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2017 Law Day Celebrates the 14th Amendment

May 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 […]

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Friday 5: Social Media Ethics

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

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Five Best Practices for Law Firm Websites

Whether 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 […]

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5 Tips for Holiday Giving

Public service or pro bono work is one way to give back to your community. Another is to donate directly to an organization. During this holiday season and the approaching end of year, you may be looking for ways to help. Whether you are passionate about veteran’s issues, homelessness or children’s education, you can find […]

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Embracing Change and Improving Professionalism in the Bar

Congratulations to Portland attorney Bonnie Richardson, recipient of the 2016 Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Professionalism Award! This honor is presented to lawyers who exemplify the highest ethical standards and conduct in the practice of law and who make the practice of law more enjoyable. The award was presented in May at the MBA’s 110th Annual […]

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New Rule on STEM OPT Extension

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its new rule on STEM Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT). The STEM OPT program allows eligible recent graduates of U.S. educational institutions to obtain practical training in certain science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields of study. The new rule will take effect on […]

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