Board of Governors Meetings

Schedule and Materials

Next Board Meeting

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30 at the WSBA Conference Center, 1325 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Also available via webcast.

Meeting materials
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Watch video coverage of the Sept. 14 Town Hall discussion.

Board Meeting Schedule

All Board of Governors meetings, except for executive sessions, are open to the public. Meetings held at the WSBA Conference Center in Seattle will be webcast. Information will be posted here one week prior to each meeting.

Deadlines for submitting materials are listed below. Please notify us in advance if you plan to submit materials or agenda items.

Past Board meeting minutes and agendas

2016-2017 Meetings
Dates tentative

Sept. 29-30WSBA, Seattle, webcast
Nov. 18 WSBA, Seattle, webcast
Jan. 26-27, 2017 | TBD
March 9-10 | Red Lion, Olympia
May 18-19WSBA, Seattle, webcast
July 28-29 | Alderbrook, Union, WA
Sept. 28-29WSBA , Seattle, webcast

Town Hall Discussion

WSBA leadership and Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen participated in Town Hall meeting at the WSBA Conference Center on Sept. 14, 2016. 

The Town Hall discussion covered issues currently before the Board of Governors:

  • Proposed GR12 amendments that include a renumbering of the rules to add a preamble and a section to the regulatory objectives, a name change to the Washington State Bar, dropping the word “association,” and changes to reflect the current role of the WSBA in regulating limited license legal technicians, limited practice officers, lawyers, and other legal practitioners.
  • Proposed amendments to the WSBA Bylaws regarding a name change, types of membership, board governance, and indemnification of volunteers, among others.
  • Section Policy Work Group recommendations that are intended to create minimum governance standards.
  • Suggested amendments to the APRs that would ensure WSBA has the most effective and efficient system for regulating three license types: lawyers, LLLTs and LPOs.
  • Draft WSBA FY 2017 Budget and 2018-2020 WSBA License Fees.

August 2016 meeting materials

Watch the Aug. 23 special meeting

July 2016 meeting materials

From the Jan. 28 Board of Governors meeting

More Information

For questions about the current Board of Governors meeting, please contact Margaret Shane.

To request past Board meeting materials, please contact the WSBA public records officer at