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10
Aug

Moderate Means: Helping People Find Justice

Lawyer meeting clients
The Moderate Means Program can be a great way to give back to the community and help clients who need it.

Lawyer meeting clients

Charlie Shane is a Bainbridge Island-based attorney who works with clients in the Seattle area and in Kitsap, Mason, and Jefferson counties. For Charlie, the Moderate Means Program has been a great way to give back to his community and help clients who need it. Read more »

23
May

Meet Michael Addams, WSBA Moderate Means Attorney

Michael Addams
Michael Addams is a partner at his Spokane law firm and an Air National Guardsman; he also finds time to serve moderate means clients.

Michael AddamsLike most attorneys, Michael Addams wears many hats: principal partner at the Spokane law firm Addams & Leavitt, board member of CASA Partners and Teen Closet, Washington Air National guardsman, WSBA Low Bono Section member, husband and father. In addition, Michael and his firm have incorporated a significant number of moderate means clients into their practice.

WSBA member Emily C. Nelson spoke with Michael about his unique approach, which combines public service law and business management. Read more »

13
May

Celebrating 5 Years of the Moderate Means Program

Four young lawyers
Five years ago, I made the very first intake call to a client in the Washington State Moderate Means Program. I was hungry to put my legal skills to good use.

Four young lawyersLaw students gain skills and experience through participation

Five years ago, I made the very first intake call to a client in the Washington State Moderate Means Program (MMP). Read more »

11
Apr

5 Things You Need to Know about the Moderate Means Program

An attorney consults a young couple
It’s five for five on the fifth anniversary of the Moderate Means Program’s commitment to access and justice for all Washingtonians.

An attorney consults a young coupleContributed by Catherine Brown and Clay Wilson

Five years ago this April, WSBA launched the Moderate Means Program (MMP), an initiative to help moderate-income individuals and families in Washington connect with lawyers who would offer affordable legal services. The impact on clients, law students and attorneys is overwhelmingly positive, and over the next year we will share stories of the accomplishments this program has made in the legal community. Read more »

13
Nov

Commit to Support Those Who Served Our Country

Citizens being sworn in at a courthouse
This Veterans Day WSBA encourages legal professionals to help remove e barriers facing veterans returning home.

Citizens being sworn in at a courthouseThere are almost 600,000 U.S. military veterans in Washington state. Many of them face challenges and legal barriers to successfully reintegrate into civilian life. The Washington State Bar Association encourages legal professionals to help remove those barriers. Read more »