including work stress, career challenges,
addiction and anxiety, as well as other
issues. Upon calling 1-800-765-0770, a
telephone representative will arrange a
referral using KEPRO’s network of clinicians throughout the state of Washington. There is no need to let problems build
up unnecessarily. We hope you make the
most of this valuable resource.
Judicial Assistance Services
The purpose of the Judicial Assistance
Services Program (JASP) is to prevent
or alleviate problems before they jeopardize a judicial officer’s career. JASP
provides confidential support and treatment for judges struggling with medical
or mental health challenges, addiction,
grieving, stress, or isolation. If you are
a judge or are concerned about a judge,
you are encouraged to contact the Judicial Assistance Services Program at 415-
572-3803 or contact clinical consultant
Susanna Kanther, Psy.D., at susanna@
The “Unbar” Alcoholics
The Unbar is an “open” AA group for attorneys that has been meeting for over
25 years. Meetings are held Wednesdays
from noon to 1: 30 p.m. at the Skinner
Building at 1326 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor.
Also, if you are seeking a Peer Advisor
to connect with and perhaps walk you
to this meeting, the Lawyers Assistance
Program can arrange this and can be
reached at 206-727-8268.
WSBA Practice Management
The WSBA Lending Library is a service to WSBA members. We offer the
short-term loan of books on health
and well-being as well as the business
management aspects of your law office. How does it work? You can view
available titles at wsba.org/resourc-
Need to Know
Books may be borrowed by any WSBA
member for up to two weeks. If you
live outside of the Seattle area, books
can be mailed to you; you will be responsible for return postage. For walk-in members, we recommend calling
first to check availability of requested
titles. To arrange for a book loan or to
check availability, contact pma@wsba.
org or 206-733-5914.
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Looking to build up your practice? Visit
the Practice Management Discount Network for discounts on tools to help you
improve your legal service delivery. Featuring practice management software,
credit card processing, and more. Visit
www.wsba.org/discounts to get started.
Casemaker Online Research
Casemaker is a powerful online research
library provided free to WSBA members.
Read about this legal research tool on the
WSBA website at wsba.org/casemaker.
As a WSBA member, you already receive
free access to Casemaker. We have now
enhanced this member benefit by upgrading to add Casemaker+ with CaseCheck+ for you. Just like Shepard’s® Citations and KeyCite®, CaseCheck+ tells
you instantly whether your case is good
law. If you want more information, you
can find it on the Casemaker website, or
call 877-659-0801 and a Casemaker representative can discuss these features
with you. For help using Casemaker, call
the WSBA Service Center at 800-945-
WSBA or 206-443-WSBA.
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