What Types of Compensation Can I Seek in My Civil Rights Claim?

The types of compensation that you may receive after a civil rights claim are similar to those associated with a personal injury claim. There are specific and general damages. Specific damages include loss of income, medical expenses for past, present, and future treatment. These types of damages have specific monetary numbers associated with them because you…

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Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer

It can be difficult to decide on your own if you need to work with an attorney or not. The best way to find out would be to consult with a lawyer, and then decide if you want legal representation. How do I know if I need a lawyer? There are a number of reasons…

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How Can I File a Suit on Discrimination?

Discrimination comes in many forms; a common place to see discrimination occur is, unfortunately, in the workplace. Employment discrimination can occur when a person has been treated unfairly based on a number of “protected classes.” To file an employment discrimination claim, you will need to contact an attorney who will help uncover important details regarding the…

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What Goes into Filing a Police Misconduct Claim?

As citizens, we expect our police force to protect and serve, but sometimes they abuse their power. When this happens, you need someone on your side to stand up for your rights. If a loved one has been injured or killed by a police officer due to excessive use of force, you need to contact…

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Do I have to take legal action?

Oftentimes, people come into our office with this question, and here’s the short answer: no. As citizens of the United States of America, we have the right to take legal action, and if we choose to exercise that right, we may do so. Many people believe that they must take legal action and enforce this…

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Is there any way my situation can be resolved without a lawsuit?

This is a very common question. The answer: possibly yes, possibly no. Plenty of people are involved in unfortunate situations, but they do not want to sue anyone. This happens in many types of cases, from discrimination cases against employers to police misconduct or personal injury in a car accident. If you’re unwilling to give…

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In Service to Others

Definition of SERVICE Service \ noun ser·vice \ ˈsər-vəs \ a. the occupation or function of serving in active service b. the work performed by one that serves c. contribution to the welfare of others d. CIVIL LEGAL AID AND NORTHWEST JUSTICE PROJECT SUPERHEROES AS WE KNOW ALL TOO WELL, legal rights do not automatically…

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Trust and Innovation: A Multi-state Perspective

We’re continuing with a look back at Bill’s articles in the “Presidents Corner” of the Northwest Lawyer Magazine from his time as President of the Washington State Bar Association. This is the 2nd of 18. Washington has the best bar and the best bar members—of course, we may be a bit biased! We annually test…

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Departures and Arrivals

What a difference a month can make! I am honored to introduce myself as your WSBA President, a role I assumed unexpectedly in March when Brad Furlong resigned his leadership position for medical reasons. As President-Elect since last September, I have greatly admired Brad’s fierce advocacy for the rule of law and diversity and inclusion;…

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