tunities of advocating for civil equal
justice for our state’s poorest and most
disadvantaged communities. Lateefah
Simon, a nationally recognized civil
rights leader and program director for
the Rosenberg Foundation, will keynote the conference. We will also offer
networking opportunities and workshops geared towards substantive
skills training, leadership development and addressing impediments to
equal justice. Learn more and register
Know someone who is doing outstanding work promoting civil equal
justice? The Access to Justice Board
is collecting nominations for awards
to be presented at the conference.
The awards recognize the efforts of
individuals or organizations that have
played strategic, significant, and courageous leadership roles in improving
access to the justice system. To see
award descriptions and past recipients, visit http://bit.ly/1vExSQ8. Submit nominations by March 15, 2015, to
Terra Nevitt at email@example.com.
Facing an Ethical Dilemma?
Members facing ethical dilemmas can
talk with WSBA professional responsibility counsel for informal guidance
on analyzing a situation involving
their own prospective ethical conduct
under the RPCs. All calls are confidential. Any advice given is intended for
the education of the inquirer and does
not represent an official position of the
WSBA. Every effort is made to return
calls within two business days. Call
the Ethics Line at 206-727-8284 or
800-945-9722, ext. 8284.
Search WSBA Advisory Opinions
WSBA advisory opinions are available online at www.wsba.org/
advisoryopinions. You can search
opinions by number, year issued, ethical rule, subject matter, or keyword.
Advisory opinions are issued by the
WSBA to assist members in interpreting their ethical obligations in specific
circumstances. The opinions are the
result of study and analysis in response
to requests from WSBA members. For
assistance, call the Ethics Line at 206-
727-8284 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8284.
WSBA Lawyers Assistance
Weekly Job Search Group
The Weekly Job Search Group provides
strategy and support to unemployed
attorneys. The group runs for seven
weeks and is limited to eight 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 danc@
wsba.org, 206-727-8267, or 800-945-
9722, ext. 8267.
Seeking Peer Advisors
Would you like to provide support to
another 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. We have
a robust network of advisors, support
groups, and clinical referrals throughout the state. Skills trainings and
newsletters are being developed and
planned. To participate or learn more,
see http://bit.ly/104fpwN, contact 206-
727-8268 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8268.
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 Lawyers Assistance
Program from noon to 1 p.m. For more
information, contact Sevilla Rhoads at
Judges Assistance Program
The purpose of the Judges 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
mental health issues, addiction, physical disability, or the loss of a loved one,
among other topics. If you are a judge
or are concerned about a judge, you are
encouraged to contact the Judges Assistance Services Program at 206-727-
8268 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSBA Law Office Management
Assistance Program (LOMAP)
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.
Learn More about Case-
The WSBA Law Office Management Assistance Program maintains a computer for members to review software tools
designed to maximize office efficiency.
LOMAP staff is available to provide
materials, answer questions, and make
recommendations. To make an appointment, contact email@example.com.
LOMAP Lending Library
The WSBA Law Office Management
Assistance Program Lending Library
is a service to WSBA members. We
offer the short-term loan of books on
the business management aspects of
your law office. You can view available titles at www.wsba.org/resources-and-services/lomap/lending-library.
Books may be borrowed by any WSBA
member for up to two weeks. LOMAP
requires your WSBA ID and a valid
Visa or MasterCard number. If you live
outside of the Seattle area, books can
be mailed to you; you will be responsible for return postage. To arrange
for a book loan or to check availability,
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