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Opportunity for Service
Interested in running for Board of
Application deadline for district positions
is Feb. 15, 2018
Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors are up for election in 2018. The open
positions represent the following congressional districts as well as one at-large seat:
• District 1
• District 4
• District 5
• District 7-South
• At-large position: Young lawyer
The three-year term of office begins Oct.
1, 2018. These positions are currently held
by Kim Risenmay (District 1), Daniel Clark
(District 4), Angela Hayes (District 5),
James Doane (District 7S), and Jean Kang
(At-large: Young lawyer). Mr. Clark is eligi-
ble to seek another term as he is filling out
the term of a position that was vacated
mid-term. Ms. Kang is not eligible to seek
another term as she will no longer have
young lawyer status.
Any active lawyer member of the Bar may
run for the office of governor from the congressional district in which the member is
entitled to vote. Any active lawyer member
of the Bar who qualifies as a young lawyer
as of September 28, 2018, may run for the
At-large Young lawyer position. Exception:
For all positions, any Bar member who has
previously served on the Board of Governors
for more than 18 months is ineligible to run.
Becoming a candidate:
To run for the Board of Governors, you
must complete the application form that
will be posted on the WSBA website on
January 1 at www.wsba.org/elections. The
WSBA must receive the forms for district
races by 5 p.m. PST on Feb. 15, 2018. The
deadline to run for the At-large position
will be in April; the exact date will be an-
nounced in early 2018. Candidates for the
At-large position will be evaluated by the
Washington Young Lawyers Committee
(WYLC). The WYLC will nominate at least
two candidates to be interviewed for
election by the Board of Governors. For all
positions, a WSBA member may nominate
another member by completing the form
above. For more information, contact
Pam Inglesby at firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-
The four district-based positions are elected by their peers. Generally, a member is
entitled to vote in the congressional district in which he or she resides. All out-of-state active WSBA members are eligible 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 13(f) or, if specifically designated to
the executive director, within the district
of their primary Washington 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 2. The At-large governor will be elected by the Board
of Governors at its May 17-18 meeting.
2018 License Renewal and MCLE
Renew your license, join sections, and
certify MCLE compliance on mywsba.
org—it’s easy. License renewal must be
completed by Feb. 1, 2018. A 30 percent
late-payment fee will apply if the annual license fee remains unpaid after that
Certify MCLE Compliance. If you are an
active lawyer in the 2015–2017 reporting
period, then you are due to report CLE
credits and certify MCLE compliance.
The deadline for completing credits is
Dec. 31, 2017. The certification must be
completed online, postmarked, or deliv-
ered to the WSBA by Feb. 1, 2018. A late
fee will apply if either deadline is missed.
Visit wsba.org/MCLE to learn more.
Judicial Status. Please note that you are
required to inform the Bar within 10 days
of your retirement or your ineligibility for
Judicial status (and you must apply to
change to another status or to resign).
Visit wsba.org/licensing to learn more.
• Dec. 31, 2017: Active lawyers in the
2015-2017 reporting period must
complete required MCLE credits.
• Feb. 1, 2018: Deadline for requesting
the one-time Hardship Exemption.
• Feb. 1, 2018: License renewal, pay-ment(s), and MCLE certification, if
applicable, must be completed online,
postmarked, or delivered to WSBA.
WSBA Board of Governors
Jan. 18-19, 2018, at the Hotel Bellwether,
With the exception of the executive session, Board of Governors meetings are
open, and all WSBA members are welcome
to attend. RSVPs are appreciated but
not required. Contact Margaret Shane at
206-727-8244, 800-945-9722, ext. 8244,
or email@example.com. The complete
Board of Governors meeting schedule is
available on the WSBA website at www.
At its September meeting, the Board of Governors approved the WSBA FY18 budget.
To learn more about the budget, and the
programs and services that it supports, visit
Open Sections Night – Seattle
WSBA Conference Center
Jan. 24, 2018, 5 – 7 p.m.
Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on
your opportunity to connect with experienced practitioners and join a communi-