Helen Ling and Sean Davis

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

Ever 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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

In 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 […]

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Seven Tips for Preparing Associates for Trial

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 […]

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