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Essential Tips for Renewing Your Law License in Washington

On any given day, the WSBA Service Center can generally answer calls on demand, in most cases providing answers to questions after a few minutes on the phone. But as the licensing deadline approaches, wait times increase as members rush to complete the requirements to renew their license. That is especially true this year as the WSBA will be reviewing more MCLE reported credits than usual. Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Supreme Court ordered a one-year extension of MCLE reporting for licensed legal professionals in 2018–2020 reporting period. This post offers a few essential tips to improve your license renewal experience and to help you avoid any last-minute issues.

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A Short Guide to Workplace Medical Leave Laws

If you are a lawyer practicing with small-to-large businesses and corporations, you should know something about employment-related medical leave laws. Federal, state, and municipal laws apply to your business clients and employees. Some laws apply to almost every employer and some to just larger employers.

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National Public Defense Week

10 Good Reasons to Honor Public Defense This Week

Besides March Madness, the third week of March 2017 marks other noteworthy occasions. Among these, according to Google, are: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, Brain Awareness Week, Girl Scout Week, and Public Defense Week. The value of the first three are self-evident: Breathing. Thinking. Thin Mints. But why public defense? Isn’t it already inclusively acknowledged in National […]

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Join us for the 2016 WSBA Listening Tour

On June 1, WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood and I, WSBA President Bill Hyslop, will begin the 2016 WSBA Listening Tour. We’ll spend time with members in Bellevue, Moses Lake, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Pullman, and Spokane. Together these stops encompass the East King, Grant, Benton-Franklin, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Spokane county bars.

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Learn About Law Day — May 1

This year marks the 50th anniversary of what may be the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The 2016 Law Day theme, “Miranda: More than Words,” will explore the procedural protections afforded to every American by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why preserving these principles […]

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The Spirit of Giving: Volunteer Ideas for Lawyers

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi It’s the time of year when many people think about giving back. And according to Psychology Today, giving isn’t just theoretically better than receiving – it’s been scientifically proven. In the spirit of giving, we give you some […]

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Friday 5: Tax Time

As the end of the year approaches, everyone knows what that means: tax time is just around the corner. Because most taxpayers operate on a calendar basis, it is important to consider your upcoming tax situation before the year ends, while it’s not too late for “damage control.”

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Renew Your License Online

Complete your 2015 license renewal and MCLE certification online Online renewal is now underway. Completing your license renewal and MCLE certification online is easy! License packets were mailed in mid-October.

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