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.
Section Executive Committee Elections
Voting has closed.
Results will be posted once the Executive Committee has had an opportunity to contact the candidates.
Candidate Information, Open Positions, and Terms
For more information about the section and its executive committee roles, please review the section's bylaws. Candidates listed in alphabetical order by position.
At-Large Member: two year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
Candidate: Elizabeth Helm
At-Large Member (five positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
Candidate 1: Deborah Bianco
Candidate 2: Cynthia Buhr
Candidate 3: Donna DePaola
Candidate 4: Christopher Fox
Candidate 5: Marla Hoskins
Candidate 6: La Vonna Jones
Candidate 7: Dawn Sydney
Chair: Nancy Koptur
Chair-Elect: Patrick Rawnsley
Secretary: Kimberly Loges
Treasurer: Shelley Brandt
Immediate Past Chair: James Lutes
Legislative Liaison: Patrick Rawnsley
Webmaster: Alan Funk*
Young Lawyer Liaison: Brandon Holt* (2019-2011)
Board of Governors Liaison: Brian Tollefson*
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 email@example.com. For general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to firstname.lastname@example.org.