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cilla4progress

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I have a special license to practice law as a nonattorney in Washington state. Washington was the first state to issue these licenses, and now other states are following. I am proud to have been the 2nd person to earn the license, in 2015. There is a rigorous education, training, and exam program, but far less expensive than law school, and far more practical. We are able to pass along the savings to clients, charging about 1/3 of what attorneys bill.

Since about 2016, the makeup of our Court and the Board of Governors of the State Bar association has turned over, and now they are sunsetting our license - no more Legal Technicians will be licensed. Because we have proven to be incompetent? No. Allegedly, because it's costing the Bar too much of its budget - 1% per year! The Justices on the court who support the license, I'm told, are struggling to go to work every day! And so much hypocrisy, as our Court issued some pablum about racial / equal justice after George Floyd's murder last summer.

I see now that what I thought was stability and evolution, progress and raised consciousness in my 20s, in the 1970s, was but an illusion.

Grieving today.

Posted by cilla4progress | Fri Jul 2, 2021, 07:11 AM (8 replies)

We need AOC's energy

in the Senate. In leadership.

I'll warrant she could make Mitch more than a little nervous.

Right now I'm questioning my enthusiasm.

Time to change the channel.
Posted by cilla4progress | Tue Jun 8, 2021, 09:20 PM (12 replies)

Joyce Vance on Carroll lawsuit

https://twitter.com/JoyceWhiteVance/status/1402081224726925315?s=19
Posted by cilla4progress | Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:56 PM (16 replies)

Does Merrick Garland

have a long game?

https://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/status/1402104080881889286?s=19
Posted by cilla4progress | Mon Jun 7, 2021, 10:47 PM (49 replies)

Manchin at Kennedy Center Honors??!!

Singing We Shall Overcome during Joan Baez presentation.

WTF. Gag.
Posted by cilla4progress | Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:02 PM (9 replies)

Political strategic brainstorm just now

listening to historian Heather Cox Richardson podcast.

One thing that powers the R party at least in terms of numbers is the unholy alliance between what she calls the oligarchs, and the white supremacist misogynists.

Therein would seem to be an opportunity to cleave these truly mismatched bedfellows?

Who can we shave off? Help them see there is a better choice even for their own self-interest.
Posted by cilla4progress | Sat Jun 5, 2021, 04:37 PM (1 replies)

Manchin to support voting rights??

Anyone else reading this?

https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1400805606735417344?s=19
Posted by cilla4progress | Fri Jun 4, 2021, 09:26 AM (28 replies)

How does this insanity end?

Does it end??

Oy.
Posted by cilla4progress | Thu Jun 3, 2021, 08:27 PM (30 replies)

Posted without comment

https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1399793004949344258?s=19
Posted by cilla4progress | Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:53 PM (9 replies)

How do you deal with a disingenuous person,

that is to say - a liar?
Posted by cilla4progress | Mon May 31, 2021, 06:15 PM (3 replies)
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