News from the Desk: March 2022

By March 15, 2022 No Comments

Spring is almost here! This is always a lovely time in the Northwest—days are longer, trees and bushes are about to burst with new color, and the weather is starting to warm—although there is still lots of rain!
As you read this, I am taking a break from all the aforementioned rain in my favorite sunny locale—Palm Springs! I am attending the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (a.k.a. “Tennis Paradise”). It’s lovely to enjoy some warm weather and catch some of my favorite professional tennis players in action! Unfortunately my very favorite player Roger Federer couldn’t attend, but I still got some time with his cardboard lookalike.

Sherry published an article this month in the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) entitled Your Digital Footprint After Death, which is part of the PSBJ 2022 Estate Planning and Charitable Bequests guide. If you’re not sure how your online assets – social media accounts, bank accounts, cryptocurrency, etc. – should be handled after your death, read more from Sherry on this timely and important topic. My GPSolo eReport article entitled Role Reversal: Lessons Learned When an Attorney Becomes a Client was re-published in the King County Bar Bulletin this month as well.
Both Sherry and I are excited to again present for the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Washington Law and Practice Refresher Series on March 23 and 24. Both of our presentations focus on ethics. I will be presenting with Jeanne Marie Clavere, WSBA Senior Professional Responsibility Counsel, on Social Media in Your Law Practice and Sherry will be presenting with Sandra Schilling, Professional Responsibility Counsel with the WSBA, on Professional Responsibility and Client Communications If you are an attorney who is interested in attending, please click the links above to register.

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