Updated: Jan. 19, 2022

Health Law Section

The WSBA's Health Law Section facilitates learning and relationship development to support the practice of health law attorneys. The Section is a valuable and trusted resource for:

  • Providing regular educational opportunities, including CLE seminars and notices of important developments in health law
  • Contributing to valuable relationships among health law practitioners and opportunities to develop health law practices
  • Providing general information relating to healthcare law.

In accordance with the Section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the Bar.

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Upcoming Panel Presentation - Feb. 9

A Day in the Life: Lawyers in Diverse Health Care Practices

The ongoing pandemic has led to what's been called the Great Resignation — a record number of people rethinking their relationship with their jobs and what work means to them. This shouldn't come as a surprise as we come across Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting. Employees are tired and many want a renewed and revised sense of purpose in their work.

It doesn't have to be this way. Hear from our five distinguished panelists as they share their work, how their career path has evolved, and how they find purpose in the current organizations they serve. These health care lawyers all work in different health care environments, consultant/compliance, public/private, state agency policy maker, non-profit/advocacy, and law/client.

So, whether your reflection is part of rethinking your work life, or from an interest to hear what others are doing, please join us!

Wed. Feb. 9, Noon–1 p.m.

Register for the event by emailing Adrian Chan at adrian.chan@hca.wa.gov.


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In this webinar, Ethics of Internal Investigations, presented on April 22, 2021, and developed in partnership with the Health Law Section, you will learn about the ethical issues that can arise when conducting an internal investigation, including: representing entities v. individuals (RPC 1.13 and RPC 1.7); issues that may arise with whistleblowers; witness interviews (RPC 4.4 and RPC 4.3); and interacting with the government (RPC 1.6).

This recording is unaccredited and will be available for viewing up to one year after the original airdate.

Executive Committee

ChairLori Oliver (2021-2022) 

1st Vice ChairMaddie Haller (2021-2022) 

2nd Vice ChairWilliam Waller (2021-2022) 

SecretaryAppalenia Udell (2021-2022) 

Treasurer: Seth Rosenberg (2021-2022)

Immediate Past Chair: Michael L. Farrell (2021-2022) 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: vacant

BOG Liaison*: Carla Higginson (2021-2022) 

At-Large Members

Ronak Chokhani (2021-2022)

Elizabeth Waiguchu Jackson (2021-2022)

Jeffrey Thomas (2021-2022)

*nonvoting member


Education Committee

Lori Oliver, Chair
Michael L. Farrell

Scholarships and Grants Committee

Madeleine Haller

Collaboration Committee 

Appalenia Udell, Chair
Selina Kang

Professional Licensing Committee

Michael L. Farrell

Recruitment Committee

Seth Rosenberg, Chair
Lori Oliver


The Executive Committee of the Health Law Section holds monthly meetings. Except as otherwise noted, the meetings take place by video conference on the first Friday of each month, noon-1 p.m. See event calendar for access information.

Please contact committee members for any other details on their upcoming meetings.

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To join the section list serve and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. To post on the section's list serve, review our list serve instructions. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the section directly.