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.
The WYLC focuses on a variety of specific areas important to new and young lawyers and law students. If you're interested in helping the WYLC accomplish its goals or have ideas, join a project team today and let us know what WYLC can do for you. To get involved with WYLC's projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more information about the projects here.
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: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties
Zachary Davison, King County
Maha Jafarey, At-Large
Chelsie Elliott, Southwest Region: Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Ian McCurdy, Northwest Region: Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Alixanne Pinkerton, South Central Region—Yakima, Kittitas, and Klickitat counties
Brandon Holt, Southeast Region: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
Brian Holden, Pierce County
Catherine Holm, Greater Olympia Region: Lewis and Thurston counties
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: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties
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, and the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 (including subsequent amendments), that a Washington Young Lawyers Committee meeting will be held on:
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Time: 10 a.m., until all business is completed
Location: Virtual and conference call only
Meetings will be conducted by video and teleconference only due to Washington state and King County emergency orders regarding public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All committee members may participate via video and conference call. In addition, video conference and call-in instructions are pasted below for members of the public who would like to attend remotely.
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):
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email email@example.com or call 206-727-8258.
Instructions for video conference: You may join the meeting via video conference by going to https://wsba.zoom.us/j/98025692761. Follow the prompts to download and launch Zoom. When a window pops up to "Join with Computer Audio", you may join by computer audio or by phone. If joining by phone, follow the instructions by calling 1-888-788-0099 (toll free), enter meeting I.D. 980 2569 2761, and enter participant I.D. (unique number assigned to you when you join the Zoom meeting).
Instructions for public call-in: You may join the meeting via conference call by calling 1-888-788-0099 (toll free), and entering access code 980 2569 2761. You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name or participant ID, 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 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 2020 Past Committee Meetings