WSBA's 125th Anniversary cake

WSBA’s 125th Anniversary Event

On June 26, 2015, the WSBA presented “Washington State Bar Association: 125 Years and Counting,” celebrating the state Bar’s past, present and future. Members of Washington’s legal community, including Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and deans from the state’s three law schools, gave presentations and panel discussions on a variety of timely topics.

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Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct – Your Comments Are Needed

Washington state is making national news with the introduction of Limited License Legal Technicians. Washington will be the first U.S. jurisdiction to license legal technicians, but a number of states are already studying Washington’s model for possible adoption. Legal technicians are authorized to provide legal advice within the limited scope described in Regulation 2 of […]

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You’re a Hero, Toby Piering

When I was on the WSBA Board of Governors, the WSBA president would give out Local Hero Awards to lawyers around the state. I always thought the name of the award was kind of cheesy, but each time I heard the story of what the lawyer had done in his or her community, I would leave […]

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Awards 2015

Nominate a Colleague for the 2015 WSBA Awards

April 15 is the deadline to submit a nomination for WSBA’s annual awards, which celebrate excellence in professionalism, diversity, service and courage. Do you know someone who is making a positive difference in the legal community or the legal profession? Please consider nominating him or her for a 2015 WSBA award. You’ll find the list […]

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MCLE: What Do You Think?

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, or MCLE, can be a controversial issue amongst members of the Bar, as was discovered by a recent task force appointed by the Board of Governors to study the topic.

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Top 10 NWSidebar posts of 2014

The Top 10 NWSidebar Posts of 2014

We covered a wide variety of topics on the blog this year, from courthouse support dogs to starting a marijuana law practice. Here are our top 10 most popular posts written in 2014. If you missed them the first time around, check them out now!

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WSBA Holiday Auction

WSBA Staff Raises Over $6,700 in 2014 Charity Auction

The annual WSBA holiday charity auction took place last week, featuring plenty of homemade treats for holiday celebrations. Each year, WSBA employees use their talents to bake, craft, and create items for both live and silent auctions. All donations benefit a charity chosen by the staff.

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Remembering Sher Kung

I have struggled to write this post for Sher Kung. Like so many of us, I was privileged to know Sher. But I did not know her as well as other lawyers and worry that my words will be insufficient to acknowledge the loss to our legal community or to celebrate and honor her life […]

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