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10
Jul
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Legislative Update: Impact of New Budget on WSBA Priorities

Late on June 30, the legislature avoided a partial government shutdown by passing, and Gov. Inslee signing, an operating budget. The budget appropriates $43.7 billion over the next biennium.

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27
Apr

2017 Law Day Celebrates the 14th Amendment

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May 1 is Law Day, and this year’s theme is The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. Here’s what’s going on in Washington.

Lady JusticeMay 1 is Law Day and this year’s theme is The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that the theme “provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society.” Viewed as the “cornerstone” of landmark civil rights legislation, the 14th Amendment was ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, on July 9, 1868. This amendment was part of a trio of Reconstruction amendments (including the 13th and 15th) known as “America’s Second Founding.” For more information, see the ABA’s timeline of the 14th Amendment, which includes landmark cases, and the Library of Congress website. Read more »

7
Apr

Friday 5: Social Media Ethics

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How can law firms use social media to expand their client base, and what RPCs might impact different social media marketing strategies?

Social media blocksAt the March 28 WSBA Legal Lunchbox CLE, “Social Media Marketing Strategies for Attorneys,” CLE faculty Jeanne Marie Clavere, WSBA’s professional responsibility counsel, Greg McLawsen of Sound Immigration, and Sumeer Singla of Impact Law Group explored ways that law firms have used social media to expand their client base and reviewed how the RPCs may impact different social media marketing strategies. Read more »

24
Mar

Five Best Practices for Law Firm Websites

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Face it, your professional face is seen mostly online today. Got a site? Here are the five basics you should know.

Illustration of two lawyers with computer symbolsWhether you are a small or large firm with hundreds of attorneys, your website is likely the foundation of business development and new client lead generation. There is certainly a lot of advice out there on how to make a website effective, perhaps so much information that it might be difficult to determine where to start. Read more »

10
Mar

Week 9: WSBA-Sponsored Bills Still in Motion as Cut-Offs Near

Long days and late nights marked this week in Washington’s Legislature. Wednesday’s House of Origin cutoff meant lawmakers had to vote bills out of their respective chambers by 5 p.m. to be eligible for further consideration.
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Long days and late nights marked this week in Washington’s Legislature.

Washington's Capitol in OlyLong days and late nights marked this week in the Washington Legislature. Wednesday’s House of Origin cutoff meant lawmakers had to vote bills out of their respective chambers by 5 p.m. to be eligible for further consideration.

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