U.W. Law School Mentorship Reception

I attended the U.W. Law School mentorship reception last evening.  I got to meet my new mentee.  The speaker at this event was Judge Lori K. Smith.  I have now participated in the mentorship program at the University of Washington School of Law for nine years.

Presentation at Small And Solo Practice Class

I made my annual presentation to the Small And Solo Practice class at the University of Washington School of Law today regarding solo practitioner legal career paths and ethics.  I am always amazed by the intelligence and caliber of the students and the intelligence and quality of their questions.

Mediation Training

I recently completed Basic Mediation Training at Seattle University Law School-I hope to be able to add the mediation dimension to my practice in the future.

Judicial Evaluation Committee

I was recently selected to be on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Loren Miller Bar Association. This committee evaluates judicial candidates in the State of Washington on behalf of the Loren Miller Bar Association.

Overhaul of rules on underground utility lines includes stiffer fines: Spokesman Review

According to Scott Maben at Spokane’s Spokesman Review, penalties for buried utilities will be rising from $1000 for an initial violation to $5000!

Digging up buried utility lines may give you the shock of a lifetime. But it will zap your wallet as well.

Anyone who fails to use Washington’s free “Call Before You Dig” service and who unearths gas or electric lines faces stiffer penalties this year.

As homeowners, landscapers and excavators get busy outdoors each spring, utilities and state regulators ramp up their reminders to call 811 at least two business days before digging. It’s required by state law and is intended to prevent injuries, property damage and outages.

Read the rest of Scott’s article.

Remember, real estate law isn’t just about property lines and title disputes.  If you’ve got questions about any kind of property law give us a call.