Updated: Nov. 16, 2017

Paula Littlewood | Executive Director


paula littlewoodPaula Littlewood joined the WSBA staff as deputy director in September 2003 and became the Bar's executive director in May 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and also received a Master of International Studies degree from UW. Prior to law school, she was a professional campaign coordinator and fundraiser here in the state, working both on statewide candidate and initiative campaigns as well as local legislative races. She taught English in Taiwan for two years and spent another 10 months traveling in China and Southeast Asia. After law school, she served as assistant dean for administration and public relations at the UW law school for five years, then spent a year in Telluride, Colorado, before joining the WSBA.

In addition to her full-time position as executive director of the WSBA, Littlewood is a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Washington School of Law Leadership Council, and she is a member of the International Institute of Law Association Executives (IILACE) executive committees and chair of its Program Committee. She recently served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and currently serves on the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services. She ico-chairs the Regulatory Opportunities Subcommittee on the Future of Legal Services Commission.

Read Paula's extended biography.

Articles on the Future of the Legal Profession

BarNotes in NWLawyer

Other Publications

Search NWLawyer online to read Littlewood's column, BarNotes.