Updated: Dec. 11, 2023

Materials from the 2023 Sections Legislative Primer

The Legislative Program

WSBA's Legislative Program is a year-round effort to share the expertise of the WSBA's more than 38,000 members with the state Legislature and its many stakeholders, subject to guidelines established by the Board of Governors and by state Supreme Court rule.

The WSBA's Legislative Affairs staff are responsible for advancing and maintaining positive and effective relations between the Bar, the Legislature, legislative stakeholders, and the executive branch of government. The Legislative Affairs staff also spearhead and coordinate the Bar's efforts to protect the public and serve our members in legislative matters relating to the practice of law and the administration of justice. Our participation in the legislative arena includes both seeking passage of Bar-request legislation and also providing input on legislation introduced by others.

The Legislative Affairs staff are guided by the Board of Governors' Sections Legislative Comment Policy and General Rule 12.2, and serve as the internal and external point of contact on all legislative matters.

Our Partners

WSBA's Outreach and Legislative Affairs staff work closely with the following WSBA entities to further the Bar’s mission:

Board of Governors Legislative Committee

WSBA Legislative Review Committee

Other committees, boards, and councils

WSBA sections