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Posts from the ‘New & Young Lawyers’ Category

21
Aug

TAP Scholarship Recipient Recalls 5 Moments of Insight

Are you a new or young lawyer who would like to participate in this year’s Trial Advocacy Program? Apply for the New Lawyer Programs Scholarship by Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. If you haven’t heard of WSBA’s Trial Advocacy Program (TAP), it’s a two-day intensive trial-skills training seminar led by local trial attorneys. It culminates in an all-day mock trial before a sitting judge. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to be a trial attorney.

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14
Aug
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Meet the New WSBA Law School Representatives

Each of the three law schools in Washington state has a student government position dedicated to connecting law students with WSBA programs and initiatives and to support the broader legal community. WSBA is excited to introduce you to the law student representatives elected this spring to serve during the 2017-2018 school year!

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5
Jul

40 Minutes on What It Takes to Be WSBA’s At-large Young Lawyer Governor

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Helen Ling recently sat down with former WSBA Governor Sean Davis to discuss his experiences as at-large “young-lawyer” governor.

Sean DavisEver wonder what it’s like to serve on the Washington State Bar Association’s Board of Governors? Washington Young Lawyer Committee Past Chair Helen Ling recently sat down with former Board Governor Sean M. Davis to discuss his experiences in the at-large governor position reserved for new and young lawyers. Davis recently vacated the position to assume the role of WSBA’s general counsel. WSBA is now accepting nominations to complete the remainder of his term. Check out a few of his answers to the most recent Q&A session, or watch the full interview online. Read more »

15
Mar

Off to an Award-Winning Start – Young Lawyers Lauded for Service

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Each year the Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) honors a group of deserving attorneys with its Public Service and Leadership Award.

Happy lawyers having fun at work.Each year the Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) honors a group of deserving attorneys with its Public Service and Leadership Award. This award recognizes new and young lawyers that embody the WYLC’s and WSBA’s commitment to advancing the profession, service, and community involvement.

We are proud to announce the 2016 WYLC Public Service and Leadership Award recipients and share their reasons for why leadership and service is important. Please join us in congratulating them on a job well done. Read more »

23
Feb

When Polite Letters Go Unanswered — Procedures for Collecting Unpaid Legal Fees

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Here are some basic tips and procedures for collecting fees and voiding unpaid balances from piling up in the first place.

A billboard showing a legal a bill with "Thank you."Some lawyers avoid collecting unpaid legal fees because the process makes them acutely uncomfortable or they’re concerned about a bar complaint that could result. While some clients may indeed take offense at your efforts to collect money owed you, using appropriate, empathetic, and consistent follow-up can lead to better client communication and interaction, improved cash flow, and no retaliation. And even if a complaint does arise, allowing a client relationship to fester without directly addressing the issue is not an effective strategy. Read more »