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Lauren Parris Watts

Employers Question the Validity of their Employment Agreements

Effective June 7, 2018, and in direct response to the #metoo movement, the Washington State legislature passed RCW 49.44.210, a new law prohibiting employers from requiring their employees, as a condition of employment, to sign a nondisclosure agreement, waiver, or any other document that prevents the employees from disclosing workplace sexual harassment or sexual assault. […]

Michelle Pham

“ART” A Brief Retrospective on the Legal Term

The SciTech Lawyer · Winter 2018 ·by Michelle Pham What is “art”? This eternal, ever- vexing question became the center of one of the most significant clashes of art and law—the Brancusi v. United States case. Constantin Brancusi is celebrated as one of the most revered and influential sculptors of the 20th century. He made his “name” and rose […]

Karen Kalzer

Supreme Court in Review

Claims Management · August 2017 ·by Karen Kalzer The Supreme Court of the United States once again has a full complement of justices with the addition of Neil Gorsuch on April 9, 2017, approximately 14 months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. We SCOTUS watchers (aka SCOTUS nerds) predict Gorsuch will stand on the very conservative […]

How Attorneys Can Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Voice of Experience · February 2017 ·by Llewelyn Pritchard In the early 1990s, Sandy D’Alemberte, then the President of the ABA, called and asked me to chair a special committee to be called the ABA Pro Bono Development Committee on Immigration. Sandy had procured a multimillion dollar grant from the Ford Foundation to encourage lawyers who were […]

How to Deal With Digital Assets After Death

As we begin to store more of our personal information and assets in digital form, planning to access and transfer our digital assets following death or incapacity is becoming increasingly important.

Friday Night Lights

Title IX and its regulations generally prohibit sex-based discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. In such lawsuits, which are on the rise, female plaintiffs or their parents typically sue the school district

Why Elder Law?

Elder law is a natural expansion of a traditional trust and estate practice. By expanding his or her practice to include elements of an elder law practice, the trust and estate attorney will be able to serve a much larger client base, thus increasing the size of his or her own practice.

The Limits of Free Speech

When determining whether a student can display Confederate flag symbols, schools must consider the district’s history of racial tension.

The Use of Restraint and Seclusion

As a result of several disturbing incidents involving the restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities in schools, the US Department of Education asked the Council of Chief State School Officers in

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