Updated: Nov. 9, 2018

Washington Young Lawyers Committee

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 the things 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 deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 bar year will be released shortly.

The committee meets in person Saturday of every other month. Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Subcommittees

Six subcommittees focus on specific areas important to new and young lawyers and law students. If you’re a law student, a young lawyer (36 or under), or a new lawyer (first five years of practice), join a subcommittee today and let us know what WYLC can do for you. To get involved with WYLC's subcommittees and projects, please email newmembers@wsba.org. More information and meeting times.

Meet the Washington Young Lawyers Committee

View a map of WYLC District Composition.

2018-2019

Kim Sandher, Chair
Current Term: Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019
Full term: Oct. 1, 2015–Sept. 30, 2020

Jordan Lee Couch, Chair-elect
Current Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2019
Full term: Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2021

Mike Moceri, Immediate Past Chair
Current Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2019
Full term: Oct. 1, 2015–Sept. 30, 2019

Benjamin Hodges, Peninsula Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2021

Zachary Davison, King County
Term: Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2021

Maha Jafarey, At-Large
Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2021

Chelsie Elliott, Southwest Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2019

Ian McCurdy, Northwest Region Position
Term: Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2020

Alixanne Pinkerton, South Central Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2021

Staff Liaisons

Ana LaNasa-Selvidge
Julianne Unite

Derek Johnson, Southeast Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2019

Brian Neuharth, Pierce County
Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2020

Catherine Holm, Greater Olympia Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2021

Colin McMahon, Snohomish County
Term: Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2019

Molly M. Winston, Greater Spokane Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2020

Emily Ann Albrecht, At-Large; American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division District 29 Representative 
Term: Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2020

Alice Bagirova, King County
Term: Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2019

Nathan Beard, At-Large
Term: Aug. 7, 2018–Sept. 30, 2019

Andrew Van Winkle, North Central Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2020

Russell Knight, Board of Governors Liaison
Term: Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019


Past Committee Meeting

Oct. 13 2018, at the WSBA Offices
Call in: 866-577-9294, access code 57240#
Agenda and meeting materials

Meeting Minutes

FY 2018

October 2017
January 2018
March 2018
May 2018
July 2018
September 2018

FY 2017

October 2016
December 2016
February 2017
April 2017
June 2017
August 2017