Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

The Death of Good Intentions

May 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Anonymous

I take my job as a mentor seriously. I’ve been a litigator forever and want to impart my expertise and hard-earned wisdom to the next generation of lawyers. I have that need. So, when the opportunity presented itself — a Western District of Washington CR 26(f) conference in a relatively new matter, with previously unknown counsel on the other side — I walked excitedly into my mentee’s office.

“This is a terrific opportunity for you to watch and learn how, right off the bat, I establish ground rules for civility and mutual respect with the other side,” I told her. “You’ll see, once the parties have...

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