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Interested in Running for the
Board of Governors?
Nomination/Application Deadline: Feb.
Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors will be up for election this year. The open
positions represent the following congressional districts:
The three-year term of office begins Sept. 26,
2014. These positions are currently held by
Brian Kelly (District 3), Vern Harkins (District
6), Dan Ford (District 7N), Bill Viall (District 8),
and James Armstrong (at-large position).
Eligibility: 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. Any active member may be nominated or run for the
at-large governor position.
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 forms are available on the
WSBA website at www.wsba.org/elections or
by contacting Pam Inglesby at email@example.com
or 206-727-8226. The WSBA executive director must receive the forms for district races by
5 p.m. PST on Feb. 15, 2014. 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 19, 2013.
Voting: 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 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 5(f), or, if specifically designated to the
executive director, within the district of their
primary Washington practice. Paper ballots
for district elections will be mailed on March
15 and must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on
April 15. The WSBA will also use an electronic
voting system, and members with email ad-
dresses on file with the WSBA will not receive
a paper ballot unless they request one. Email
ballots will also be sent on March 15 and must
be received by 5 p.m. PDT on April 15. The at-
large governor will be elected by the Board of
Governors at its June 6 meeting.
BOG Candidate Forum: A candidate forum
is scheduled for March 4, 2014. All candidates
for any of the open 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. It will also be webcast and accessible
statewide for live viewing.
Volunteer Evaluators for Legal
Services Providers for Indigent
Washington Corrections Center and the
Washington Corrections Center for Women
The Department of Corrections will be conducting a competitive procurement searching
for providers of legal services for indigent offenders at the Washington Corrections Center and the Washington Corrections Center
for Women. Three volunteers are needed to
evaluate proposals against an evaluation
key, which will be provided. The evaluations
will need to be completed in the last week of
March and the first two weeks of April. Oral
presentations, if needed to make final selections, will be held April 21–24, 2014, at a mutually agreeable location. The time required depends on the number of proposals received,
but it is estimated that each volunteer would
devote approximately 10–35 hours to this
project. Volunteers will need to attend (or
participate by telephone) one or two meetings. Meetings will be held in Olympia.
If you are interested in assisting the Department of Corrections with this project,
please submit a brief letter of interest and résumé to WSBA Communications Department,
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101
or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than Feb. 10, 2014. If you have questions or
would like additional information, contact
John Nispel, senior contracts attorney, at
email@example.com or 360-725-8365.
Capital Qualifications Committee
Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2014
The Washington Supreme Court is accept-
ing letters of interest and résumés from
members interested in serving on the Capi-
tal Qualifications Committee, a subcom-
mittee of the Washington Supreme Court
pursuant to SPRC 2. Four positions are
available. The term of each position is three
years with a maximum term of six con-
secutive years, at which time the individual
member must have a break in service be-
fore seeking reappointment. The terms are
from April 1, 2014, through April 1, 2017.
The Capital Qualifications Committee
was established by the Supreme Court by
order dated Dec. 7, 1997, for the development of attorneys qualified for appointment in death penalty cases. This court, by
order dated Feb. 12, 2003, expanded the
committee to consist of one active or former superior court judge from the area of
each division of the Court of Appeals, two
federal public defenders, two attorneys,
experienced in criminal defense law who
have experience with capital litigation, and
one alternate. No member of the panel may
be currently serving as a prosecuting attorney. The committee meets as a whole an
average of three times per year.
For more information, contact Lisa
Bausch, office/case manager, Washington Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, at lisa.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-357-2071.
Letters of interest and résumés should
be submitted to: Washington Supreme
Court Clerk’s Office, Temple of Justice, PO
Box 40929, Olympia, WA 98504-0929 or
emailed to email@example.com no
later than Feb. 28, 2014.
WSBA Committees, Boards, and
Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2014
Applications are now being accepted
through myWSBA.org from members interested in serving on WSBA’s committees,
boards, and panels. Committee service
provides you the opportunity to make contributions to the legal community and your
profession, offers a chance to get involved
with issues you care about, and is a great
way to connect with other lawyers from
around the state. There are openings on 24
different committees, boards, and panels,
including the Character and Fitness Board,
the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT)
Board, and the WSBA Diversity Committee.
Most appointments are for t wo years; terms
begin October 1 (with some exceptions). For
more information, see www.tinyurl.com/
WSBAVolunteers, email barleaders@wsba.
org, or call Sue Strachan, WSBA legal community outreach specialist, at 206-733-
5903 or 800-945-9722, ext. 5903.