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The Changing Contours of “Low Bono”

Up until very recently, whenever I asked other lawyers what they thought “low bono” meant, most ventured an uncertain guess along these lines: “Is it like pro bono, except instead of paying no fee, the client pays a low fee?”

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3 Tips for Protecting Your Client’s Probate and Non-probate Assets

Learn how the ruling in Hillman v. Maretta affects Washington law. Recently, the Supreme Court in Hillman v. Maretta, 569 U. S. ____ (2013), re-affirmed an important tenet of trust and estate law: keep your information current. Otherwise, your (or your clients’) wishes might not be effectuated as envisioned. Trust and estate attorneys should carefully inventory […]

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Pet Trusts: Helping Clients Provide for Fido

Pet trusts growing in popularity — learn what you need to know. More and more commonly, clients task estate planning attorneys with taking care of a pet if the unfortunate happens to the client/owner. Between 12 and 27% of people who draft wills include provisions for their pet, often in the form of pet trusts. Pet trusts […]

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Finding a win-win in the law…yes, really

Attorneys and law students: volunteer with the Washington First Responder Will Clinic to be part of a winning team! It’s not often in the legal world that we get to participate in win-win situations. Normally if one party wins, it means another loses. For every plaintiff who wins a million dollar verdict, there is a […]

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