Section Leaders Toolbox

Toolbox pngThese pages are a resource-in-progress, and we encourage you to participate by making recommendations or providing feedback. As a section leader, you are positioned to keep us informed of the types of tools and information most relevant and important to you. As you continue to consult this page throughout your term of leadership, feel free to suggest changes by contacting your primary section liaison.

On this Page

Policies and Procedures
Reaching Your Members Executive Committee Management
CLE and Event Planning Legislative Process
Diversity and Inclusion  

Policies and Procedures

Learn about the policies that outline the work and purpose of the sections and your role as a leader in the organization.
2016 Expense Report policy on Page 2 2014-2015 Annual Report Template
WSBA Bylaws GR 12
WSBA Bylaws – Key References to Sections GR 12(c) - BOG Analytical Statement
Process for Amending Section Bylaws Section Fiscal Policies
2015 Report on Section Activities Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Sponsorship Policy Communication Policies
Amicus Curiae Brief Policy Bar Records Overview for Sections
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy WSBA Mission and Goals
Professionalism Plan FY2014 Year-End Review

Budgeting and Work Plans

Understand the per-member charge and the support that the WSBA provides and download templates to help you plan your section's budget and work.
Presentation and Q&A - Planning Your FY2017 Budget (June 30, 2016) PowerPoint Presentation Recorded Presentation (provide name and email address to access the recording)
How WSBA Supports the Sections How Per-Member Charge is Calculated (FY17)
Materials from Section Leaders Orientations How Per-Member Charge is Calculated (FY16)

Membership Outreach

Explore the different ways you can reach your members. Look up publication timelines to inform your communications plans or order a member roster to learn more about your members.
Request Changes to Your Web Page Write a Blog Post for NWSidebar
List Serve Instructions Write an Article for NWLawyer
Produce a Section Newsletter Communications Timelines
Email to Request a Membership Roster How to Use Membership Data

Communication Policies and Guidelines

Access information and resources on how to communicate with your membership and community.
WSBA Print and Online Style Guide
Policy on Use of Logos and Letterhead
Social Media Guidelines Broadcast Email and Privacy Policy

Executive Committee Management

Find templates and best practices for running effective executive committee meetings.
Email to Request a Conference Room Best Practices for Meeting Facilitation
Meeting Checklist Meeting Agenda Template
Meeting Minutes Template  

CLE and Event Planning

Access information and resources for your next brown bag, forum, reception, or CLE.
Section-Sponsored CLE Planning Marketing Package (Midyears & Conferences)
Seminar Administrative Fee Explanation Sponsorship Policy
Brown-Bag Guidelines (non-CLE educational opportunities) Video Stream Your Event: Planning and Instructions

Legislative Process

As experts in your area of practice, your section's leadership may be called upon to offer opinions and recommendations of relevant state legislation. Quickly learn the legislative action process and the comment policy.
PowerPoint Presentation from Legislative Refresher Course - October 2014 Process for Taking a Position on Legislation
Legislative Cheat Sheet BOG Legislative Action Guidelines
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy Amicus Curiae Brief Policy

Diversity and Inclusion

The Bar is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. As a leader in the community, you advance this philosophy in your section with the help of these tools.
WSBA Diversity and Inclusion 2015 Diversity Annual Report
Diversity Dictionary Accessibility Tool kit
Culture of Inclusion Philosophy Section Diversity Counts 2015
Section Diversity Counts Comparison
2015-2016
 
Culture of Inclusion Philosophy

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WSBA Sections Policy Work Group

Created to review WSBA policies related to WSBA sections and make recommendations for consideration.

Questions?

Email: sections@wsba.org