Updated: June 1, 2018

WSBA is considering several updates to the wording of the questions relating to the voluntary confidential demographics we collect from participating members. We have attempted to reflect what we understand to be best practices both for diversity and the myriad of ways that people identify balanced against best practices for data collection and analysis.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback over the last year-and-a-half regarding the confidential demographics questions we ask during licensing. A new form will be finalized soon for roll out with the 2019 licensing cycle. Please take a moment to review the new draft form below. If you have any feedback, please email diversity@wsba.org.


DRAFT New Form Questions

This draft form is for illustrative purposes only. It's not intended to be filled out.

Voluntary Confidential Demographic Information

Individual gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability information is kept strictly confidential, and is used only in the aggregate for demographic analysis. Aggregate data are available on the WSBA website. Voluntarily providing this information assists WSBA in understanding the demographic makeup of our membership.

Please check the box(es) that most closely represents your identity. Please check all that apply. If you wish to supply a more specific identity, please check "not listed" and fill in the blank. Please also check the box for the most applicable gender from the list provided, if any.

o Female     o Male    o Non-Binary    o Transgender     o Two-spirit     o Not Listed ________


Please check the box(es) that most closely represents your identity. Please check all that apply. (Checking more than one box will be reported as "multi-racial.") If you wish to supply a more specific identity, please check "not listed" and fill in the blank. Please also check the box for the most applicable race/ethnicity from the list provided, if any.

o  American Indian, Native American, or Alaskan Native

o  Asian—Central Asian

o  Asian—East Asian

o  Asian—South Asian

o  Asian—Southeast Asian

o  Black, African American, or African Descent

o  Hispanic/Latinx

o  Middle Eastern Descent

o  Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian

o  White or European Descent

o  Multi-Racial or Bi-Racial

o  Not listed ___________________


Please check the box(es) that most closely represents your identity. Please check all that apply. If you wish to supply a more specific identity, please check "not listed" and fill in the blank. Please also check the box for the most applicable sexual orientation from the list provided, if any.

o  Asexual

o  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, or Queer

o  Heterosexual

o  Not listed ___________________


Do you identify as having a disability or impairment (visible or invisible)?

o No     o Yes