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Posts from the ‘Legal Technicians’ Category

19
Aug

Washington Supreme Court Adopts the ABA RPC 20/20 Amendments

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New rules amending many RPCs are effective Sept. 1. On June 2, the Washington Supreme Court entered the order adopting the new rules.

Washington Supreme Court Temple of JusticeNew rules amending many of the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) become effective Sept. 1, 2016. On June 2, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court entered the order adopting the new rules. See Order No. 25700-A-1146.

In 2013, the Supreme Court asked the WSBA to evaluate recent amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct consider the amendments for possible adoption. Washington’s new rules follow recommendations by the WSBA Committee on Professional Ethics  to the Board of Governors after its review of the ABA Ethics 20/20 amendments. These changes work with recently adopted changes to Washington’s RPC’s for Limited License Legal Technicians. Read more »

13
Jan

Appeals Court Holds No Duty to Non-client Trust Beneficiary in Legal Malpractice Case

Northwest attorney Mark Fucile explains the case law and rationale of the Division II court ruling.

This past fall Division II of the Court of Appeals concluded in a legal malpractice case that a lawyer who prepared a trust and a later amendment for his client did not owe a duty to a prospective beneficiary of the trust. Read more »

18
Sep

Why I Decided to Become a Limited License Legal Technician

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Michelle Cummings recounts her journey from working as a paralegal to becoming the first legal technician in the state — and the country.

A legal technician consulting clients.Michelle Cummings recounts her journey from working as a paralegal to becoming the first legal technician in the state — and the country. Read more »

10
Jun

Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct – Your Comments Are Needed

 

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Give us your feedback on the proposed RPC amendments.

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Washington state is making national news with the introduction of Limited License Legal Technicians. Washington will be the first U.S. jurisdiction to license legal technicians, but a number of states are already studying Washington’s model for possible adoption. Legal technicians are authorized to provide legal advice within the limited scope described in Regulation 2 of the APR 28 Appendix. Read more »

8
Jun

What’s in the June 2015 Issue of NWLawyer

 

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Get a preview of the featured articles in the June 2015 issue of NWLawyer.

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If your mail seems a little heavier than usual, there’s a reason: the June 2015 NWLawyer is our biggest single issue ever, at a whopping 80 pages! So what will you find inside this issue? Read more »