The 15-Minute Office Workout for Lawyers

Having a hard time starting that workout program you promised to follow in 2014? This should make it easier. Having a hard time starting that workout program you promised to follow in 2014? This should make it easier. The following is a five-step fitness routine you can do for free in the privacy of your […]

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Introducing the WPNYRs

Check out the new (and fake) Washington Pattern New Year’s Resolutions. We litigators love the Washington Pattern Jury Instructions, which allow us to submit credible instructions on common trial issues without having to actually, you know, do any research or anything. I believe this concept could be applied to other areas of life. What comes to […]

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Holiday Lawsuit Craze

Enjoy these humorous holiday lawsuit as you’re sipping egg nog this holiday season. The holidays are a time when loved ones gather around fires with hot cocoa; grandma and grandpa nestle beneath blankets as children roll fire trucks on the living room floor; and friends toast to the memories they’ve made and to a prosperous […]

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A Guide to Creative Cursing at Work

Is swearing at work ever okay? Check out one attorney’s guidelines and tell us about your own. As a teenager, I decided expletives were no longer off-limits to me. While I didn’t call it this, I developed a nuanced contextual analysis to determine where and when to swear, instead of an across-the-board moratorium. There were […]

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“As a matter of law, the house is haunted”

Grab a handful of candy corn and check out these spooky Halloween cases and law-related costumes. Happy Halloween! Whether you’re bingeing on candy corn and caramel apples at the office costume contest, putting the finishing touches on your tot’s Dora the Explorer costume, or making a last-minute candy run, here are some law-related Halloween cases […]

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3 Cases to Read While Talking Like a Pirate, Mateys

Avast! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with historical and modern day cases of pirates. Ahoy! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. While you should probably abstain from observing this holiday in court or in emails to opposing counsel, you can still celebrate with these three cases about pirates. Captain William Kidd […]

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Friday 5: Signs that you’re a solo practitioner

Going solo has many perks, but be sure to bring a plunger. According to last year’s membership study, nearly one out of every five WSBA members are solo practitioners, making solo work the most common form of law practice by far.  I have been part of the one-fifth for the past seven years — almost […]

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AFTLO (Acronyms For The Law Office)

Check out NWLawyer Editor Michael Heatherly’s list of acronyms, unless you have a CATE. You know how because of texting, smartphones, Twitter, and whatnot, we can’t write in full sentences or even full words anymore? We reduce things to abbreviations and acronyms to the point that you’re srsly ROFL just thinking about it. (See also […]

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Your Lawyer Horoscope For Today

NWLawyer editor Michael Heatherly’s take on horoscopes, tailored to WSBA members. Below is NWLawyer editor/Bar Beat columnist Michael Heatherly’s take on horoscopes, tailored to WSBA members. Aquarius (Jan 20–Feb 18): Expect the unexpected, especially since you just accidentally emailed your grocery list to a client instead of your spouse. Pisces (Feb 19–Mar 20): You will feel […]

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Friday 5: Apps We Could Really Use

Is there an app for that? NWLawyer Editor Michael Heatherly’s shares his list of apps that attorneys could really use. As we race through our cyber-driven lives, we cling desperately to our smartphones and tablets, entrusting more and more of our brain functions to “apps.” Besides all the mass-market apps we use to buy stocks, hire dogsitters, […]

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Friday 5: What Video Games Have Taught Me About Litigation

NWLawyer Editor Michael Heatherly shares how video games made him a better litigator. I started my video game indulgence as a kid with Pong, Space Invaders and Asteroids. I didn’t play much in my younger adult years, but I rediscovered gaming as a parent, occasionally venturing into my son’s chaotic, Star Wars-themed room to challenge him […]

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I’m an American Band (Namer)

NWLawyer Editor Michael Heatherly’s list of hypothetical tribute band names, with goodies like “Meetwood Flac” and “French Kiss.” Remember those aptitude tests from high school? I scored really well in the areas of nursing and agriculture, which was weird, because there were probably no two academic areas in which I had less knowledge, interest, or […]

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Office Sleigh-ed By St. Nick

Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the firm Not a creature was stirring, not even an intern; The files were hung by the ventilation shaft with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The associates were nestled all snug under their desks, While visions of bonuses danc’d in their heads, […]

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