Updated: April 24, 2019

Family Law Section

The Family Law Section is the principal statewide organization of family law attorneys, and is one of the most active sections in the WSBA. The section is devoted to improving the profession and practice of family law, to the benefit of its members and other family law professionals, the judiciary, and the general public.

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Executive Committee Elections Begin in May

For information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws. The positions that are open for the upcoming election are as follows:

  • At-Large Member (five open positions): three-year position, beginning Oct. 1, 2019 and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Elections will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. To ensure you receive a ballot, please click here and/or adjust your spam filters/firewalls to ensure your email address will receive the ballot.


Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.

Join us!

The WSBA Family Law Section and the Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society is proud to present the 2019 Family Law Skills Training Institute.

When: Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20, 2019

Where: Benton County Justice Center, 7122 W Okanogan Place, Building A, Kennewick, Washington

Cost: Starting at $150 (depending on number of years admitted to the Bar)

CLE Credit: 9.75 Credits (pending approval)

Flyer, Agenda, and Registration Form

Executive Committee

ChairJames Lutes

Chair-ElectNancy Koptur

SecretaryMark Alexander

Treasurer: Monique Gilson-Moreau

Immediate Past ChairRhea Rolfe

Legislative LiaisonPatrick Rawnsley

Webmaster: Alan Funk

Young Lawyer LiaisonAmanda Gamble*

Board of Governors Liaison: Brian Tollefson*

Shelley Brandt
Lea Conner
Paul DiNenna
Ann Farnsworth
Stephen Foster
Nancy Hawkins
Jacqueline Jeske
Patrick Rawnsley
Karen Schweigert
Lisa M. Ward
Boaz Weintraub

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations. Family Law Section Executive Committee meetings are held by conference call only with prior notice to the whole Executive Committee, and only when authorized by the Chair or Chair-Elect. If you'd like to participate in a meeting by telephone, please contact the Chair.

Join Our List Serve

The section's list serve is administered by the Family Law Section. To join the list serve, please contact and forward proof of membership to Alan Funk at asf@wechslerbecker.com. For general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org.