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May

2017 Law Day Marks Increased Focus on Legal Profession, Recognizes Impact of 14th Amendment

Law Day 2017 banner "The 14th Amendment:: American Democracy"
Happy Law Day! The WSBA’s new legal community outreach specialist shares his thoughts on this important May 1 holiday.

Law Day 2017 banner "The 14th Amendment:: American Democracy"Happy Law Day! I’m Sanjay Walvekar, the new legal community outreach specialist at the WSBA. I’m excited for this opportunity to introduce myself and to share my thoughts on this important holiday. Read more »

27
Apr

2017 Law Day Celebrates the 14th Amendment

Lady Justice
May 1 is Law Day, and this year’s theme is The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. Here’s what’s going on in Washington.

Lady JusticeMay 1 is Law Day and this year’s theme is The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that the theme “provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society.” Viewed as the “cornerstone” of landmark civil rights legislation, the 14th Amendment was ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, on July 9, 1868. This amendment was part of a trio of Reconstruction amendments (including the 13th and 15th) known as “America’s Second Founding.” For more information, see the ABA’s timeline of the 14th Amendment, which includes landmark cases, and the Library of Congress website. Read more »

4
Nov

Highlights from the 2016 WSBA 50-Year Member Luncheon

50-year members
Congratulations to our 71 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2016!

50-year membersCongratulations to our 71 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2016! Read more »

26
Aug

Friday 5: Women Who Ran for President

Victoria Woodhull, Belva Ann Lockwood, Shirley Chisholm, Lenora Fulani, and Jill Stein
Hillary Clinton made history this election season, but she is far from the first female candidate.

Victoria Woodhull, Belva Ann Lockwood, Shirley Chisholm, Lenora Fulani, and Jill Stein Hillary Clinton made history this election season by being the first woman nominated for president by a major political party. But she is far from the first female candidate — women have been running for president since the late 1800s and over 30 women have attempted to run for our nation’s highest office to date.

Here are five trail-blazing women who ran for president before Clinton. Read more »

13
Jul

What’s in the July/August Issue of NWLawyer

Cover of NWLawyer
Need some summer reading? The July/August 2016 double issue of NWLawyer is packed with articles on national parks, lawyer hobbies, and more.

Cover of NWLawyerNeed some summer reading?

The July/August 2016 double issue of NWLawyer is packed with articles on national parks, lawyer hobbies, and more — and it’s arriving in your mailbox soon.

Check out some of our feature stories below or read the full issue online. Read more »