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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

...and more! Join a Section Today!

Interested in Section Leadership?

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!

For general sections questions, send an email with your Bar number to sections@wsba.org or call 800-945-9722.


WSBA Sections

 

Updated: Aug. 12, 2022

Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Unfair Business Practices Section

The Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Unfair Business Practices Section is primarily devoted to keeping its members informed about significant developments in the field of trade regulation law. The Section serves as a forum for members of the Washington State Bar Association to exchange information and ideas and to develop and conduct educational programs regarding public and private aspects of trade regulation law, including antitrust, consumer protection, and unfair business practices.

The section provides benefits to members by hosting CLEs and publishing resource materials that address current topics of interest. Meetings provide an opportunity to network with experienced trade regulation practitioners from around the state, including private practice, in-house, and government attorneys.

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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!

Below are the results of the Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practices Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting! 

For more information about the section and its executive committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position. 

Co-chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Danica Noble

Eric Weiss 

Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Amanda Martin

Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Jacob Zuniga

At-Large Member: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022 and ending Sept. 30, 2025. 

Julia Kellison

Lumi Nodit

Sarah Shifley

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.


Resources

Putting the Brakes on Washington's Garnishment Treadmill

Although Washington has some of the best consumer laws in the country, our state's approach to wage garnishment is inadequate. Washington's wage garnishment law does too little to protect low-income debtors and their dependents. In this article, the authors propose several reforms — including higher earnings exemptions, annual garnishment caps, and express judicial discretion to limit garnishment for hardship — that would help vulnerable consumers, unburden taxpayers, and improve the administration of justice in Washington.

Green Guide Summary

Green Guide Update: January 2013

The Federal Trade Commission

Antitrust Division – Department of Justice

American Bar Association – Section of Antitrust Law

Washington Antitrust and Consumer Protection Handbook, 3rd Edition, 2001, plus 2007 Supplement. Available online via annual subscription ($65).


Executive Committee

Co-Chairs: Danica Noble* and Eric Weiss (2021-2022) 

SecretaryAmanda Martin (2021-2022) 

TreasurerJacob Zuniga (2021-2022) 

Young Lawyer LiaisonJenna Poligo (2021-2023)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Tom McBride (2021-2022) 

At-Large Members

Julia Kellison(2019-2022)
Lumi Nodit (2019-2022)
Sarah Shifley (2019-2022)
Tiffany Lee (2020-2023)
Travis Kennedy (2020-2023)
Aaron Ross (2020-2023)
Heidi Bradley (2021-2024)
Joseph Adamson (2021-2024)

 

*Nonvoting member

For general questions, please email your inquiries to sections@wsba.org. To get involved with the Section and learn more, please contact the Section co-chair, Eric Weiss.