WSBA Finances

The WSBA is committed to being accountable to its members and the public for its finances and welcomes your questions and suggestions about financial matters.

  • The WSBA's fiscal year is Oct. 1–Sept. 30.
  • The Budget and Audit Committee of the Board of Governors oversees the budgeting and financial matters of the Bar.
  • The Bar's Chief Operations Officer Ann Holmes is in charge of the Bar's financial operations.
  • Controller Mark Hayes serves as staff liaison to the Budget and Audit Committee.

FY 2018 Budget

Read the budget material for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, for Budget and Audit Committee review on June 29, 2017.

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FY 2017 Budget

Read the budget for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017.

    Financial Statements

    The WSBA produces internal unaudited financial statements monthly. These reports are made up of income (profit/loss) statements for each of the WSBA’s cost centers. Reports show monthly and year-to-date financial activities and the budget associated with each of those activities. A summary sheet combining all cost centers provides an overall picture of the Bar's financial status at the end of each month, and a cash balances statement shows the WSBA’s current cash and investments allocations. WSBA’s year-end financial statements are audited each year by an independent accounting firm.    


    Please contact Ann Holmes, Chief Operations Officer, at 206-727-8241 or

    2018-2020 Lawyer License Fees

    Revised lawyer license fees passed by the Board of Governors on Sept. 29, 2016

    Exemptions and Payment Plan

    Learn how to set up a payment plan or apply for a hardship exemption or armed forces exemption.

    Budget and Audit Committee

    WSBA Treasurer Reports

    Expense Reimbursement Policy and Expense Report Form

    For those seeking reimbursement for expenses, please review our policies before printing and completing an expense report.  

    2017 Expense Report form