News from the Desk: March 2021

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Spring will arrive on March 20! Already we’re seeing signs of life every day around the Northwest. We hope wherever you live, spring is showing her warmer and brighter face.
 
Both Sherry and I will be co-presenting with Jeanne Marie Clavere as a part of the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Washington Law & Practice Refresher CLE on March 25. How can an attorney ethically market her practice? The Washington State Supreme Court recently revised the ethical rules on that point. Jeanne Marie and I look forward to discussing these changes in our presentation “Social Media & Your Law Practice.”  In Sherry’s presentation entitled “Professional Responsibility and Client Communications,” she will join Jeanne Marie to explain how legal ethics impact attorney communications with clients. For example, Rule of Professional Conduct 1.14(a) identifies three circumstances which raise the potential for a person’s ability to make decisions to be “diminished”: (1) minority; (2) mental impairment; or (3) some other reason. How should an attorney ethically be communicating with a client who has diminished capacity? Sherry looks forward to discussing these issues.
 
On April 21, I’ll be presenting again with Jeanne Marie Clavere for the Washington State Bar Association’s Ethics School, discussing Ethics and Technology, one of my favorite topics. I’ll share more about that presentation in our April newsletter!

As always, I would love to hear your questions and comments. If you have any questions about our firm and the work we do, please contact us or visit our website.  

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