Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee

The Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee deals with questions in the fields of pro bono and legal aid, with respect to

  1. supporting activities that assist volunteer attorney legal services program and organizations, and encouraging pro bono participation;
  2. addressing the administration of justice as it affects indigent persons throughout the state; and
  3. cooperating with other agencies, both public and private, interested in these objectives.

For the 2013-14 year, the Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee is tasked to examine the following topics:

  • long-distance lawyering
  • unbundled legal services

Upcoming Meetings

PBLAC meetings are open to the public. They are held at WSBA on the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m.   

Meeting Minutes



2011-12   2012-13  2013-14

October 2010  
November 2010 
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011 
March 2011
May 2011
July 2011
August 2011  
September 2011

   November 2011
December 2011
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012 
April 2012  
May 2012
July 2012  

October 2012
November 2012
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013


October 2013
November 2013
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014


Contact Us 

Committee Co-chairs: Rachel Rappaport
Board of Governors Liaison: Dan Ford
WSBA Staff Contact: Ana Selvidge  

PBLAC's significant accomplishments include:

  • May 2011 Bar News which highlights the importance of pro bono work, profiled volunteer attorneys around the state, and provided information about how to get involved
  • Amendment to MCLE 103(f) providing CLE credits for pro bono service
  • Emeritus Attorney Program under APR 8(e)
  • Resolution 23 Leadership to Promote Equal Justice
  • Review and amendment of RPC 6.1 Pro Bono Publico Service
  • Newly-adopted GR 34 - Waiver of Court and Clerks Fees and Charges in Civil Matters on the Basis of Indigency
  • WSBA Voluntary Pro Bono Interest & Skills Survey
  • WSBA Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll

For general information about how to find legal help in Washington State, please refer to the Find Legal Help page. The Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee does not accept or refer cases for pro bono legal assistance.

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