The Legislative Program is a year-round effort to ensure the Washington State Legislature has the benefit of WSBA's more than 36,000 members.
A driving goal of the legislative affairs team is to bring to bear the expertise of our more than 34,000 WSBA members to the legislative process.
In advocating Bar positions in the Legislature, the legislative affairs team is guided by the Board of Governors' (BOG) Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy, which is designed to make sure that WSBA positions presented in Olympia represent a broad spectrum of WSBA members.
The House and Senate have taken very different approaches to funding the Judicial Branch for the 2013–2015 biennium. The Board of Governors is urging the Legislature to adopt a final Judicial Branch budget that resembles the proposal adopted by the House. Below are resources that we hope will help you understand the differences between ESSB 5034 (Senate) and the striking amendment to ESSB 5034 (House) – We encourage you to contact your state legislators and express your opinion about the different proposals:
For detailed information on the Legislative involvement of WSBA, view the WSBA Legislative Process Roadmap.
Status and summaries of our legislative activity
Details on the WSBA Legislative Process
Kathryn LeathersLegislative Liaison360-259-2044 | kathrynL@wsba.org
Gwen LloydLegislative Assistant360-943-9977 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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