Updated: April 12, 2019

Public members needed to serve on WSBA boards


Applications are now being accepted from member of the public interested in serving on one of the boards housed at the state bar. Board service provides an excellent opportunity to get an insider’s view of how the practice of law is regulated in Washington state. Applications will be accepted until all the positions are filled, but priority will be given to those that arrive by May 1, 2019. Most positions begin Oct. 1, 2019.

Below is a list of boards seeking public members with links to detailed position descriptions. To apply, you must first create an account in myWSBA. Once you are logged in, click here to access the application.

Applications will be reviewed by individual nomination teams for each position, then by the WSBA Board of Governors Nominations Committee. Some positions are appointed by the Board of Governors, and some by the state Supreme Court. Because of the lengthy review and appointment process, applicants may not learn if they have been appointed until late summer. Applicants are welcome to check on their status at any time by emailing barleaders@wsba.org.

The WSBA values diversity and inclusion, and encourages people of color, women, LGBT people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically under-represented groups to apply for these positions. If you need assistance completing the application, contact WSBA Bar Services Manager Pam Inglesby at pami@wsba.org or 206-727-8226.