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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: July 22, 2022

Indian Law Section

The Indian Law Section provides a forum for practitioners representing clients affected by Indian law. Federal, tribal, and state laws; executive and administrative actions; and court decisions produce a complex and rapidly evolving array of law that affects legal services. The Section schedules CLE programs on subjects that provide information to practitioners representing clients affected by Indian law. Section members also receive a newsletter highlighting recent developments in Indian law.

Annual Report  |  Budget  |  Bylaws  |  Year in Review

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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!

Below are the results of the Indian Law 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. 

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

Brenda George

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

Drew Pollom

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

Andrew Fuller

Jessica Roberts

Dillon Spiess

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org

Register Now! Annual Indian Law CLE

Join seasoned practitioners for the Indian Law Section’s annual CLE. We will cover some of the most important developments and pressing issues affecting tribes in Washington and beyond.

Presented by the Indian Law Section and Stokes Lawrence.

Webinar: June 16 and June 17, 2022

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Newsletter

Spring 2020  │  Spring 2019  │  Summer 2018  │  Spring 2017

If you are interested in submitting an article or items for "Indian Lawyers in the News" for the Indian Law Newsletter, please contact Jeremy Wood at jfwood@littler.com.

Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please email sections@wsba.org.


Executive Committee

Chair: Danielle Bargala (2021-2022)

Chair-Elect:  Bree Black Horse (2021-2022)

Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda George (2021-2022)

Immediate Past ChairMaryanne Mohan (2021-2022)

Newsletter Editor*Jeremy Wood

Young Lawyer LiaisonVacant

Board of Governors Liaison*: Hunter Abell (2021-2022) 

At-Large Members
Andrew Pollom (2019-2022)
Stephanie Tsosie (2019-2022)
Jessica Roberts (2021-2022)
Mary Neil (2020-2023)
Cheyenne Sanders (2020-2023)
Thomas Schlosser (2020-2023)
Derek Red Arrow Frank (2021-2024)
Daniel Rey-Bear (2021-2024)
Ethan Jones (2021-2024) 

*Nonvoting member

Please contact committee member for specific details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.


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. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact Section Chair Danielle Bargala.