Etching of Lincoln and cabinet at signing of the Emancipation Proclamation

Friday 5: Books and Movies about Abraham Lincoln

This year, Presidents Day falls on Feb. 15, 2016. Since we’ve already covered the history of Presidents Day and some lesser-known facts about George Washington, we thought it was only fair to dedicate a post to Abraham Lincoln. If you’d like to learn more about Lincoln over the holiday weekend, here are our top five […]

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Top Tech Books for Lawyers

Whether you embrace technology or grudgingly tolerate it, it’s an unavoidable part of the modern law practice. But incorporating technology into your office doesn’t have to be painful. Our tech-book guide, featured in the July/August issue of NWLawyer, is full of books that will show you how to create a LinkedIn profile, run a virtual […]

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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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Friday 5: Facts You May Not Know about George Washington

Our offices will be closed on Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents Day. Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day. We all know the basics about George Washington — he was the first president of the United States, the commander-in-chief during the American Revolutionary War, and one of […]

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Friday 5: The 2013 WSBA 50-Year Member Luncheon

Congratulations to our 44 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2013! View highlights from the ceremony now. Congratulations to our 44 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2013! You can read about the 50-year member luncheon and see the full roster of names in the November 2013 issue of NWLawyer, […]

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WSBA Staff Raises Over $5,000 in 2013 Charity Auction

Each year, WSBA employees use their talents to bake, craft, and create items for both live and silent auctions. Our annual WSBA holiday charity auction took place last week, just in time to snag some homemade treats for everyone’s Thanksgiving dinners. Each year, WSBA employees use their talents to bake, craft, and create items for […]

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Give Local — The Best Washington-made Holiday Hostess Gifts

Thank your host for their hospitality with one of these easy, festive gifts! Holiday meals, dinner parties, get-togethers with the in-laws, Secret Santa exchanges — no matter which winter holidays you celebrate (or none at all), it’s almost impossible to get through the end of the year without at least one social event. Thank your […]

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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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Legal News Roundup

Catch up on legal news you may have missed. Here’s the legal news this week that you may have missed: Kenneth Bae Moved from Prison Camp to Hospital Kenneth Bae, the 45-year-old Lynnwood man who was arrested in North Korea in November 2012 and accused of subversive activities against North Korea’s authoritarian government, has been […]

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April is Public Defense Month

Learn about Public Defense Month events in Washington. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the 14th Amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford to pay their own attorneys, extending […]

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Book Review and GIVEAWAY: The Conviction

Stephanie Perry reviews Robert Dugoni’s new courtroom drama, The Conviction. Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy! I’m not a huge fan of the courtroom drama genre, but a well-written book is a well-written book, regardless of where in the bookstore it’s shelved. So when the latest novel by Seattle author/lawyer Robert […]

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Show Us Your Holiday Sweaters!

As my lucky co-workers know, I have a personal tradition of wearing tacky holiday sweaters to work throughout December. So far, I’ve accumulated seven days’ worth of sweaters, plus a festive vest (if anyone knows where to find a Hanukkah sweater, let me know!). But I’m guessing some of you have some pretty outstanding holiday […]

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