PiP PiP Hurray!

Congratulations to our latest recipients of the Professionalism in Practice (PiP) Award, Jason Smith and Jessica Marx of North County Public Defense in Bellingham.

WSBA's PiP Awards team surprised the two teammates at their firm earlier in November. 

Smith and Marx were nominated for the PiP Award with adulation from a client for their "amazing work to better help my situation."

PIP Award recipients Jason Smith and Jessica MarxTheir client continued, "They did not hesitate to strategize with me about the best potential outcome... Within a month, my legal situation has been resolved and my fear of the future has disappeared. I can return to my life without the stress of tomorrow constantly strangling my thoughts.

"As a minority citizen in this nation, and as someone who admires jurisprudence in this country more than anywhere else, I can say without a doubt it is lawyers like Jason and Jessica that make me believe defense attorneys are angels in human form."

Pictured (left to right) are Robert Lockhart, former WSBA President Rajeev Majumdar, Jason Smith, Heaven Detwiler, Jessica Marx, Donna Gibson, and Heather Martinson.

The PiP Awards honor WSBA members who exemplify professionalism. Lawyers, judges, staff and the public are encouraged to nominate a Washington legal professional for a PiP Award if they believe that person's actions significantly advance professionalism in the legal community.

Nominations are accepted and awards are presented throughout the year. The PiP Awards formerly were known as Random Acts of Professionalism.