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Commission on Judicial Conduct
Application deadline: April 29, 2016
The WSBA Board of Governors is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Commission on Judicial Conduct. Two positions are available, one as a member and one as an alternate.
The Commission reviews complaints of ethical misconduct and disability against judicial officers, discusses the progress of investigations, and takes action to resolve complaints. The goal of the Commission is to maintain confidence and integrity in the judicial system by seeking to preserve both judicial independence and public accountability. The public interest requires a fair and reasonable process to address judicial misconduct or disability, separate from the judicial appeals system that allows individual litigants to appeal legal errors.
The Commission consists of 11 members who serve four-year terms — six non-lawyer citizens, three judges, and two lawyers. Each member has an alternate whose term coincides with their corresponding member’s term. The lawyers must be admitted to practice in Washington and are appointed by the WSBA. Incumbents are eligible for reappointment, limited to two terms as an alternate member and two terms as a full member. Letters of interest and résumés are also required for incumbents seeking reappointment. The term for these positions will commence in June 2016, and expire in June 2020.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct has asked the WSBA to conduct discipline checks on all applicants. Upon receipt of a letter of interest and résumé, applicants will be sent a form to authorize the WSBA to release to the WSBA Communications Department representative and the Board of Governors all information contained in the member's disciplinary record. Further information about the Commission can be found online at www.cjc.state.wa.us, or by contacting them at 360-753-4585.
Please submit letters of interest and résumés to the WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539; or email email@example.com.
ABA House of Delegates
The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving on the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates representing the WSBA. Four positions are available for two-year terms beginning in August 2016. The control and administration of the ABA are vested in the House of Delegates, the policymaking body of the ABA. The House, composed of approximately 550 delegates, elects the ABA officers and board, and meets out of state twice a year. Delegate attendance is required (to ensure full voting capacity exists at all times, an alternate will attend if one of the delegates were unable to attend a meeting). The WSBA provides an allowance of $800 per year per delegate. Members may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. Those serving on the ABA House of Delegates must be ABA members in good standing throughout their terms.
Additional information about the ABA House of Delegates may be found here.
Please submit letters of interest and résumés to the WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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