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Washington Supreme Court: In-House Counsel Can Sue for Wrongful Discharge

In a case of first impression in Washington, the Supreme Court held that former in-house counsel can sue their employers for wrongful discharge. Karstetter v. King County Corrections Guild was before the Supreme Court after the trial denied a defense motion to dismiss and the Court of Appeals later reversed the ruling. The initial pleadings framed the narrow legal issue before the Supreme Court.

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Bar Exam Essentials Part 1: Practical Preparations

It’s one of the most notorious trials in academia: the bar exam. A two-day marathon of three tests in one—six questions for the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT), and 200 multiple choice questions on the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)—it is the quintessential assessment of legal knowledge necessary to practice law in […]

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The Hottest Legal News in the Summer Issue of NWLawyer

From corner to corner, Washington state is a geographic and geologic smorgasbord encompassing densely packed forest and glacial-carved craggy mountain peaks, copper-colored grasslands and scrubby deserts, crushed urban jungles and placid fertile hills. And Washington’s legal community is equally varied in what they love about where they work, from folks looking to escape the perpetually […]

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