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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP

Issaquah Law Group: Experienced Counsel; Client Focus

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.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

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: Division III

 

State v. McMillan

McMillan was a convicted sex offender.  After 10 years of treatment, he petitioned the court to be relieved of his statutory registration requirement.  The court granted the petition and the State appealed arguing that McMillan failed to show by clear and convincing evidence that continued registration no longer served the purpose of the registration statutes.

The State contended that the trial court failed to make a finding either in its written findings or its oral ruling that McMillan presented clear and convincing evidence.  However, the statute does not require the trial court to make a written finding that the petitioner has met his burden.  Thus the Court of Appeals reviewed the oral ruling and found sufficient evidence of the trial court’s finding of clear and convincing evidence.  The State also challenged that there was in deed clear and convincing evidence.  Division III found that McMillan did meet his burden and there was clear and convincing evidence that future registration as a sex offender will not serve a statutory purpose.  I have to wonder if the State perhaps pursued this appeal out of respect for the victim(s).

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