The WSBA's Legislative Office works closely with the following, two distinct, internal legislative committees to further the mission of the Bar Association:
The WSBA Legislative Committee (WLC), a 30-member standing committee, meets three times during the fall. Its primary purpose is to ensure that WSBA-request legislation meets GR 12 and is vetted both internally and externally. WSBA-request legislation typically emanates from a WSBA Section. The WLC may also consider non-WSBA proposals submitted to the WLC for the purpose of seeking WSBA input and support. If the WLC votes to recommend approval of a WSBA-request bill, or support of a non-WSBA proposed bill, the proposal is submitted to the Board of Governors in November for formal approval or support. WSBA-request bills approved by the Board are introduced in the upcoming legislative session.
The Board of Governors Legislative Committee (BLC), an 11-member committee comprised of Board members, meets weekly by conference call just prior to and throughout the legislative session. The BLC’s primary purpose is to consider legislation of interest to the WSBA and to provide the WSBA Legislative Liaison with guidance, as needed. Typically, legislation reviewed by the BLC is brought to the Committee’s attention by the WSBA’s Legislative Liaison. The BLC is authorized to, after consideration of GR 12 and subject to the procedural requirements of the WSBA Bylaws, take a position on legislation on behalf of the WSBA.
November | September
November | October | September
Status and summaries of our legislative activity
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