Board of Governors Meetings

Next Board Meeting:

March 9, 2017, at Red Lion in Olympia

Meeting materials will be posted here Friday, March 3.


All Board of Governors meetings, except for executive sessions, are open to the public. Meetings held at the WSBA Conference Center in Seattle will be webcast. Information will be posted here one week prior to each meeting.

Deadlines for submitting materials are listed under meeting dates. Please notify us in advance if you plan to submit materials or agenda items.

The WSBA is committed to full access and participation by persons with disabilities to Board of Governors meetings. If you require accommodation for these meetings, please contact Kara Ralph at or 206.239.2125.

Past meeting minutes and agendas

2016-2017 Board Meetings

Nov. 18 | WSBA, Seattle, webcast
  Materials deadline: Nov. 2
Jan. 26-27, 2017 | Gonzaga University, Spokane
  Materials deadline: Jan. 11
March 9 | Red Lion, Olympia, WA
  Materials deadline: Feb. 22
May 18-19WSBA, Seattle, webcast
  Materials deadline: May 3
July 28-29 | Alderbrook, Union, WA
  Materials deadline: July 12
Sept. 28-29WSBA, Seattle, webcast
  Materials deadline: Sept. 13

2017-2018 Board Meetings

Nov. 16 | WSBA, Seattle, webcast
Jan. 18-19 | TBD
Mar. 8 | Olympia
May 17-18 | WSBA, Seattle, webcast
July 27-28 | TBD
Sept. 27-28 | WSBA, Seattle, webcast

Jan. 26–27, 2017, Board Meeting

Meeting materials

Nov. 18, 2016, Board Meeting

Meeting materials

Watch the Nov. 18 Board meeting


Sept. 29–30, 2016, Board Meeting

Meeting materials

Watch the Sept. 29–30 meeting

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Sept. 14 Town Hall Discussion

WSBA leadership and Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen participated in Town Hall meeting at the WSBA Conference Center on Sept. 14, 2016. 

The Town Hall discussion covered issues currently before the Board of Governors:

  • Proposed GR12 amendments that include a renumbering of the rules to add a preamble and a section to the regulatory objectives, a name change to the Washington State Bar, dropping the word “association,” and changes to reflect the current role of the WSBA in regulating limited license legal technicians, limited practice officers, lawyers, and other legal practitioners.
  • Proposed amendments to the WSBA Bylaws regarding a name change, types of membership, board governance, and indemnification of volunteers, among others.
  • Section Policy Work Group recommendations that are intended to create minimum governance standards.
  • Suggested amendments to the APRs that would ensure WSBA has the most effective and efficient system for regulating three license types: lawyers, LLLTs and LPOs.
  • Draft WSBA FY 2017 Budget and 2018-2020 WSBA License Fees.

Aug. 23, 2016, Special Board Meeting

Meeting materials

Watch the Aug. 23 special meeting

July 22–23, 2016, Board Meeting

Meeting materials

Jan. 28, 2016, Board Meeting

Watch the Jan. 28 meeting

More Information

For questions about the current Board of Governors meeting, please contact Margaret Shane.

To request past Board meeting materials, please contact the WSBA public records officer at