Places to get the H1N1 Vaccine

December 15, 2009

I thought I would do my duty and post the Dept. of Health’s list of places to get the H1N1 vaccine.  Having fallen victim to the dreadful illness I recommend getting it if you can (I wasn’t hospitalized or anything so this is self diagnosis, but whatever it was, it was a nasty flu and [...]

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Landlords Right to Enter a Home/Tenants Consenting to Landlord’s Entry

December 14, 2009

In Washington State a tenant must consent to a landlord’s reasonable request to enter the rented property (RCW 59.18.150(1)).  Under the statute the landlord may enter for the following purposes:

To  inspect the premises,
To make necessary or agreed repairs, alterations, or improvements,
To supply necessary or agreed services, or
To exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual [...]

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Olea is featured in CUNY School of Law’s Law Journal! (Pg. 3)

December 7, 2009

Tradition and Technology Meet Online
Social consciousness and a desire to make legal services more affordable are what led CUNY alums Charlene Quincey and Katy Sheehan to launch Olea LLP, a virtual law firm. while they share a common vision, their lives are far apart, with Quincey living in Toronto, Canada, and Sheehan in Washington State.
“We [...]

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December 5, 2009


Do It Yourself Resources

Legal Resource for all low income WA State residents
Making Homes Affordable – Foreclosure Program
Shriver Center – National Center on Poverty Law

Legal Research

Benton-Franklin County Law Library
Free Internet Legal Resources
Gallagher Law Library – University of Washington School of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law Library
King County Law Libraray
Seattle University School of Law Library
WA State Law [...]

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Google Scholar and Legal Research

November 19, 2009

I stumbled across this article yesterday and I completely agree with Ernie the Attorney’s premise that Google Scholar for Legal Research is a GREAT start in terms of opening up legal research to the public.

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Help Your Executor: Secured Places and Passwords

November 16, 2009

Help Your Executor: Secured Places and Passwords
by Melanie Cullen
Does your executor know how to find the things you’ve hidden?
When it’s time to wind up your estate, your executor  will need to find information and items that may be hidden away or protected by passwords: everything from your electronic banking records to your email accounts, from [...]

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November 12, 2009

In the upcoming months we will be publishing various articles provided to us by Nolo. The articles we chose are meant to be informative for the general public and we hope will provide individuals with free much needed legal information. Nolo was c0-founded by Ralph “Jake” Warner who was a legal aid lawyer, serving low-income [...]

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When you work for your Landlord

October 27, 2009

To understand why a Tenant working for their Landlord might have problems you just have to imagine what happens when the relationship goes sour. The Landlord has a lot of control over your life. They control the place you live, your job, and to some extent your future because you may have to ask this person for a housing or work reference. With that in mind, its important to take precautions to ensure you protect yourself.

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Who can dispute my Power of Attorney?

October 19, 2009

Who actually has the right to dispute a Power of Attorney for health care or file a court petition regarding the Power of Attorney and how they can win such a dispute? The first thing to remember is that the reason people create these documents is so that their wishes are fulfilled in the event that they cannot express them because of incapacity.

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Requirements for a Valid Will

September 21, 2009

A Will is the legal instrument a person (testator) creates in order to make decisions on how his or her estate (which may include both personal and real property) will be managed and distributed after his or her death.  Even if you believe that you don’t possess enough assets to make a Will, a Will [...]

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