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relies almost entirely on the generous
contribution of articles from WSBA
members and others.
is looking for a
few good writers.
When I practiced law, I sometimes told people that life happens in chapters. My next
chapter starts now, as the 15th editor of
the Bar’s official publication. I am one of
only three women and the first woman
of color to serve as editor of this publication, now in its 70th volume. Over
those 70 years, this magazine has
been through many changes
in style, content, and title.
Today, we’re known as
NWLawyer, a name that suits us
well, I think.
As your new editor, I
bring my background in
newspaper reporting and
writing to this publication.
I am a writer first and foremost, with a
particular fondness for the storyteller
role. I have many memories from my
time as a small firm and solo attorney;
I know that you have many stories, too.
Our members have a wealth of experience and practice insight, and you can
expect to see us highlight that in the
pages of NWLawyer.
In this issue, Averil Budge Rothrock
gives us an insightful, modern take on
sexist remarks and the practice of law.
Laura O. Lemire tells us about the future of big data and the many ways that
it is changing the legal profession. For
our sports fans, Jason Cruz crafts an
in-depth analysis of fantasy sports legislation in Washington. Former WSBA
President Salvador Mungia informs us
about the latest Human Rights Commission’s ruling regarding transgender
use of restrooms and
other places of public accommodation.
Sean Davis dis-cusses the many
attorneys to take
Our Editorial Advisory Committee chair,
Isham Reavis, gives us a
cautionary tale about social media
and ethics in criminal law. This month
marks the third anniversary of the Oso
landslide that claimed the lives of 43
people in Washington; former EPA attorney and Seattle University School of
Law professor Clifford Villa introduces us to the legal issues and challenges
of disaster law. Professor and former
dean of Gonzaga University School
of Law, Daniel J. Morrissey, considers
the evolving image of Atticus Finch
Father’s Day Reader Poll
Are you an attorney and a father?
Do you have a good story to share
about how your father influenced
your life? For our June issue,
NWLawyer will be celebrating
Father’s Day with experiences from
our members. Send your stories and
photos to email@example.com. See
the submission guidelines for more
in his review of Go Set a
Set aside some time to
read André M. Peñalver’s
illuminating account of
Spokane civil rights attorney Carl Maxey, who
is celebrated in the new
PBS documentary Carl
Maxey: A Fighting Life.
Peñalver tells us about
Maxey’s 1960s representation of convicted killer
and prison escapee Charlie Will Cauthen.
“[O]n occasion, a tired process in the
right hands can work a miracle,” Peñalver writes.
NWLawyer is a product of the ideas
and hard work of many, including WSBA
staff, our writers, our editorial advisory
committee, volunteers, and you. I hope
that in this issue and those to come, you
find something that informs and engages you, entertains you on a difficult
day, or inspires you to get involved. Let
us know what you think by sending your
feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. NWL
LINDA JENKINS is the NWLawyer
editor and can be reached at
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