2017 Board of Governors Elections

Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors are up for election in 2017: District 3, District 6, District 7-North, District 8, and an At-Large position. 

District Positions

Candidates

Learn more about the candidates at the Board of Governors Candidate Forum. The forum will be held at the WSBA Conference Center in Seattle on March 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend and bring questions for the candidates. The forum will also be webcast and accessible statewide for live viewing.

District 3

District 6

District 7N

District 8

Voting

The district-based positions are elected by their peers. Generally, members are entitled to vote in the congressional district in which they reside. All out-of-state active WSBA members are eligible to vote in the district of the address of their agent within Washington for the purpose of receiving service of process as required by APR 5(f), or, if specifically designated to the WSBA executive director, within the district of their primary Washington practice. The WSBA uses an electronic voting system, and members will not receive a paper ballot unless they request one. Email ballots will be sent on March 15, 2017, and votes must be received by 5 p.m. PST on April 3, 2017. Paper ballots will be mailed upon request, and completed ballots must be received in the WSBA Office of the Executive Director by 5 p.m. PST on April 3, 2017.

If you have questions about the district elections, please email barleaders@wsba.org


At-Large Position

One of the three at-large positions is open in 2017. Under WSBA’s Bylaws, the purpose of this position is to increase diversity and representation on the Board, and the position is to be filled by an active attorney WSBA member who has “the experience and knowledge of the needs of those lawyers whose membership is or may be historically under-represented in governance, or who represents some of the diverse elements of the public of the state of Washington.” This position is elected by the Board of Governors. Learn more about what is involved in serving on the Board of Governors.

Nominations for the at-large position are now open. The deadline is 5 p.m. PST on April 20, 2017. To nominate yourself or another WSBA member, complete the nomination form and return it as directed on the form. Candidate interviews and the election will take place at the Board of Governors meeting scheduled for May 18-19, 2017, in Seattle. Nominees generally (but are not required to) submit additional materials for the Board of Governor's consideration, including a cover letter, resume, or letters of support. Additional materials must be received by the WSBA's Office of the Executive Director by May 3, 2017.

Questions about the at-large position should be directed to diversity@wsba.org.

Bylaws

The BOG adopted amendments to Art. XI, Sections, effective Jan. 26, 2017.

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