Division I of the Court of Appeals in Reznick v. Livengood, Alskog, PLLC, 2016, recently reiterated that will beneficiaries ordinarily do not have standing to bring a legal malpractice claim against the attorney who drew the will involved because they are not clients of the lawyer. In doing so, the appeals court relied primarily on its own opinion in Parks v. Fink, 2013, which, in turn, applied the Washington Supreme Court’s decision in Trask v. Butler, 1994.
Lawmakers in both chambers have been working late to pass legislation out of the House and Senate before next week’s critical cutoff date.
The Legislature closes week eight with bills, bills, and more bills. Lawmakers in both chambers have been working late to pass legislation out of the House and Senate before next week’s critical cutoff date. Bills still moving include legal financial obligation reform, the Voting Rights Act, pro bono services for military service members, and many others.