Legislative Engagement Process

How WSBA Sections and Other Authorized WSBA Entities Affect the Law

  • Authorized WSBA entities, including sections, committees, boards, and councils, may take positions on legislation on behalf of their respective entities, subject to the requirements of GR-12 and the WSBA's Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy. The WSBA's Legislative Affairs Manager reviews proposed bills and makes referrals to WSBA entities for their review and feedback. Positions taken on behalf of an authorized WSBA entity are the positions of the entity and not necessarily that of the WSBA.
  • Only the WSBA Board of Governors or the BOG Legislative Committee are authorized to take positions on behalf of the entire Bar Association. The BOG Legislative Committee meets regularly during session to review legislative proposals as well as legislative strategy.
  • Authorized WSBA entities may also propose legislation, subject to a positive recommendation by the WSBA Legislative Committee and approval by the Board of Governors. More information about previously approved WSBA-request legislation can be found in Legislation Status Reports.
  • Whether taking positions on legislation or proposing legislation, authorized WSBA entities must work with the WSBA's Legislative Affairs Manager to communicate and advocate in the legislative arena.


Bills referred to WSBA entities

Bills referred to WSBA sections for review and any positions taken during the legislative biennium

Legislation Status Reports

View information on the outcome of our legislative activity during past sessions.

2016 | 2015 | 2011 | 2010 

2009 | 20082007 | 2006

Legislative Affairs Staff

Clark McIsaac
Outreach & Legislative Affairs Coordinator
206-733-5991 | clarkm@wsba.org