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For Whom the Bridge Tolls…the fiction of appealing a fine in the new Washington state Toll Courts?

September 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Imagine receiving a penalty notice for unpaid toll bridge fees totaling hundreds of dollars. Then imagine disputing those fees in one of two new toll courts in Washington state, only to discover that the likelihood of fine dismissal is practically nil. Since the toll courts opened their doors in May 2012, 75% of drivers who […]

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Public Defender standards enacted by the Washington State Supreme Court

August 16th, 2012 · No Comments

In June 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court directed the state’s public defenders to limit their caseloads and certify compliance with the new numerical standards on a quarterly basis.  With the goal of improving the quality of legal representation for indigent defendants, the Court has adopted standards that were formerly considered advisory and largely unenforceable.  […]

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Washington State Supreme Court adopts rule allowing non-lawyers to provide limited legal services

July 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Based upon an administrative order approved by the Washington State Supreme Court on June 15, 2012, non-lawyers may offer limited assistance on simple legal matters.  The Court adopted the proposed Admission to Practice (APR) Rule 28, the “Limited Practice Rule for Limited License Legal Technicians” to expand access to legal services for low and moderate […]

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