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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:

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Updated: Feb. 23, 2021

Health Law Section

WSBA's Health Law Section facilitates learning and relationship development to support the practice of health law attorneys. The section is a valuable and trusted resource for:

  • Providing 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
  • Providing general information relating to healthcare law.

In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the Bar.

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What Washington’s New Law on Noncompete Covenants means for Health Care Workers , a one-hour webinar

Learn how the new law on noncompetition covenants impacts physicians and other health care workers. This webinar explores whether attorneys need to modify existing restrictive covenants and how to draft new covenants.

This recording is not eligible for CLE credit.

Executive Committee

One-year terms, Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021.

ChairMichael L. Farrell

1st Vice ChairSeth Rosenberg

2nd Vice ChairGerald Tarutis

SecretaryBrian Duke

TreasurerAppalenia Udell

Immediate Past ChairMorgan Walt

Young Lawyer Liaison*: vacant

BOG Liaison*: Jean Kang

At-Large Members:

Madeleine Haller
Selina Kang
Lori Oliver

*nonvoting member


Education Committee

Lori Oliver, Chair
Michael L. Farrell

Scholarships and Grants Committee

Brian Duke, Chair
Madeleine Haller

Collaboration Committee 

Appalenia Udell, Chair
Selina Kang

Professional Licensing Committee

Gerald Tarutis, Chair
Michael L. Farrell

Recruitment Committee

Seth Rosenberg, Chair
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.