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560 ABA Journal Washington articles.

Criminal Lawyer in Contempt for Defending Client

A Washington state lawyer has been found in contempt of court for his defense of an alleged serial rapist who has already served his 25-year sentence for a single rape…

Prosecutor Apology Ends Iraqi’s ‘Nightmare’

A federal prosecutor has apologized to an Iraqi refugee who was improperly arrested and jailed for failing to register under a special system.

U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sullivan of the Western…

Proposed Laws Target Abusive Bosses

Nobody wants to work for a jerk. But unless abusive bosses violate specific prohibitions, such as discriminating against someone because of race or gender, treating employees badly generally isn’t illegal.

More Sex Issues for WA Prosecutor

Originally accused of having an affair with the mother of a 17-year-old arson defendant and using the relationship to get confidential defense information a Washington state prosecutor is now facing…

Did Affair With Mom Help Prosecute Son?

A prosecutor in Washington state has been accused of gaining information through an affair with the mother of an arson defendant to help prosecute her 17-year-old son.

Lewis County Prosecutor…

WA Teens Sue for Custody of Parents

In what may be the first case brought under a new Washington state law that gives children a legal pathway to seek a restoration of parental rights, two twin brothers…

Dentist Wins Toothy Coverage Case

The joke isn’t on Dr. Robert Woo after all. The Washington state dentist is going to get the last laugh—and $750,000—the Washington Supreme Court has decided, in an insurance coverage…

7 Charged in WA Voter Reg Fraud Case

Seven people were charged today in what officials say is the biggest voter-registration fraud case ever brought in Washington state. The seven allegedly are responsible for submitting nearly 2,000 fictitious…

Court Voids Class-Action Ban

Cingular Wireless raised the bar too high when it banned class actions in its standard subscriber contracts, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled.

The provision is unconscionable and cannot be…

$160,000 to Start in NYC—and Seattle

An intellectual property boutique has raised its starting pay in Seattle to $160,000, matching the salary its first-years earn in New York City.

The move by Darby & Darby is…

At this Prosecutor’s Office, a Furry Soft Spot for Kids

Unconditional love, sad to say, isn’t what brings children to the offices of the King County Special Assault Unit.

AG Meets With Slain Prosecutor’s Family

During a visit to Seattle, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met today with the family of a federal prosecutor shot and killed by an unknown sniper five years ago as…

New Site Will Rate Lawyers

A Seattle-based startup company is launching a Web site to help consumers find lawyers.

The new company, Avvo, will rate listed lawyers on a 1-to-10 scale and post consumer comments,…

Wash. Ruling Limits Capital Factors

A Washington Supreme Court ruling could limit death penalty prosecutions in the state.

Yesterday the court limited the circumstances in which aggravating factors can be applied in murder cases, according…

Arguments Today in Civil Gideon Case

The Washington Supreme Court will hear an appeal today that contends an indigent divorce litigant who lost custody of her children was entitled to a free attorney.

Brenda Leone King…

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