of these stylish, functional briefcases? Even better, they’re all locally made, so you’re supporting Washington businesses. Metier Tote Crystalyn Kae makes beautiful, well-crafted […]

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