Volunteer to Represent WSBA on a Committee or Organization
- Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington: Open until filled
- Statute Law Committee: Application deadline extended to March 10
- Washington Pattern Forms Committee: Application deadline March 31
Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington
Open Until Filled.
The WSBA Board of Governors will appoint four members of the Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington for terms beginning upon appointment and expiring Dec. 31, 2023 (the term expiration is set by the Board of Governors and subject to change).
The Bench-Bar-Press Committee was formed in 1963 to foster better understanding and working relationships among judges, lawyers, and journalists. Its mission is to seek to accommodate, as much as possible, the tension between the constitutional values of free press and fair trial through educational events and relationship building. The committee is chaired by the chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court and includes representatives from the legal profession, judiciary, law enforcement, and news media.
The full committee typically holds an in-person (currently paused due to COVID-19). A liaison committee, called the Fire Brigade conducts work throughout the year. Subcommittees of volunteers are organized on an ad hoc basis to plan and execute events. More information can be found here, or contact Wendy Ferrell, Administrative Office of the Courts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com.
Statute Law Committee
Application Deadline: Mar. 10, 2023
The WSBA is accepting applications from members interested in serving a two-year term on the Statute Law Committee, beginning April 1, 2023, and ending March 31, 2025.
This 12-member committee of the Washington State Legislature seeks to foster accurate publication of laws and agency rules and oversees delivery of the other services of the Code Reviser's Office in a professional and strictly nonpartisan and cost-effective manner. The Code Reviser's primary responsibilities are to periodically codify, index, and publish the Revised Code of Washington, the Washington State Register, and the Washington Administrative Code, and to provide bill drafting services for the legislature. The committee meets at least twice a year. Further information about the Statute Law Committee can be found at its website or by contacting Kathleen Buchli at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-786-6777.
Deadline: Feb. 24, 2023. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Washington Pattern Forms Committee
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023