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Judicial Information Systems Committee

Application deadline: July 9, 2015

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested serving a three-year term on the Judicial Information System Committee (JISC). The term begins Aug. 1, 2015 and expires July 31, 2018.

The JISC is the policy-level steering committee for the court’s automation system. The committee is composed of 12 Bar members, including four members representing each of three areas of the judicial system — appellate court, superior court, and courts of limited jurisdiction. Three at-large committee members from outside the judiciary include a Bar member, a member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and a member of the Washington State Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.

Learn more about the JISC or contact Pam Payne, senior administrative assistant, at 360-705-5277 or pamela.payne@courts.wa.gov.

Please submit letters of interest and résumés to: WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539, or via email to barleaders@wsba.org.

 

Washington Court Reports Commission

Application deadline: July 9, 2015

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested serving a four-year term on the Washington Court Reports Commission. The term begins Aug. 2, 2015, and expires Aug. 1, 2019.

The Washington Court Reports Commission is as an advisory body for the Washington Supreme Court, regarding publication of official opinions from the state’s appellate courts. See RCW 2.32.160. The commission is chaired by Chief Justice Barbara A. Madsen. Additional members include a Supreme Court justice, a Court of Appeals judge, the state reporter of decisions, the state law librarian, the state code reviser, and two representatives from the WSBA. Members are appointed by the chief justice to serve four-year terms.

The commission is involved in issues, such as the periodic awarding of publishing contracts, publication of official opinions in the Washington Reporter series of books, and electronic publication of opinions. The commission usually meets once annually in the summer in Olympia or SeaTac.

The commission would find it particularly helpful for the Bar’s nominee to have an interest and knowledge in technology issues related to electronic publications of official documents.

For more information about the Washington Court Reports Commission contact Rick Neidhardt, Washington State Reporter of Decisions, at 360-357-2090 or Rick.Neidhardt@courts.wa.gov.

Please submit letters of interest and résumés to: WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539, or email barleaders@wsba.org.

Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors

Application deadline: Sept. 11, 2015

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Justice Project (NJP). The Board will appoint three attorneys to three-year terms commencing in January 2016 and one attorney to complete a one-year term.

The Northwest Justice Project is a 125-attorney, statewide, not-for-profit law firm providing free legal services to low-income people from 17 offices throughout Washington. The organization is funded primarily by the state and the federal Legal Services Corporation with additional support from the Legal Foundation of Washington. NJP’s 2015 budget is $23.3 million.

Service on the NJP Board is an extraordinary opportunity for accomplished individuals who are passionate about the organization's mission and have a demonstrated commitment to delivering high-quality civil legal services for low-income people. NJP Board members are responsible for setting program policy, assuring adequate oversight of NJP operations; and supporting, partnering with, and overseeing the organization's executive director.

It is a working board. Board members are expected to attend quarterly meetings in Seattle, attend an annual board retreat, and serve actively on two standing committees. Board members are expected to participate in and support NJP legal-community activities and support fund-raising efforts for the organization. Board related travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed, as appropriate.

For more information, contact NJP Executive Director César Torres at cesart@nwjustice.org or Board Development Committee Chair Joanne Whitehead at jjwhitehead@gmail.com.


Please submit letters of interest and résumés to barleaders@wsba.org or by mail to WSBA - Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539.

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