Monday, February 23, 2015

WSBA Volunteer Opportunities

The Washington State Bar Association is now recruiting volunteers to help advance the legal profession in two different ways:

Committee service
We will soon fill openings on 22 committees, boards and panels ranging from the Judicial Recommendation Committee to the Disciplinary Board. Most positions have two- or three-year terms, start on Oct. 1, and are open only to active WSBA members. There are exceptions, though, so please take a look at the application in myWSBA to determine your eligibility and learn more about these opportunities. Committee service gives you a chance to contribute to the legal community and to get involved with issues you care about. It’s also a great way to connect with other lawyers around the state. The application deadline is Feb. 27, 2015. For more information, email, or call Pam Inglesby, WSBA communications services operations manager, at 206-727-8226 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8226.

Promoting professionalism
If you are interested in volunteering in a more task-specific way, consider participating in our new professionalism volunteer initiative. Opportunities include making professionalism presentations to law students, writing about professionalism for the WSBA’s magazine, NWLawyer and the blog, NWSidebar, leading professionalism discussions at bar association events, recognizing professionalism in the legal community, and reviewing the Creed of Professionalism. Find more information here. Both WSBA members and others in the legal community are welcome to apply. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.