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Posts from the ‘New & Young Lawyers’ Category

3
Nov

Takeaways from WSBA’s Diversity Panel Discussion on Women, Race and Age

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Read what we took away from WSBA’s panel discussion, “Women, Race and Age: Mitigating Misogyny and Bias in the Legal Profession.”

Smiling women from downward perspectiveIn September, the WSBA hosted a panel entitled “Women, Race and Age: Mitigating Misogyny and Bias in the Legal Profession.” We (Robin Haynes and Linda Fang) were panelists, along with Elaine Edralin Pascua and Onik’a Gilliam. In an effort to continue the conversation, we wanted to share our takeaways from the panel and encourage readers to share their stories in the comments. Read more »

12
Sep

Congratulations to the 533 Candidates Who Passed the Bar Exam!

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Congratulations, future Washington lawyers!

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Congratulations to everyone who passed the July 2016 bar exam! Of the 757 candidates, 533 candidates passed the exam. Read more »

6
Sep

Seven Tips for Preparing Associates for Trial

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Here are seven tips to help junior associates become effective trial attorneys.

Two lawyer in a sidebar with a judge
A trial is challenging, exhilarating and exhausting. It can also be an excellent opportunity for a junior associate to learn an incredible amount and gain significant experience in a relatively short period of time. With relentless preparation and with active mentorship, a new associate can maximize his or her early trial opportunities and can be a valuable member of a trial team. Here are seven tips for associates to consider as they develop into effective trial attorneys. Read more »

13
May

Celebrating 5 Years of the Moderate Means Program

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Five years ago, I made the very first intake call to a client in the Washington State Moderate Means Program. I was hungry to put my legal skills to good use.

Four young lawyersLaw students gain skills and experience through participation

Five years ago, I made the very first intake call to a client in the Washington State Moderate Means Program (MMP). Read more »

18
Feb

I Survived Law School Debt — and You Can, Too

When Seattle attorney Teja Lovelace realized more than a third of her paycheck was going to student loans, she found a faster way out of debt.

 

Man in a business suit breaks out of ball and chain.
When Seattle attorney Teja Lovelace realized more than a third of her paycheck was going to student loans, she found a faster way out of debt.

Man in a business suit breaks out of ball and chain.Sitting on my ancient sagging couch, listening to the police sirens going by, I stared at the pile of loan papers in front of me and felt hopeless. How had I possibly reached a point where I was $68K in student loan debt? Read more »