Section Leaders Toolbox

red toolboxThese 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. 


Table of Contents

Policies and Procedures             Budgets and Work Plans
     
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.

2015 Expense Report policy on Page 2

           2013-2014 Annual Report Template
WSBA Bylaws   GR 12
WSBA Bylaws – Key References to Sections   GR 12(C) - BOG Analytical Statement
Process for Amending Section Bylaws   Section Fiscal Policies
2014 Report on Section Activities   Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Sponsorship Policy   Communication Policies
Amicus Curiae Brief Policy   Bar Records Overview for Sections
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy   WSBA Mission and Goals


Budgets and Work Plans

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    


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 Webpage(s)   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


Budgets and Work Plans

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    


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


Executive Committee Management

Find templates and best practices for running effective Executive Committee meetings.

Email to Request a Conference Room   Best Practices for Meeting Facilitation
Meeting Checklist   Meeting Agenda Template
Meeting Minutes Template    


CLE and Event Planning 

Access information and resources for your next brown bag, forum, reception, or CLE.

Section-Sponsored CLE Planning   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 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
Legislation and Court Rule Comment Policy   Amicus Curiae Brief Policy


Diversity and Inclusion

WSBA is committed 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
Diversity Dictionary  

Accessibility Toolkit

 

Explore the benefits of joining a WSBA Section

Questions?

Email: sections@wsba.org