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, 2023:
- North Central Region Representative
- South Central Region Representative
- Pierce County Representative
- Northwest Region Representative
- Southeast Region Representative
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The Washington Young Lawyers Committee 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 the Committee 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.
Aaron Haynes, Chair
Zachary Davison, Immediate Past Chair
Adin Johnson, Southwest Region: Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific,
Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Vacant, Northwest Region: Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Bethany Nolan, King County
Full Term: Oct. 1, 2023-Sept. 30, 2026
Carnissa Lucas-Smith, King County
Elyse Waters, At-Large
Full Term: Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2024
Catarina Ferreira, Peninsula Region: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties
Vacant, South Central Region: Yakima, Kittitas, and Klickitat counties
Mason Ji, Chair-Elect
Vacant, Pierce County
Cody Branstetter, Greater Olympia Region: Lewis and Thurston counties
Sydney Martinez, Snohomish County
Alexander Reaganson, Greater Spokane Region
Full Term: oct. 1, 2023-Sept. 30, 2026
Chawisa Laicharoenwat, At-Large
Full Term: oct. 1, 2023-Sept. 30, 2026
Stephan Yhann, At-Large
Vacant, Southeast Region: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
Jordan Couch, Board of Governors Liaison
Vacant, North Central Region:
Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties
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, Jan. 20, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. until all business is completed
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.
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 2023 Past Meeting Materials
Past Meeting Materials & Minutes