Updated: June 8, 2018

LGBT Law Section

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Law Section seeks to:

  • Support understanding among WSBA members of the legal needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered residents of Washington
  • Assist LGBT residents and those who represent them
  • Better understand how their legal needs can be met
  • Support research, education, and collaboration by section members on issues of sexual orientation and gender identification
  • Promote the study of LGBT law and report on changing law and regulations as they affect LGBT people and communities
  • Assist in legislative work undertaken within the scope of GR 12
  • Act as a liaison between the WSBA, its Board of Governors, LGBT organizations, and the public.

Annual Report
Info Sheet

See the LGBT Law Section Resources.

Section Executive Committee Elections

Voting closed on May 31 at 5 p.m. in the LGBT Law Section Executive Committee elections. The election results are now being communicated to Section leadership, and the results will be posted by mid-June. For questions, please contact sections@wsba.org. 

Executive Committee

Co-Chairs: Dana O'Day-Senior & Betsy Crumb
Immediate Past Chair: Scott Douglas
TreasurerRachel da Silva
SecretaryDanielle Modeen
Young Lawyer LiaisonKelsey Kittleson*
BOG LiaisonAthan Papailiou*


Dennis Cronin (2015-2018)
Jason Holloway (2015-2018)
Samuel Ben Behar (2015-2018)
Linda Nye (2016-2018)
H. Corinne Smith (2016-2018)

* Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

To join the section list serve and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the current section co-chairs, Dana O'Day-Senior & Betsy Crumb