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Sections members become part of active professional communities and gain access to an array of exclusive section member benefits. Over 10,000 WSBA members currently belong to one or more of the WSBA’s 29 sections. The section membership year begins Jan. 1.

Member Benefits

In the past year, WSBA Sections have sponsored approximately 70 CLE seminars and hosted multiple professional networking events around the state. Various sections offer a plethora of member benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • List serve communities
  • Newsletters, reports, deskbooks, and sourcebooks
  • Free and discounted CLEs
  • Opportunities to engage in the Washington state legislative process

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Each section is led by a group of volunteers who are elected to serve on the executive committee. Many find leading a section to be a rewarding experience because of the leadership growth, professional development, firsthand experience with the legislative process, and collegiality it offers. Executive committee discussions are productive and challenging, offering a unique opportunity to work with other legal professionals in a goal-oriented setting that benefits WSBA members and the greater legal community.

Executive committee terms begin Oct. 1, 2022, and sections accept applications for the following year in early spring. Consider applying to become a section leader!

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Updated: Oct. 28, 2022

Health Law Section

The Health Law Section furthers the knowledge of the members of the Section and the Washington State Bar Association in the areas of law involving both federal and local health care. The Section focuses on the business of health care, state and federal reform, fraud and abuse, antitrust, new modes of health care delivery, insurance issues, and many other concerns. The Section works to contribute to valuable relationships among health law practitioners and opportunities to develop health law practices.

The Section provides benefits to members by developing regular educational opportunities, including CLE seminars and notices of important developments in health law; contributing to valuable relationships among health law practitioners and opportunities to develop health law practices; and providing general information relating to healthcare law. The Section also promotes list-serve discussions and social networking opportunities.

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Health Law Section Networking Social 

Polsinelli Seattle and the Washington State Bar Association Health Law Section are co-hosting a long-overdue opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the health law section in the greater Seattle area. Please join us for nibbles, games and a glass of cheer as you mingle with your colleagues. Please feel free to bring health care colleagues who are not yet members of our Health Law Section. Space is limited so please RSVP below now. We cannot wait to see you!


Event Details

Wednesday, Nov. 2

6-9 p.m. 

Art Marble| The Bonfire Room, 731 Western Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

To RSVP: Please email Lori Oliver by Oct. 27.

Executive Committee

Chair: Madeleine Haller (2022-2023)

1st Vice ChairRonak Chokhani (2022-2023) 

2nd Vice Chair: Adrian Chan (2022-2023) 

Secretary: Ellie Page (2022-2023) 

TreasurerAppalenia Udell (2022-2023)

Immediate Past Chair: Lori Oliver (2022-2023) 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Genta Iwasaki (2022-2024)

BOG Liaison*: Lauren Boyd (2022-2023) and Alec Stephens (2022-2023)

At-Large Members

Elena Praggastis (2022-2023)

Elizabeth Waiguchu Jackson (2022-2023)

Stephanie Sundier (2022-2023)

*nonvoting member


Education Committee

Lori Oliver, Chair
Michael L. Farrell
Appalenia Udell
Elizabeth W. Jackson

Outreach Committee 

Madeleine Haller, Chair
Ronak Chokhani
Jeff Thomas
William Waller
Lori Oliver


The Executive Committee of the Health Law Section holds monthly meetings. Except as otherwise noted, the meetings take place by video conference on the first Friday of each month, noon-1 p.m. See event calendar for access information.

Please contact committee members for any other details on their upcoming meetings.

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To join the section list serve and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to To post on the section's list serve, review our list serve instructions. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the section directly.