Updated: March 8, 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.

Annual Report




Executive Committee - Nominations Open


Apply Today to Serve on the Section Executive Committee - Deadline is March 29, 2019 

Application Information, Open Positions & Terms
Click here to complete the online application. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a statement of interest (max. 250 words; pdf format) with your online application.

Review the Volunteer Position Description and learn more about serving on a section executive committee. This document provides a general overview of section executive committee officer positions and may differ from some sections.

For information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws.

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

Application Deadline is March 29, 2019. Voting will begin in May 2019.

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

Location: Benton County Justice Center, 7122 W Okanogan Bld. A, Kennewick, WA 

Cost: $150 and up (depending on number of years admitted to the Bar)

CLE Credit: 9.75 Credits (pending approval)

2019 Skills Training Summary of Topics & Registration

2019 Flyer

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. 

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.