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The 411 on Your 341 Meeting

When you file for bankruptcy, you are required to have a 341 Meeting with Creditors. The 341 meeting is where you meet with the trustee in your bankruptcy case. Your trustee is kind of your case manager for your bankruptcy, overseeing your paperwork and making sure the process goes smoothly.  The meeting of creditors allows [..]

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I-502 – Can a business lawyer be your cannabis business lawyer?

I recently had the opportunity to attend another great legal seminar on the ever-changing landscape of the cannabis business here in Washington State. I attend educational workshops on this topic regularly, to stay informed and up to date on the issues, because several of my clients are holders of or applicants for I-502 licenses. It [..]

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What can we do for you? Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement is: That the law should work for you (and your clients and loved ones) not against you; That an attorney’s focus can be on solving potential legal issues before they arise- through proper planning and careful drafting, rather than on crisis management; That sometimes, lawyers should wear suits, not file (law)suits. Legal [..]

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Announcing…Our New York Neighborhood Office!

Next Generation Legal Services is proud to announce that we now have TWO great offices in the Bellingham area to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our new office is at Gateway Centre in the historic York Neighborhood – 1313 East Maple Street (next to the infamous Boomer’s Drive In). It features MORE space, [..]

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Bellingham Pride is Just Around the Corner and We Will Be There!

Did you know that “Bellingham Pride”, Washington’s own Pride Festival is happening on July 12th and 13th, 2014, just one month from now? I was surprised to find that even some long-time residents of Whatcom County don’t know that Bellingham has its very own Pride Festival, which has been an annual tradition for 14 years, [..]

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Casemaker Daily Digest: NextGen’s Secret Weapon

The law is constantly changing. Especially these days, things move incredibly fast in the legal world. Too fast even to wait for books to be published and shipped or for other, slower methods of legal education for attorneys. That is why Next Generation Legal Services commits a significant amount of time to attending legal seminars [..]

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The Secret Life of…Estate Planning

I have been doing some research recently on estate planning needs in my local community, and uncovered some shocking statistics on the high number of Americans who have not yet created an estate plan (of course, you know what they say about statistics, but I think that these numbers paint a picture, so I will [..]

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Introducing Right-Pricing for Legal Services

The Billable Hour is “So Five Minutes Ago”! For decades, attorneys have customarily billed clients “by the hour” and so, the first question I am often asked by a potential client is: “what is your hourly rate”? We are challenging the “billable hour” with our very own flat-rate legal services. Despite the ubiquity of hourly billing [..]

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Secure Client Portals – What are they and how do I get one?

If you have visited a doctor in the 21st century, you have probably been invited to visit a “Patient Portal” to view your patient records and test results onine as well as your doctor appointments. Did you know that we have harnessed this powerful technology for use in the legal world? You can read all [..]

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We’re famous!

Check out the story about Next Generation Legal Services published in the Bellingham Herald this past week!  How exciting for our new firm to be getting some positive press already: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/04/09/3579290/new-law-firm-opens-in-bellingham.html

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