Volunteer Opportunities for the Public
The following boards housed at the Washington State Bar Association have specific positions designated for members of the public who are not WSBA members. Board service provides an excellent opportunity to get an insider’s view of how the practice of law is regulated in Washington state. Applicants from outside the legal community are especially welcome; former or nonpracticing attorneys are asked not to apply.
Applications are now being accepted for positions starting Oct. 1, 2017. The application deadline is March 1.
To apply, you need to create an account in myWSBA. Once you have created an account, log in, select My Profile, then Apply for a Committee, Board or Panel.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pam Inglesby at 206-727-8226.
The Board for Judicial Administration (BJA) Policy and Planning Committee seeks a public representative to serve as a member on the committee.
The BJA was created by court rule “to provide effective leadership to the state courts system and to develop policy to enhance the administration of justice in Washington State.” The Policy and Planning Committee is a standing committee of the BJA. Information about the BJA can be found at: https://www.courts.wa.gov/programs_orgs/pos_bja/
The committee has primary responsibility for long term and strategic planning for the judicial branch of Washington, and has jurisdiction “to research and make recommendations regarding any area of policy affecting the courts of Washington which is within the plenary authority of the BJA.” The committee is very active in addressing its mandates as well as responding to a broad range of policy matters referred to it by the BJA. Since 2014 the committee has been developing and implementing an innovative approach to collaborative planning designed for a non-unified court structure.
Committee meetings generally take place at the Administrative Office of the Courts facility in SeaTac, Washington, on the afternoon of the third Friday of most months.
The committee is particularly interested in persons who possess the following characteristics:
Interested persons should provide a letter expressing interest and qualifications for service on this committee by April 1, 2017. Letters may be addressed to Judge Janet E. Garrow, chair, Policy and Planning Committee, and sent via email to Steve.Henley@courts.wa.gov.
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