WSBA Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways that members can volunteer to advance the mission and goals of the WSBA.

    Council on Public Defense
    Applications are being accepted through Aug. 14 for the Council on Public Defense. Three positions are available for current or former prosecutors/city attorneys (two two-year positions and one one-year position) and one for an at-large Bar member (one-year position). All positions begin Oct. 1, 2015. To apply, login to myWSBA to access the committee application. Please do not apply for any committee other than the Council on Public Defense (or the Practice of Law Board, per below), as the deadline for other committees has passed.

    Practice of Law Board
    Applications are being accepted through Aug. 21 for the Practice of Law Board, which was recently reconstituted by the Supreme Court. The Board will have up to eleven openings beginning Oct. 1, 2015, including at least three for community representatives. Members serve three-year terms and are eligible for reappointment to a second term. To apply, login to myWSBA to access the committee application. Please do not apply for any committee other than the Practice of Law Board (or the Council on Public Defense, per above), as the deadline for other committees has passed.

    Professionalism Initiatives
    Volunteer to promote professionalism in the legal community.

    Washington Young Lawyers Committee
    The Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) is a vehicle for new lawyers and law students to get involved with the Bar, and a home to network and enhance leadership skills. You can develop programs for new/young lawyers, serve on a WYLC subcommittee, or become a young lawyer liaison to a WSBA section.

    Access to Justice Board
    The Access to Justice Board, a Supreme Court-created board administered by the WSBA, works to achieve equal access to the civil justice system for those facing economic and other significant barriers. Volunteers are welcome to join any of the ATJ Board's many committees at any time of the year.

    Board of Governors
    Elections for the WSBA Board of Governors take place in the spring. Watch your email and the Board Elections page for up-to-date news.

You can apply to serve on one or more of the Bar's many committees and boards. Positions for 2015-2016 are currently filled. Recruitment for 2016-2017 will begin in late 2015.

Custodian Volunteers Needed

Appointed by the Disciplinary Board, custodians provide an important service to the Bar and the public by acting to protect clients' interests.


Learn how the WSBA's Board of Governors is elected

Other Volunteer Opportunities

WSBA's Mission and Goals

WSBA Entities

Diagram of all committees, boards and other volunteer-led groups

Volunteer Toolbox

The tools and resources you need to serve your community and your profession.