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A View from the Respondents Regarding Subject Matter Jurisdiction

We were counsel for Olympic View Water and Sewer District in Ronald Wastewater District v. Olympic View Water & Sewer District. Benjamin Gould’s article in NWSidebar suggesting the Supreme Court’s reasoning in that case departed from past decisions of the court on subject-matter jurisdiction, fails to acknowledge supportive Supreme Court precedent.

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Legal Research Companies Casemaker and Fastcase Merge

Legal publishers Casemaker and Fastcase today announce their merger and joint building out of legal research and analytics, news, data, and workflow solutions. The two companies will combine their teams and technologies to innovate research, analytics, and workflow offerings that empower lawyers with powerful digital solutions for their clients.

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Meet new BOG member Philip Brady

“I can offer a voice to […] government attorneys, and new and young attorneys.” NWSidebar would like to introduce you to the new members of the WSBA Board of Governors. Today we feature Governor Phil Brady from newly-created District 10.  District 10 includes Olympia and parts of Thurston and Pierce counties — log in to […]

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Weekly Words from President Palace: Week of Jan. 30

Read WSBA President Patrick Palace’s Jan. 30 update. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the day after our Board of Governors meeting, I addressed the  Washington Leadership Institute (WLI) Fellows on the topic of leadership. WLI had “Session 1” of its WLI Leadership Training on the 24th and 25th. Here is the agenda so that you could […]

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Friday 5: New WSBA Leaders on Deck

Meet the new WSBA leaders that will be sworn-in in September. The district elections for the Board of Governors are now over, says she-who-managed-the-process with a sigh of relief. Rest assured that every ballot was counted, and no chads were hung. Here’s a little information about our three new governors, plus a reminder about WSBA’s […]

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Board of Governors Election Results

Bradford Furlong (District 2) and James Andrus (District 9) were elected. A run-off election will be held for District 10. We are pleased to announce that WSBA members in Districts 2 and 9 have elected new representatives to the Board of Governors: Bradford E. Furlong, of Mount Vernon, will represent the 2nd District, and James […]

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Tales from our Listening Tour

A recap of the Listening Tour with President Michele Radosevich and Executive Director Paula Littlewood. On June 17, WSBA’s Executive Director Paula Littlewood and I embarked on a Listening Tour across the state in our ongoing effort to listen and engage more with WSBA members. It was a great opportunity to field members’ questions, as well as […]

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Are You Ready to Lead?

Have you ever considered serving on the WSBA Board of Governors? Three district seats are open for election. Learn more and apply by March 1.  Have you ever considered serving on the WSBA Board of Governors? Wondered who does, and why? Serving on the WSBA Board of Governors is a significant commitment, but a rewarding one. […]

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