March 2023 Bar Bulletin
By Jonathan Collins
When asked for final wisdom on his deathbed, Karl Marx famously responded, “last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” Marx didn’t have lawyers in mind (probably), but many in the profession exhibit a similar pathology — desperately seeking the last word, never believing they have said enough.
Washington’s Supreme Court may have underestimated just how many lawyers fall into this category when it recently amended RAP 10.8, which allows parties to submit additional authorities any time before their case is decided. Rather than simply notifying the court of new...