Seattle Pride

Friday 5: Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each June in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots occurring on June 28, 1969. To celebrate LGBT month and kick off Seattle Pride, here are 5 items to add to your reading list. The June Section Spotlight in NWLawyer features WSBA’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Legal […]

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Mother's Day

Friday 5: Pacific Northwest Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11. We know you would never forget this special holiday, but just in case you know someone who might still be searching for the perfect gift, here’s a selection of locally sourced options for your favorite mom. Jewelry, because you can’t go wrong For the mom with fun and […]

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Year-End Reminders for WSBA Members

With just weeks left in 2013, here are a few items to complete before ringing in the New Year. The weather is cold, the days are short, and the holidays — and hopefully some vacation time — are just around the corner. Here’s a handy list of reminders. Get them done and you can turn […]

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Friday 5: Foolproof Holiday Recipes, Part 2

These simple, inexpensive recipes are impressive without requiring you to spend all day in the kitchen. If you enjoyed last year’s delicious no-fail holiday party recipes, you’re in luck: we’ve put together another set of recipes for entertaining! Whether you’re hosting an elegant cocktail gathering at home or bringing a side dish to a big family […]

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“As a matter of law, the house is haunted”

Grab a handful of candy corn and check out these spooky Halloween cases and law-related costumes. Happy Halloween! Whether you’re bingeing on candy corn and caramel apples at the office costume contest, putting the finishing touches on your tot’s Dora the Explorer costume, or making a last-minute candy run, here are some law-related Halloween cases […]

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Your Turn: Is work-life balance a myth?

ABA President Laurel Bellows says “Talking about work-life balance is fraud.” Does she have it right? American Bar Association president and 35-year litigation veteran Laurel Bellows was interviewed recently by Chicago Grid. In the interview, Bellows talks about finding clients in unlikely places (like the women’s restroom), but she focuses on work-life balance. Her take? “Talking about […]

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3 Cases to Read While Talking Like a Pirate, Mateys

Avast! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with historical and modern day cases of pirates. Ahoy! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. While you should probably abstain from observing this holiday in court or in emails to opposing counsel, you can still celebrate with these three cases about pirates. Captain William Kidd […]

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Friday 5: Things to do now that you’ve passed the Bar

Congratulations! Here are 5 next steps you should take as you wait for your bar card to arrive. Congratulations! You’ve passed the bar! Here are 5 next steps you should take as you wait for your bar card to arrive. Complete your admission requirements Even though you’ve passed the bar, you’re not quite a lawyer. […]

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Friday 5: Things You Should Write About, Right Now

Marijuana. Fashion. Gun Control. Check out our list of hot topics that we want you (yes, you) to write about! From shifting views on legal education to new gun control measures, lawyers have plenty to talk about as summer winds down. Here are five hot topics we’d love to see YOU write about this fall. […]

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Pro Bono Beyond Borders

Suitcase? Check. Tooth brush? Check. Legal treatise? Check. Learn more about pro bono opportunities abroard. Volunteer travel, or “voluntourism,” is on the rise with those looking for an experience abroad that goes beyond mai tais on the beach (not that I’m knocking mai tais or the beach!). While we frequently hear about doctors volunteering at […]

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Friday 5: Resources For New Attorneys

New attorneys: Check out these resources to help get your legal career off to a great start! Last week WSBA announced that 247 candidates passed the Washington State Bar exam. With (potentially) 247 new attorneys joining the Washington legal community (and many more lawyers in the first years of practice), we’d like to take the […]

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Friday 5: Happening in March

This post will help you get a jump on your March calendar! For me, February went by in a chocolate-laden blur of groundhogs and Valentine’s and turning 30 (gulp). But, somehow March has arrived and spring is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to some better weather (ha-ha), garden planning, and a few CLEs. […]

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Friday 5: Tips for Writing a Great Blog Post

Considering starting a blog or contributing to NWSidebar? Learn what makes a great, and not-so-great, blog post. If you have a blog, want to contribute to NWSidebar, or are thinking about starting your own blog (legal or otherwise), here are a few tips that will help you write great blog posts. 1. One at a […]

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