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Top-10 Most Popular Books in the WSBA Lending Library

Bookworm, bibliophile, or—dare we say—brainiac? Whatever your preferred euphemism, it probably describes just about any legal professional, for whom a voracious appetite for the written word and knowledge is more than a nice quality; it’s a job requirement. Aside from dwindling shelf space, ravenous readers are often most aware of the cost of building their […]

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Comics, Creators, Copyrights and Collaboration

Representing comic book creators can be exciting: you get to use your JD to protect costumed heroes and villains! Given Hollywood’s love of the comic book property, attorneys who practice IP law and work in the entertainment industries should have a working knowledge of the legal issues comic book creators face each time they begin […]

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Effective Communication in 3 Simple Tips

Communicating with other people is an important part of what we do as lawyers. Here are a few suggestions that I offer to attorneys who want to communicate more effectively, whether it’s with clients, colleagues, or friends and family.

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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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Comebacks for Lawyer Jokes

It’s every lawyer’s social nightmare: You’re at a party; you mention you’re a lawyer, and the unflattering jokes start coming non-stop. But if you object, you have no sense of humor. So do you have to just stand there and take it? Not anymore!

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Why You Should Check Out WSBA’s Lending Libraries

A while back, I was moderating a program on retirement that mentioned subjects covered in our Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) and Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) lending libraries. So I plugged the libraries, thinking I was being infinitely helpful. A couple of weeks later, as I reviewed the questions and comments from the program, one […]

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Literary Lawyer: February’s Best New Books

February is a great month for book releases. Here are just a few of the titles we’re most excited about this month — fiction and nonfiction. And don’t forget to check out the March 2015 issue of NWLawyer for a new Literary Lawyer column with book reviews, news, and more.

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