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21
Feb
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Week 6: First Leg Session Milestone Reached

Legislators in Olympia last week cleared the first milestone of the session – policy committee cutoff. Friday was the deadline for policy bills in both houses to be voted out of their policy committees. Amid the scramble, week 6 of the legislative session heard testimony and voting on several bills of interest to the WSBA.

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15
Feb
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Want to Do Good and Make a Living? Consider Low Bono

Law students often see themselves working at a public interest or legal-services setting. But after graduation, few new lawyers end up following that path. One study found just 4% of newer lawyers working in a public interest or legal services. Why might this be?

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23
Jan

Week 2: State Legislature Digs into Real Property and Business Regulations

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Week 2 of the state Legislature ended with bill introductions, committee hearings, and press conferences probing the budget.

Washington's Capitol in OlyFriday ended Week 2 of the 2017 Washington State Legislative Session and a healthy round of bill introductions, committee hearings, and press conferences probing the process of budget-sausage making. Both fiscal and policy committees continued to hold hearings to flesh out a variety of issues, including increasing penalties for driving under the influence, legal financial-obligation changes, the Voting Rights Act, and matters related to cyber security.

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9
Jan

And They’re Off! State Legislature Begins Heavy Session

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The 2017 regular legislative session is now underway in Olympia. Read on to see the WSBA’s legislative agenda.

Washington's Capitol in OlyThe 2017 regular legislative session is now underway in Olympia. Lawmakers have significant issues to tackle this year, including closing a budget deficit upwards of $5 billion that encompasses fully funding basic education under the McCleary decision, mental health obligations, and other emergent public policy needs.

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17
Nov

What’s in the November 2016 NWLawyer?

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We’re excited to present the November 2016 issue of NWLawyer — our first-ever criminal law issue!

November NWLawyer coverWe’re excited to present the November 2016 issue of NWLawyer — our first-ever criminal law issue! Check out a few of our feature stories below or read the full issue online. Read more »