Join a Bar Committee, Board or Panel
Applications are still being accepted for some of WSBA’s committees, boards or panels. Committee service gives you an opportunity to contribute to the legal community and your profession, a chance to get involved with issues you care about, and a way to connect with other lawyers around the state.
This overview document provides brief descriptions of each group; below are links to detailed volunteer position descriptions. Before applying to a committee, board or pane, please contact the group's staff liaison to see if applications are still being accepted. The staff liaison for each group is listed on its web page.
Applications will be reviewed by individual recommendation teams for each position, then by the WSBA Board of Governors Nominations Committee. Some positions are appointed by the Board of Governors, and some by the Supreme Court. Because of the lengthy review and appointment process, applicants may not learn if they have been appointed until mid to late summer. Most positions begin Oct. 1, 2020. Applicants are welcome to check on their status at any time by emailing email@example.com.
The WSBA values diversity and inclusion, and encourages people of color, women, LGBT people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically under-represented groups to apply for our committees, boards and panels.
Volunteer position descriptions
WSBA Committees (created by the Board of Governors)
Committee on Professional Ethics
Continuing Legal Education Committee
Council on Public Defense
Court Rules & Procedures Committee
Editorial Advisory Committee
Judicial Recommendation Committee
Legislative Review Commitee
Pro Bono and Public Service Committee
Washington Young Lawyers Committee (also see below)
WSBA Diversity Committee
WSBA Regulatory Boards and Panels (created by court rule)
Supreme Court Boards and Panels (administered by WSBA)
Get involved with the Washington Young Lawyers Committee
The Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) is a vehicle for new lawyers and law students to get involved with the Bar and a home to network and enhance leadership skills. Help develop programs for new and young lawyers, serve on a WYLC subcommittee, or become a young lawyer liaison to a WSBA section.
Put justice in reach for all on the Access to Justice Board
The Access to Justice Board, a Washington Supreme Court-created board administered by the Bar, works to achieve equal access to the civil justice system for those facing economic and other significant barriers. Volunteers are welcome to join any of the ATJ Board's committees at any time of the year.