Updated: April 7, 2020
Board of Governors 2019-2020

The Board of Governors: (l-r) Terra Nevitt, Jean Kang, Brian Tollefson, Alec Stephens, Dan Clarke, President-Elect Kyle Sciuchetti, Hunter Abell, Kim Hunter, P.J. Grabicki, President Rajeev Majumdar, Immediate Past-President Bill Pickett, Thomas McBride, Carla Higginson, Bryn Peterson, Russell Knight, Paul Swegle, and Sunitha Anjilvel

WSBA Governance

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WSBA that determines the general policies of the Bar and approves its budget each year. The board moves the Bar forward with an eye toward its long-standing mission, guiding principles, and short-term strategic goals. The board consists of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, and members elected from each Congressional District and at-large.

Your Congressional District is listed on myWSBA (log in required). You can also enter your home address (or if you live out of state, your agent of service address) on this congressional district map. Choose "Congressional," select "Find My District," and then the map next to the symbol marking your address.

See proposed amendments to the Bylaws.

Coronavirus

WSBA's response, news, and resources about COVID-19

WSBA President Majumdar's Declaration of Emergency Operations. While Washington state is operating under emergency directives, WSBA will likewise implement certain emergency operations to safely continue services to support members and the public. Read the President's declaration.

Board of Governors Awards Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 5–6:30 p.m.

Members of the committee will participate via conference call. Call-in instructions are pasted below for members of the public who would like to attend telephonically. The purpose of the Special Meeting is for the Committee to discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding the following agenda items:

    Award Selections

No final disposition regarding any matter will occur at the special meeting except as indicated on this notice. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email to Adam Ray or call 206-727-8278.

Instructions for public call in: 866-577-9294, access code 54055. You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting.


Board of Governors Meetings

Meeting materials are posted by Friday afternoon prior to the Board meeting. Late materials, if any, are posted the day prior to the Board meeting. The Board may go into executive session for any reason listed in RCW 42.30.110. No final disposition regarding any matter will occur at the meeting except as indicated on this notice.

TELEPHONIC & WEBCAST PARTICIPATION ONLY DUE TO WASHINGTON STATE AND KING COUNTY EMERGENCY ORDERS REGARDING PUBLIC HEALTH


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that a Board of Governors meeting will be held on:

Date: April 17, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: WSBA Conference Center, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101

Preliminary Agenda  | Materials

This meeting will be webcast. A link will be provided here prior to the meeting.

Some, or all, Board members may participate remotely. Call-in instructions are below for members of the public:


Instructions for public call in: 866-577-9294, OR 1-857-288-2638, access code 528100#.

Due to increased demand on conference services, participants may have to redial to gain access to the call.


You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email Shelly Bynum at shellyb@wsba.org or 206-239-2125.

The purpose of the meeting is for the board to discus, deliberate and take potential final action regarding these preliminary agenda items:

9 a.m. Welcome

  • Consent Calendar, President's Report, Interim Executive Director's Report, Public Comment
  • Reports on Standing or Ongoing BOG Committees
  • Corona Taskforce Report
  • Governor Liaison Report
  • First Read: Ratification of Emergency Amendment to WSBA Bylaws Article XVII Re: Presidential authority during COVID-19 Emergency
  • Law Student Petition Re: July Bar Exam and Impact of COVID-19
  • Establish Task Force to Investigate Courts Systems' Ability to Respond to COVID-19
  • FY 2020 Budged Reforecast
  • Legislative Committee Matters
  • Committee on Professional Ethics Matters
  • Council on Public Defense Matters
  • Establish and Empower Governor -Led Negotiating Team to Begin Collaborative Discussion with Court
  • Governor Roundtable

6 p.m. Adjourn


Executive Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that an Executive Committee meeting will be held on:

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020
Time:  9 a.m.–Noon
Location: Virtual meeting only. There will be no in-person component for this meeting. 

Instructions for public call in: 866-577-9294, access code 528100#.  

Preliminary Agenda
1. Approve Feb. 24, 2020 Executive Committee minutes

2. WSBA Entities Mission & Performance Review
     a. Editorial Advisory Committee

3. Discussion Items
     a. Debrief of March BOG meeting
     b. Rescheduling MBA/Diversity Committee Reception
     c. Contingency planning for April and May BOG meetings

4. Review April Draft Board of Governors meeting agenda

5. Review correspondence


No final disposition regarding any matter will occur at the meeting except as indicated on this notice.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email Shelly Bynum, shellyb@wsba.org or call 206-239-2125.

You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting. Committee members will be required to state their name in order to establish a quorum.


Board Personnel Committee

The Board of Governors Personnel Committee meets monthly on Mondays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the WSBA offices unless otherwise noted. A call-in option is available by dialing 866-577-9294; access code 52820#.

  • Feb. 10
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • Aug. 24
  • Sept. 14

Next Personnel Committee Meeting April 13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that a Personnel Committee meeting will be held on:

Date: Monday, April 13, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m,. (or until all business is completed)
Location: Washington State Bar Association, Suite 600, 1325 Fourth Ave., Seattle

Some committee members may participate via conference call. A speaker phone will be available at the meeting location noted above for members of the public to attend and hear statements and discussion of those members participating by phone. In addition, call-in instructions are included below for members of the public who would like to attend telephonically.

The purpose of the meeting is for the board to discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding the following agenda items:

Agenda:

  1. TBD

No final disposition regarding any matter will occur at the meeting except as indicated on this notice. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email Felix Neals at felixn@wsba.org or call 206-727-8245.

Instructions for public call in: 866-577-9294, access code 52820 #

You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting. Committee members will be required to state their name in order to establish a quorum.