WSBA Board of Governors
Michele Radosevich, President
Patrick A. Palace, President-elect
Stephen R. Crossland, Imm. Past-President
Kenneth W. Masters, 1st Dist.
Philip J. Buri, 2nd Dist.; Treasurer
Brian J. Kelly, 3rd Dist.
Gerald J. Moberg, 4th Dist.
Hon. Paul A. Bastine, 5th Dist.
Vernon W. Harkins, 6th Dist.
Daniel G. Ford, 7th-East Dist.
Judy I. Massong, 7th-Central Dist.
Barbara J. Rhoads-Weaver,
Wilton S. Viall III, 8th Dist.
Susan Machler, 9th Dist.
James W. Armstrong, At-large
Tracy S. Flood, At-large
Robin L. Haynes, At-large ( YLC)
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Welcome to the June 2013
issue of NWLAWYER. Not surprisingly, we have received
feedback from WSBA members
regarding the new look and
(literal) feel of this publication.
Some changes we have made
were done for editorial and aesthetic purposes, such as the new
name and design features. Time
was spent developing a mission
statement and working to ensure
that the magazine contains relevant and quality material. As we
expected for a publication that has
been little changed in overall format for decades, some members
like the new look and some don’t.
But some changes were made
strictly as cost-saving measures,
in keeping with budget savings
throughout the WSBA over the
past year. Most obvious is the
reduction from 12 to nine issues
and the change in the physical
format of the publication, achieving around a 25 percent savings.
And our switch to slightly smaller
dimensions, and using the same
lighter coated paper for the covers
as for the inside pages, save about
another 30 percent per issue. It
is also worth remembering that
advertising revenue pays the cost
of printing and distributing the
publication, so that expense does
not have to come from license fee
revenue. Thanks largely to our loyal advertisers, we are able to continue producing a print publication at a time when more and more
print publications are folding.
We believe we have assembled
a compelling lineup of articles for
you this month, hoping you’ll find
something of interest. Read about
construction law and civil RICO
litigation. Learn about the new Bar
exam and the Bar’s role in amicus
curiae briefs. And we’re introducing the Slavic Bar Association and
reintroducing our member profile
piece, which has been retooled as
“Beyond the Bar Number.” Thanks
for reading! — M.H., Ed.