Posts Tagged ‘washington’

  • The Green Gold Rush

    The legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has made the west attractive to entrepreneurs seeking their fortune in a new and potentially lucrative industry. See the Yakima Herald Republic article “Washington Prospectors Seek Fortune in Legal Pot” to see some of the faces of this new gold rush. Read more...
  • Community Property

    One “gift” of going to school in Washington is that we’re a community property state, which means there is specific law governing how marital assets and debts are distributed when the marital community is dissolved. You can learn more about both Washington community property law and the community property laws of other states using this […] Read more...
  • Washington (State)’s First Monday

    While the United States Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October, our state’s Supreme Court term does not. According to its website, the Washington Supreme Court has four, four-month sessions (although Summer’s session appears consistently light). If one had to define a new “term,” it would probably be the Winter session beginning […] Read more...
  • Tracking the Washington State Legislature

    The website of the Washington state legislature is your best source for tracking the activities of the legislature. You can use the site to track bills or sign up for email or RSS alerts for particular bills, topics or committees. The site also functions as a legislative history repository–information from as early as 1991 is […] Read more...
  • Washington Digital Archives

    Washington state is way ahead of most states in digitizing and providing access to state and local records that might have legal, fiscal or historical value. The Digital Archives currently include 28 different collections ranging from those useful for genealogy purposes (marriage and death records) to those interesting to legal researchers (frontier justice and city […] Read more...
  • Vintage Wine Research on a Box Wine Budget #2

    by Jason Giesler, Law Library Intern If you are looking for Washington legal information, you can attempt to avoid the need for expensive subscription databases by examining the Washington Courts web page. The site contains a plethora of useful information for those practicing in our the state. There are a number of useful primary legal […] Read more...
  • New Washington Deskbook on Partnerships and LLCs

    The Washington State Bar has recently published a new deskbook on partnerships and limited liability companies. This much needed resource helps fill a gap in Washington business practice materials. You can find two copies in the Reserve section of the Library at KFW207.W37 2010. Read more...
  • Law-Related Blogs in Washington State

    Are you looking for discussion on current law related topics in Washington state? Mary Whisner from the University of Washington law library has recently updated her compilation of Law-Related Blogs in Washington State. Topics range from construction law to food law to gay rights to legal research. Most of the blogs are written by attorneys […] Read more...
  • Tracking the Washington State Legislature

    The 2010 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature begins on January 11. From the legislature’s website, you can track particular legislators, committees or bills. RSS feeds make it easy to keep up with what’s happening in our legislature. Read more...
  • Washington State, from A-Z

    Simply Washington, produced by the Office of the Secretary of State, describes all aspects of Washington. The online publication describes Washington state history, government structure, key resources and businesses, our role in international trade, and much more. Read more...