1-800-DUI-AWAY • Seattle Everett Tacoma
Loving, Intuitive, Relentless.
Not necessarily the public’s idea of a criminal
defense lawyer. Yet to me these qualities
are essential. We’re all human. People
make mistakes. My job is to tell the
whole story, the human story. The law
must be compassionate to be just.
I recently defended a young man.
Terminally ill, with extensive
criminal history, he’s the sole
parent of a toddler. Facing a
five year sentence on a four
count felony, he likely would
have died in prison. I fought
for him, asserting that his life
is larger than his mistakes. The
Judge agreed. He and his family
have a second chance.
Take advantage of
the new Casemaker
Casemaker, a legal research tool offered by WSBA as a free ben- efit to members, was recently
upgraded to include a free mobile app
and cite checking, both for individual
cases and for all citation within a given document. WSBA’s Casemaker services continue to offer the basic free
legal research and CasemakerDigest.
At the center of this powerful new
bundle are two new free services:
Casecheck+ allows WSBA members
to check cases for negative case citation history; and CiteCheck, a service
that allows members to upload a brief
or memo and have all of the citations
in the entire document checked. Red
and green thumb indicators show the
status of a case, red X’s and green
checks show the case status in CiteCheck. You can click the link and go
directly to the case where the positive
or negative treatment exists.
Both of these services allow WSBA
members to quickly see whether there
is any later case that negatively affects the case under consideration.
WSBA members continue to receive the CasemakerDigest service
which provides you with summaries
of state and federal appellate cases
categorized by practice area.
suance of the opinion.
• Searchable by area of practice,
opinion author, court, and keyword, and linked to the full text of
the case in the Casemaker data-base.
• Can be delivered by RSS feed to
your smartphone or your email in-box.
Casemaker Mobile App
Need to install the Casemaker Mobile
App on a second device, but no longer
have the Reference Code used to reg-
ister? Simply access Casemaker on
your PC or Mac and click the “Mobile
Application” link under My Accounts
on the Casemaker homepage to re-
trieve the Reference Code. Each refer-
ence code allows registration for up to
three mobile devices. The mobile app
is free to members.
Casemaker has several demo videos
available on the Casemaker website.
Click “videos” on the top right of the
Casemaker screen and select a video
to view. Click on the “Help” tab be-
side it for the user guide. The videos
and user guide are available day and
night for those after-hours research
Find out more about the new
Casemaker at www.wsba.org/Resources-
and-Services/Casemaker-and-Legal-Research. For Casemaker research assistance, call toll-free 877-659-0801,
Monday–Friday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
PST. You can also call the WSBA for
research or login assistance at 800-