Updated: Jan. 9, 2021

Volunteer to Serve on a WSBA Bar Committee, Board or Panel

The 2021 Volunteer Application and Selection cycle begins March 15. More information coming soon!

Interested, but not sure where you would like to volunteer? Want to express your interest before March 15? Complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Immediate Openings

Applications are still being accepted for the following WSBA committees and boards. Committee service provides volunteers an opportunity to contribute to the legal community and profession, a chance to get involved with critical issues, and a way to connect with other legal professionals around the state.

  • (New!) WSBA Records Request Appeals Officer — applications are due Jan. 29, 2021. Click here for application instructions and the position description.
  • Character & Fitness Board (actively seeking a public member and a member from District 9. attorneys, LPOs and LLLTs are eligible as well)
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Disciplinary Advisory Round Table (respondents counsel, LPO, and LLLT)
  • Practice of Law Board
  • Pro Bono and Public Service Committee
  • Washington Young Lawyers Committee: North Central District (members from Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant or Okanogan county) only.

If interested in serving on one of the above entities, please email barleaders@wsba.org.

This overview document provides brief descriptions of each committee; below are links to detailed volunteer position descriptions. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Applications will be reviewed by individual recommendation teams for each position, then by the WSBA Board of Governors Nominations Committee, which makes the appointments subject to review  by the entire Board of Governors. Positions began Oct. 1, 2020. Applicants are welcome to check on their status at any time by emailing barleaders@wsba.org.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Paris Eriksen, Volunteer Engagement Advisor at parise@wsba.org.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Year-Round Opportunities

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.