WSBA’s mission; and monitor and
take action on legislative proposals
that would impact the practice of
law and administration of justice.
• The only member-requested bill for
the 2018 legislative session:
An amendment to the Washington
Business Corporation Act that
would allow Washington corporations to hold virtual shareholders’
meetings (submitted by the Corporate Act Revision Committee of the
WSBA Business Law Section).
• A recommendation to the Supreme
Court that it adds Performance
Guidelines for Juvenile Offense
Representation to its Standards for
Indigent Defense. The WSBA Coun-
cil on Public Defense refined these
guidelines for more than two years,
and member feedback has been pos-
itive since the Board’s first reading of
the guidelines in September 2017.
• The roster for the Mandatory Mal-
practice Insurance Task Force (please
submit your questions and feedback
• The addition of two members to the
Civil Litigation Rules Drafting Task
• Amendments to the Indian Law Sec-
tion bylaws to make them consistent
with WSBA’s bylaws.
The agenda and materials from this
Board of Governors meeting, as well
as past meetings, are online at www.
wsba.org. You can also watch these
meetings via webcast live or later.
Please do not hesitate to contact the
Governors with any questions or
concerns you may have.
The next Board of Governors Meet-
ing is Jan. 18-19 at the Bellwether Hotel
Clockwise from top left: Cannabis Law Section Formation Group Member
Danica Noble and Sections Program Manager Paris Eriksen; Michael
Hutchings, chair of the Corporate Act Revision Committee (CARC) of the
Business Law Section; Governor Chris Meserve and Chief Communications
and Outreach Officer Sara Niegowski; Council on Public Defense Chair
Eileen Farley (left) and CPD member Ann Christian (right).