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5 Signs of a Good Lawyer

With so many lawyers and firms in the world today, how do you know if you’ve chosen the right one? Here are 5 signs of a trustworthy lawyer. 1. Cautiously Optimistic Most cases aren’t slam-dunks, and it is important that your lawyer doesn’t make promises regarding the outcome of your case and should not be overconfident no matter how seasoned he or she is. A great lawyer knows there are many factors to be considered and that no legal proceedings...
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What to expect during my first legal consultation

When a problem arises, it can be quite nerve-wracking when it comes to searching for a lawyer. In addition to wanting to know what our legal options are for dealing with the problem at hand, other questions arise How do I find the right attorney? How long will this take? How much will this cost? How should I prepare for a legal consultation? After almost two decades of practicing law in Washington State and consulting many clients and potential clients...
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Back to School: Should your college student have a Power of Attorney?

As colleges and universities begin classes in the fall, students are leaving home and headed for campus. Sometimes that campus is right down the street, and sometimes is on the other side of the country or the other side of the world. What many students and their parents seldom think about is the value of having a “power of attorney” for their student in place when they head off to school. One of the reasons that this is often overlooked...
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WASHINGTON STATE SUPREME COURT EXPANDS SCOPE OF WASHINGTON’S LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION (WLAD)

In a decision issued today (05-22-2014), the Washington Supreme Court expanded the coverage of Washington’s Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) Chapter 49.60 RCW to require reasonable accommodation of an employee’s religious practices. Kumar v. Gate Gourmet, Inc. No. 88062-0  In a decision written by Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud, the Court articulated an expanded duty for employers to accommodate the religious practices of their employees. In this particular case the employer’s policy of requiring employees to eat food provided by the employer violated the religious dietary requirements of several employees. The trial court’s previous dismissal of the Plaintiffs’ claims...
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HAS COMCAST BECOME THE LATEST TARGET?: LATEST DATA BREACH POSES COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGES FOR COMMUNICATIONS GIANT

No matter how this data security breach story develops, if you are a Comcast customer, you should probably change your passwords now. In what may be the latest in a series of high-profile computer security breaches, Comcast had at least 34 of its servers hacked on February 6, 2014 by NullCrew FTS. After publishing a list of Comcast’s mail servers and a link to the root file with the vulnerability it used to penetrate Comcast’s system on Pastebin (Read Here),...
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