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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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caution

Practice Safe Law

You’re starting to mature into your practice, I can see that. You’re discovering new documents in new places and you’re developing new feelings toward judges, juries, and jurisdictions. I see that you’ve also started to notice clients. Hey, I don’t blame you! Clients are the yin to the attorney’s yang, the Jack to your Diane, […]

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Professional Fashion Advice

The Sartorial Lawyer — Part 2: Tips for Women

Spring is finally here, and with it comes the annual challenge of dressing appropriately in warmer weather. Part 1 of our series focused on wardrobe tips for men, so today we’ll focus on women’s fashion. If you have your own advice (or horror stories), share them in the comments! 1) Scarves, scarves, scarves Most women do […]

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Professional Fashion Advice

The Sartorial Lawyer — Part 1: Tips for Men

Spring is here! Fashionably speaking, it is time to put away the heavy winter coats, woolen gloves, and scarves. But how exactly does one dress for spring? And, more importantly, how do attorneys dress for spring? As the stores fill up with varying shades of mauve, periwinkle, and pastels, what should you wear? Have no […]

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WYLC

Recognizing Young Lawyers’ Community Service: The Public Service Incentive Award

I refuse to accept the legal profession as merely a service industry. Attorneys provide more to clients, the public, and democracy than just a service. But the profession has monetized itself to make attorneys sometimes more akin to salesman who peddle wares than professionals who advocate justice. It’s for this reason that now, perhaps more […]

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WSBA Sections: A Road to a Niche Practice

Learn more about WSBA Sections at Open Sections Night on Jan. 16! An attorney who holds a valid Washington State Bar license is, technically, qualified to render legal advice to a client concerning any subject. But the “womb-to-tomb” general practitioner seems to be in decline; the information age has given rise to savvier clients who […]

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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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