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    Washington Probate Consolidation, Effective Feb. 16

    Effective February 16, 2016, the Washington Probate Division will consolidate its operation with the Washington Civil Division.

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    Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witness

    Expert witnesses often provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case. Why, then, do we procrastinate, delegate, or simply rush the process of selecting an exceptional expert witness?

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    Who Deserves the Pro Bono Award?

    Do you know a colleague who deserves recognition for her/his pro bono work? If so, now's the time to nominate these deserving folks for the VBA Pro Bono Award for 2016.

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    Puffery: Ethics of Negotiations

    Rule 4.1 states that "[i]n the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not knowingly make a false statement of material fact to a third person."

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    How to Go Solo from BigLaw

    It can be daunting to figure out how much notice to give, anticipate what's going to happen after you do, and notify clients you are leaving.

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    Give #4Bob

    Rule 6.1 suggests that lawyers should "contribute financial support to organizations that provide legal services of limited means." One such organization is the Vermont Bar Foundation.