The Washington Capitol in Olympia

Washington Legislative Recap: 2021 Session Summary for Legal Professionals

On April 25, the Washington State Legislature closed its unprecedented 2021 Regular Session, capping 105 days in Olympia that for the first time was also conducted nearly entirely virtually. Despite a few technical glitches and Zoom missteps, that have become commonplace during pandemic life, the session went surprisingly smoothly and WSBA Legislative Affairs was busy throughout, monitoring hundreds of bills that are of interest to lawyers and other legal professionals.

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Cover of March NWLawyer

Hot Off the Press (and Web): the Latest Issue of NWLawyer

In the March issue of NWLawyer, we hear from WSBA members on their views on President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, including: an in-depth legal analysis of the orders, perspective from an Iranian-American attorney, and a story about an innovative solution that employs technology to assist immigrants and refugees in need of representation.

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Elder Law Section: Engagement in the Legislative Process

Learn more about how WSBA’s Elder Law Section participates in the legislative process.  What does elder law have to do with the legislative process? More than you might think. Elder law encompasses many areas, including estate and disability planning, trusts, guardianships, probate, healthcare, long-term care planning, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, and retirement issues. The WSBA Elder […]

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