Literary Lawyer: February’s Best New Books

February is a great month for book releases. Here are just a few of the titles we’re most excited about this month — fiction and nonfiction. And don’t forget to check out the March 2015 issue of NWLawyer for a new Literary Lawyer column with book reviews, news, and more.

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Friday 5: Ways to Celebrate the Seahawks

Downtown Seattle offices (the WSBA included) are once again covered in blue and green as the Seahawks face the New England Patriots this Sunday with hopes to become the eighth team to win back-to-back Super Bowl Championships. Is your town celebrating Blue Friday? Share a picture in the comments! If you’re looking for some last-minute […]

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Friday 5: Holiday Gifts for Lawyers

It’s time to think about holiday gifts for your favorite attorney! Save the neckties and desk clocks for Father’s Day: treat the lawyers on your list with one of these clever items and you’re sure to be the hero of the holiday party. (Not quite what you’re looking for? You can find more ideas in […]

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GoldieBlox Pt. 2 from WLA

GoldieBlox, License to Will

This post was written by Jesse Woo and originally published on the Washington Lawyers for the Arts Blog. Read the full post. In addition to the basic overview and fair use analysis, public perception of Girls and this case raises another issue that I want to address. There has been much talk of the Beastie Boys’ decision not to allow commercial advertising […]

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GoldieBlox Pt. 2 from WLA

GoldieBlox, Rhymin and Stealin Intellectual Property

This post was written by Jesse Woo and originally published on the Washington Lawyers for the Arts Blog. Read the full post. To recap where we left off, in a very short period of time we went from feminist Legos (K’Nex?) to full blown intellectual property litigation. It seems that GoldieBlox’s offer to drop its […]

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Friday 5: Apps We Could Really Use

Is there an app for that? NWLawyer Editor Michael Heatherly’s shares his list of apps that attorneys could really use. As we race through our cyber-driven lives, we cling desperately to our smartphones and tablets, entrusting more and more of our brain functions to “apps.” Besides all the mass-market apps we use to buy stocks, hire dogsitters, […]

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I’m an American Band (Namer)

NWLawyer Editor Michael Heatherly’s list of hypothetical tribute band names, with goodies like “Meetwood Flac” and “French Kiss.” Remember those aptitude tests from high school? I scored really well in the areas of nursing and agriculture, which was weird, because there were probably no two academic areas in which I had less knowledge, interest, or […]

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Friday 5: Great Courtroom Movie Scenes

Burned out? Bummed out? Second-guessing your decision to pursue a career in the law? I have the antidote. Below are 5 of the best courtroom scenes ever from Hollywood movies. You’ve probably seen them all before — but that’s because they’re classics. Never mind that they don’t much resemble what actually goes on in court. Nobody would watch a movie in […]

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Seattle Style: For Better or Worse?

The Seattle Times recently featured an interesting article about Seattle fashion sense, which asked whether Seattle is one of the country’s worst dressed cities. Interestingly enough, the results of the featured study showed that Seattle ladies represent pretty well, coming in as fourth-best dressed after San Francisco, New York and D.C. The dudes are dragging […]

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