Board of Governors
The At-large position is to be filled by a person, who, at the Board's discretion, has the experience and knowledge of the needs of lawyers underrepresented in governance or who represent the diverse population of Washington to make the Board a more diverse and representative body than that achieved by district representation alone. See section VI(D) of the WSBA bylaws for additional information.
Deadline to run for the At-large position is 5 p.m. PST Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The at-large governor will be elected by the Board at its June 3, 2016, meeting in Seattle.
To self-nominate and run for the At-large position on the Board or to nominate another WSBA member, you must file a statement of interest and a biographical statement of 100 words or less. Please use the appropriate form below. The WSBA executive director must have received the forms for the At-large position by 5 p.m. April 20, 2016. If you have questions, contact Sue Strachan at email@example.com, 206-733-5903.
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These new members of the WSBA Board of Governors will begin three-year terms of office on Oct. 1, 2016.
Rajeev D. Majumdar
Rajeev Majumdar is a partner at a general practice in Blaine, Washington. He was recently awarded the WSBA’s Local Hero Award for his work with non-profits that serve the indigent, including stepping away from his law practice to pro-bono serve as the Interim Executive Director of Whatcom County’s Volunteer Lawyer Program. He serves the City of Blaine as its Prosecutor, and serves his private clients as a defense attorney in other jurisdictions and as a civil litigator. He is joyfully married, and expecting his first child, with whom he hopes to share a love of backpacking through the third world.
After licensing, the overriding mission of the Bar should be to serve the members. That requires the Board to appreciate what the majority of members face. Most of us are personally responsible for payroll, rent, staff and medical insurance. We not only practice law, we run small businesses; however, that leaves little time to serve. I have practiced for 20-plus years. For the last 12-plus years, I have run a successful practice of partners and associates, and for various reasons now have time and want to serve to help the Bar keep sight of the needs of the practicing members.
Admitted to the bar in 1978, I am a family law attorney and have been with the same firm for 36 years. Early in my career, I was president of Washington Women Lawyers and its liaison to the WSBA Board of Governors. I served on the Judicial Recommendation, Character & Fitness and Legislative committees. Then I stepped away from WSBA service; I thought it was time for new blood. I am concerned about what’s happening with the Bar and want to be part of a solution.
Education: B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1975; J.D. University of Washington, 1978.
WSBA members in Districts 2, 9, and 10 voted between March 15 and April 1. The results of these elections are as follows:
• Rajeev Majumdar: 60.7%
• Tracy Gilroy: 24.5%
• Lisa Saar: 14.7%
• Dan Bridges (unopposed)
• Christina Meserve: 66.7%
• Vicki Parker: 33.3%
As of September 18, 2015
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