March 22nd, 2013

HIPAA, was enacted in 1996, to address concerns over unfretted access to individual medical information.

February 22nd, 2013

LAW Advocates is the volunteer lawyer program in Whatcom County that provides free civil legal aid to low income people in a variety of areas.

February 12th, 2013

PIP is no-fault insurance coverage for medical and other expenses, such as wage loss, loss of service benefits (payment to others for work you cannot do) and funeral expenses, which result from an automobile accident.

January 28th, 2013

If you remember having this conversation some 30 years ago, and at the advice of you brother-in-law, got a Will drafted, it’s time to pull it out, dust it off, and give it a read.

January 11th, 2013

LUPA is the “land use petition act”, which is the short title for the statute (RCW 36.70C) which governs judicial review of land use decisions. In 1995, the Washington State Legislature adopted LUPA to provide direct judicial review of land use decisions.

December 28th, 2012

If a creditor claims you owe money, but you dispute the debt or dispute the amount owed, a restrictive endorsement can be used to attempt to resolve the dispute.

December 14th, 2012

Happy Holidays from Carmichael Clark. Carmichael Clark is celebrating the season by giving back to the local community.

December 12th, 2012

Everyone is interested in minimizing their taxes. This is especially true with Estate Planning, where inheritance can create a taxable event for your heirs. For tax purposes, Washington employs a Step-up-in-Basis Rule. This rule is important for minimizing the amount of capital gain taxes to your heirs. Here are the basics of the Rule. ‘Basis,’…

November 16th, 2012

The people of Whatcom County elected Deborra Garrett to serve as a judge in Whatcom County Superior Court. It was a very close race and Deborra and her campaign worked very hard. 

November 2nd, 2012

Before a construction defect lawsuit can be brought against a contractor, the owner must provide notice of the claim to the contractor at least 45 days before filing the lawsuit.

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