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Posts from the ‘WSBA Sections’ Category

13
Nov

Commit to Support Those Who Served Our Country

Citizens being sworn in at a courthouse
This Veterans Day WSBA encourages legal professionals to help remove e barriers facing veterans returning home.

Citizens being sworn in at a courthouseThere are almost 600,000 U.S. military veterans in Washington state. Many of them face challenges and legal barriers to successfully reintegrate into civilian life. The Washington State Bar Association encourages legal professionals to help remove those barriers. Read more »

27
Oct

Top 5 Reasons Not to Miss Open Sections Night

Prizes, appetizers, and networking benefits await you at WSBA annual Fall Open Sections Night on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Tacoma.

Is there a WSBA section that fits your practice area(s)? What benefits will you receive as a section member? Find out at the Washington State Bar Association’s annual Fall Open Sections Night Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Tacoma for the first time. It’s a free event that connects new and young WSBA members, law students, and the highly experienced leaders of WSBA sections. Read more »

26
Oct

A Short Guide to Workplace Medical Leave Laws

Gavel and stethoscope
If you practice law with small-to-large businesses and corporations, you should know something about employment-related medical leave laws.

Gavel and stethoscopeIf you are a lawyer practicing with small-to-large businesses and corporations, you should know something about employment-related medical leave laws. Federal, state, and municipal laws apply to your business clients and employees. Some laws apply to almost every employer and some to just larger employers. Read more »

15
Sep

New Law Opens Dental Practice Ownership to Those Not Licensed to Practice

Dentist treats a young girl in cowgirl boots
Effective July 23, 2017, a new law resolves many long-running conflicts between licensed dentists and dental support organizations and brings clarity to a number of issues.

Dentist treats a young girl in cowgirl bootsDental support organizations are typically not owned by dentists, so historically they use creative methods to operate in Washington. Until recently, state law required any entity providing dental services to be owned and controlled by licensed dentists. A new law opens that door, while placing clear restrictions and patient protections.

Effective July 23, 2017, the new law resolves many long-running conflicts between licensed dentists and dental support organizations and brings clarity to a number of issues. Read more »

11
Sep

It’s Here: The September Issue of NWLawyer

Cover of NWLawyer September 2017
Learn cross-examination tips from one of the state’s leading trial lawyers in the September issue.

Cover of NWLawyer September 2017Inside the latest issue of NWLawyer, you’ll find: cross-examination tips from one of the state’s leading trial lawyers; an in-depth look at the use of police body-worn cameras in Washington; and an exploration of mandatory malpractice insurance. You can also take our 11-question quiz to test your knowledge on gender barriers. See how much you know about ways to end gender stereotypes and learn how to help advance women in the legal profession. Read more »