Updated: June 21, 2024

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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The Health Law Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about the section, their upcoming events and offerings, as well as information about the section's executive committee.

Upcoming Programs

Executive Committee Meetings

Executive Committee

Upcoming Programs

Executive Committee Elections

Election season is here! If you’re interested in applying to serve on your section’s executive committee, head over to the Elections page to see a list of open positions and how to apply.

If you have any questions, please email sections@wsba.org.

Health Law Conference Scholarship

The WSBA Health Law Section (HLS) awards two (2) scholarships per year of up to $1,250 each for recipients to attend health law conferences.

Scholarship funds may be used by recipients to attend conferences put on by the following organizations:

  • American Health Law Association (AHLA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
  • Other conferences may be proposed by the applicant.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be one of the following:

  1. A current J.D. or L.L.M. student in a Washington state law school; OR
  2. An attorney who has been practicing for three (3) years or less and is a current member of the WSBA, and who is
    • Not currently employed;
    • Employed in the public sector;
    • Employed by a non-profit organization;
    • Employed by a Native or Indigenous tribe; or
    • Employed by an organization that does not reimburse attorneys for continuing legal education.


Application Instructions

To apply, please send the following information to wsbahealthlaw@gmail.com no later than July 5, 2024.

  1. Name
  2. How you meet the eligibility requirements (e.g. student; employed by a non-profit organization)
  3. Name of the law school and year in law school, if applicable
  4. Employer, if applicable
  5. If awarded a scholarship, which conference you would like to attend (name, date, and location)
  6. A statement of approximately 500 words or fewer about your interest in health law and why you would like to attend the proposed conference.

Applications will be collected until July 5, 2024.

Additional Information

The HLS Executive Committee can provide guidance about conference selection. If you would like help choosing a conference, please send an email to wsbahealthlaw@gmail.com.

Successful applicants will receive scholarship funds in advance of the conference the recipient plans to attend. Scholarship funds may be used for conference registration, travel, lodging, and other expenses directly related to conference attendance. The amount of funds dispersed will depend on whether the recipient will attend the conference in person or virtually and whether out-of-state travel is required. Appropriate verification of costs must be provided upon request. Recipients may be asked to share about their experience with the Executive Committee after attending their conference of choice.

Questions? Contact wsbahealthlaw@gmail.com.

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Executive Committee

Chair: Elena Praggastis (2023-2024)

1st Vice Chair: Elizabeth Waiguchu Jackson (2023-2024) 

2nd Vice Chair: Stephanie Sundier (2023-2024)

Immediate Past ChairMadeleine Haller (2023-2024) 

Secretary: Adriana Lein (2023-2024) 

TreasurerAdrian Chan (2023-2024)


At-Large Members:

Mikaela Louie (2023-2024)
Dr. Andrew Feld (2023-2024)
Brian Williamson (2023-2024


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

Board of Governors Liaisons*: Kristina Larry (2023-2024)

*Nonvoting member

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Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee of the Health Law Section holds monthly meetings. Except as otherwise noted, the meetings take place by video conference on the second Tuesday 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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Join Our List Serve

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