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We hear you
It is extremely gratifying to read the
article by Jerry Paulukonis concerning the looping of the WSBA Conference Center for people such as myself
who are hard of hearing [MAR 2014
NWLawyer]. I have resorted to my own
personal looping system which is portable and I carry with me to court every
time as well as taking it to conferences,
so that I can ensure whether I hear the
speaker referencing an “employer” or a
“lawyer” — as I lose the consonants every time without the system.
This acquisition by the Bar Association should lay, in part, to rest any
claims that the association is not responsive to its members where the bar
Mark T. Patterson II, Everett
Reporting clients’ crimes
The article “The Unethical Use of Immigration Status in Civil Matters” in the
MAR 2014 issue properly highlights the
serious ethical concerns raised when
possible illegal immigration status is
used to threaten or harass an opposing
party in civil litigation. However, there
is a competing ethical concern: in general, known or suspected lawbreakers
should be reported to the authorities.
What if we discover that an opposing
party is, for example, illegally discriminating and seems to be getting away
with it since the victims are too intimidated to report it? Perhaps the ethical
line to be drawn is this: if the opposing
party — or anyone else — is violating
the law, don’t threaten to report it, don’t
use it in your litigation, just simply report it.
Philip T. Mattern, Seattle