Washington Young Lawyers Committee
The Washington Young Lawyers Committee Welcomes Applicants for Open Positions
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Members of the Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) have a shared interest in programs, benefits, and issues facing new and young lawyers. Service on the WYLC offers you the unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills, network with others around the state, and create programs and benefits for a new and young lawyer audience. The WYLC will have the following positions to fill for terms starting Oct. 1, 2022:
- North Central Region Representative
- Southeast Region Representative
- Snohomish County Representative
- Pierce County Representative
- At-large Representative
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The Washington Young Lawyers Committee 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 what the Committee is here to do:
- 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 the second Saturday of every other month. 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 email@example.com. Find more information about the projects here.
Meet the Washington Young Lawyers Committee
View a map of WYLC District Composition.
Zachary Davison, Chair
Emily Ann Albrecht, Immediate Past Chair
Vacant, Southwest Region: Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Zachary Bryant, Northwest Region: Island, San Juan,
Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Alyssa Nevala, King County
Carnissa Lucas-Smith, King County
Elyse Waters, At-Large
Catarina Ferreira, Peninsula Region: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties
Stephan Yhann, South Central Region: Yakima, Kittitas,
and Klickitat counties
Aaron Haynes, Chair Elect
Vacant, Pierce County
Cody Branstetter, Greater Olympia Region: Lewis and Thurston counties
Sydney Martinez, Snohomish County
Marye Rebecca Scott, Greater Spokane Region
Mason Ji, At-Large
Vacant, Southeast Region: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
Jordan Couch, Board of Governors Liaison
Kari Petrasek, Board of Governors Liaison
Vacant, North Central Region:
Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties
Staff Liaison: Curtiss Melvin
Staff Support: Chelle Gegax
Next Committee Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association, that a Washington Young Lawyers Committee meeting will be held on:
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. until all business is completed
Meeting ID: 814 0328 9642 || Passcode: 296825
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):
March 2023 WYLC Meeting Materials Packet
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All in-person attendees, including but not limited to WSBA Staff, Volunteers and members of the public must meet the requirements of the WSBA's Vaccination Policy. All attendees at in-person events and gatherings will be required to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19; or provide proof of a negative PCR COVID test within the past 72 hours.
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 2023 Past Meeting Materials
Past Meeting Materials & Minutes