Doctor holding medical marijuana

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Marijuana Practice

In November 2012, Washingtonians voted in favor of Initiative 502 (I-502), which legalized the possession of certain amounts of marijuana by adults 21 and older. I-502 also legalized the commercial cultivation, manufacture, and retail sale of marijuana. While I-502 created a legal marijuana economy in Washington, it had no effect on the federal Controlled Substances […]

Read More…
online security

What Your Clients Need to Know About Cyber Responsibility

Americans are increasingly concerned about the privacy of their personal data. For example, an ESET and Harris Interactive survey reveals an uptick in “cyber responsibility,” that can be defined as the ability of individuals to exercise certain levels of protection over their personal data. The survey reveals 4 out of 5 individuals surveyed have adjusted […]

Read More…

Social Purpose Corporations One Year Later

Learn more about social purpose corporations, and what some of the first entities to hold this designation are doing. In June 2012, Washington’s Social Purpose statute went into effect.  A Social Purpose Corporation (SPC) is organized to benefit one of the following: (1) employees, suppliers, or customers; (2) the local, state, national, or world community; […]

Read More…

What is NLE, anyway?

Learn more about the New Lawyer Education Program with Attorney Vincent Humphrey. New Lawyer Education originated with a Supreme Court mandate in 2006 (see APRs 5 and 18), which requires all attorneys new to practice in Washington to complete a minimum of four hours of free education prior to their admission to the bar (PREP). […]

Read More…

Is it time to update your employee policies?

Having written employee policies important, but even more important is having accurate and up-to-date policies. Having written employee policies for your company is important, but even more important is having accurate and up-to-date policies. Having out-of-date or inaccurate policies can be worse than not having any written policies. I recommend reviewing your written employee policies […]

Read More…