Litigation Section

courthouse signThe Litigation Section strives to be the voice of civil litigators practicing in this state. The Section is involved in a wide range of activities of interest to those who handle civil matters in superior or federal court. Activities include review and formal input concerning legislation and rule making. The Section publishes a newsletter which keeps its members updated on current developments and events.

The Section sponsors an annual midyear seminar skills training; an annual dinner meeting with the Supreme Court for the Executive Committee, and production of various publications, including a quarterly newsletter, and the Civil Trial and Evidence Manual now in its 5th edition (2004). 



legal book on shelf Washington Civil Trial and Evidence Manual: Voir Dire to Verdict
The fifth edition of the Washington Civil Trial and Evidence Manual is a 280-page loose-leaf volume. This indispensable take-to-court manual is available at a discount to Section members. Click here for the order form.



woman with a headsetContact the Section

Section members: To join the Section list serve and and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the Section Chair, Norma Rodriguez.

Section Administration

Bylaws, Annual Report, and Executive Committee


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Current Bill Referrals

Bills referred to WSBA sections for review, and any positions taken, during the current Legislative Biennium

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