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 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.

Meetings will be conducted by teleconference and live webcast only due to Washington state and King County emergency orders regarding public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Board of Governors Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, and the Governor's Proclamation 20-28 that a Board of Governors meeting will be held on:

 

Date: Nov. 13-14, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Virtual meeting only. There will be no in-person component for this meeting.

Agenda: TBD

Instructions to attend by phone:

Dial toll-free 1-888-788-0099
Friday, Nov. 13. 2020 Meeting ID: TBD
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020
Meeting ID: TBD

Dial *6 to mute/unmute your line, Dial *9 to raise your hand.

Board of Governors 2020-2021 Meeting Dates

  • Nov. 13-14, 2020
  • Jan. 14-15, 2021
  • March 18-19, 2021
  • April 16-17, 2021
  • May 20-21, 2021
  • July 16-17, 2021
  • Aug. 20-21, 2021
  • Sept. 23-24, 2021

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

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 discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding agenda items.


Executive Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, and the Governor's Proclamation 20-28 that an Executive Committee meeting will be held on:

Date: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020
Time:  9 –12 p.m.
Location: Virtual meeting only. There will be no in-person component for this meeting.
Join the Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 972 5282 7941

Instructions to attend by phone: 1-888-788-0099, Meeting ID: 972 5282 7941
Dial *6 to mute/unmute your line.  Dial *9 to raise your hand.

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

Agenda: 

 1. Approve August 31, 2020 Executive Committee Minutes

2. Review & Advise President Regarding Draft Agenda for the November Board Meeting
a. Discuss Proposal to Create Ad-Hoc Committee to Review the Character & Fitness Process
b. Discuss Proposed Amendments to Charter of the Task Force Team Administering Xenial
           Involvement with Court Appointed Boards to Change the Make-Up

c. Discuss Timing & Manner of Treasurer Election
d. Discuss Response to MBA Requests and Comments
e. Discussion of Potential Policy Regarding Full Time Judges Serving as Governors

3. Review Requests to Bring Matters Before the Board
a. Request to Take a position on Changes to the US Post Office
b. Request to Approve and Distribute National Court Reporters Association Resolution 

4. Review Requests for WSBA to Author or Sign Amicus Briefs & Discus Amicus Policy
a. Tatyana Mason v. John Mason and Laurie Robertson
b. Merceri v. The Bank of New York Mellon

5. Discussion of Special Liaison Requests

6. Discussion of WSBA Entities Mission & Performance Review Process in FY20

 

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#.

Meeting Dates

  • Oct. 19 Cancelled
  • Nov. 16 Cancelled
  • Dec. 14