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PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

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COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

WA Legal Roundup - Washington Supreme Court

I don't pretend to know juvenile law, but I will try to muddle through this.

In re Interest of Silva

Silva is an at risk youth. He violated the court's order. The court determined he needed some in treatment. The court put him in lockup for 5 days, found him in contempt at a hearing, and sentenced him in for 45 days which could be vacated if he underwent 28 day inpatient rehab and complied with all other court orders. The problem, the judge used punitive sanctions for contempt without affording criminal due process (as opposed to the 7 day remedial contempt ability found in RCW 7.21.030(2), of which remedial sanctions are only civil, and not criminal). Prior to imposing criminal contempt sanctions, you have to establish that your civil remedies were inadequate.

The concurrence (Madsen and Fairhurst) notes that the characterization that all remedies need to be found inadequate is a mischaracterization of the court's previous plurality opinion. I'll leave it to the juvenile justice peeps to sort out.

Yes, I know...this is a muddled, lazy, interpretation. But its 8:00 on a Friday night. If you're reading need to shut down the computer.

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