Updated: June 8, 2021

Volunteer to Represent WSBA on a Committee or Organization

Currently Seeking Applicants for the following roles (in order of application deadline):

  • Court User Work Group (CUWG): Courts of Limited Jurisdiction Case Management System Project. Deadline is June 11
  • Judicial Information Systems Committee, deadline is June 11
  • Certified Professional Guardianship Board, deadline is July 30

CUWG: Courts of Limited Jurisdiction Case Management System Project

Application Deadline: June 11, 2021

The WSBA Board of Governors will appoint one non-voting member to this Court Users Work Group (CUWG). Members of the CUWG serve as subject matter experts on court business processes, court operations, and the use of the Judicial Information System (JIS, also known as DISCIS). The CUWG is assisting the CLJ-CMS project team in important configuration decisions for the new case management system. The CUWG will exist throughout the duration of the CLJ-CMS project, which is expected to take at least five years to complete.

Currently, the CUWG meets for two hours monthly via Zoom. In the future, the CUWG may resume full-day, in-person meetings at AOC’s SeaTac facility. The frequency, in-person requirement and extend duration of the work sessions is necessary to discuss and resolve detailed requirements and business processes required for the configuration of the case management system.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to barleaders@wsba.org by end of day June 11 2021.

Judicial Information System Committee

Application Deadline: June 11, 2021

One position is open on the Judicial Information System Committee (JISC) for a term beginning Aug. 1, 2021 and ending July 31, 2024. The WSBA will nominate applicants to be appointed by the Supreme Court. The JISC's responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for the JIS, approving budgets and funding requests for the JIS, determining what JIS projects will be undertaken and establishing their scope, establishing JIS policies, standards and procedures, and oversight of JIS projects.

The committee is composed of four members from the appellate court level, four members from the superior court level, four members from the courts of limited jurisdiction level, and three at-large members from outside the judiciary, one who is a member of the WSBA, one who is a member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and one who is a member of the Washington State Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. For more information about the JISC, see the JIS web page or contact Vicky Cullinane at Vicky.cullinane@courts.wa.gov or 360-704-4068.

Please email letters of interest and résumés to barleaders@wsba.org by end of day June 11, 2021.

Certified Professional Guardianship Board

Application Deadline: July 30, 2021

One position is open on the Certified Professional Guardianship (CPG) Board for a term beginning Oct. 1, 2021 and ending Sept. 30, 2024. The WSBA will nominate an applicant to be appointed by the Supreme Court. The CPG Board is the regulatory authority for the practice of Certified Professional Guardians – individuals and agencies – n Washington State. The Board is charged with establishing the standards and criteria for the certification of professional guardians, as defined by RCW 11.88.008.

The Board meets eight to ten times a year (in person, Zoom, or by conference call) to review applications for certification, adopt and implement regulations relating to standards and practice, ethics and training for professional guardians, and to review grievances. In developing procedures and policies, the Board would like to consider diverse opinions. Therefore, the Board is interested in members from diverse backgrounds, those with diverse experience and knowledge, as well as diversity in geographic location throughout the state of Washington.

For more information about this board, see its web page or contact Stacey Johnson at stacey.johnson@courts.wa.gov, 360-705-5302. To apply, email a letter and resume to barleaders@wsba.org on or before July 30, 2021.

Questions?

Please contact WSBA's Volunteer Engagement Advisor.