Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section
The WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section addresses matters related to the rendition of appropriate and efficient legal service to members of the armed forces of the United States. Initially formed as a standing committee of the Washington State Bar Association in 1996, the LAMP Section was formed in October 2004.
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2021 Section Executive Committee Elections
The Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.
Voting is scheduled for June 7-20, 2021. All voting members of the Section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email on June 7, 2021, via Survey Monkey.
Candidate Information, Open Positions & Terms
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Candidates for open positions are listed below:
- Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
- Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
Candidate: Eric McDonald
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
LAMP in the News!
See the Section Spotlight feature in the November 2020 issue of Washington State Bar News:
SHB 1170 (parenting plans based on military service)
The following resources include information describing issues affecting military personnel. Lawyers, businesses, and members of the public will find help regarding reserve and active military personnel in all branches of service.
WSBA recommends that military personnel visit their base JAG office for specific information regarding particular questions.
Current term runs from Oct. 2020 through Sept. 2022 unless otherwise indicated.
Chair: Stephen Carpenter Jr.
Vice Chair: Paul Apple
Secretary-Treasurer: Eric McDonald
Immediate Past Chair: Eric McDonald
Historian: Daniel Russ
Legislative Committee Chair: Jeff Coats
Law School Liaison*: Craig Allen
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Jessica Fetzer
Board of Governors Liaison*: Hunter Abell
Northwest Justice Project Liaison*: Adam Chromy
* Nonvoting member
Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.
To join the section list serve and for more general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the current section chair, Stephen Carpenter Jr.