WSBA Legislative Committees

The WSBA's Legislative Office works closely with the following, two distinct, internal legislative committees to further the mission of the Bar Association:   

WSBA Legislative Committee

The WSBA Legislative Committee (WLC), a 30-member standing committee, meets three times during the fall. Its primary purpose is to ensure that WSBA-request legislation meets GR 12 and is vetted both internally and externally. WSBA-request legislation typically emanates from a WSBA Section. The WLC may also consider non-WSBA proposals submitted to the WLC for the purpose of seeking WSBA input and support. If the WLC votes to recommend approval of a WSBA-request bill, or support of a non-WSBA proposed bill, the proposal is submitted to the Board of Governors in November for formal approval or support.  WSBA-request bills approved by the Board are introduced in the upcoming legislative session. 

Board of Governors Legislative Committee

The Board of Governors Legislative Committee (BLC), an 11-member committee comprised of Board members, meets weekly by conference call just prior to and throughout the legislative session. The BLC’s primary purpose is to consider legislation of interest to the WSBA and to provide the WSBA Legislative Liaison with guidance, as needed. Typically, legislation reviewed by the BLC is brought to the Committee’s attention by the WSBA’s Legislative Liaison.  The BLC is authorized to, after consideration of GR 12 and subject to the procedural requirements of the WSBA Bylaws, take a position on legislation on behalf of the WSBA.

WSBA Legislative Committee - Upcoming Meetings

  • September 5, 2014
  • October 10, 2014
  • November 7, 2014 

Meeting Minutes

2011-2012 Session Meetings

November | September

2010-2011 Session Meetings

November | October | September

2009-2010  Session Meetings

NovemberOctoberSeptember 

Legislative Committee Members

Legislative Activity

Status and summaries of our legislative activity

Legislation Status Reports

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

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