While this procedural recitation of the
affirmation of the 2018-2020 license fees
is hopefully helpful, the important point
we would like to stress is that none of the
above means that we are not listening to
our members. In the coming months, we
look forward to hearing more feedback
and input about what services are valuable to you and how best we can support
our members as we work to ensure that
competent and qualified legal professionals are serving the public. We value your
ideas, and are always interested in learning how best to communicate with you.
In the coming months, Board members will be reaching out in their districts and through county and other bar
associations to facilitate this dialogue.
We are committed to additional town
halls and online chats where members
can provide continuing feedback. As
has been outlined over the last several
years, the profession and our members
are in a hugely changing landscape.
The Board and staff endeavor to keep
abreast of these shifts by continuously
reviewing and enhancing programming,
but the services and benefits are only as
good as they are informed by all of you.
We hope you all will keep talking. We
are listening. NWL
PAULA LITTLEWOOD is the WSBA executive director and can be reached at
WSBA PRESIDENT ROBIN HAYNES can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A COMBINATION LIKE NO OTHER”
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017,
GREENE & MARKLEY WILL JOIN FORCES
WITH PREMIER PACIFIC NORTHWEST
FIRM WILLIAMS KASTNER.
The combined firm will strengthen the experience and reputation
both firms have enjoyed for many years. The firm will be known as
Williams Kastner Greene & Markley in Oregon, and as Williams
Kastner in Washington and Alaska.
1515 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
At the end of each year, the WSBA engages an independent certified public accounting firm to audit our
financial statements. In addition to verifying financial statement accuracy, the auditors review, analyze, and
test internal controls over reporting, management oversight, and various systems related to the WSBA’s
finances and overall operations of the organization.
The Budget and Audit Committee reviewed the fiscal year 2016 year-end financial results at its January
2017 meeting. As in prior years, the WSBA received an “unmodified opinion” for the fiscal year ended
Sept. 30, 2016. No adjustments were made, no material weaknesses were noted, and no management
letter was issued.
The results of this very positive audit indicate that the WSBA’s finances are accurate in all material aspects. For
more information, the audit report and audited financial statements can be viewed at www.wsba.org/About-WSBA/Financial-Info/Financial-Statements.