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Law-Related Blogs in Washington State

Updated Oct. 20, 2014
Prepared by Mary Whisner.

This guide lists law-related blogs in Washington State. Do you have a law-related blog you would like listed? Send me a note.

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Academic Law (Legal Education)

Best Practices for Legal Education (a blog about reforms in legal education; one of the contributors is University of Washington Law Professor Deborah Maranville)

Dean Spade blog (by Seattle University law professor Dean Spade)

Legal Scholarship Blog (information about law-related conferences, colloquia, and calls for papers, plus resources for law faculty, by the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library, the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law)

Access to Justice, Pro Bono Law, and Public Interest Law

 

Access to Justice Institute (Seattle University School of Law Access to Justice Institute)

Alliance for Social Justice (student organization at Gonzaga University School of Law. "Mission: To create innovative and sustainable relationships between GU law students and attorneys, community organizations, faculty and student orgs who work on behalf of low-income and under-represented clients")

Blog (from the ACLU of Washington)

Common Good ("public service law news, events, trainings, jobs, and opportunities at UW Law," from the Center for Public Service Law at the University of Washington School of Law)

Economic Justice Blog (from Washington Community Action Network)

Northwest Justice Project News Feed

Pro Bono Dicta (King County Bar Association PBS Volunteers)

Pro Bono Junkie's Blog (University of Washington Professor Sean O'Connor is an occasional contributor to this national blog from the Taproot Foundation)

Speaking of Women's Rights (from Legal Voice, an advocacy group in the Northwest that "make[s] substantive, lasting changes through legislation, self-help resources and litigation with a far-reaching public impact")

 

Animal Law

EcoStar Law Blog ("Exploring the evolution of animal law and its implication for the planet," by Seattle lawyer Jean-Pierre Ruiz)

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Bankruptcy Law

LHS & E Blog (from Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, "articles address a wide range of issues that are faced by our individual, family and privately-held business clients"; topics include bankruptcy and creditors' rights, corporate and business law, estate planning, and litigation)

Seattle Legal Blog (from Andrew O. Carrington, who practices in a variety of areas, including bankruptcy, personal injury, and estate planning; as of Aug. 2010, blog has only a few posts). Same content available here.

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Business Law

Corporate Finance Law Blog (from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Drake's PlainTalk Planning ("Perspectives on the Big Four—Money, Taxes, Smart Planning, Washington," from University of Washington Law Professor Dwight Drake)

Family-Owned Business Blog (from the family-owned business group of Ater Wynne LLP, a firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Menlo Park, and Salt Lake City)

Financial Services Litigation Monitor ("Financial Services Litigation & Investigations Updates & Insights," from Perkins Coie)

Gary Marshall's Law Bog (Aimed at socially conscious business entrepreneurs, this blog by Seattle attorney Gary Marshall, discusses issues involving law, business, the Internet, society, and social responsibility.)

GreenTech ("A blog about the new green economy," from Graham & Dunn's Green Technology group)

Hospitality Law Blog ("legal issues of interest to the hospitality industry," from Stuart Campbell and Joe Wallin of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

LHS & E Blog (from Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, "articles address a wide range of issues that are faced by our individual, family and privately-held business clients"; topics include bankruptcy and creditors' rights, corporate and business law, estate planning, and litigation)

LLC Law Monitor ("insight and commentary on the law of limited liability companies," from Stoel Rives LLP)

The Means of Innovation ("a blog about law, creativity, commerce, and entrepreneurship," by UW Law professor Sean O'Connor, with attorneys Brian Endter and Patrick J. Franke, sponsored by Graham & Dunn PC and the University of Washington School of Law)

Northwest Business Litigation Blog (from the litigation group of Ater Wynne LLP, a firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Menlo Park, and Salt Lake City)

Northwest Small Business Law Blog ("links, news articles, and original content regarding small business law in Oregon and Washington," from John C. Davis, in Vancouver, WA)

Outside Inhouse Lawyer Blog (insight and commentary by Grace M. Healy, "an outside lawyer who has been in-house,"

The Pivotal Blog (from lawyers in the Pivotal Law Group, a firm with a broad practice, including personal injury, business, and tax)

Renewable + LawSM ("The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog" from Stoel Rives LLP)

Seattle Business Attorney ("business law blog for Seattle area businesses" by Collin Roberts, Weitz Law Firm PLLC)

Startup Law Blog ("insight for founders of and investors in emerging and startup companies," from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Travel Law Blog ("legal issues and insight concerning the hospitality industry" -- including beverage law -- from Seattle attorney Chris Sander)

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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Blog (from the ACLU of Washington)

Economic Justice Blog (from Washington Community Action Network)

Legal Rights 101 ("the civil rights and employment law blog," by Ada Ko Wong, of the Premier Law Group)

Pro Bono Dicta (King County Bar Association PBS Volunteers)

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Communications Law

Broadband Law Advisor ("insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan" from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Broadcast Law Blog (from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

TMT Law Watch ("a blog covering the business, legal, and policy developments affecting the telecom, media, and technology sector," from K&L Gates)

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Construction Law

See also Real Estate.

Ahead of Schedule ("development, design and construction law blog," from Stoel Rives LLP)

The Builders Counsel Blog (from attorney Douglas S. Reiser, who is also a LEED Accredited Professional)

Chinese Drywall Blog (legal issues related to drywall contaminated with sulfuric acid that was imported between 2001 and 2008, by Wolfe Law Group, which has offices in Seattle and New Orleans)

Construction Law Blog (by Ahlers & Cressman PLLC, Seattle)

Construction Law Monitor ("insight and commentary on construction law issues in Washington and Louisiana," by Wolfe Law Group, which has offices in Seattle and New Orleans)

From the Ground Up ("Land Use, Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Law Blog" from Miller Nash LLP)

GreenTech ("A blog about the new green economy," from Graham & Dunn's Green Technology group)

Groundbreaking Law ("construction & design industry legal commentary," from Perkins Coie LLP)

Real Estate - Construction - Lien Law Blog (by Levy, Von Beck & Associates, P.S., in Seattle)

Real Property & Development Review (from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; includes sections on Construction Law, Environmental Law, Land Use, and Real Estate)

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Consumer Law

All Consuming (consumer law tips for the public from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General)

Privacy and Security Law Blog ("insight on privacy issues affecting consumers" by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Seattle Plaintiff Lawyer (by Andrew N. Ackley, whose "practice focuses on motor vehicle collisions, civil rights, defective products, and consumer protection")

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Criminal Law

6and44 (created by a group of graduate students from Seattle University's Albers School of Business. "African American men make up 6% of the United States population, but 44% of the population in U.S. federal and state penitentiaries. This needs to change.")

Arbitrary and Capricious (news and observations by an anonymous public defender)

Cannabis Defense Coalition Blog (from "a nonprofit member cooperative focused on marijuana activism in Washington State")

Criminal Defense Law with an Apple (just what the name says, by Aaron A. Pelley, Pelley Law Group, PLLC)

CrimProf Blog (by a group of law professors; Prof. Brooks R. Holland from Gonzaga is a contributing editor)

Graham Lawyer Blog (a blog "about the work of criminal defense law in North Eastern Washington," by Steve Graham of Republic)

How to Fight Your Washington DUI (by Seattle lawyer Mindy Carr)

Injustice Anywhere . . . (". . . is a threat to justice everywhere. I used to be a public defender in Texas. Now, I'm a public defender in Washington. Despite what you may have heard about Texas justice, there's just as much injustice here as there was there. And so I fight. And I rant. About justice, injustice, and life in general.")

Injustice in Seattle ("This site is devoted to reporting cases of police misconduct and detainee abuse in Seattle, Washington. If you or someone you know has witnessed abuse or has been abused, please let us know.")

Lights & Sirens ("breaking news, updates on on-going investigations and insights into other news from the local criminal justice community," from the News Tribune (Tacoma))

Seattle 911: A Police and Crime Blog ("the latest in crime news as well as the news of crimes of the weird," from seattlepi.com)

A Seattle Defense Attorney Writes (by Bob Goldsmith; also known as Criminal Case Question) (blog also available here, on seattlepi.com)

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog ("Ramblings and musings of a Seattle DUI attorney," Christopher Small)

Shades of Blue (Adam Eisenberg's companion blog to his book, A Different Shade of Blue, about women in police work)

SPD Blotter (crime news from the Seattle Police Department Public Affairs Office)

Washington Cannabis Law ("a source of information," from attorney Rachel Kurtz)

WA Legal Blog (from Law Offices of Joseph Rome)

Washington Traffic Law Blog (formerly Washington Speeding Ticket Blog) (by Seattle attorney Jon M. Zimmerman)

Washington State Criminal Defense (by Aaron A. Pelley, Pelley Law Group, PLLC)

Washington State DUI Blog ("provides current unbiased facts regarding any aspect of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the State of Washington. We hope to generate awareness and caution." By Garth O'Brien.)

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Education Law

Northwest Education Law Blog (by Lisa Williams, Michael White and Todd Sorensen – all members of the Education Law Practice Team at Williams Kastner)

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Employment Law

See also Women's Rights.

Boom: The ERISA Law Blog (by D. Michael Reilly of Lane Powell)

Employee Handbooks ("an ongoing discussion of the critical importance of having, and effectively using, employee handbooks and workplace policies," by D. Jill Pugh, a solo practitioner in Seattle)

Employment Advisory ("employment law observations for employers and employees in Washington State" by Rod Stephens, a solo practitioner in Sumner)

Employment Law Blog ("a general discussion of the laws affecting the workplace from both the perspective of the small business owner and that of the individual employee," by D. Jill Pugh, a solo practitioner in Seattle)

Employment Law Update (from Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, Seattle and Wenatchee)

ERISA on the Web (ERISA and disability law benefits, by the Wood Law Firm)

Legal Rights 101 ("the civil rights and employment law blog," by Ada Ko Wong, of the Premier Law Group)

PurpleLawyer (by Mark D. Walters, Walters Law Firm PLLC)

Reed Longyear blog (from Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC, in Seattle)

Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce (group made up of over 70 organizations advocating paid sick and safe days for employees)

Seattle Plaintiff Lawyer (by Andrew N. Ackley, whose "practice focuses on motor vehicle collisions, civil rights, defective products, and consumer protection")

Stoel Rives World of Employment ("insight and commentary on labor and employment law," from Stoel Rives LLP)

Washington Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Blog ("current events in labor, employment, and employee benefits law in Seattle, Washington, and across the United States," by Donald W. Heyrich, a solo practitioner in Seattle)

Washington Workers' Compensation Law Blog ("insights and commentary on labor and industries (L&I) law in Washington State," from the Sharpe Law Firm, Seattle)

Washington Workplace Law (from Foster Pepper PLLC)

Workers Compensation (information about Washington workers compensation and Social Security disability claims, from the Tacoma firm of Welch & Condon)

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Environmental Law

Climate Change Report ("covering business opportunities and legal issues impacted by awareness of climate change -- aimed at both traditional and innovative tech companies, as well as the public sector," from K&L Gates)

Environmental Law in Washington State (by Paul Hirsch in Manchester)

Field Focus Blog ("expert insight on the issues surrounding international development and land rights," from Landesa Rural Development Institute, a non-governmental organization based in Seattle)

From the Ground Up ("Land Use, Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Law Blog" from Miller Nash LLP)

GreenTech ("A blog about the new green economy," from Graham & Dunn's Green Technology group)

Growth Management, Washington's Way (by Brock Howell, a sole practitioner in Prosser)

Northwest Land Matters ("Developments in real estate, land use, environmental & water law in the Pacific NW," from GordonDerr LLP)

Real Property & Development Review (from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; includes sections on Construction Law, Environmental Law, Land Use, and Real Estate)

Renewable + LawSM ("The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog" from Stoel Rives LLP)

Science, Law & the Environment ("Emerging topics in environmental law" in the Pacific Northwest, from Doug Steding, of Steelhead Law)

Sustainability & Climate Change Reporter (by Mike Nesteroff of Lane Powell PC)

Three Degrees Project News & Blog (from Three Degrees, "a climate Justice Project at the University of Washington School of Law")

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Estate Planning

Drake's PlainTalk Planning ("Perspectives on the Big Four—Money, Taxes, Smart Planning, Washington," from University of Washington Law Professor Dwight Drake)

LHS & E Blog (from Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, "articles address a wide range of issues that are faced by our individual, family and privately-held business clients"; topics include bankruptcy and creditors' rights, corporate and business law, estate planning, and litigation)

Mogren Glessner & Roti ("Helpful information about family law . . . and estate planning . . . from Peter Mogren, an attorney from the Renton Washington law firm")

Phinney Estate Law Blog ("new developments in the law, new ideas and resources for estate planning, and opportunities for building a meaningful legacy for yourself," by Jamie Clausen of Phinney Estate Law)

Olea LLP (information about estate planning, family law, and other topics, from Charlene Quincey and Katy Sheehan, partners in the virtual law firm of Olea LLP).

Reed Longyear blog (from Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC, in Seattle)

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Family Law

See also Gay Rights, Women's Rights.

Decoupling: Washington Family Law Blog (resources, tips, humor, pop quizzes on recent cases, and answers to general family law questions from Rao & Pierce in Seattle)

Eastside Divorce and Family Law ("a Washington family law blog for Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, and Seattle," from Weitz Law Firm PLLC)

Lawlady's  Divorce Blog ("advice and commentary from a Seattle holistic divorce attorney on collaborative divorce, lawyer marketing, career development, and whatever else strikes me as interesting," by Stefani Quane)

Mogren Glessner & Roti ("Helpful information about family law . . . and estate planning . . . from Peter Mogren, an attorney from the Renton Washington law firm")

Olea LLP (information about estate planning, family law, and other topics, from Charlene Quincey and Katy Sheehan, partners in the virtual law firm of Olea LLP).

The Online Divorce Blog (by Sharon Blackford, "Washington State's First 100% Online Divorce Attorney")

Related Topics ("a forum for intelligent and sustained discussion of some of the more compelling family law issues," by Seattle University Professor Julie Shapiro)

Washington Family Law Blog (by freelance litigation support paralegal Matthew A. Pitts)

Wong Fleming Family Law Blog (information and insight on a range of family law topics, from the Bellevue office of Wong Fleming)

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Food & Beverage Law

Alcoholic Beverages Law Blog ("insight and information for the wine, beer and distilled spirits industry," from Stoel Rives LLP)

The Brewery Law Blog ("beer law from a beer lawyer: counsel for the Washington brewer" -- Douglas S. Reiser)

Essential Nutrition Law Blog ("insights on the laws, cases and regulations shaping the nutraceutical industry," from Stoel Rives LLP)

Food Liability Law Blog ("discussion of emerging legal threats to the food industry," by Ken Odza of Stoel Rives)

Hospitality Law Blog ("legal issues of interest to the hospitality industry" from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Marler Blog ("providing commentary on food poisoning outbreaks and litigation," by Bill Marler of Marler Clark)

SchwabeBlog: Pacific Northwest Alcohol Law (from the Seattle firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt)

Travel Law Blog ("legal issues and insight concerning the hospitality industry" -- including beverage law -- from Seattle attorney Chris Sander)

Washington Cannabis Law ("a source of information," from attorney Rachel Kurtz)

The Wine Bar ("a blog about wine business, wine law, and wine!" by Kevin Guidry, an attorney seven years' experience in the wine industry)

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Foreign & International Law

China Law Blog ("China Law for Business" from the law firm of Harris & Moure)

Field Focus Blog ("expert insight on the issues surrounding international development and land rights," from Landesa Rural Development Institute, a non-governmental organization based in Seattle)

Three Degrees Project News & Blog (from Three Degrees, "a climate Justice Project at the University of Washington School of Law")

 

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Gun Law

Washington State Gun Lawyer ("domestic violence, felonies, and gun rights," by Mark Knapp, Federal Way)

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Health Law

Essential Nutrition Law Blog ("insights on the laws, cases and regulations shaping the nutraceutical industry," from Stoel Rives LLP)

Health Care Blog (from Washington Community Action Network)

Health Law News (from Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, Seattle and Wenatchee)

Washington Cannabis Law ("a source of information," from attorney Rachel Kurtz)

Immigration Law

Global Immigration Blog ("insight, news and strategy on immigration matters around the world," from several lawyers at Jackson Lewis)

Immigration Blog (from Washington Community Action Network)

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog (from Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser)

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog ("contemplations by an immigration lawyer in the Emerald City," by Jonathan A. Reingold)

U.S. Immigration Blog (from Millar & Smith, PLLC)

Watson Immigration Law Blog (from Watson Immigration Law)

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Indian Law

Galanda Broadman blog (from Galanda Broadman, "an Indian Country Law Firm")

Graham Lawyer Blog (a blog "about the work of criminal defense law in North Eastern Washington," by Steve Graham of Republic; often includes posts about Indian law issues because Graham practices on the Colville Reservation as well as in Washington State courts)

Native American Law Focus (from Miller Nash LLP)

Native American Legal Update (a blog covering "law and policy developments that affect Native American tribes," by Greg Guedel and Joanna Plichta Boisen of Foster Pepper LLC)

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Insurance Law

Insurance Commando Blog (from the Insurance Coverage Practice Group of Betts Paterson Mines—or, as they termed themselves April 21, 2014, "Nerds and Trial Lawyers Practicing Insurance Law")

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg (by Soha & Lang, P.S.)

Spokane Personal Injury (from Kent Doll, a blog about personal injury and insurance law, with a specific focus on Washington, although he does pull from other states)

Washington State Insurance Regulation Blog (by Jason W. Anderson of Carney Badley Spellman)

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Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw

Beauty Marks ("miscellaneous thoughts about trademarks and branding from the Law Office of Jessica Stone Levy, PLLC)

Blog (from the ACLU of Washington)

Broadband Law Advisor ("insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan" from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Canadian Trademark Law (by the Vancouver law firm of Clark Wilson LLP) (No, we don't have imperialist designs on British Columbia, but two of the authors came to the first Seattle Law Blogger Meetup, so I'm listing their blog here.)

Copyright or Wrong (copyright law and policy, by Jefferson Coulter of AXIOS Law Group)

The Coulter Martin Smith Blog (from Coulter Martin Smith, PLLC, in Seattle)

Counselor @ Law ("the daily blog of William Carleton, a Seattle lawyer")

Freedom for IP ("dedicated to exploring the interaction of Intellectual Property Legislation with Human Rights," founded by lawyer Brian Rowe when he was a Seattle University law student)

Gary Marshall's Law Bog (Aimed at socially conscious business entrepreneurs, this blog by Seattle attorney Gary Marshall, discusses issues involving law, business, the Internet, society, and social responsibility.)

Gonzaga IP ("a blog run by law students interested in IP law")

GreenTech ("A blog about the new green economy," from Graham & Dunn's Green Technology group)

IP Law Chat ("news relating to IP, Technology & Media" by Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis, PLLC)

IP Litigation Update ("A review of recent developments in copyright, trademark, and trade secrets," from Perkins Coie LLP)

Law, Technology & Arts Blog ("weekly comments from the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts" at the University of Washington School of Law)

The Means of Innovation ("a blog about law, creativity, commerce, and entrepreneurship," by UW Law professor Sean O'Connor, with attorneys Brian Endter and Patrick J. Franke, sponsored by Graham & Dunn PC and the University of Washington School of Law)

Patent Law Insights (intellectual property news from Perkins Coie LLP)

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter (by Paul Swanson of Lane Powell PC)

Privacy and Security Law Blog ("insight on privacy issues affecting consumers" by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Seattle Copyright Watch ("insight and commentary on copyright and other intellectual property topics and, occasionally, dogs," by Tonya Gisselberg)

Seattle Trademark Lawyer ("trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond," by Michael Atkins, of Atkins Intellectual Property, PLLC)

SEOMoz Blog ("SEOmoz provides companies around the world with consulting, Internet marketing and search engine optimization services." The blog is largely about technology; for law-related posts, aimed at tech industry readers, look for those by the company's general counsel, Sarah Bird.)

Spam Notes ("communications, privacy, identity theft, data protection, adware, spyware, and more," by Venkat Balasubramani of Balasubramani Law)

TMT Law Watch ("a blog covering the business, legal, and policy developments affecting the telecom, media, and technology sector," from K&L Gates)

Washington State Patent Law Blog ("patent law discussions with an emphasis on practitioners and industries in Washington State," by Mark P. Walters of Darby & Darby)

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Landlord-Tenant

See also Real Estate.

Washington Landlord Tenant Law (formerly named Seattle Landlord Tenant Attorney) ("free eviction forms and landord-tenant blog by an experienced attorney," Scott Eller)

 

Law and Sexuality; LGBT Issues

 

See also Employment Law, Family Law, Women's Rights.

Blog (from the ACLU of Washington)

Dean Spade blog (by Seattle University law professor Dean Spade)

Speaking of Women's Rights (from Legal Voice, an advocacy group in the Northwest that "make[s] substantive, lasting changes through legislation, self-help resources and litigation with a far-reaching public impact")

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Legal News & Miscellany

The Amateur Law Professor (Washington legal news from Justin Walsh, Athena Jordan Boyer, Walt Williams, Angela Macey-Cushman, and Ryan Carson)

Counselor @ Law ("the daily blog of William Carleton, a Seattle lawyer")

NW Sidebar ("The voices of Washington's lawyers and legal community," from the Washington State Bar Association. Includes categories for New & Young Lawyers and practice areas, such as bankruptcy, civil rights, criminal law, health law, and municipal law. Began Oct. 15, 2012.)

REWinn Scrapbook (comments on by Randall Winn, who says, "Like you, I have broad interests. This is a scrapbook." Many posts concern access-to-justice issues.)

Trial Ad (and other) Notes (news and scholarship about trial practice and the legal system, from Mary Whisner, reference librarian at the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library)

Yakima Law Talk (formerly Washington Trial Law) ("insights from a seasoned lawyer on legal issues relevant to the citizens of the Yakima Valley," Robert M. Boggs of Lyon, Weigand, & Gustafson, P.S., in Yakima)

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Legal Profession, Law Office Management, Law Office Technology

Avvoblog (from Avvo, the company that rates and profiles attorneys and doctors)

Common Good ("public service law news, events, trainings, jobs, and opportunities at UW Law," from the Center for Public Service Law at the University of Washington School of Law)

Criminal Defense Law with an Apple (just what the name says, by Aaron A. Pelley of Pelley Law Group, PLLC)

The Dark Goddess of Replevin Speaks ("an irreverent look at lawyers and technology, blawging since 05.05.2002")

Gonzaga Center for Professional Development ("planning your future")

Karen Koehler: The Velvet Hammer (trial tips, reflections on lawyering, and other commentary by Karen Koehler of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio)

Law Practice Management (by Irene Leonard, a "lawyer coach")

NW Sidebar ("The voices of Washington's lawyers and legal community," from the Washington State Bar Association. Includes categories for New & Young Lawyers and practice areas, such as bankruptcy, civil rights, criminal law, health law, and municipal law. Began Oct. 15, 2012.)

Pro Bono Dicta (King County Bar Association PBS Volunteers)

Pro Bono Junkie's Blog (University of Washington Professor Sean O'Connor is an occasional contributor to this national blog from the Taproot Foundation)

PurpleLawyer (by Mark D. Walters, Walters Law Firm PLLC)

Real Lawyers Have Blogs ("on the topic of the law, firm marketing, blogs, Web 2.0, & baseball," by Kevin O'Keefe of LexBlog)

Richard's Legal Admin Place (by Richard Wood, the Accounting Manager for Summit Law Group in Seattle)

Seattle Zen Legal Blog (commentary on personal injury, trial practice, and the practice of law generally by Patrick A. Trudell)

The TabletLawyer Blog ("Tips & Tricks for Better Tablet PC Use" and "Mobile Professional Information," by James Province, a solo practitioner in Poulsbo)

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Legal Research

Gallagher Blogs ("Library news and legal research tips from the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law")

 

Public Law Library of King County All Articles and News (announcements and links to resources from the Public Law Library of King County (formerly the King County Law Library))

Seattle University Law Library Info (research tips, legal news, and library information from the Seattle University Law Library)

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Local Government Law

 

Local Open Government Blog (by Stephen DiJulio and Rosa Fruehling-Watson of Foster Pepper PLLC)

Municipal Law Update (from Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, Seattle and Wenatchee)

 

Maritime Law

Maritime Injuries and Wrongful Death (Jones Act Law Blog) (by Beard, Stacey, Trueb & Jacobsen, LLP)

Seattle Maritime Law (by Mikkelborg Broz Wells Fryer PLLC)

 

Military and Veterans Law

Lawyers for Warriors (a blog about legal services for service members, veterans, and their families, by Randall Winn)

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Mining Law

Mining Law Blog ("insight and information for the the industrial mineral, aggregate and hardrock mining industry," from Stoel Rives LLP)

Open Government

Local Open Government Blog (by Stephen DiJulio and Rosa Fruehling-Watson of Foster Pepper PLLC)

Open-Government Blog ("'Og-blog' stands for 'open-government blog' and that's what we do: tell people about open-government issues of interest to regular citizens, media, trade associations, and government agencies. We find interesting stories and court cases from Washington State and other places about the Public Records Act, Open Public Meetings Act, access-to-court rulings, and media law." Sponsored by Allied Law Group.)

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Real Estate

See also Construction Law, Landlord-Tenant.

From the Ground Up ("Land Use, Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Law Blog" from Miller Nash LLP)

Northwest Land Matters ("Developments in real estate, land use, environmental & water law in the Pacific NW," from GordonDerr LLP)

Real Property & Development Review (from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; includes sections on Construction Law, Environmental Law, Land Use, and Real Estate)

SchwabeBlog: Northwest Condemnation Law (from the Seattle firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt)

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney ("Practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area" from sole practitioner Kevin L. Britt)

Seattle Real Estate / Foreclosure Attorney Blog ("Washington real estate, foreclosure, and short sale legal news and stories to assist Washington homeowners," from Weitz Law Firm PLLC)

Washington Real Estate Law Blog ("commentary on Washington State law and how it relates to real estate," by Dickson Steinacker)

Washington State Homeowner and Condominium Associations (by Brian P. McLean of Leahy McLean Fjelstad)

 

Golfer Sports

Seattle Sports Agency Blog ("to keep you updated on the latest in Northwest sports business")

 

Tax

Boom: The ERISA Law Blog (by D. Michael Reilly of Lane Powell)

Drake's PlainTalk Planning ("Perspectives on the Big Four—Money, Taxes, Smart Planning, Washington," from University of Washington Law Professor Dwight Drake)

The Pivotal Blog (from lawyers in the Pivotal Law Group, a firm with a broad practice, including personal injury, business, and tax)

Washington Tax Law Blog ("The source for the latest information regarding Washington State Tax Laws," by Ronald L. Bueing, of the Pivotal Law Group)

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Torts

See also Construction Law; Food & Beverage Law, Health Law

Asbestos Law Blog ("information & news for asbestos & mesothelioma victims," by Kevin Coluccio of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio)

Davis Law Group Blog (news and commentary about accident and personal injury litigation from Davis Law Group, P.S.)

Elder Abuse & Neglect Law Blog ("providing a voice for the vulnerable on elder abuse & neglect issues," by Kevin Coluccio of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio)

LegalEase ("a collaborative blogging effort by the attorneys at Messina Bulzomi Christensen, a Tacoma law firm that handles cases large and small including but not limited to: automobile accidents, wrongful death, workplace injury, product liability, medical negligence, government liability, highway design, and nursing home negligence.")

Pacific Northwest Injury Law Advocate ("news and updates on personal injury law with a focus on the Northwest & the Seattle-Tacoma metro area," from Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio)

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter (by Paul Swanson of Lane Powell PC)

The Pivotal Blog (from lawyers in the Pivotal Law Group, a firm with a broad practice, including personal injury, business, and tax)

Reed Longyear blog (from Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC, in Seattle)

 

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog (by Herbert G. Farber, Farber Law Group, Bellevue)

Seattle Injury Blog (by Kirk Bernard of Bernard & Lindquist)

Seattle Legal Blog (from Andrew O. Carrington, who practices in a variety of areas, including bankruptcy, personal injury, and estate planning; as of Aug. 2010, blog has only a few posts). Same content available here.

Seattle Personal Injury Attorney (from Premier Law Group PLLC in Seattle and Bellevue)

Seattle Plaintiff Lawyer (by Andrew N. Ackley, whose "practice focuses on motor vehicle collisions, civil rights, defective products, and consumer protection")

Seattle Zen Legal Blog (commentary on personal injury, trial practice, and the practice of law generally by Patrick A. Trudell)

Spinal Cord Injury Law Blog ("all things related to spinal cord injuries with focus on SCI legal developments, by Karen Koehler of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio; Ms. Koehler is also a part-time Trial Ad instructor at the University of Washington School of Law)

Spokane Personal Injury (from Kent Doll, a blog about personal injury and insurance law, with a specific focus on Washington, although he does pull from other states)

The Trucking Watchdog ("information and guidance for truck accident victims and their loved ones," by Kevin Coluccio of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio)

WA Legal Blog (from Law Offices of Joseph Rome)

Washington Bike Law blog (by the Washington Bike Law firm in Seattle)

Washington Injury Attorney Blog (by Herbert G. Farber, Farber Law Group, Bellevue)

Washington Tort Law Blog (from Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, Seattle and Wenatchee)

Washington blogs from injuryboard.com:

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Trial & Appellate Practice

The Amateur Law Professor ("contains updates on Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, local and national legal news, and the odd bit of humor to keep things interesting"; by Seattle lawyer Justin Walsh of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio)

Cross-Examination Blog (aimed at "trial lawyers, trial advocacy professors & law students interested in cross-examination & related matters," by Prof. Ronald H. Clark, Seattle University; Prof. George R. "Bob" Dekle, Sr., Univ. of Florida; and William S. Bailey, Fury Bailey – the authors of Cross-Examination Handbook)

Electronic Discovery Law ("a blog on legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information, published by the e-Discovery Analysis & Technology Group at K&L Gates")

Karen Koehler: The Velvet Hammer (trial tips, reflections on lawyering, and other commentary by Karen Koehler of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio)

LHS & E Blog (from Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, "articles address a wide range of issues that are faced by our individual, family and privately-held business clients"; topics include bankruptcy and creditors' rights, corporate and business law, estate planning, and litigation)

LitigationWorld (weekly newsletter "with a helpful tip on electronic discovery, litigation strategy, or litigation technology that you can immediately use. She'll also point you to the most important litigation articles published on the Web so that you won't miss anything," edited by Kimberlee L. Gunning of Terrell Marshall & Daudt PLLC, Seattle)

Mock Trial Blah Blah Blah (mock trial tips by Steve Graham, a criminal defense lawyer in Republic who coaches at Republic High School and Curlew School)

Northwest Business Litigation Blog (from the litigation group of Ater Wynne LLP, a firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Menlo Park, and Salt Lake City)

Pretrial, Trial, Appellate Advocacy & Evidence Blog (a site "intended for professors, adjunct professors, trial advocacy trainers, practicing lawyers & law students with an interest in all things about pretrial, trial, appellate advocacy &/or evidence," by Prof. Ronald H. Clark, Seattle University)

Seattle Zen Legal Blog (commentary on personal injury, trial practice, and the practice of law generally by Patrick A. Trudell)

Supreme Court of Washington Blog (coverage of Washington Supreme Court cases from the Evergreen Freedom Foundation)

Trial Ad (and other) Notes (news and scholarship about trial practice and the legal system, from Mary Whisner, reference librarian at the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library)

The Velvet Hammer (trial tips, reflections on lawyering, and other commentary by Karen Koehler of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio; Ms. Koehler is also a part-time Trial Ad instructor at the University of Washington School of Law)

Washington State Supreme Court (more a website with a news feature than just a blog, this site, reporting on "the history, the people, and the cases of Washington state's highest court," is an offshoot of the Oyez Project. Case summaries link to opinions and to video of oral arguments; photos of the justices indicate those in the majority and in dissent. You can subscribe to an RSS feed of cases added to the docket or new opinions.)

What's Up? The WSAJ Blog (The Washington State Association for Justice's blog, "putting justice in the spotlight").

Yakima Law Talk (formerly Washington Trial Law) ("insights from a seasoned lawyer on legal issues relevant to the citizens of the Yakima Valley," Robert M. Boggs of Lyon, Weigand, & Gustafson, P.S., in Yakima)

Ziff Blog ("A blog mostly about Washington law, with a focus on civil litigation and recent cases," by Prof. David Ziff, University of Washington)

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Washington Constitution & Government

The Capitol Record (a blog about state government from TVW, Washington State's public affairs TV network)

From Our Corner (from the Washington Office of the Secretary of State)b

Liberty Live ("the official blog of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation"; topics include Constitutional Law, Economic Policy, Education, EFF Updates, Election Reform, Emergency Clause, General Commentary, Labor, Public Records, State Negotiations, and Transparency)

Supreme Court of Washington Blog (coverage of Washington Supreme Court cases from the Evergreen Freedom Foundation).

The Washington Ledge ("Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Washington Legislature," Austin Jenkins)

Washington Courts (news and commentary about "Courts of Washington and the Northern Tier" by Steve Eugster, a Spokane lawyer)

Washington State Supreme Court (more a website with a news feature than just a blog, this site, reporting on "the history, the people, and the cases of Washington state's highest court," is an offshoot of the Oyez Project. Case summaries link to opinions and to video of oral arguments; photos of the justices indicate those in the majority and in dissent. You can subscribe to an RSS feed of cases added to the docket or new opinions.)

 

Wine Law

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Women's Rights

See also Employment Law, Family Law, Gay Rights.

Speaking of Women's Rights (from Legal Voice, an advocacy group in the Northwest that "make[s] substantive, lasting changes through legislation, self-help resources and litigation with a far-reaching public impact")

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