Section Leaders Toolbox

Toolbox pngThese pages are a resource-in-progress, and we encourage you to participate by making recommendations or providing feedback. As a section leader, you are positioned to keep us informed of the types of tools and information most relevant and important to you. As you continue to consult this page throughout your term of leadership, feel free to suggest changes by contacting your primary section liaison.

On this Page

Policies and Procedures
Reaching Your Members Executive Committee Management
CLE and Event Planning Legislative Process
Diversity and Inclusion  

Policies and Procedures

Learn about the policies that outline the work and purpose of the sections and your role as a leader in the organization.
2017 Expense Report see policy on page 2 WSBA Mission, Guiding Principles and Strategic Goals updated July 2016
 Section Fiscal Policies October 2016  WSBA Values January 2016
2015 Report on Section Activities GR 12 September 2007
Sponsorship Policy GR 12(c) - BOG Analytical Statement 
Process for Amending Section Bylaws  WSBA Bylaws September 2015
Professionalism Plan WSBA Bylaws – Key References to Sections
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy
Bar Records Overview for Sections
WSBA Bylaws Workgroup concluded September 2016 Guiding Communication Principles January 2016
WSBA Sections Policy Workgroup concluded September 2016 Conflict Resolution Practices & Policy January 2016

Budgeting and Work Plans

Understand the per-member charge and the support that the WSBA provides and download templates to help you plan your section's budget and work.
Presentation and Q&A - Planning Your FY 2017 Budget (June 30, 2016)  
PowerPoint PresentationRecorded Presentation (provide name and email address to access the recording)
How WSBA Supports the Sections  How Per-Member Charge Is Calculated (FY 2017)
Materials from Section Leaders Orientations updated November 2016

Membership Outreach

Explore the different ways you can reach your members. Look up publication timelines to inform your communications plans or order a member roster to learn more about your members.
Request Changes to Your Web Page Write a Blog Post for NWSidebar
List Serve Instructions  Write an Article for NWLawyer 
Produce a Section Newsletter  Communications Timelines 
Email to Request a Membership Roster How to Use Membership Data 

Communication Policies and Guidelines

Access information and resources on how to communicate with your membership and community.
WSBA Print and Online Style Guide
Policy on Use of Logos and Letterhead 
Social Media Guidelines  Broadcast Email and Privacy Policy 
Top 12 Most Common Edits Made to WSBA Section Newsletters  

Executive Committee Management

Find templates and best practices for running effective executive committee meetings.
Email to Request a Conference Room Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Meeting Checklist  Meeting Agenda Template 
Meeting Minutes Template  Best Practices for Meeting Facilitation

CLE and Event Planning

Access information and resources for your next brown bag, forum, reception, or CLE.
Section-Sponsored CLE Planning including mini-CLEs and webinars Marketing Package (Midyears & Conferences) 
Seminar Administrative Fee Explanation  Sponsorship Policy
Brown-Bag Guidelines non-CLE educational opportunities Video Stream Your Event: Planning and Instructions

Legislative Process

As experts in your area of practice, your section's leadership may be called upon to offer opinions and recommendations of relevant state legislation. Quickly learn the legislative action process and the comment policy.
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy November 2015 All Other Legislative Rules & Policies
Legislative Session Overview November 2015 Legislative Activity & Bills Referred to WSBA Sections

Diversity and Inclusion

The Bar is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. As a leader in the community, you advance this philosophy in your section with the help of these tools.
WSBA Diversity and Inclusion  2015 Diversity Annual Report 
Diversity Dictionary  Accessibility Tool kit 
Culture of Inclusion Philosophy Section Diversity Counts 2015
Section Diversity Counts Comparison
2015-2016
 

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To view Section events only on the calendar above:

Select your section from the drop-down menu labeled "All."


Explore the benefits of joining a WSBA Section

WSBA Sections Policy Work Group

Created to review WSBA policies related to WSBA sections and make recommendations for consideration.

Questions?

Email: sections@wsba.org