Professionalism Committee

The WSBA Professionalism Committee was sunsetted in 2013 as part of a long-term plan to infuse professionalism efforts into all functions of the WSBA. Below is some information about projects the committee worked on which will be continued by other means. Read more about this transition in the October 2014 issue of NW Lawyer.

Committee Projects

Professionalism in Practice Program

Developed by the Professionalism Committee, Professionalism in Practice is a way for lawyers and judges to honor others in the profession who have conducted themselves in a highly professional manner consistent with the spirit of the Creed of Professionalism.

Law School Outreach

Professionalism Committee members, along with WSBA staff, gave presentations about professionalism in ethics classes at the three Washington law schools. Materials are distributed to students.

Creed of Professionalism

The Creed of Professionalism was developed by the Professionalism Committee and adopted by the WSBA Board of Governors at its July 2001 meeting. Many county bar associations have organized ceremonies where Creed of Professionalism plaques were presented to judges.

Robert's Fund

The committee worked in collaboration with Robert's Fund, which offers CLEs in both Washington state and Italy on civility in the legal profession.

Professionalism Issue of Bar News

Members of the Professionalism Committee wrote or solicited articles for the August 2011 issue of Bar News, which focused on Professionalism.

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