Washington Young Lawyers Committee
The Washington Young Lawyers Committee Welcomes Applicants for Open Positions
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Members of the Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) have a shared interest in programs, benefits, and issues facing new and young lawyers. Service on the WYLC offers you the unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills, network with others around the state, and create programs and benefits for a new and young lawyer audience. The WYLC will have the following positions to fill for terms starting Oct. 1, 2021:
- North Central Region Representative (two-year interim term)
- Peninsula Region
- South Central Region Representative
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The Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) is a diverse group of 18 new and young lawyers representing different regions throughout Washington state. Leadership on the committee affords new and young lawyers the opportunity to build connections across the state and throughout the legal community.
Some of what WYLC is here to do:
- help put together and run programs for new and young lawyers that focus on public and pro bono service
- help lawyers transition into practice
- promote leadership; and most importantly
- uphold the Washington State Bar Association’s mission to serve the public, ensure integrity of the legal profession, and champion justice
If you are interested in joining the Washington Young Lawyers Committee as a regional or at-large member, find more information here.
The committee meets the second Saturday of every other month. Meetings are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The WYLC focuses on a variety of specific areas important to new and young lawyers and law students. If you're interested in helping the WYLC accomplish its goals or have ideas, join a project team today and let us know what WYLC can do for you. To get involved with WYLC's projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information about the projects here.
Meet the Washington Young Lawyers Committee
View a map of WYLC District Composition.
Brian Neuharth, Chair
Emily Ann Albrecht, Chair-elect
Jordan Lee Couch, Immediate Past Chair
Benjamin Hodges, Peninsula Region: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties
Zachary Davison, King County
Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2021
Chelsie Elliott, Southwest Region: Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Zachary Bryant, Northwest Region: Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Alixanne Pinkerton, South Central Region — Yakima, Kittitas, and Klickitat counties
Staff LiaisonCurtiss Melvin
Brandon Holt, Southeast Region: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
Riley Moos, Pierce County
Catherine Holm, Greater Olympia Region: Lewis and Thurston counties
Esther Hyun, Snohomish County
Marye Rebecca Scott, Greater Spokane Region
Aaron Haynes, At-Large;
Alyssa Nevala, King County
Laura King, At-Large
Vacant, North Central Region: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties
Russell Knight, Board of Governors Liaison
Next Committee Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association, that a Washington Young Lawyers Committee meeting will be held on:
Date: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021
Time: Noon until all business is completed
Meeting ID: TBD
The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding the following agenda items (no final disposition regarding any matter will occur at the meeting except as indicated on this notice):
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email email@example.com
All in-person attendees will need to wear a mask consistent with state and local health and safety guidance.
All volunteers will need to provide proof of vaccination status.
Note: Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the agenda. The time and order of agenda items are subject to change at the discretion of the committee chair.
FY 2021 Past Committee Meetings