Updated: Oct. 25, 2021

Volunteer to Represent WSBA on a Committee or Organization

Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Committee

Application Deadline Extended: Nov. 19, 2021

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and resumes from members interested in serving a two-year term on the Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Committee. The Board of Governors will nominate one member, who will be appointed by the Supreme Court. The term will begin on Nov. 1, 2021, and expire on Oct. 31, 2023. 

The main function of this Committee is to give advice with respect to the application of the provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct to officials of the Judicial Branch as defined in article 4 of the Washington Constitution. In addition to issuing these opinions, the Committee also makes recommendations to the Supreme Court for necessary or advisable changes to the Code of Judicial Conduct (GR 10).

The Committee communicates regularly by email regarding opinion requests. The Committee also meets from time to time in person, although such meetings are infrequent. Further information about the Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Committee can be found on its web page.

To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to barleaders@wsba.org by end of day Sept. 30, 2021.

Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors 

Application Deadline: Nov. 19, 2021

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting applications for the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) Board of Directors. The Board of Governors will appoint three attorney members to serve three-year terms, commencing January 2022.  Incumbents are eligible to apply. NJP is a 160 attorney, statewide not-for-profit law firm providing free legal services to low-income individuals and communities throughout Washington. NJP is funded primarily by the state Office of Civil Legal Aid and the federal Legal Services Corporation, with additional support from the Legal Foundation of Washington.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for accomplished individuals who are passionate about NJP's mission, equal justice, and who have a demonstrated commitment to providing high-quality civil legal services to low-income people. NJP’s board is responsible for setting program policy; overseeing NJP operations and regulatory compliance; providing fiscal oversight; and supporting, partnering with, and overseeing the executive director. NJP’s Board is committed to advancing the Access to Justice Community’s Race Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI).

Board members are expected to attend quarterly meetings in Seattle, attend a one-day annual retreat, and serve on two standing committees (typically monthly telephonic meetings). Board members also participate in and support NJP legal community activities, the access to justice conference, and fundraising efforts. Board-related travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed, as appropriate.

For more information, please contact César Torres, cesart@nwjustice.org; or Chiedza Nziramazanga, nzirama2@gmail.com. To apply, email a letter of interest and résumé to barleaders@wsba.org by Nov. 19.