Family Law Section
The Family Law Section is the principal statewide organization of family law attorneys, and is one of the most active sections in the WSBA. The section is devoted to improving the profession and practice of family law, to the benefit of its members and other family law professionals, the judiciary, and the general public.
Apply to Serve on the Section Executive Committee
The nomination period is March 2–31, 2020.
The following positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2020.
- At-Large Member: two year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
- At-Large Member (five positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
Apply online through your myWSBA profile. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a resume and statement of interest to be included with your application. These documents can be uploaded with your online application (PDF format only).
Alternative Nominations Process
Section members may submit nominations, including self-nominations, by emailing the nominations committee directly.
Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email email@example.com.
Chair: Nancy Koptur
Chair-Elect: Patrick Rawnsley
Secretary: Kimberly Loges
Treasurer: Shelley Brandt
Immediate Past Chair: James Lutes
Legislative Liaison: Patrick Rawnsley
Webmaster: Alan Funk*
Young Lawyer Liaison: Brandon Holt* (2019-2011)
Board of Governors Liaison: Brian Tollefson*
Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations. Family Law Section Executive Committee meetings are held by conference call only with prior notice to the whole Executive Committee, and only when authorized by the Chair or Chair-Elect. If you'd like to participate in a meeting by telephone, please contact the Chair.
Join Our List Serve
The section's list serve is administered by the Family Law Section. To join the list serve, please contact and forward proof of membership to Alan Funk at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to email@example.com.