The law is never perfect. It must adapt to reflect the needs of a changing society. It must be constantly renewed and reinvigorated, oftentimes by enacting reforms that have been enacted in other jurisdictions. It is a product of constant labor, both from within the setting of our courts, where legal precedents are made, and in our legislatures, where each original subject matter obtains its democratic genesis.
Lawyers are involved in all aspects of the development of law. Those who have deep experience in a given subject matter oftentimes help to direct our legislators and judges in arriving at the best public policy outcomes. They participate from the inception of legislation through to its final interpretation by the Supreme Court.
Proposed Changes to Washington’s Workers’ Compensation Laws
Washington Law Center’s lawyers are thought leaders who exemplify the traditions of legal innovation, academia and advanced practice. In the spirit of developing the Industrial Insurance Act (Washington’s workers’ compensation laws) further, we now hereby set forth our top legislative priorities on behalf of Washington’s injured workers: