The 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. Read on to see the WSBA’s legislative agenda.
We’re excited to present the November 2016 issue of NWLawyer — our first-ever criminal law issue!
We’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
Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and we’d like to take a moment to thank our veterans for their service.
Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and we’d like to take a moment to thank our veterans for their service. If you’d like to show your appreciation for those who served, there are many ways to provide legal assistance to Washington veterans. Read more
Social Security benefits may not be on clients’ minds when getting divorced, but one critical timing mistake could cost them a bundle.
Social Security retirement benefits may not be the first thing on your clients’ minds when they are getting divorced, especially if they are younger. The right to Social Security benefits is a federal entitlement not affected by state law, and rarely discussed much during divorce. But one critical timing mistake could cost your client a bundle down the road. Read more
Solo and Small Firm Conference preview: Legal industry technology guru Barron Henley helps make law practice more efficient and productive.
I recently attended legal industry technology guru Barron Henley’s presentation, “Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget.” We learned plenty of information to help make a law practice more efficient and productive — all while saving tons of money! Here are a few helpful tips. Read more