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ABA House of Delegates

Application deadline: May 8, 2015

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting applications from members interested in serving on the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates to represent the WSBA.

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’s travel allowance is $800 per year per delegate. Those serving on the ABA House of Delegates must be ABA members in good standing throughout their terms.

Four positions are available, including one position for a member under 36 years of age, and one alternate position. Two-year terms begin in August after the ABA’s annual meeting; members may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.

Submit letters of interest and résumés to the WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539; or email barleaders@wsba.org.

 

Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee

Application deadline: May 8, 2015

The Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee is a judicial branch entity established by RCW 2.53.010. It is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA), reviewing the performance of the OCLA director and making recommendations to the Legislature, the Supreme Court, and the Access to Justice Board on matters relating to the delivery of state-funded civil legal aid services.

The Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee consists of 11 members, four of whom are appointed by the Legislature, two by the Board for Judicial Administration, one by the Governor, one by the Washington State Bar Association, and three by the Washington State Supreme Court, upon recommendation of the Access to Justice Board. The position appointed by the WSBA is the subject of this notice.

This position is for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2015, and running through June 30, 2018. No compensation is provided for service on the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee, but members may be reimbursed for travel and other related expenses in accordance with general state policies.

The Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee seeks members who:

  • Have a demonstrated interest and history of involvement in working to ensure equal justice in our state’s civil legal system;
  • Are committed to promoting bipartisan understanding of and support for state-funded civil legal aid services;
  • Are committed to effective non-partisan oversight of the state-funded civil legal aid system;
  • Offer relevant leadership experience and/or potential;
  • Have relevant client community-based relationships; and
  • Will help enhance the ethnic, cultural, geographic, political, and other diversity of the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee.

Individuals interested in appointment to the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee should submit letters of interest and résumés to the WSBA Communications Department, 1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539; or email barleaders@wsba.org.

 

Commission on Judicial Conduct

Application deadline: May 8, 2015

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 2015, and expire in June 2019.

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., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539; or email barleaders@wsba.org.

 

Statute Law Committee

Application deadline: May 8, 2015

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving a two-year term on the Statute Law Committee, beginning upon appointment and ending on March 31, 2015. The WSBA BOG will make the appointment at the June 12 meeting.

This 12-member committee seeks to foster accurate publication of laws and agency rules and oversees delivery of the other services of the Code Reviser’s Office in a professional and strictly nonpartisan and cost-effective manner. The Code Reviser’s primary responsibilities are to periodically codify, index, and publish the Revised Code of Washington, the Washington State Register, and the Washington Administrative Code and to provide bill drafting services for the legislature. The committee meets at least twice a year. Further information about the Statute Law Committee can be found at its website at www.leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/Pages/statute_law_committee.aspx or by contacting Kyle Thiessen at 360-786-6777.

Please submit letters of interest and résumés to WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA  98101-2539; or email barleaders@wsba.org.

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