Sections Policy Work Group
The WSBA Sections Policy Workgroup was formed by the WSBA Board of Governors at their meeting in July 2015. The workgroup’s purpose is to review WSBA policies related to WSBA sections and make recommendations for consideration by the Board of Governors.
Note: The Sections Policy Workgroup has concluded its work in accordance with the timelines set forth by the WSBA Board of Governors. For questions regarding WSBA sections and/or the Sections Policy Workgroup, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 206.239.2116.
Feb. 19, 2016: agenda
Feedback Forum - Feb. 4, 2016: Forum with Sections Leaders was held at the WSBA Conference Center and via webcast. See agenda. Video and transcripts below.
Jan. 19, 2016: See agenda
Oct. 21, 2015: agenda & slides.
See below for additional materials. All section executive committee members encouraged to complete feedback survey between Oct. 23 and Nov. 2. See survey results.
Nov. 5, 2015: Feedback sessions scheduled with section representatives during Nov. 5 meeting. See agenda.
Nov. 19, 2015: Conference call meeting 9–10 a.m. to discuss progress and logistics re: drafting recommendations.
Dec. 8, 2015: Meeting took place at WSBA Offices, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (with remote option). See agenda.
Written Feedback Submitted by WSBA Sections:
Summary of All Feedback Received (updated 01/27/2016)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Antitrust, Consumer Protection, & Unfair Business Practices
Civil Rights Law
Creditor Debtor Rights
Environmental and Land Use Law
Labor and Employment Law
Legal Assistance to Military Personnel
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Law
Real Property, Probate, and Trust
Solo and Small Practice
World Peace Through Law
Feb. 4, 2016 - Feedback Forum:
The Sections Policy Workgroup hosted a Sections Policy Feedback Forum on Feb. 4 at the WSBA Conference Center (and via webcast). All Section Leaders and Section members were invited to attend and provide feedback in response to the Phase I draft proposals. Below is the feedback received from that meeting. Additionally, the right column features section-specific feedback.
NOTE: The above documents and video below have been reformatted for web publication purposes only.
Dec. 31, 2015: The Sections Policy Workgroup has completed the first of three phases and is pleased to share its work product for comment in the links below.
Section leaders and other stakeholders will be asked to provide feedback and comments through a variety of mechanisms, including but not limited to: Meetings with the workgroup members; comments on draft recommendations; input via Board liaisons to the sections; and feedback during Board of Governors meetings.
As part of their process, the workgroup will review a number of reference materials. Please find links to core reference materials here:
Updated April 1, 2016
Anthony Gipe, Immediate Past-President (Chair)
Robin Haynes, President-Elect
Phil Brady, Third Year Governor
Karen Denise Wilson, Treasurer
Ann Danieli, Second Year Governor
Keith Black, Second Year Governor
James Doane, First Year Governor
Sean Davis, First Year Governor
Ruth Edlund, Section Leader
Kim Hunter, Section Leader
RoseMary Reed, Section Leader
Alec Stephens, Section Leader
Paul Swegle, Section Leader
Terra Nevitt, Director of Advancement & Chief Development Officer
Ann Holmes, Chief Operations Officer
Jean McElroy, General Counsel
Tiffany Lynch, Controller
Paris Eriksen, Sections Program Manager
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