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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.

WSBA Sections are currently seeking section members to fill openings on their section executive committees for terms beginning Oct. 1, 2021. Consider applying to become a section leader!

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


WSBA Sections

 

Updated: July 27, 2021

Litigation Section

The Litigation Section strives to be the voice of civil litigators practicing in Washington state. The Section is involved in a wide range of activities that interest those who handle civil matters in superior or federal courts. Activities include review and formal input concerning legislation and rule making. The Section publishes a newsletter that keeps its members updated on current developments and events. Join the Section.

The Litigation Section sponsors an annual midyear seminar, skills training, and an annual Executive Committee dinner meeting with the Washington Supreme Court.

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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!  

Below are the results of the Litigation 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, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022

David Rose

Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022

Vacant

At-Large Member: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022

Jerimy Kirschner

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.


New! Litigation Section Mentorship Program

The WSBA Litigation Section Executive Committee is proud to announce the development of a mentorship program for current Litigation Section members. This new member benefit will help facilitate a connection between emerging and experienced professionals in their civil litigation practice.

Mentor and Mentee applications are accepted throughout the year.

Complete the Mentee Application.

Complete the Mentor Application.

Please mail or email your completed application to the named attorney in the second paragraph of the application.

The Litigation Section Mentorship program will match mentors and mentees together using the criteria indicated in the application forms. Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to use the resources and guides provided by WSBA found here to select the desired structure for the ongoing dialogue between mentor and mentee.

If you have any questions about this, please contact sections@wsba.org.


Executive Committee

ChairMichelle Pham

Chair-ElectSusan Nelson

Secretary/TreasurerDavid Rose

Immediate Past ChairVinnie Nappo

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Kaleigh Powell (2020-2022)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Jean Kang

Committee Members

Beth Lambert (2022)
David Rose (2022)
Eric Gilman (2023) 
Sydney Safley (2023) 
Margeaux Serrano (2023) 

*Nonvoting member

Meetings

The Executive Committee of the Litigation Section conducts meetings on the second Thursday of each month, from 1-2 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held by telephone conference. To attend, you may dial 866-577-9294 and enter the participant code: 5016520#.

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


Join Our List Serve

For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact Section Chair Michelle Pham. To join our list serve and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org.