Section Leaders Toolbox
Important Information for Leading Your Section
These pages are a resource-in-progress, and we encourage your participation in making recommendations or providing feedback. As a section leader you are positioned to keep us informed on what types of tools and information are most relevant and important to you. As you continue to consult this page throughout your term of leadership, feel free to suggest changes to this page by contacting your primary section liaison.
Learn about the policies that outline the work and purpose of the Sections, and your role as a leader in the organization.
2014 Expense Report – expense reimbursement policy on page 2
WSBA Bylaws – Key References to Sections
2014 Report on Section Activities
2013-2014 Annual Report Template
GR 12(C) - BOG Analytical Statement
Bar Records Overview for Sections
Section Fiscal Policies
Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Process for Amending Section Bylaws
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy
Amicus Curiae Brief Policy
Understand the per member charge and the support that WSBA provides, and download templates to help you plan the budget and work of your section.
How WSBA supports the Sections
How Per Member Charge is Calculated
Materials from Section Leaders Orientations
Section Work Plans: Example | Template
Section Month-by-Month Activity Plan Example
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 webpage(s)
List serve instructions
Produce a Section Newsletter
Write a blog post for NWSidebar
Write an article for NWLawyer
E-mail to request a membership roster
How to use membership data
Create and send a newsletter
Communication policies and guidelines
Find templates and best practices for running effective Executive Committee meetings.
E-mail to request a conference room
Best Practices for Meeting Facilitation
Meeting Agenda Template
Meeting Minutes Template
Access information and resources for your next brown bag, forum, reception, or CLE.
Section-Sponsored CLE Planning
Brown-Bag Guidelines (non-CLE educational opportunities)
Video Stream Your Event: Planning and Instructions
Sample Flyers: Professional Networking & Mini-CLE Events
As experts in your area of practice, your Section's leadership may be called upon to offer opinions and recommendations of relevant Washington State legislation. Quickly learn the legislative action process, and the comment policy.
PowerPoint Presentation from Legislative Refresher Course - October 2014
Process for taking a position on legislation
Legislative Cheat Sheet
BOG Legislative Action Guidelines
WSBA is committeed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. As a leader in the community, here are tools to help you advance this philosophy in your section.
WSBA Diversity and Inclusion
2014 Diversity Annual Report
Read our mission statement, guiding principles, and 2013-15 strategic goals.
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