Author Archives: Stephen Eugster

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

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 … Continue reading

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The Way Things Are: Niccolo Machiavelli

  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 … Continue reading

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Power of Supreme Court – More Thoughts

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 … Continue reading

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The Power of the Supreme Court

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.  

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Case 5, Reply filed

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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One cannot look upon this effort as personal

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8:19 am To do this work, one cannot take it personally. Success is not personal. Failure is not personal. This work is something else. It is a battle for ideas and ideals. There are winners and … Continue reading

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WSBA Records Case VII: Does the Washington Public Records Act Apply?

Case VII is a WSBA Records Request.  The court rule regarding Bar Records, GR 12.4, is used.  The question which will eventually be raised and decided is whether the Court Rule GR 12.4 applies to the exclusion of the Washington … Continue reading

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WSBA Today: Big Changes are Coming

I watched a WSBA Webinar today.  It was about changes in WSBA governance.  The changes have been discussed and commented upon for over two years.  In September at the WSBA BOG (Board of Governors) meeting certain items will be discussed. … Continue reading

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Unauthorized Practice of Law — Minnesota v. Colorado Attorney Helping In-laws

In late August, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court admonished a Colorado lawyer for helping his in-laws regarding a judgment against them by a condominium association.  The judgment was about $2,500.  The Colorado lawyer corresponded with the Minnesota lawyer representing the … Continue reading

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