LexisNexis has a number of excellent Washington specific treatises that tend to get overlooked by students who focus only on Westlaw for their research. The following titles may be found by clicking on Matthew Bender under the Secondary Legal heading and then choosing Washington under Jurisdiction: Washington Business Entities: Law and Forms, Defending DUIs in Washington, Washington Criminal Practice in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, Employment in Washington: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations and Practices, Washington Guardianship Law, The Law of Evidence in Washington, Washington Insurance, Washington Administrative Law Practice Manual, Washington State Environmental Policy Act: A Legal and Policy Analysis.
If you’re used to using the “Methods of Practice” volumes of Washington Practice, beware the recent editorial changes. In older volumes, the Methods of Practice sections contained useful shorter chapters on a variety of topics, including, for example, water law, municipal law and trusts. Now, this content has been removed and the volumes simply contain condensation of the other volumes in the set. The Library has kept the older volumes because of their useful content. Look for them in Reserve or at the Reference Desk.