Washington Young Lawyers Committee
Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) is a diverse group of 18 new and young lawyers representing different regions throughout Washington state. Leadership on the committee affords new and young lawyers the opportunity to build connections across the state and throughout the legal community.
Some of the things WYLC is here to:
- help put together and run programs for new and young lawyers that focus on public and pro bono service
- help lawyers transition into practice
- promote leadership; and most importantly
- uphold the Washington State Bar Association’s mission to serve the public, ensure integrity of the legal profession, and champion justice
If you are interested in joining the Washington Young Lawyers Committee as a regional or at-large member, find more information here.
The committee meets in person Saturday of every other month. Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
Six subcommittees focus on specific areas important to new and young lawyers and law students. If you’re a law student, a young lawyer (36 or under), or a new lawyer (first five years of practice), join a subcommittee today and let us know what WYLC can do for you. To get involved with WYLC's subcommittees and projects, please email email@example.com. More information and meeting times.
Meet the Washington Young Lawyers Committee
View a map of WYLC District Composition.
Jordan Lee Couch, Chair
Brian Neuharth, Chair-elect
Kim Sandher, Immediate Past Chair
Benjamin Hodges, Peninsula Region
Zachary Davison, King County
Maha Jafarey, At-Large
Chelsie Elliott, Southwest Region
Ian McCurdy, Northwest Region Position
Alixanne Pinkerton, South Central Region
Brandon Holt, Southeast Region
Brian Holden, Pierce County
Catherine Holm, Greater Olympia Region
Esther Hyun, Snohomish County
Molly M. Winston, Greater Spokane Region
Emily Ann Albrecht, At-Large; American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division District 29 Representative
Paula Kurtz-Kreshel, King County
Laura King, At-Large
Vacant, North Central Region
Russell Knight, Board of Governors Liaison
Next Committee Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that a Washington Young Lawyers Committee meeting will be held on:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (or until all business is completed)
Location: WSBA Office, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle
All committee members may participate via conference call. A speaker phone will be available at the meeting location noted above for members of the public to attend and hear statements/discussion of those members participating by phone. In addition, call-in instructions are pasted below for members of the public who would like to attend telephonically.
The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding the following agenda items (no final disposition regarding any matter will occur at the meeting except as indicated on this notice):
Meeting materials can be found here.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-733-5905.
Instructions for public call in: 866-577-9294, access code 57240
You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting. Committee members will be required to state their name in order to establish a quorum.
Note: Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the agenda. The time and order of agenda items are subject to change at the discretion of the committee chair.
FY 2019 Past Committee Meetings
July 27, 2019, at Courtyard Marriott in Richland