Dishing up free CLEs!
WSBA invites you to lunch and learn
while earning 1. 5 CLE credits. And
the tab is on us! The Legal Lunchbox
Series is at noon on the last Tuesday
of each month. WSBA will host a
90-minute, 1. 5 credit, live webcast CLE
on topics such as e-discovery and
ethics in social media.
Mark your calendars now!
To register and for more
information, visit www.
Need to Know
WSBA Board of Governors
March 7–8, Seattle; April 25–26, Moses Lake
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 pamelaw@
wsba.org. The complete Board of Governors
meeting schedule is available on the WSBA
website at www.wsba.org/bog.
WSBA Law Office Management
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 www.wsba.org/
casemaker. As a WSBA member, you already receive free access to Casemaker.
Now, we have enhanced this member benefit by upgrading to add Casemaker+ with
CaseCheck+ for you. Just like Shepard’s 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 talk
with you about these features. For help using Casemaker, call the WSBA Service Center at 800-945-WSBA or 206-443-WSBA.
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WSBA Lawyers Assistance
support to unemployed attorneys. The group
runs for seven weeks and is limited to seven
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. If
you would like to participate or to schedule a
career consultation, contact Dan Crystal at
email@example.com, 206-727-8267, or 800-945-
9722, ext. 8267.
New Member Benefit: WSBA
We have expanded our Lawyers Assistance
Program to offer statewide access to support with referrals to providers in your local
area. Through WSBA Connects, our partnership with wellness provider Wellspring,
support is now available across the state
with 24/7 phone access whenever you are
experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns that may be affecting your practice or
the quality of your life. Contact WSBA Connects for issues related to mental health and
addiction concerns, career management,
family, caregiving, daily living, health and
well-being, and more. For additional information, visit www.wsba.org/connects or call
Mindful Lawyers Group
A growing number of legal professionals
across the nation are applying mindfulness-based skills and training to lawyering. The
Washington Contemplative Lawyers group
meets on Mondays at the WSBA Lawyers
Assistance Program office from noon to 1
p.m. For more information, contact Sevilla
Rhoads at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to
The WSBA Lawyers Assistance Program
provides individual consultation services
for those struggling with depression, work
stress, addiction and life transition, and
other topics. The first three appointments
are offered at no charge; up to three more
sessions can be offered on a sliding scale
based on your financial situation. Consultations are an opportunity for assessment of
the problem(s) you may be facing, identifying useful tools you may utilize to address
these issues, and referrals to provide the
right resources for you. We also provide
consultations around job seeking and can
offer informational and referral resources on
a range of topics. Call 206-727-8268 or toll-free 855-857-9722, email email@example.com, or
go to www.wsba.org/lap.
Seeking Peer Advisors
Would you like to provide support to an-
other lawyer in your community addressing
topics such as mental health and self-care,
alcoholism and addiction, or guidance in
one’s practice? Lawyers are often uniquely
able to be resources to one another in these
areas. The WSBA Lawyer Assistance Pro-
gram is launching a new initiative to recon-
stitute its peer advisor network. The goal is
to build a robust network throughout the
state. Skills trainings are being developed
and planned. To participate or learn more,
see http://bit.ly/104fpwN, contact lap@
wsba.org, or 206-727-8268 or 800-945-
9722, ext. 8268.
Help for Judges
Because of their unique positions and responsibilities, judges often find themselves
with limited avenues for help. Judicial Assistance Services (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.