• At-large member of the WSBA Board of Governors. The three-year term begins in late September 2020.
• WSBA president-elect for 2020–21, who will serve as president in 2021–22. The term begins in late September 2020.
The application deadline for both positions is 5 p.m. on April 20, 2020. The Board of Governors will interview candidates and elect these positions at its May 14-15 meeting in Bellingham.
Under WSBA’s Bylaws, the purpose of the at-large board position is to increase diversity and representation on the board, and the position is to be filled by a WSBA member who has “the experience and knowledge of the needs of those lawyers whose membership is or may be historically under-represented in governance, or who represents some of the diverse elements of the public of the State of Washington.” All active WSBA members are eligible, except for those who have previously served as a governor for more than 18 months. See the www.wsba.org/elections for more information and the application form.
To learn more about serving on the board, all interested WSBA members are invited to participate in a conference call with current at-large board Governor Alec Stephens. These calls give you an opportunity to ask questions and hear about the rewards and challenges of board service. If you would like to join one of the following calls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org call-in instructions.
• Monday, March 30, 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 31, 8:00 a.m.
The WSBA member selected for the president-elect position will have an opportunity to provide a significant contribution to the legal profession. Although prior experience on the WSBA Board of Governors may be helpful, there is no requirement that one must have been a member of the board or had previous experience in bar activities. The candidate must be willing to devote a substantial number of hours to WSBA affairs and be capable of being a positive representative for the legal profession. All active attorney members of WSBA are eligible. The position is unpaid. See www.wsba.org/elections for application instructions.