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NWSidebar is a tool for engagement and interaction with and among multiple and varied voices from all segments of the WSBA membership and the broader supporting community. Our vision is that NWSidebar fosters greater sharing of thoughts, opinions, and ideas.

Posts are welcome from WSBA members, WSBA staff, and other legal professionals.

Submit a Post

Please review the guidelines below before submitting a post. Email your post and images to

If you have questions, please email


Post topics should broadly be about the practice of law: this may include posts on practice areas, new developments in case law, interesting stories, work-life balance, or lifestyle topics. If the topic is relevant to you as a professional, we’d love to help you share it with the northwest legal community!

We cannot accept posts that endorse a political candidate or any referendums or initiatives.


Posts should be around 300 words and should not exceed 700 words. If you’re interested in having a longer piece published, consider submitting it to our member magazine, NWLawyer (formerly Bar News).


If you have a blog, you are welcome to submit a post that you have already published. We’re happy to link back to your blog or website if you provide the URL.

If you submit a post, you are free to republish it on your own blog or website. Please link back to NWSidebar.

Author Credit

In addition to your post, please submit a bio of no more than 50 words and a photo of yourself. Photos should be at least 100×100 pixels.


Please include images with your post, if appropriate. If you send an image and don’t own it, please provide the licensing information for the image. Images carrying the Creative Commons “CC BY” or “CC BY-SA” licenses are acceptable.

Please include the images as separate attachments — do not embed them in your document. Images should be in JPG format.


Please include any links that a reader may find useful. We reserve the right to add links to your post.

Advertisements and Promotional Posts

Posts that are purely promotional will not be published. However, your post can contain links to products.

For example, we will publish a post about Attorney’s process of writing and publishing a novel, and will include a link to that novel. We will not publish a post about the novel.

Products will be linked to their listing on, when available.

Submit a Post

Email your post and images to

WSBA reserves the right to edit any submissions for grammar and style, length, and adherence to our Social Media Policy; to add relevant media to your post, such as images and video; to add links to other NWSidebar posts, the WSBA website, myWSBA website, WSBA CLE store, or any other relevant webpage.

NWSidebar is published as a benefit for WSBA members. The views expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributing writers only and do not represent the opinions of WSBA, unless expressly stated.