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Opportunity for Service
Interested in running for Board of
Nomination/Application Deadline for District positons is Feb. 15, 2017
Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors are up for election in 2017. The open
positions represent the following congressional districts as well as one at-large seat:
The three-year term of office begins Oct. 1,
2017. These positions are currently held by
Jill Karmy (District 3), Keith Black (District 6),
Ann Danieli (District 7-North), Andrea Jarmon (District 8) and Mario Cava (At-Large).
Any active member except one previously
elected to the Board of Governors may be
nominated or run for the office of governor
from the congressional district in which the
member is entitled to vote.
Becoming a candidate:
To run for the Board of Governors or to nominate another WSBA member, you must file
a statement of interest and a biographical
statement of 100 words or less. The required
form is available on the WSBA website at
www.wsba.org/elections or by contacting
Pam Inglesby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-
727-8226. The WSBA executive director
must receive the forms for district races by 5
p.m. PST on Feb. 15, 2017. Note: Biographical
statements of nominated candidates will be
published in the April/May issue of
NWLawyer. The deadline to run for the at-large position is 5 p.m. PST on April 10, 2017.
The four district-based positions are
elected by their peers. Generally, a mem-
ber is entitled to vote in the congressional
district in which he or she resides. All out-
of-state active WSBA members are eligi-
ble to vote in the district of the address
of their agent within Washington for the
purpose of receiving service of process
as required by APR 5(f), or, if specifical-
ly designated to the executive director,
within the district of their primary Wash-
ington practice. The WSBA will use an
electronic voting system, and members
will not receive a paper ballot unless they
request one. Email ballots will be sent on
March 15 and must be received by 5 p.m.
PDT on April 1. The at-large governor will
be elected by the Board of Governors at
its May 18-19 meeting.
BOG Candidate Forum:
A candidate forum is scheduled for
Wednesday evening March 1, 2017. All
candidates for the four district seats are
strongly encouraged to participate. The
forum will be held at the WSBA Conference Center in Seattle beginning at 5: 30
p.m. Members are encouraged to attend
and bring questions for the candidates. The
forum will also be webcast and accessible
statewide for live viewing.
2017 License Renewal, MCLE, and
Complete your license renewal and MCLE
certification online — it’s easy. License renewal must be completed by Feb 1, 2017.
WSBA bylaws require a 30% late-payment
fee if the annual license fee remains unpaid after that date.
Demographic information. This year you
may update your demographic information
when filing your annual license renewal.
With this information we can better understand the demographics of our membership. Providing confidential demographic
information is optional.
Certify MCLE compliance. If you are in the
2014–2016 reporting period, then you are
due to report CLE credits and certify MCLE
compliance. The deadline for completing
credits is Dec 31, 2016. The certification
must be completed online or postmarked
or delivered to the WSBA by Feb 1, 2017.
Visit wsba.org/MCLE to learn more.
Judicial members. Please note that you
are required to inform the Bar within
10 days of your retirement or your
ineligibility for judicial membership (and
you must apply to change to another
membership class or resign). Visit wsba.
org/licensing to learn more.
• Dec. 31, 2016: Members in the 2014-
2016 reporting period must complete
required MCLE credits.
• Feb. 1, 2017: Request deadline for
optional one-time hardship exemption.
• Feb. 1, 2017: License renewal, payment and MCLE certification must
be completed online, postmarked, or
delivered to WSBA.
Just Released: Updates to
Washington Real Property
Deskbook Land Use Volumes
New 2016 supplements to Volume 5,
Land Use Planning, and Volume 6, Land
Use Development, covering developments
through August 2016, are now available.
Order at www.wsbacle.org. Questions?
206-733-5918 or email@example.com.
WSBA Call to Duty
There are over 600,000
U.S. military veterans in
Washington state. Many veterans, especially those returning from Iraq and
Afghanistan, are facing distinct barriers
to successful reintegration into civilian
life, and legal issues are a part of these
barriers. The WSBA Call to Duty Pledge
asks you to commit to serve Washington
veterans in 2017. As part of the pledge,
we will support you by providing legal and
nonlegal resources, education and CLEs,
and the chance to answer the various
calls to duty in serving veterans. Sign up
for the pledge at www.wsba.org or email
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico
Did you serve as CLE faculty, on a community board in a legal capacity, or volunteer at a legal clinic in 2016? All of
these activities — and more — qualify for
pro bono publico hours. RPC 6. 1 states
that “a lawyer should aspire to render
at least 30 hours of pro bono publico
service per year.” In addition, those who