and is limited to eight to ten attorneys.
We provide the comprehensive WSBA
job search guide “Getting There: Your
Guide to Career Success,” which can
also be found online at www.tinyurl.
com/7xheb8b. For more information
about monthly and weekly job group programming or to schedule a career consultation, contact Dan Crystal at danc@
wsba.org, 206-727-8267, or 800-945-
9722, ext. 8267.
The next offering of the Bi-Monthly
Job Search Group will take place on
March 13, when the Lawyers Assistance Program welcomes attorney John
Clynch, of the University of Washington
Federal Tax Clinic. No RSVP is required;
the group will meet on the sixth floor of
the WSBA offices from noon to 1: 30.
Solo/Small Firm Support
Starting in February, the Lawyers Assistance Program will be offering a new
group service: the Solo/Small Firm Support Group. This is a weekly drop-in
group for attorneys wanting to address
the major challenges facing professionals in solo or small-firm settings. It will
take place on Thursdays, from noon to
1:00 p.m. For questions or more information, contact Heidi Seligman at 206-
727-8269, 800-945-9722, ext. 8269, or
Help for Judges
Judicial Assistance Services (JAS) was
created in 2004 by a committee of Washington state judges exploring how to get
judicial officers confidential help and intervention when they need it. Because of
their unique positions and responsibilities, judges often find themselves with
limited avenues for help. JAS is modeled
after and affiliated with WSBA’s Lawyers
Assistance Program, and offers help
from trained peer counselors at no cost
and referral to confidential professional
help. Telephone or in-person sessions
are available on a sliding-scale basis. For
more information, call the JAS program
coordinator at 206-727-8268 or 800-
945-9722, ext. 8268.
Mindful Lawyers Group
A growing number of legal professionals
across the nation are applying mindful-
ness-based skills and training to law-
yering. The Washington Contemplative
Lawyers group meets on Mondays at the
Lawyers Assistance Program from noon
to 1:00 p.m. For more information, con-
tact Sevilla Rhoads at srhoads@gsblaw.
com or go to http://wacontemplativelaw.
Struggling with Alcohol or
The Lawyers Assistance Program is
closely connected to addictions communities, AA and otherwise, across the
state. For instance, there is an “Unbar”
AA group for attorneys that meets every Wednesday in downtown Seattle. If
you would like someone to walk you to a
meeting, or simply need a referral, don’t
hesitate to contact us confidentially at
206-727-8268, 800-945-9722, ext. 8268,
Sometimes it’s tempting to reduce stress
by overdoing alcohol, prescription drugs,
food, sex, gambling — even work. These
methods usually provide short-term relief
and long-term pain, effectively giving you
another problem to cope with down the
road. Learn to reduce your stress without
self-harm. If you need a hand, call the
Lawyers Assistance Program at 206-
727-8268 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8268, to
schedule a confidential consultation.
Casemaker Online Research
Casemaker is a powerful online research
library provided free to WSBA members
that can be accessed from the WSBA
website at www.wsba.org/resources-and-
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Upcoming Board of Governors
March 8–9, Vancouver; April 26–27,
Spokane; May 31, Seattle
With the exception of the executive session, Board of Governors meetings are
open, and all WSBA members are welcome to attend. RSVPs are appreciated
but not required. Contact Pamela Wuest
at 206-239-2125, 800-945-9722, ext.
2125, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete Board of Governors meeting schedule is available on the WSBA website at
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