Updated: July 13, 2020

Diversity Committee

The Washington State Bar Association’s Diversity Committee is dedicated to implementing WSBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan. The committee's work promotes historically underrepresented groups to enter, remain, thrive, and lead in the profession of law. The committee does this through collaborative relationships and community building activities that highlight the numerous societal benefits of a diverse law profession.

Help advance WSBA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. Learn more about joining the WSBA Diversity Committee by emailing diversity@wsba.org.

Committee Meeting Schedule

Oct. 26, 2019, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 

Jan. 15, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.

CANCELED: March 18, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.

CANCELED: May 20, 2020, noon a.m.–1:30 p.m.

July 15, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.

Nov. 13, 2019, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Feb. 8, 2020, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

CANCELED: April 8, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.

June 17, 2020, noon–1:30 p.m.

Sept. 12, 2020, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Meetings are held at the WSBA offices, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, unless otherwise noted.

Next Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that a WSBA Diversity Committee meeting will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Noon–1:30 p.m. (or until all business is completed)
This meeting will take place over Zoom only

Remote Participant Information:
Zoom Conference Call Lines:
LOCAL OPTION: (253) 215-8782 || TOLL-FREE OPTION: (888) 788-0099
Meeting ID: 913 8467 6835

All committee members may participate via conference call. A speaker phone will be available at the meeting location noted above for members of the public to attend and hear statements/discussion of those members participating by phone. In addition, call-in instructions are pasted below for members of the public who would like to attend telephonically.

The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding the following agenda items:


  1. Call to order, welcome and approval of minutes  
  2. Board of Governors Report
    • WSBA mission statement
      • Comments made by Governor Higginson
      • Minority Bar Associations letter to the BOG
    • Diversity Committee's memo to the BOG
    • BOG At-Large Seat
      • Reflections on BOG discussion and vote
      • Bylaw definition of diversity
      • Proposal of responsibilities of At-Large seat
    • WSBA's Equity and Disparity Work Group
  3. September Meeting Date
  4.  Updates and Reports
    • MCLE rule change (new proposal by MCLE Board)
    • Beyond the Dialogue
    • Legal Lunchbox
    • ARC Reception
    • MBA Scholarship Grants
  5. MBA Updates and Reports
  6. Announcements

Meeting Materials

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email danab@wsba.org or call 206-733-5945.

Instructions for public call in: 866-577-9294, access code 52680 

You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting. Committee members will be required to state their name in order to establish a quorum.

Meeting Minutes

Fiscal Year 2020

October 2019
November 2019
January 2020
February 2020

Fiscal Year 2019

October 2018
November 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
September 2019

Committee Members


WSBA Gov. Hunter Abell
WSBA Gov. Sunitha Anjilvel
Chelsea Brisbois
Andrea Jarmon
Laura Johnson
Lisa Mansfield
Nam Nguyen
Allison Ross
Serena Sayani
WSBA Gov. Alec Stephens
Carly Summers
Yuping Wang

Committee Co-chairs:

WSBA Gov. Jean Kang
Laura Wulf

WSBA Liaisons:

Dana Barnett,  Equity and Justice Lead.
Diana Singleton, Equity and Justice Manager.