Civility is the cornerstone of justice. When all participants involved in the legal system act with civility by treating others with respect, listening with an open mind, and working towards best outcomes, all participants benefit and justice is served. On the contrary, when participants act with incivility, it extracts a high cost for our profession both in terms of impacting the bottom line and long term negative health effects for practitioners. For example, a study by Pearson and Porath, estimated that one multi-national law firm had lost over 2.8 million dollars because of one senior partner’s acts of incivility toward associates and staff. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that incivility often reduces productivity, creates inefficiency, and ultimately costs both practitioners and their clients time and money. Incivility often creates unnecessary conflict, which can cost some practitioners compromised mental and physical health. Perhaps most importantly, incivility compromises the administration of justice at all levels.
ABAW, and QLaw will be visiting Spokane for an outreach and mentorship event. WWL Spokane, WYLC and Spectra Law Group will be joining in on the fun!
It's a brand new year and a brand new board over at the ABAW. Please join us for our first social of the year, which will also serve as our quarterly meeting. O'Asian (800 5th Avenue, Suite Plaza 1, Seattle, WA 98104) from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015. You'll get to meet our new board members, reconnect with old ones, and get the latest ABAW updates and upcoming information. As usual, we'll provide food and there will be happy hour drink specials available. We hope to see you there! Members only please. Although if you want to come down and become a member, that works as well. Also, bring another member with you. It's more fun that way!
RSVP to Chris Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org