Updated: May 22, 2024

Board of Governors Policies


100       ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION

200       ADMISSIONS

300       BOARD OF GOVERNORS

400       CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

500       COMMUNICATIONS

600       DATA AND PRIVACY

700       DISCIPLINE

800       DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

900       ENDORSEMENT OF PRODUCTS AND SPONSORSHIPS

1000     ENTITIES

1100     ETHICS

1200     FISCAL POLICIES

1300     GOVERNANCE

1400     HUMAN RESOURCES

1500     LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

1600     LICENSING

1700     SECTIONS


100       ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION

101           WSBA Accessibility Policy  │  September 2006


200       ADMISSIONS

201           Admissions Policies of the Washington State Bar Association  │  September 2023


300       BOARD OF GOVERNORS

301          Complaints about Governors │  November 1996

302         Conflict of Interest Policies  │  July 2007

303         Conflict Resolution – Practices and Policies  │  January 2016

304         Governor-Chair Conflict Policy  │  November 2019

305         Governor Responsibilities & Addendum  │  January  2022, with portions suspended in November 2022

306         WSBA Board of Governors Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedure  │  December 2019

307         WSBA Board of Governors No Retaliation Policy  │  December 2019

308         APEX Award Naming Guidance  │  June 2019

309         Add or Retire APEX Award Categories  │  July 2019

310          APEX Award Eligibility Criteria  March 7, 2024

311           Board of Governors and Board Officer Roles and Responsibilities  │  May 2, 2024

312          Board Action Procedure  │  July 2022


400       CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

401          CLE Diversity Policy  │  April 2010

402          CLE Policy  │  July 2015


500       COMMUNICATIONS

501          Guiding Communication Principles  │  January 2016

502          Social Media Guidelines  │  December 2009

503          WSBA Broadcast Email Policy  │  February 2010


600       DATA AND PRIVACY

601          Member Data and Contact Information Policy  │  July 2010

602          Non-Dissemination of Confidential Regulatory Information  │  December 2019


700       DISCIPLINE

701          Hearing Officer Extraordinary Compensation Policy  │  October 2010


800       DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

801           Committee Membership Selection Advisory Policy  │  March 2010

802          Committee/Task Force Leadership Selection Advisory Policy │  March 2010

803          Diversity Definition  │  March 2010

804          Executive Director May Limit Staff and Volunteer Travel to Prevent Discrimination  │  September 2013

805          Prohibiting Meetings in Locations That Discriminate  │  June 1993

806          WSBA Diversity and Inclusion Plan  │  May 2013


900       ENDORSEMENT OF PRODUCTS AND SPONSORSHIPS

901          Policy on Endorsing Products or Services  │  June 1995

902          Sponsorship Policy  │  March 2010


1000      ENTITIES

1001         Amicus Brief Policy  │  September 2017

1002        Committee and Board (Entities) Policy  │  July 2022

1003        Model Pro Bono Policy for Corporate In-House Council  │  July 2019

1004        2020 Resolution Adopting Schedule of Regular Meetings  │  November 2019

1005        Committee on Professional Ethics Rules of Procedure  │  July 2013

1006        Judicial Recommendation Committee Guidelines  │  May 2013

1007        Legislative Review Committee Policies & Procedures  │  January 2020

1008        Council on Public Defense Charter  │  May 2015

1009        Disciplinary Advisory Round Table Charter  │  September 2017

1010        Washington Young Lawyers Committee Appointment Policy │  February 2014

1011        Long-Range Strategic Planning Council Charter  │  September 2021

1012        Public Records for Committees and Boards  │  July 2014

1013        Membership Engagement Council  │  January 2022

1014        ETHOS Charter  │  January 2022

1015        Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council Charter  │  June 2021

1016        COVID-19 Volunteer Vaccination Policy  │  March 2022

1017        Small Town and Rural Practice (STAR) Committee Charter  │  June 2021


1100      ETHICS

1101         Policy Statement Concerning RPC 1.6 and RCW 42.17  │  March 1990


1200      FISCAL POLICIES

1201          Fiscal Policies and Procedures  │  October 2019


1300      GOVERNANCE

1301         WSBA Mission, Guiding Principles, Mission Focus Areas and Strategic Goals  │  January 2016

1302          WSBA Values  │  January 2016

1303          Strategic Goals  │  April 2021


1400      HUMAN RESOURCES

1401         WSBA Compensation Plan  │  March 1995

1402         Compensation Philosophy  │  June 2021

1403         Procedure to Notify Board about Significant Personnel Action  │   January 2013

1404         Whistleblower Reports of Illegal or Dishonest Activity Notification and Investigation Policy  │   June 2005

1405         Executive Director Succession Plan and Procedure for End of Contract   │  May 3, 2024


1500      LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

1501         Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy  │  November 2015

1502          Legislative Action Guidelines  │  February 2003

1503          User Fees Not Support Legislation Including New-User Fees  │  January 2011

1504          Sections Legislative Comment Policy  │  June 2020

1505          WSBA Legislative Review Committee Policies & Procedures  │  September 2017


1600      LICENSING

1601          Policy for Waiver or Reduction of, or Extension of Payment for, Annual License Fees  │  September 2021


1700      SECTIONS

1701          Section Policies-Bylaws Art. XI  │  October 2001

1702          Section Policies-Fiscal November  │  1999