Updated: Oct. 31, 2023

Learn About the Many WSBA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application is Open - Apply today!

The volunteer application will remain open as we seek to fill some vacancies for the following groups: Board of Bar Examiners, Character & Fitness Board (District 4 only), CLE Committee, Court Rules & Procedures Committee, Editorial Advisory Committee, Pro Bono & Public Service Committee, and the Washington Young Lawyers Committee. Scroll down to learn more.

Not sure which volunteer opportunity is right for you? No worries, we can help! Complete the Complete the Volunteer Interest Form and we will contact you with more information about the opportunities that may match with your interests.

View the WSBA Volunteer Guide to see what groups may be right for you.

Schedule a Chat or email WSBA Volunteer Engagement Advisor Paris Eriksen at parise@wsba.org to get your questions answered!

Take this fun Quiz: Which Type of Legal Volunteer Are You?

Email barleaders@wsba.org to learn more!

And Explore below:

The best way to engage with your bar association? Volunteer!

The 2023 Volunteer Application is now open. The WSBA offers many interesting and unique opportunities to better your bar association and the legal community. The application deadline is extended to June 2.

WSBA Committees, Boards & Councils

Created by the Board of Governors, these groups play an important role in furthering the mission of the WSBA to serve the public and members of the legal profession, ensure the integrity of the legal profession and to champion justice.

Committee on Professional Ethics

Webpage  │  Position Description

Continuing Legal Education Committee

Webpage  │  Position Description

Council on Public Defense

Webpage  │  Position Description

Court Rules & Procedures Committee

Webpage  │  Position Description

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

Webpage  │   Position Description 2022

Editorial Advisory Committee

Webpage  │  Position Description

Judicial Recommendation Committee

Webpage  │  Position Description

Legislative Review Committee

Webpage  │   Position Description

Long Range Strategic Planning Councilcoming soon!

Webpage  │  Position Description

Member Engagement Councilcoming soon!

Webpage  │  Position Description

Pro Bono and Public Service Committee

Webpage  │  Position Description

Small Town and Rural Committee

Webpage  │  Position Description

Washington Young Lawyers Committee

Webpage  │  Position Description

WSBA Regulatory Boards and Panels

Created by court rule

Act as a Legal Custodian


Serve as a Hearing Officer


Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel

Webpage  │  Position Description

Board of Bar Examiners

Webpage  │  Position Description 2022

Character & Fitness Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Client Protection Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Law Clerk Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Supreme Court Boards and Panels

Have a direct impact on the important work delegated to the WSBA by the Washington Supreme Court.

Access to Justice Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Disciplinary Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Disciplinary Selection Panel

Position Description

Hearing Officer

Webpage  │  Position Description

Limited License Legal Technician Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Limited Practice Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board

Webpage  │  Position Description

Practice of Law Board

Webpage  │   Position Description

Other Positions

WSBA Board of Governors

Conflicts Review Officer (no vacancy)

Disciplinary Advisory Round Table

Records Request Appeals Officer (no vacancy)

Mentorship Opportunities

Young Lawyer Liaisons to Sections

Educate Legal Professionals

Help develop or present a CLE program or new member educational program.

Write for WSBA

Authors Wanted! For WSBA's Washington State Bar News magazine or NWSidebar blog.

Possible Contribution Options
Submissions for Beyond the Bar Number
 (downloadable form).
Letters to the Editor (must respond to content in the magazine): email to wabarnews@wsba.org
Book Reviews: Submit form found here

Email wabarnews@wsba.org

Provide Legal Services to the Public

Assist veterans through the Call to Duty program.

Join the reduced-fee Moderate Means panel.

Provide pro bono help to your community.


Contact Volunteer Engagement Advisor Paris Eriksen at parise@wsba.org.