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9
Mar

Hot Off the Press (and Web): the Latest Issue of NWLawyer

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The March issue of NWLawyer, features WSBA members on their views of recent executive orders on immigration.

Cover of March NWLawyerIn the March issue of NWLawyer, we hear from WSBA members on their views on President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, including: an in-depth legal analysis of the orders, perspective from an Iranian-American attorney, and a story about an innovative solution that employs technology to assist immigrants and refugees in need of representation. Read more »

13
Jan

State Legislature Gavels in a New Session with Focus on Funding

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State lawmakers began their 2017 regular session under heavy pressure to fund basic education.

Washington's Capitol in OlyState lawmakers began their 2017 session with a flurry of activity, with budgetary issues a main priority for legislators, who are under pressure to come up with a plan for funding basic education. Fiscal committees held hearings on Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed 2017-2019 budget. Policy committees opened hearings on statewide civil legal aid services, and legislators introduced bills on issues ranging from water rights to administrative procedures. Newly-elected members of the Legislature, statewide offices, and the Supreme Court were sworn in.

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9
Jan

And They’re Off! State Legislature Begins Heavy Session

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The 2017 regular legislative session is now underway in Olympia. Read on to see the WSBA’s legislative agenda.

Washington's Capitol in OlyThe 2017 regular legislative session is now underway in Olympia. Lawmakers have significant issues to tackle this year, including closing a budget deficit upwards of $5 billion that encompasses fully funding basic education under the McCleary decision, mental health obligations, and other emergent public policy needs.

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22
Nov

Supreme Court Holds No Privilege for Communications with Former Employees

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No attorney-client privilege for communications between corporate or governmental counsel and former employees, state Supreme Court rules.

Cartoon of man with mouth full of bricksIn a case of first impression in Washington, the state Supreme Court recently held that communications between corporate or governmental counsel and former employees do not fall within the attorney-client privilege even if the communications concern matters that occurred during a former employee’s work for the corporation or government agency involved. The Supreme Court’s 5–4 decision in Newman v. Highland School District No. 203, ___ Wn.2d ___, ___ P.3d ___, 2016 WL 6126472 (Oct. 20, 2016), was on discretionary review. Read more »

17
Nov

What’s in the November 2016 NWLawyer?

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We’re excited to present the November 2016 issue of NWLawyer — our first-ever criminal law issue!

November NWLawyer coverWe’re excited to present the November 2016 issue of NWLawyer — our first-ever criminal law issue! Check out a few of our feature stories below or read the full issue online. Read more »