Need to Know
ing schedule is available on the WSBA
website at www.wsba.org/bog.
Volunteer Custodians Needed
The WSBA is seeking interested lawyers
as potential ELC 7. 7 volunteer custodians.
An appointed custodian is authorized to
act as counsel for the limited purpose of
protecting a client’s interests whenever
a lawyer has been transferred to disability inactive status, suspended, disbarred,
dies, or disappears and no person appears
to be protecting the clients’ interests. The
custodian takes possession of the necessary files and records and takes action 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 WSBA
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 email@example.com, 206-733-5923 or
800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
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
in your community. All Bar members are
eligible for three free sessions on topics as
broad as work stress, career challenges, addiction, anxiety, and other 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 valuable resource.
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’d like to
participate or schedule a career consultation, contact Dan Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com.
The “Unbar” Alcoholics Anonymous
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.
Grief and Loss
Losses of all kinds trigger grief reactions.
While these reactions are usually normal
and predictable, they can easily overwhelm
when you’re already feeling stressed or anxious. Whether you’ve lost a case, a job, pet,
loved one, or an aspect of your health, you’ll
probably experience grief to some degree. If
you’d like a supportive ear, call WSBA Connects at 800-765-0770.
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/
resources-and-services/lomap/lending-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 206-733-5914.
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
Casemake and Casemaker+ with CaseCheck+. 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
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.
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