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14
Jun

Stepping Out of the Dark Suit (published in the Washington State Bar News Magazine)

Stepping Out of the Dark Suit (This article, authored by Lauren Dayani, was published in the Washington State Bar News Magazine April/May 2021 edition) I was admitted to the Bar in 2012, and I guess you could call me a millennial. Coming out of law school at the tender age of 24, I had a very specific idea of what

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1
May

Marijuana DUIs in Washington State (Everything You Need to Know – Part 2)

Marijuana DUIs in Washington State (Everything You Need to Know – Part 2) In our last post, we broke down what a marijuana DUI is in Washington state, and how to best navigate interaction with the police if you are stopped in your vehicle after consuming any cannabis.  In this article, we take the scenario one step further: What happens

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19
Mar

Marijuana DUIs in Washington State (Everything You Need to Know Part 1)

Marijuana DUIs in Washington State (Everything you need to know, Part 1) We live in a legalized world when it comes to marijuana in this state, and there is a blooming industry around it – cannabis shops are as common as coffee shops these days.  Cannabis is a great substitute for pain medication and prescription opioids that can have many

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4
Jan

Self Responsibility, An Encore (Underinsured Motorist Coverage)

Self Responsibility, An Encore (Underinsured Motorist Coverage) A couple weeks ago, we made a hard case for self-responsibility.  It’s a concept we embrace; we are not victims to the decisions and actions of others, because we always take our own action.  Like, for example, when purchasing insurance. There’s a point (b) to this point A. Because there are circumstances where

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23
Nov

A Few of Our Favorite Things

A Few of Our Favorite Things 2020 is wrapping up and, wow, what a time to be alive.  It’s fair to say that this year has been a weird one.  There’s a lot of reason to feel hopeful – the human embodiment of hatred and ego is leaving the White House, for one (BYE!).  And we’ve got hints that the

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14
Oct

A Note On Self-Responsibility (and Uninsured Motorist Coverage)

A Note On Self-Responsibility (and Uninsured Motorist Coverage) We cannot control other people. It’s one of humanity’s most ancient laws. You can’t MAKE anyone do something, even if you want them to (so, so badly), even if you know it is best for them, even if you know them doing so would contribute to the general good of the world,

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11
Sep

A Letter to the Criminal Justice System (originally published in the KCBA Bar Bulletin September 2020 issue)

A Letter to the Criminal Justice System (Originally published in the King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, September 2020 issue. If you are a member of the KCBA, you can view the original article here.)   A Letter To The Criminal Justice System: You are failing at your job. You were supposed to deter harm in our communities. You were

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28
Jul

We Are SuperLawyers!

Some fun updates from us: SuperLawyers! Andre Dayani was featured in the July edition of SuperLawyers Magazine! In the article, Andre talks about what it was like to start a law firm with the support of the incredible and generous Seattle U Law Incubator Program.  Big shout out to Cindy and Stan for their wonderful support in the program while

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26
Jul

Know Your Rights When Stopped By Police, Part III: Your Right To Protest

Know Your Rights When Stopped By Police Part III: Protests On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, John Lewis cried out: “We must say, ‘Wake up, America! Wake up!’ For we cannot stop, and we will not and cannot be patient.” The America that John Lewis addressed in 1963 is not so different from where we are in

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3
Jul

Know Your Rights When Stopped by Police, Part II: Car Stops

Know Your Rights When Stopped By Police Part II: Car Stops Ready for Part II? The same rules we laid out in Part I apply here: familiarize yourself with that first as your foundation for any interaction with a police officer.  And then read on: here is what to do (and NOT do) when you get pulled over in your

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