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The Costs of the WSBA Discipline System

There are 35,000 members of the WSBA. About 100 or so are disciplined each year — that’s a paltry¬†.0028 % of the 35,000 members. The WSBA pays about $5,000,000 a year to achieve this result – that is about 48% … Continue reading

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The Primary Purpose of the WSBA

The primary purpose of the WSBA is to discipline Washington lawyers.¬† Not only does over 48% of WSBA yearly dues go to the discipline function, the major rationale for establishing the WSBA, an integrated bar, was to give lawyers the … Continue reading

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