Section Leaders Toolbox

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

Table of Contents

Policies and Procedures             Budgets and Work Plans
     
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. 

2014 Expense Reportexpense reimbursement policy on page 2

WSBA Bylaws – bylaws pertaining to Sections found in Chapter XI, starting page 53

2013 Report on Section Activities

2013-2014 Annual Report Template

Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Process for Amending Section Bylaws

GR 12

GR 12(C) - BOG Analytical Statement

Section Fiscal Policies

Sponsorship Policy

Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy

Amicus Curiae Brief Policy

Communication Policies


Budgets and Work Plans

Understand the per member charge and the support that WSBA provides, and download templates to help you plan the budget and work of your section. 

How WSBA supports the Sections

How Per Member Charge is Calculated

Materials from Section Leaders Orientations

Section Work Plans: Example | Template

Section Month-by-Month Activity Plan Example


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 webpage(s)

List serve instructions

Write a blog post for NWSidebar

E-mail to request a membership roster

How to use membership data

Create and send a newsletter

Communication policies and guidelines


Executive Committee Management

Find templates and best practices for running effective Executive Committee meetings.

E-mail 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

Sponsorship Policy

Brown-Bag Guidelines (non-CLE educational opportunities)
Video Stream Your Event: Planning and Instructions

Sample Flyers: Professional Networking & Mini-CLE Events


Legislative Process

As experts in your area of practice, your Section's leadership may be called upon to offer opinions and recommendations of relevant Washington State legislation. Quickly learn the legislative action process, and the comment policy.

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

WSBA is committeed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. As a leader in the community, here are tools to help you advance this philosophy in your section.

WSBA Diversity and Inclusion

Explore the benefits of joining a WSBA Section

WSBA Mission and Goals

Read our mission statement, guiding principles, and 2011-2013 strategic goals.

Young Lawyer Liaisons to Sections

Applications Deadline: August 29th, 2014

Contact the Sections Team

Stacy L. Holmes
Senior Section Leaders Liaison
Advancement
stacyh@wsba.org
206.727.8216

Kiley Thornton
Section Leaders Liaison
Advancement
kileyt@wsba.org
206.733.5996

RaeLani E. Valaile
Sections Administrative Assistant
Advancement
sections@wsba.org
206.733.5934