Case 3 9th Circuit Affirms Trial Court Decision

Posted On Mar 21 2017 by

The 9th Circuit has affirmed the trial court.  Doc_18_1_Memorandum


Case 4 and Case 5 — What may happen on appeal

Posted On Mar 17 2017 by

Case 4 and Case 5 The issue in each case (Case 4 is in Superior Court, Spokane; Case 5 is in US District Court WAED) is whether the WSBA Washington Discipline System is constitutional, does it accord with requirements of procedural due process of law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. The superior court judge, Judge Sam Cozza (now deceased), held after exercising some jurisdiction said the court did not have jurisdiction because the Supreme Court has power over the discipline system and that one must raise his constitutional concerns in the discipline process.  But, under the state constitution, the …


Receivership for the Washington State Bar Association

Posted On Mar 4 2017 by

The Washington State Bar Association must be placed into a receivership. The Association known as the WSBA or state bar is a legal entity which was created by the Washington state legislature under the State Bar Act of 1933. The Association is an “integrated Bar Association.” It is a legal entity with the power to sue and be sued and to purchase and sell assets and to pursue the objects of the Association. The objects are the regulation of the legal profession and the improvement of the quality of legal services. The members of the Association are, at any given …


Legal Zoom and “Real Advice”

Posted On Mar 3 2017 by

Legal Zoom is advertising “real advice.”  That sounds like it is “practicing law.”  What is the Washington Supreme Court going to do?  Maybe it will create a special license which allows Legal Zoom to provide limited practice services. I wonder whether there can be corporate members of the New Washington State Bar Association of 2017.  APR 29 Legal Zoom.


WSBA 1933 / WSBA 2017 — My letter to AG Bob Ferguson

Posted On Feb 18 2017 by

I wrote to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on the 15th of February about the two associations, one a bar association, the other an association of legal service providers.  Go here . That was on the 15th, I repeat.  Today I received a response; a letter from Jeffrey T. Even, Deputy Solicitor General. My request was rejected.  I have to say, I am surprised.  Here is the letter from Mr. Even, go here.


The Way Things Are: Niccolo Machiavelli

Posted On Feb 18 2017 by

  How true: It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones.  ― Niccolò Machiavelli


Power of Supreme Court – More Thoughts

Posted On Feb 18 2017 by

I think the Supreme Court began expanding its power over the Washington State Bar Association of 1913 in 1987 or so when William S. Gates, Sr., in a letter to the Court, wrote about WA General Rule 12.  I also think that at that time the Supreme in GR 12.1(b)22 said: (22) Establish the amount of all license, application, investigation, and other related fees, as well as charges for services provided by the Washington State Bar Association, and collect, allocate, invest, and disburse funds so that its mission, purposes and activities may be effectively and efficiently discharged. The amount of …


The Power of the Supreme Court

Posted On Feb 1 2017 by

The extent to which the Supreme Court thinks it has authority over the Washington State Bar Association is not unrelated to the power the Supreme Court is attempting to exercise over entire state of Washington.  See Eugster Law Office.  


Case 5, Reply filed

Posted On Dec 23 2016 by

Case 5 is a US District Court, Eastern District, Washington.  The primary issue in the case is whether the WSBA Washington Lawyer Discipline System violates Eugster’s right to procedural due process of law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Yesterday Eugster filed his Reply Brief. All of the necessary pleadings in the trial court and the 9th Circuit may be found at the Case 5 page of this site.      


The New Washington State Bar [sic] Association, Case VIII

Posted On Dec 3 2016 by

The Washington State Bar Association, created by the Bar Act of 1933, came to an end on September 30, 2016 when the WSBA Bylaws were significantly amended. During the afternoon of that day, the WSBA Board of Governors acted to re-form the bar association into an association which includes new mandatory members and mandatory dues payers. The members are lawyers, limited practice officers (APR 12), and limited license legal technicians (APR 28). The “new” WSBA will also operate discipline systems for the groups of new members. This new association is referred to herein as “WSBA 2017″ or “New WSBA.”  The previous association is …