Corporate Counsel Section
Membership in the Corporate Counsel Section is open to any Active member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association. Our members include in-house legal counsel, attorneys in private practice who spend a substantial portion of their time working with in-house counsel, and other legal professionals who counsel businesses or nonprofit enterprises. We urge attorneys interested in learning more about corporate law departments and general business and corporate law to join our section. Law students may join as subscribers of the section, but do not have voting rights.
The section provides a number of programs and other resources for our members. Our quarterly dinner meetings provide an excellent opportunity to socialize and network, and include speakers on various topics of interest to section members. CLE credit is generally available for each dinner meeting.
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: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
Candidate: Joel Emans | Candidate Materials
- Secretary: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
Candidate: Katherine Stryker | Candidate Materials
- Treasurer: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
Candidate: Beth St. Clair | Candidate Materials
- At-Large Member (two positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
Candidate: Pablo Haspel | Candidate Materials
Candidate: Kyle Trethewey | Candidate Materials
Candidate: Kari Manlove | Candidate Materials
Candidate: Selina Kang | Candidate Materials
In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the WSBA to join this section. We also welcome law students to join our Section.
You can join via secure online transaction. Once you have paid your membership dues, you will be added to the membership of the section and will begin receiving our newsletter and other information about section activities.
Receive information regarding upcoming events and get involved in the current discussion by joining our LinkedIn page.
Chair: Scott Schrum (2019-2021)
Secretary: Joel Emans (2019-2021)
Treasurer: Beth St. Clair (2019-2021)
Immediate Past Chair: Paul Swegle (2019-2021)
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Bria Wedgeworth (2020-2022)
Board of Governors Liaison*: Matthew Dresden
Britt Bachtel-Browning (2020-2023)
Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.
Join Our List Serve
Section members can join the section list serve to receive information about section activities and other section-related matters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to join the list serve. For more information about the Corporate Counsel Section, please contact the section Chair Scott Schrum.