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Interested in Being a Young Lawyer Liaison to Sections? You Should Be

The Young Lawyer Liaisons to Sections provide a vital link between new and young lawyers and WSBA’s sections, opening new leadership opportunities while also strengthening connections with WSBA sections. Jordan Couch, a workers’ compensation attorney for Palace Law, is one such liaison. Couch’s term as the Solo and Small Practice section liaison is expiring this […]

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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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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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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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Weekly Words for President Patrick Palace: Week of October 21

WSBA President Patrick Palace’s weekly update. I am happy to report it was a good week in the WSBA world. Last Monday I was invited to address the King County Council. Councilman Rod Dembowski and Councilman Reagan Dunn read and presented a Proclamation that declared the week of Oct. 21 “Pro Bono Week” in King […]

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Malpractice, Bell Curves and Innovation…

This post was written by Marty Smith and originally published on LegalRefresh. Read the full post.  Legal Malpractice:“The failure to render professional services with the skill, prudence, and diligence that an ordinary and reasonable lawyer would use under similar circumstances”  As we all know, the practice of law is a standards of practice driven profession with […]

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Congratulations to Local Hero Alexander Frix

Olympia attorney is honored for his work in creating the Pacific Northwest’s first veterans court. Congratulations to Olympia attorney Alexander Frix, who recently received the WSBA’s Local Hero Award! WSBA President Patrick Palace presented the award at a luncheon on Jan. 23; fellow Olympia attorney Rebecca Glasgow was also honored with a Local Hero Award […]

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Weekly Words from President Palace: Week of March 31

My President’s Column for the March issue of NWLawyer asks you to sit back a moment and think about what benefits you would like the WSBA to provide. Imagine for a minute if you owned this Bar. What benefits would you like to offer and receive? Obviously none of us own the Bar, but we are […]

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