Paul Shelp, executive director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Tri-Cities. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Trained mediators help to find common ground in workplace and beyond

It can be challenging to work out differences. Sometimes it’s hard to see another’s viewpoint. Sometimes it’s hard to look...

Q&A with Eric Eisinger

Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Eisinger Number of employees you oversee: As the Benton County prosecuting attorney, I oversee 63...

Prenups aren’t the buzzkill marrying couples might think

Couples are often wary to bring up the dreaded P word when discussing their nuptials. After all, who wants to...

AG proposes legislative reforms to protect data privacy

Statewide data breaches remain at record-breaking levels, prompting the state Attorney General to propose legislative reforms to protect data privacy....

Legal Aid Society honors attorneys who give back

The Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society honored an attorney and a legal technician with its highest awards for their service...

Defendants have a right to counsel, but Tri-Cities struggles to hire enough lawyers

Providing legal counsel to criminal defendants and other low-income people facing court proceedings has always been a challenge in the...

Benton Franklin Legal Aid pivots to prevent evictions

Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society, the nonprofit legal services agency that connects clients with volunteer attorneys, pivoted to helping area...
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Public defense in Washington has a new champion

W. Larry Jefferson Jr. Larry Jefferson Jr. will pay off his law school loans in about...

Benton Franklin Legal Aid honors pro bono stars Atwood, Corbet

The Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society recognized two local attorneys with its highest awards for service to the community for...

Noncompete agreements may not be binding, thanks to 2019 Legislature

Several years ago, I wrote about noncompete agreements for the Tri-cities Area Journal of Business. Legislation passed in 2019 has...

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