Need to Know
status, suspended, disbarred, dies, or disappears and no person appears to be protecting theirclients’ interests. The custodian
takes possession of necessary files and records and acts to protect clients’ interests.
The custodian may act with a team of custodians, and much of the work may be performed by supervised staff. If the WSBA is
notified of the need for a custodian, the Bar
would affirm the willingness and ability of a
potential volunteer and seek their appointment as custodian. Costs incurred may be
reimbursed. Current WSBA members of all
practice areas are welcome to apply. Contact Sandra Schilling at firstname.lastname@example.org,
206-239-2118 or 800-945-9722, ext. 2118,
or Darlene Neumann at darlenen@wsba.
org, 206-733-5923, or call 800-945-9722,
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
WSBA Connects provides free counseling
Weekly Job Search Group
in your community. All WSBA members
are eligible for three free sessions on
topics as broad as work stress, career
challenges, addiction, anxiety, and oth-
er issues. By calling 800-765-0770, a
telephone representative will arrange a
referral using APS’s network of clinicians
throughout the state of Washington. We
encourage you to make the most of this
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’d like to participate or
schedule a career consultation, contact Dan
Crystal at email@example.com or 206-727-8267.
Mindful Lawyers Group
A growing number of legal professionals
across the nation are applying mindful-ness-based skills and training to lawyering.
The Washington Contemplative Lawyers
group meets on Mondays on the 6th floor
of the WSBA offices in the LAP group room
from noon to 12: 45 p.m. For more information, contact Greg Wolk at greg@rekhiwolk.
The “Unbar” Alcoholics
The Unbar is an “open” AA group for attorneys. It 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 Ave., 7th floor. If
you are seeking a peer advisor to connect
with and perhaps walk you to this meeting, the LAP can arrange this and can be
reached at 206-727-8268.
Career on Track?
Has your career turned out the way you
planned? Do you have a clear vision
for the next five, 10, or 20 years? If not,
what’s getting in your way? If you’d like
some help developing your career, call
the Lawyers Assistance Program at 800-
WSBA Law Office Management
Assistance Program (LOMAP)
LOMAP Lending Library
The WSBA LOMAP and LAP Lending Library is a service to WSBA members.
We offer the short-term loan of books
on health and well-being as well as the
business management aspects of your
law office. How does it work? 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, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
Learn More about Case-
The WSBA Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) 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,
The maximum allowable usury rate can be
found on the Washington State Treasurer’s
website at www.tre.wa.gov/investments/