Business Law Section

female attorney with two male attorneys in backgroundThe Business Law Section is committed to providing services that its members value, operating in a fiscally responsible manner, and enhancing the professional collegiality among all Washington business lawyers. Section members have access to certain restricted portions of this website, such as the Current Developments and Legislation pages. Members are also entitled to receive a semiannual newsletter and other publications prepared from time to time, including a sourcebook containing in-depth comments and legislative history on the Business Corporation Act (RCW 23B); a report on opinion letter practice in Washington; events; and a list serve.


Announcing the 2017 WA Law School Writing Contest:

"Achieving Reduction of our Carbon Footprint: An Action Plan for Washington State Business Lawyers."

The WSBA Business Law Section Executive Committee is proud to sponsor a writing contest to connect with law students interested in business law and law practice and procedure among Washington state law school students, with a particular interest in business law.

Submissions due: Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Topic: "Achieving Reduction of our Carbon Footprint: An Action Plan for Washington State Business Lawyers"

Word Limit: 1,000 words in any font


Complete the entry form and submit your writing by Nov. 6 to the WSBA Business Law Section Communications Committee Chair, Deirdre Glynn-Levin at dglynnlevin@hackettbeecher.com or mail to Hackett, Beecher & Hart, 1601 Fifth Ave., suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101. 

Late submittals will not be accepted.

The selected author will be awarded a one-time monetary award of $300 and the article will be published in the fall 2017 Business Law Section newsletter (distribution to more than 1,300 section members). Additionally, the article will be submitted to the WSBA for publication consideration in NWLawyer.

Details:

  • 2L, 3L and LLM students attending one of the three Washington state law schools as of Sept. 1, 2017 are eligible to enter the contest.
  • Contest evaluators will be looking for clear, concise, cogent, and interesting substance and style.
  • Must be original work and not previously published.
  • Entries will be evaluated anonymously.

 For questions, please email sections@wsba.org.


 

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 26, 2017: Networking Event hosted by the Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections, 4:30-7 p.m. at Pacific Grill, 1502 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Dec. 14, 2017: Executive Committee Meeting, noon-1 p.m. at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., 22nd floor, Seattle

March 8, 2018: Executive Committee Meeting, noon-1 p.m. at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., 22nd floor, Seattle


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Section members: To join the section list serve and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the Section Chair Andrew Steen.

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