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13
Jan

Friday 5: How WSBA Can Help Make You a Better Mentor …or Mentee

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It’s National Mentorship Month, and WSBA is rolling out informative workshops, a legal lunchbox, MentorLink Mixers, programs for credit.

Mentor and mentee taking a selfieNational Mentorship Month is underway, and the WSBA is rolling out informative workshops, a free Legal Lunchbox, free MentorLink Mixers, programs for credit, and more. There’s something for everyone, regardless of your area of practice or years in law. Plan to attend one or more of these events. And, throughout the year, you can use WSBA MentorLink to find a mentorship program that works for you. Read more »

9
Jan

And They’re Off! State Legislature Begins Heavy Session

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The 2017 regular legislative session is now underway in Olympia. Read on to see the WSBA’s legislative agenda.

Washington's Capitol in OlyThe 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.

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22
Dec

New Advisory Opinion on Virtual Offices

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The WSBA Committee on Professional Ethics released an advisory opinion on regulatory and risk management for “virtual offices.”

Weird digital abstract STEM-ish imageThe Washington State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics recently released an advisory opinion surveying regulatory and risk management issues for lawyers practicing in so-called “virtual offices.” This emerging practice arrangement can range from a solo attorney working from home to an entire firm that lacks a traditional brick-and-mortar location. Virtual offices typically rely instead on electronic resources, such as cloud-based email, filing, and billing systems. Read more »

20
Dec

The Latest NWLawyer is Out and Packed with Good Reads

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Have you seen the latest NWLawyer? Here’s what’s in the December/January issue. Get a quick read on these features.

Cover of Dec/Jan NWLawyerHave you seen the latest NWLawyer? Here’s what’s in the December/January issue. Get a quick read on these features, or check out the full issue now. Read more »

16
Dec

5 Tips for Holiday Giving

Whether it’s public service, pro bono work, or donating directly, here are five things to consider while giving.
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Public service or pro bono work is one way to give back to your community. Another is to donate directly to an organization. During this holiday season and the approaching end of year, you may be looking for ways to help. Whether you are passionate about veteran’s issues, homelessness or children’s education, you can find an organization and a way to donate that you can feel great about. Charity Navigator is a quick online resource for finding a charity. Here are five things to consider while giving. Read more »