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.
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The Family Law Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about the section, upcoming events and offerings, as well as information about the section's executive committee.
NEW! WSBA Family Law Section Annual Fall Seminar: The New Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act
Presented in partnership with the WSBA Family Law Section
Join us for a full day of training and valuable presentations by expert clinicians in: child development, child and juvenile mental health, identifying domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma-informed practices. Leave with useful updates, information and practice tips from distinguished and experienced family law experts. This program satisfies 7 CLE credits for topics in 2024 UFLAA requirements.
When: Oct. 27, 2023
Time: 8:25 a.m.–5:15 p.m. PDT
Where: Washington State Bar Association, 1325 4th Ave, Ste 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539
1.00 Law & Legal Procedure
$240 - Family Law Section Members (discount applied at checkout)
$275 - Standard/Non-Section Members
$275 - Join the Section [add the Related Items Family Law Section membership ($35) to your cart during checkout and register at the Section member rate ($240)]
$240 - New Members*
*New Members who have been admitted to practice in Washington for fewer than five years are eligible to receive the new member tuition. Note: the store will automatically discount your registration during checkout.
Commissioner Jacqueline Jeske (Ret.) , Jeske Dispute Resolution LLC, Woodinville, WA
Judge Janet Helson, King County Superior Court, Seattle, WA
Commissioner Mark Hillman, King County Superior Court, Seattle, WA
Commissioner Jacqueline Jeske (Ret.), Jeske Dispute Resoluntion LLC, Woodinville, WA
Mark Adams, MA, LMHC, Anger Control Treatment & Therapies, Tukwila, WA
Jennifer Keilin, MSW, LICSW, Social Worker, Bellevue, WA
Teresa McNally, The Law Office of Teresa C. McNally PLLC, Seattle, WA
Dr. Tracee Parker, PsyD, Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence, Seattle, WA
Cheryll Russell, Russell Mediation, Bellevue, WA
Dr. Jennifer Tininenko, PhD, EBTCS, Seattle, WA
Dr. Jennifer Wheeler, PhD, Pacific Evaluation, Consultation & Treatment Services, PLLC, Seattle WA
7:45 a.m. In-person Registration Opens
8:10 a.m. Webcast Login Opens
8:25 a.m. Program Begins
12:30–1 p.m. Lunch (hosted for in-person)
5:15 p.m. Adjourn
Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!
Below are the results of the Family Law Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!
For more information about the section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.
At-Large Member: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Elizabeth Helm (2022-2023)
Chair-Elect: Tamara Garrison (2022-2023)
Secretary: Kimberly Loges (2022-2023)
Treasurer: Shelley Brandt (2022-2023)
Immediate Past Chair: Jacqueline Jeske (2022-2023)
Legislative Liaison*: Patrick Rawnsley (2022-2023)
Section Liaison to the BOG*: Nancy Hawkins (2022-2023)
Webmaster*: Alan Funk
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Vacant
Chris Fox (2020-2023)
Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations. Family Law Section Executive Committee meetings are held by video conference 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, 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 email@example.com. For general section questions, please send your email address and bar number to firstname.lastname@example.org.