Updated: June 30, 2022

Washington Young Lawyers Committee

The Washington Young Lawyers Committee Welcomes Applicants for Open Positions

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Members of the Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) have a shared interest in programs, benefits, and issues facing new and young lawyers. Service on the WYLC offers you the unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills, network with others around the state, and create programs and benefits for a new and young lawyer audience. The WYLC will have the following positions to fill for terms starting Oct. 1, 2022:

  • North Central Region Representative (two-year interim term)
  • Peninsula Region
  • South Central Region Representative 

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The Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) is a diverse group of 18 new and young lawyers representing different regions throughout Washington state. Leadership on the committee affords new and young lawyers the opportunity to build connections across the state and throughout the legal community.

Some of what WYLC is here to do:

  • help put together and run programs for new and young lawyers that focus on public and pro bono service
  • help lawyers transition into practice
  • promote leadership; and most importantly
  • uphold the Washington State Bar Association’s mission to serve the public, ensure integrity of the legal profession, and champion justice

If you are interested in joining the Washington Young Lawyers Committee as a regional or at-large member, find more information here.

The committee meets the second Saturday of every other month. Meetings are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Projects

The WYLC focuses on a variety of specific areas important to new and young lawyers and law students. If you're interested in helping the WYLC accomplish its goals or have ideas, join a project team today and let us know what WYLC can do for you. To get involved with WYLC's projects, please email newmembers@wsba.org. Find more information about the projects here.

Meet the Washington Young Lawyers Committee

View a map of WYLC District Composition.

2021-2022

Emily Ann Albrecht, Chair
Current Term: Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2022
Full Term: Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2023

Brian Neuharth, Immediate Past Chair
Current Term: Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2022
Full Term: Oct. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2022

Chelsie Elliott, Southwest Region: Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Current Term: Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2022
Full Term: Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2022 

Zachary Bryant, Northwest Region: Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Term: Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2023

Alyssa NevalaKing County
Term: Jan. 27, 2021–Sept. 30, 2022

Vacant, King County
Term: Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2024
Vacant as of 6/30/22

William Beck, At-Large
Term: Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2024

VacantPeninsula Region: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties
Term: Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2024

Vacant, South Central Region: Yakima, Kittitas, and Klickitat counties
Term: Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2024

Zachary Davison, Chair Elect Current Term: Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2022
Full Term: Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2024

Riley Moos, Pierce County
Term: Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2023. 

Cody Branstetter, Greater Olympia Region: Lewis and Thurston counties
Term: Oct. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2024

Esther Hyun, Snohomish County
Term: Oct. 1, 2019–Sept. 30, 2022

Marye Rebecca Scott, Greater Spokane Region
Term: Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2023

Aaron Haynes, At-Large
Term:
Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2023

Vacant, At-Large
Term:
Oct. 1, 2019–Sept. 30, 2022

Brandon Holt, Southeast Region: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
Current Term: Oct. 1, 2019–Sept. 30, 2022
Full Term: July 5, 2019–Sept. 30, 2022

Jordan Couch, Board of Governors Liaison
Term: Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 1, 2022

Vacant, North Central Region: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties
Term: Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2023

Staff Liaison: Curtiss Melvin


Next Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association, that a Washington Young Lawyers Committee meeting will be held on:

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022  Time: Noon - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Marriott Tacoma Downtown 1538 Commerce Street & Virtual 

Meeting ID: 826 9805 1886  Passcode: 371648

Meetings will be conducted by video and teleconference only due to Washington state and King County emergency orders regarding public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All committee members may participate via video and conference call. In addition, video conference and call-in instructions are pasted below for members of the public who would like to attend remotely.

The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss, deliberate, and take potential final action regarding the following agenda items (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 julianneu@wsba.org 

All in-person attendees, including but not limited to WSBA Staff, Volunteers and members of the public must meet the requirements of the WSBA's Vaccination Policy. All attendees at in-person events and gatherings will be required to wear a mask, and provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19; or provide proof of a negative PCR COVID test within the past 72 hours.

Note: Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the agenda. The time and order of agenda items are subject to change at the discretion of the committee chair.


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