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9
Sep

What’s in the September 2016 Issue of NWLawyer

NWLawyer Sept 2016 cover
September means “back to school,” and the September 2016 issue of NWLawyer includes some great stories about legal education.

NWLawyer Sept 2016 coverSeptember means “back to school,” and the September 2016 issue of NWLawyer includes some great stories about legal education. Take a look at the stories below or read the full issue online. Read more »

26
Aug

Friday 5: Women Who Ran for President

Victoria Woodhull, Belva Ann Lockwood, Shirley Chisholm, Lenora Fulani, and Jill Stein
Hillary Clinton made history this election season, but she is far from the first female candidate.

Victoria Woodhull, Belva Ann Lockwood, Shirley Chisholm, Lenora Fulani, and Jill Stein Hillary Clinton made history this election season by being the first woman nominated for president by a major political party. But she is far from the first female candidate — women have been running for president since the late 1800s and over 30 women have attempted to run for our nation’s highest office to date.

Here are five trail-blazing women who ran for president before Clinton. Read more »

19
Aug

Washington Supreme Court Adopts the ABA RPC 20/20 Amendments

Washington Supreme Court Temple of Justice
New rules amending many RPCs are effective Sept. 1. On June 2, the Washington Supreme Court entered the order adopting the new rules.

Washington Supreme Court Temple of JusticeNew rules amending many of the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) become effective Sept. 1, 2016. On June 2, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court entered the order adopting the new rules. See Order No. 25700-A-1146.

In 2013, the Supreme Court asked the WSBA to evaluate recent amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct consider the amendments for possible adoption. Washington’s new rules follow recommendations by the WSBA Committee on Professional Ethics  to the Board of Governors after its review of the ABA Ethics 20/20 amendments. These changes work with recently adopted changes to Washington’s RPC’s for Limited License Legal Technicians. Read more »

13
Jul

What’s in the July/August Issue of NWLawyer

Cover of NWLawyer
Need some summer reading? The July/August 2016 double issue of NWLawyer is packed with articles on national parks, lawyer hobbies, and more.

Cover of NWLawyerNeed some summer reading?

The July/August 2016 double issue of NWLawyer is packed with articles on national parks, lawyer hobbies, and more — and it’s arriving in your mailbox soon.

Check out some of our feature stories below or read the full issue online. Read more »

15
Jun

Learning from Orlando: Transforming a Culture of Violence

Victims of the Orlando killings
In the wake of Orlando, is there peace to find? Or should we open our eyes to the reality of what’s been long buried and tolerated?

Victims of the Orlando killingsThe Orlando killings made news around the world, and the response has been heartening. From Paris to Sweden, Philadelphia to California, people care and are responding. Each person, group and community is seeking a way to heal, understand and react to foster strength, hope and peace. Is there peace to find? Or should we open our eyes to the reality of what’s been long buried and tolerated, bursting through the surface to challenge our complacency and easy acceptance of violence as an everyday occurrence? Read more »