gust 2013 NWLawyer]. It was excellent
and very practical. I have shared the
article with several people, and I look
forward to reading Part II.
Ashley Wilcox, Salem, OR
Stress on CLE
First, let me compliment President
Michele Radosevich and the WSBA
on this issue. I can’t believe I just read
it cover-to-cover while munching on
my lunch from home — many good articles. (Have clipped out the list of 20
books for future summer reading.)
Second, President Radosevich’s
column on stress management made
me think seriously about what I think
is being proposed — a requirement to
take a cLe annually on stress reduction. While I’m all in favor of heightening the awareness of stress in our practice (and means for reducing same), I
do not think a cLe requirement is the
answer. It would soon, I fear, turn into
the ethics conundrum — how to get
those credits before your renewal is
due, when in reality, those classes on
“ethics” are not often useful (in my
opinion) and/or related to what I consider ethics. Nonetheless, I think the
article should spark a good discussion
about this topic.
Diana K. Carey, Seattle
Name is confusing
My office is in Portland. I am admitted to practice in both oregon and
Washington. I always understood that
oregon was in the Northwest United
States. Now that the WSBA has determined otherwise (by renaming
its monthly magazine NWLawyer), I
stand corrected. It might make sense
for oregon to join South Dakota and
South carolina, and change its name
to South Washington.
Richard G. Spier, Portland, OR
editor’s Note: Nearly 20 percent of
active WSBA members reside outside
of Washington state, with 9. 8 percent
from oregon, Idaho, and British columbia.
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