Happy April! With the warmer weather comes more opportunities to venture outside after a long, challenging winter. We hope you’re able to enjoy the increasingly nice weather that spring brings!
Sherry published an article in the March issue of the Washington State Bar News entitled “COVID-19 and the Law: The Law Office Reimagined.” In this informative and timely article, Sherry interviewed Washington attorneys and researched the commercial rental market in the Seattle area to delve into how local attorneys feel about working remotely in the future. Read her article here to find out more!
What happens if a law firm’s database is breached, and intruders access confidential client information? What are an attorney’s ethical responsibilities to notify clients of this event? On April 21, I’ll be co-presenting a continuing legal education class (CLE) with Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Professional Responsibility Counsel Jeanne Marie Clavere. We’ll be presenting for the WSBA’s Ethics School for ODC (the WSBA’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel). Jeanne Marie and I will be discussing Ethics & Technology. Jeanne Marie and I look forward to discussing the ethical requirements concerning data breaches, amongst other issues, in our upcoming presentation.
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Does a revocable living trust provide a bullet proof avoidance of probate? Not necessarily. As Stacey explains, if the groundwork isn’t done beforehand to properly fund the trust, the decedent’s heirs may be frustrated to find out that a probate is necessary after all.
Probate matters can take some time to complete. Estate administrators sometimes become understandably antsy to get the estate closed. But what about filing all of the needed tax returns? Sherry discusses why it’s important to definitively address all tax issues before closing the probate.
Your wedding day can be one of the most exciting and enjoyable days of your life, involving delicious food, tasty cocktails and lasting memories with friends and family. But as you complete the numerous tasks involved in executing your perfect wedding day plan, Stacey explains why updating your estate planning should be an essential part of that checklist.