about the washington state bar association

About the Washington State Bar Association

The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.

Founded in 1888, the Washington State Bar Association is part of the judicial branch, exercising a governmental function authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 35,000 lawyers. The WSBA both regulates lawyers under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. As a regulatory agency, the WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; and administers the lawyer discipline system. As a professional association, the WSBA provides continuing legal education for attorneys, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities.

Governance and Leadership

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WSBA which determines the general policies of the Bar and approves its budget each year. The Board of Governors consists of (a) the President, President-elect, and Immediate Past President and members elected from each Congressional District and at-large.

The Board of Governors elects the President-elect of the Bar and selects the Executive Director.

WSBA Governance

Information about the Board of Governors, its work, and meeting schedule

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Paula Littlewood

Executive Director

Meet Paula Littlewood, WSBA Executive Director

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More about the WSBA

Learn more about the services and resources the WSBA offers to members and the public.

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History of the WSBA

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Resources for Lawyers

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Job Seekers Resources

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Washington State Bar Foundation

Washington State Bar Foundation

Helping WSBA serve the public and advance justice

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Financial Information

Statements, Policies, and Forms

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WSBA|CLE

For the latest CLE seminars and products, visit the online store

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Legal Community

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Young Lawyers Committee

Washington Young Lawyers Committee

Your vehicle to lead and serve, network, and transition into practice.

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Sections

Connect with fellow practitioners and peers through WSBA's 27 sections

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Resources for the Public

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