Muslim girl leading a protest march in Seattle

Supporting Our Muslim Neighbors

Supporting the rights of our Muslim neighbors is important; any lessening of their rights affects us all. The time to speak up is now. This year Dee, my spouse, and I became more politically active than we have been in the past. We marched in the MLK Seattle march for the first time and in […]

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Hot Off the Press (and Web): the Latest Issue of NWLawyer

In the March issue of NWLawyer, we hear from WSBA members on their views on President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, including: an in-depth legal analysis of the orders, perspective from an Iranian-American attorney, and a story about an innovative solution that employs technology to assist immigrants and refugees in need of representation.

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Held without Bond: An Update on Immigration Detention in Washington state

In March, more than 700 detainees at the immigration detention center in Tacoma went on a hunger strike to protest the government’s detention policies. According to their advocates and attorneys, the strikers experienced a variety of reprisals, including forced feeding and solitary confinement. These activities were not limited to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma—similar […]

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Caution on the Road to Limited License Legal Technicians

The Washington Supreme Court, when it adopted the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Rule, wrote of the need for this new profession due to the large gaps in accessing legal services for low-income and moderate means persons. Despite widespread recognition of this gap, the creation of the unprecedented LLLT has been met with skepticism by […]

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The Contractual Duty to Support an Immigrant Spouse

Learn what every attorney should know about the I-864 Affidavit of Support. Ever heard of the I-864 Affidavit of Support? If you might ever represent a noncitizen, or someone married to an immigrant, read on. Your client may have signed a contract agreeing to support the noncitizen indefinitely. What is the I-864? The I-864 Affidavit of […]

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