Daniel D. Clark Re-Elected as Washington State Bar Association Treasurer | July 27, 2020
SEATTLE [July 27, 2020] — The Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association has re-elected Daniel D. Clark to serve as its treasurer for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The board elected him unanimously at its July 24 meeting. It is notable that Clark, who was also unanimously elected in 2019, will be the first WSBA treasurer to serve two terms consecutively.
“I am extremely honored to be re-elected as WSBA treasurer and hope to continue increasing communication and transparency of WSBA financial matters to the membership and the public,” said Clark. “I look forward to another year of working hand-in-hand with the WSBA Budget and Audit Committee and staff to develop the FY2021 and FY2022 budgets in service to my fellow 40,000 lawyers and legal professionals.”
Clark was elected to the Board as District 4 Governor in July 2017 to fill a vacancy and was subsequently elected in 2018 for a full term, which runs through September 2021.
Since 2002, Clark has served as a senior deputy prosecuting attorney with the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Corporate Counsel Division. His legal practice includes providing legal representation to various Yakima County department heads, including Yakima County treasurer, budget director, auditor, and elected officials in civil and ad valorem taxation litigation matters. He also assists deputy prosecutors and law enforcement in criminal prosecutions and civil real and personal property forfeiture matters. In addition, he serves as legal counsel for the Southeast Aging and Long-Term Care Council of Governments, an entity comprised of eight counties providing vital services under the Older Americans Act for the elderly and those in need of long-term care. Previously, he worked for Yakima County Superior Court where he served as a judicial law clerk for Hons. James Hutton, Michael E. Schwab, Robert N. Hackett, and C. James Lust.
Born and raised in Yakima, Clark received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Central Washington University, graduating magna cum laude, and was honored as a Dean’s Scholar in the College of the Sciences. He earned his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law where he graduated cum laude. He is a proud Gonzaga law alumnus, and an avid Zags basketball and Seahawks fan. Clark has also provided numerous hours of pro bono legal service throughout his career and has participated in various pro bono legal service events and clinics in Yakima County and through community service projects the Board of Governors has conducted.
Clark’s current term as Treasurer ends on Sept. 18, 2020. His new term runs through Sept. 30, 2021.
About the Washington State Bar Association
The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA administers the Bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system; and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities. The Bar’s mission is to serve the public and its members, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.