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Matagalpa, Nicaragua, here we come.

The lawyers and staff at ELM have committed to come alongside the villagers of Agroaldea San José in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua.  San José is one of nine villages in Nicaragua sponsored by Agros International.  ELM will provide funding over the next five years to support the 26 families in their productive agricultural and human […]

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Re-Capturing the Dream: Breaking News for R-1 Religious Workers

“Re-capturing” time spent outside the U.S. is an important issue for non-immigrant visa holders facing the end of the maximum period of stay authorized by their non-immigrant classification.  The ability to “re-capture” allows certain non-immigrants to “add” time spent outside the U.S. to the duration of their non-immigrant status.  Until now, individuals in R-1 status […]

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Defending freedom of conscience

Can the state require a person to choose between their livelihood and their conscience?  Today, a federal court upheld the civil rights of two pharmacists and a pharmacy owner who challenged new state regulations that would require them to stock and dispense “morning after” drugs, contrary to their deeply held religious beliefs. The case was handled […]

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Celebrating an old case!

Congratulations and thanks to the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (Seattle University School of Law) for its recent conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Hirabayashi  v. United States.  We are proud to have been a  Silver Level Sponsor of that event. In 1942, Gordon Hirabayashi (then a student […]

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Welcome to the ELM blog!

Welcome to the ELM blog!  We hope our content is interesting and relevant to our clients and others in our community.  Expect analysis of new legal developments and commentary on a variety of other topics. ELM is in its 35th year as a downtown Seattle law firm.  Our lawyers practice in a variety of areas.  […]

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