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Friday 5: How to Terrify a Lawyer for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, so it seems appropriate to share some “reanimated” Halloween blog posts and NWLawyer articles from years past. From chilling Washington case law to office costume guidance and Halloween-themed laws, there’s plenty of fun-size reading to get you in the mood for Halloween.

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What’s in the July/August Issue 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 — and it’s arriving in your mailbox soon. Check out some of our feature stories below or read the full issue online.

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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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Friday 5: Reasons Not to Live in Seattle

There are plenty of reasons to live in Seattle… and just as many not to. Allison Peryea graciously narrowed it down to just a handful for this week’s Friday 5. See our “Top 10 Reasons Not to Live in Seattle,” plus more all-in-good-fun Seattle-bashing, in the November 2014 “Not-Seattle” issue of NWLawyer!

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Chilling Halloween-Law Cases from Washington

Everyone has heard of the Stambovsky v. Ackley case, where the court found that, as a matter of law, a house was haunted. Stambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254 (N.Y. App. Div. 1991). Other strange and spooky case law includes personal injuries from corn mazes or haunted houses, flammable costumes, and other supernatural and sordid tales.

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What if They Made a Superhero Movie About Lawyers?

A few decades ago, Hollywood was willing to make movies about more or less ordinary people — sometimes even lawyers. Some of the lawyer movies were not only good but popular: To Kill A Mockingbird, Inherit the Wind, The Verdict, A Few Good Men, Legally Blonde (hey, come on). Today, any movie hoping to see […]

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Off the Grill and Into the Fire

Summer is nearly upon us and many members of our profession look forward to this season of outdoor cooking in the beautiful Northwest. Well, I’m not one of them. Indoors or out, I cook about as well as I imagine Queen Elizabeth would play ice hockey. If a meal is going to take more preparation […]

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A Dozen Practice Tips, Via Aphorisms

Although a word to the wise is sufficient, to be on the safe side, I am providing the following 775 words for your edification. This is not because I assume you are unwise, but because a little learning is a dangerous thing, and a job worth doing is worth doing well, or something like that. […]

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