Need to Know
ing in your community. All WSBA members are eligible for three free sessions
on topics including work stress, career
challenges, addiction, and anxiety. 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
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
Member Wellness Program can arrange
this and can be reached at 206-727-8268.
Virtual Job Group Begins Feb. 19
Looking for a new job? This group uses the
Zoom Videoconferencing platform to offer
strategy and support to job seekers. We
will meet online for six consecutive Mondays from Feb. 19 through March 26 between 9: 30 and 11a,m. The cost is $30 and
you can sign up at tinyurl.com/ycmno5mr.
WSBA Practice Management
The WSBA offers free resources and
education on law practice management
issues, including financial management,
marketing and client retention, and
technology. For more information, visit
The WSBA Lending Library is a free ser-
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vice to WSBA members offering the
short-term loan of books on health and
well-being as well as the business man-
agement aspects of your law office. You
can view available titles at www.wsba.
org/library. 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, visit www.wsba.org/library.
Looking to build up your practice? Visit
the Practice Management Discount Network for discounts on tools to help you
improve your legal service delivery—
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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.
The maximum allowable usury rate can be
found on the Washington State Treasurer’s
website at https://tre.wa.gov/partners/