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 WSBA Mission, Guiding Principles and Strategic Goals (updated July 2016)
 Section Fiscal Policies (dated October 2016)  WSBA Values (January 2016)
2015 Report on Section Activities GR 12 (dated September 2007)
Sponsorship Policy GR 12(c) - BOG Analytical Statement
Process for Amending Section Bylaws WSBA Bylaws (dated September 2015)
Professionalism Plan WSBA Bylaws – Key References to Sections
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy
(see Legislative Process below)
Bar Records Overview for Sections
WSBA Bylaws Workgroup (concluded September 2016) Guiding Communication Principles (January 2016)
WSBA Sections Policy Workgroup (concluded September 2016) Conflict Resolution Practices & Policy (January 2016)

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 FY 2017 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 (FY 2017)
Materials from Section Leaders Orientations (updated November 2016)

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
Top 12 Most Common Edits Made to WSBA Section Newsletters  

Executive Committee Management

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

CLE and Event Planning

Access information and resources for your next brown bag, forum, reception, or CLE.
Section-Sponsored CLE Planning (including mini-CLEs and webinars) 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.
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy (November 2015 All Other Legislative Rules & Policies
Legislative Session Overview (November 2015) Legislative Activity & Bills Referred to WSBA Sections

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
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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