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Unemployment Benefit Overpayments: What to Do

Posted by Sarterus Rowe | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Did you receive a letter from the Washington State Employment Security Department saying they overpaid you in unemployment benefits, and that you must pay back what was overpaid to you?  Don't panic, but do attend to it promptly.   First, make sure the ESD letter you received was not among tho...

Copyright Concerns: Commercial Purposes Can be Fair Use

Posted by Doug Barrett | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the recent federal district court case of Chapman v. Minaj, the court held that in a copyright holder's dispute, commercial purposes can be fair use under certain circumstances.  Leron Vandsburger, a patent attorney and board member at Washington Lawyers for the Arts, wrote an article on thi...

Disclaiming a Term in a Federal Trademark Application

Posted by Unknown | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

What does it mean to disclaim a term when registering a Trademark When you register a trademark, some terms may need to be disclaimed because they are merely descriptive or generic. Merely descriptive means the term(s) is commonly known to the general public to reference the good or service the ...

ATJ Technological Principles Update

Posted by Unknown | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Washington State Supreme Court approved on June 4, 2020. These principles are guidelines for the justice system decisionmakers to utilize technology whenever possible to avoid the reduction of access to justice.  Key updates from the 2004 principles:: Accessibility A very important ...

Emojis & Intellectual Property: A Seminar by Eric Goldman

Posted by Hans Heller | Sep 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Law of Emojis: Emojis & Intellectual Property  Eric Goldman presented a very entertaining and informative seminar, at the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference. While people normally wouldn't think much about these seemingly simple little icons, emojis are an “integral” part of how we communicate with each...

Name and Gender Marker Change Guide

Posted by Hans Heller | Sep 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

LAW FOR ALL NAME AND GENDER MARKER CHANGE GUIDE This checklist will walk you through all the steps needed to make a legal name change and gender identity mark change in Washington state.  Changing one's name and/or gender marker can be an incredibly validating experience for so many people. T...

Sample BYOD Policy and Employee Agreement for Organizations

Posted by Unknown | Aug 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the modern world of working from home, streamlined budgets, and employee preferences, organizations need a bring your own device to work policy (BYOD) to accommodate this change and protect their clients' and their organization's information. Below is a sample BYOD that provides organizations ...

How to Write a Declaration

Posted by Sarterus Rowe | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Writing good declarations is a key to winning at court. You MUST follow the required rules and keep to the relevant facts. WHAT IS A DECLARATION? A Declaration is a written statement you swear under penalty of perjury is the truth.  You use Declarations to support motions you are filing, or...

Copyright Resources

Posted by Sarterus Rowe | Jul 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Understanding the basics of copyright is essential to being an artist, a remixer, a Youtuber and a creator in our modern online world. This is a list of Basic Resources that Sarterus Rowe uses when teaching copyright to creatives and law students alike. Bound by Law brings copyright concepts to ...

Top Questions from the Unemployment Law Project

Posted by Sarterus Rowe | Jul 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Unemployment Law Project is one of the foremost groups in Washington to help with your unemployment challenges. We have recently partnered with them under the Office of Civil Legal Aid to offer assistance in appealing unemployment claim denials. So if you've submitted an unemployment claim that got denied, reach out to us if you need help appealing it.

Online Content Creation Workshop

Posted by Tara Libashai | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This webinar talked about how and why legal services and their clients are feeling the benefits of social media. Learn how easy it is to make and spread your content with Sart Rowe of Inclusive Law, Shelly Saves the Day, and Daniel Ediger of Northwest Justice Project!  Photo by Cristian D...

Remote Legal Services & Working Remotely

Posted by Sarterus Rowe | Apr 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

On April 1st, Law for All, with funding from the Legal Foundation of Washington, put on a free 90 minute webinar on how to work remotely and how to provide legal services remotely. The webinar included national and local experts on remote legal services: Anna Steele -Director of Consulting – J...

Don’t Lie to Your Lawyer. Candor is your friend.

Posted by Julia Fung | Mar 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just like consulting your doctor or physician, it would behoove you to be honest with your attorney. Lawyers and attorneys are typically there to help you with legal counsel and aid. Similar to talking with a doctor, withholding or presenting false information will only hurt you in the long run. ...

Lessons From My First Day in Court

Posted by Doug Barrett | Mar 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Snohomish County Superior Courthouse In February of 2020, I attended a trial as a stranger.  My purpose was to observe a family law trial at the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington, and then write a college paper on the process going on there.  I had called the c...

3 Great Self Help Videos from Law Venture

Posted by Tara Libashai | Mar 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Representing oneself in court can feel overwhelming or even impossible. Law Venture has free, easy, online resources that are a great tool for anyone wanting to represent themselves during their trial. Thorough and easy definitions without adding  too much information make learning easy for ever...

Four Most Common Objections, When To Use Them, and How

Posted by Tara Libashai | Mar 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Objections are how a person uses their right to a just proceeding to keep the trial process fair. The four most common objections in court are hearsay, relevance, speculation, and argumentative. Knowing which objections to use and when are crucial to protecting both sides of the story. Step by S...

Intro to The Gender Unicorn

Posted by Mads Golding | Feb 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The day we are born, society assigns us a gender. There are thousands of markers and traditions that humans use to identify themselves to one another. These can include things like art, naming traditions, music, and clothing. Gender is arguably the earliest marker attached to a person in order to...

Law For All Joins NLADA

Posted by Doug Barrett | Feb 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just this month, Law for All, has joined the NLADA as an Associate member. “Associate Program Members are any program or organization that offers affordable or pro bono legal services as part of a larger mission to serve low-income individuals or a specific community. “ Sarterus Rowe of Law For ...

Spousal Maintenance in Washington State

Posted by Doug Barrett | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay What is Alimony? Alimony, also referred to as “spousal maintenance,” is cash payments from one spouse to another after separation and the final decree of divorce.   Alimony may be granted by the court when a spouse who cannot work full-time ...

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