Legislative Policies and Processes

While the Washington State Legislature meets only a few months each year, the legislative process is a year-round endeavor. Read an overview of our legislative process or get all the details on the WSBA Legislative Process Roadmap, which outlines the process for those Sections and Committees that seek to solve a statutory problem whose solution lies with the legislature.

The information below outlines policy and process considerations the WSBA legislative team and others are guided by each legislative session.


WSBA Legislative Policies and Processes

GR12c Analytical Statement
This memorandum guides decisions about when WSBA weighs in on legislative matters.

Legislative Action Guidelines
Details about when WSBA entities may participate in the legislative process (examples).

How a Bill Becomes a Law
Track a bill from beginning to end in the Washington State Legislature.

Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy
This policy governs Section, Committee, Division or Council comment on court rules and legislation.

Legislative Activity

Status and summaries of our legislative activity

Legislative Committee

Legislative and Government Links

Legislative Affairs Staff

Kathryn Leathers
Legislative Liaison
360-259-2044 | kathrynL@wsba.org

Gwen Lloyd
Legislative Assistant
360-943-9977 | gwenl@wsba.org