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Supreme Court Holds No Privilege for Communications with Former Employees

In a case of first impression in Washington, the Supreme Court held recently that communications between corporate or governmental counsel and former employees do not fall within the attorney-client privilege even if the communications concern matters that occurred during a former employee’s work for the corporation or government agency involved. 700 more words


Highlights from the 2016 WSBA 50-Year Member Luncheon

Congratulations to our 71 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2016!

Congratulations to our 71 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2016! 45 more words


Washington Supreme Court Explicitly Rejects Existing Indian Family Exception


In only the third Washington Supreme Court case to directly interpret ICWA and the first to interpret WICWA, the Court holds In re Crews… 191 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort

Journey of Lawlessness

In his editorial Twice Zero, the editor of Cascadia Weekly notes the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling against Whatcom County for not protecting public water, as required under Washington law. 166 more words

State Supreme Court Demands an Income Tax

Matt Manweller is a constitutional law professor, and state representative in the 14th Legislative District (Ellensburg).  He believes the state supreme court is demanding an income tax to fund McCleary. 565 more words

Republican Politics

Washington Supreme Court Ruling in Hirst Protects Instream Flows

In this much anticipated opinion, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled that, in violation of state law, Whatcom County did not ensure the existence of adequate water supplies before issuing building permits. 35 more words

Treaty Rights

Court of Appeals Finds Fee Dispute Alone Doesn’t Support Consumer Protection Act Claim

A recent decision from the Court of Appeals illustrates that some fee disputes will not meet the “public interest” requirement.

Since Short v. Demopolis, 103 Wn.2d 52, 691 P.2d 163 (1984), the business aspects of law practice have been subject to the Washington Consumer Protection Act. 414 more words