WSBA Board of Governors will elect member from District 2
Due to the election of WSBA's former Governor Rajeev Majumdar to the office of 2018-2019 president-elect (see below), there is an opportunity for service on the Board of Governors for a member from the 2nd Congressional District. The new governor will serve the final 14 months of Majumdar’s term and will be eligible to run for a subsequent full term of three years. The term ends at the close of the Sept. 28-29, 2019, board meeting.
One application was received by the June 15 deadline from Carla Higginson of Friday Harbor. The Board of Governors will interview her and vote to fill the position at a special meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018. See the Board of Governors web page for more information about the special meeting.
Congratulations to the new President-elect and Governors-elect
Rajeev Majumdar was elected by the WSBA Board of Governors to the vacant position of President-elect and sworn in at the May 2018 Board meeting. The Board also elected Russell Knight to the position of New and Young Lawyer At-Large Governor. His term will begin Oct. 1, 2018.
Congratulations to our three new district-based Governors, elected by the membership in April:
- District 1: Michael Cherry won the election with 51.31% of the vote.
- District 5: Peter J. "PJ" Grabicki won the election with 56.08% of the vote.
- District 7-South: Jean Y. Kang won the election with 60.45% of the vote.
Their terms will begin Oct. 1, 2018. Thanks to all WSBA members who voted!
New at-large positions on the Board of Governors
The Washington Supreme Court in January 2018 passed an order to codify the Board of Governors’ decision to add three new positions to its ranks — two community at-large seats and one limited license legal technician/limited practice officer at-large seat. The Board decided at its special April 2018 meeting to convene a work group to recommend whether and how to bring on these new positions. Further updates will be posted here.