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  • Welcome to the NEW and exciting WDTL Website

    • Sunday, August 6, 2017
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    The new website is an exciting new development for WDTL and we hope that it makes your membership in the organization more valuable to you.  Here are some of the improvements that we think you will appreciate...

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  • First Website Lesson - Logging In & Managing Your Profile

    • Saturday, August 5, 2017
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    The first step in learning to love the new website is being able to manage your membership profile.  This is quick lesson how to manage your member profile (and get you excited to discover the various aspects of the new website!).

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About Us

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers are a diverse lot of civil defense attorneys with practices in Washington State. We are litigation attorneys, corporate attorneys, insurance defense attorneys, government attorneys, in-house counsel.   We are associates, shareholders, general counsel.  We are commanders of courtrooms, teachers of CLEs, counsellors of clients.  We are marathoners, mountain climbers, parents of children and pets, spouses and partners.  And we share common professional objectives. 

At WDTL, we actively work to improve the practices and community of our members.  Education. We provide enough free CLEs annually to fulfill WSBA licensure requirements as well as law updates, and seminars. Collaboration. We offer brief banks, expert and deposition exchanges, sounding boards, mentorship.  Advocacy. We vigorously advocate for defense interests through lobbying, PACs, testifying before the legislature, and persuasive amicus briefing.  LeadershipWe provide opportunities to teach, write, speak, chair committees, and serve on the WDTL board.  Community.  We host networking events, judicial receptions, award ceremonies, conventions, and you can usually find at least one member to chat with over cocktails.  We are like-minded professionals and very often friends.  We believe in the ethical, zealous practice of law and pursuit of professional and personal development.  We are WDTL.

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