License Fee Referendum
A total of 12,339 WSBA members weighed in on the License Fee Reduction referendum, with 52% of those who voted casting a YES vote to reduce the current license fee by $125. The result means that WSBA license fees will decrease to $325.
“I want to thank all WSBA members who took the time to learn more about the role of the Bar, how decisions are made, how license fees are set and what your license fee pays for, before casting a vote,” said WSBA president Steve Crossland.
Crossland expressed a renewed commitment from him and all members of the Board of Governors to listen, engage more and build stronger connections with members. “It became even clearer during the member referendum process that members expect value and relevance from the Bar, regardless of where one is at in his or her career,” Crossland added. “We need to make sure we’re not only meeting, but exceeding, expectations.”
To kick start President Crossland’s commitment, he is seeking input on the following questions:
From all responses, which he and the Board of Governors will read, President Crossland will randomly choose 10 WSBA members and invite them to lunch at the WSBA headquarters with himself and Executive Director, Paula Littlewood. The goal will be to discuss the members’ input and other ways the Bar can be more relevant to all WSBA members. All WSBA members are encouraged to respond by April 25 by emailing input to email@example.com. President Crossland will personally contact the 10 individuals invited to join him and Executive Director Paula Littlewood for a lunch discussion.
Voting closed on April 6, 5 p.m. on the member referendum that proposed a reduction in license fees from $450 to $325.
Join the discussion. Leave your comments or questions here, or contact Debra Carnes, Chief Communications Officer (206-733-5930).
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