Need to Know
for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELC)
7. 7. An appointed custodian is authorized
to act as counsel for the limited purpose
of protecting a client’s interests whenever
a lawyer has been transferred to disability
inactive status, suspended, or disbarred,
or dies or disappears, and no person appears to be protecting the client’s interests. The custodian takes possession of
the necessary files and records and takes
action to protect the client’s interests. The
custodian may act with a team of custodians and much of the work may be performed by supervised staff. If the WSBA
is notified of the need for a custodian, the
WSBA would affirm the willingness and
ability of a potential volunteer and seek his
or her appointment as custodian. Costs incurred may be reimbursed. Current WSBA
members of all practice areas are welcome to apply. Contact Sandra Schilling at
firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-239-2118 or 800-
945-9722, ext. 2118, or Darlene Neumann
at email@example.com, 206-733-5923 or
800-945-9722, ext. 5923.
WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
March 8, 2018, in Olympia.
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 margarets@
wsba.org. The complete Board of Governors meeting schedule is available on the
WSBA website at www.wsba.org/bog.
At its September meeting, the Board of
Governors approved the WSBA F Y18 budget.
To learn more about the budget, and the
programs and services that it supports, visit
MentorLink Mixer: Transitioning
into Solo Practice
February 16, 12 - 1: 30 p.m.
WSBA Conference Center
Meet the mentors! WSBA MentorLink is
Legal Directory Launched
hosting a luncheon with members who have
gone solo. This free event is a casual setting
for members to network with experienced
practitioners and learn more about
succeeding in the legal profession through
solo and small practice. RSVP at www.
The online lawyer directory has been
renamed the Legal Directory and now
includes all member types (limited license
legal technicians, limited practice officers,
and lawyers). There are also additional
search fields to help you and the public
locate licensed legal professionals. Check
out the Legal Directory at mywsba.org/
WSBA CLE Faculty Database
If you are currently serving as CLE
faculty, or are interested in working
with the WSBA as a future CLE faculty
member, we encourage you to register
in our CLE faculty database. Serving
as a faculty member provides you
with the opportunity to engage with
other attorneys across the state, give
back to your profession, and advance
your professional growth. Whether it’s
upcoming changes in the law, emerging
hot topics, or substantive content, our
goal is to ensure we are engaging with the
right faculty at the right time, matching
practice expertise and knowledge to our
educational programming needs. We
hope to capture the information of all
those who plan to teach — both current
CLE faculty and those interested in future
opportunities. Please log on and register
in the CLE faculty database today at
Join the WSBA New Lawyers List
This list serve is a discussion platform for
new lawyers of the WSBA. In addition to
being the best place to receive news and
information relevant to new lawyers, this
is a place to ask questions, seek referrals,
and make connections with peers. To join,
ALPS Attorney Match
Attorney Match is a free online networking tool made available through the WSBA-endorsed professional liability partner,
ALPS. This resource allows attorneys to set
up a profile and indicate whether they are
looking for, or available to act as, a mentor.
Mentorship programs that meet requirements are now eligible for MCLE credits.
The WSBA provides information and links to
the ALPS Attorney Match online system as
a service to the legal community. For more
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facing an Ethical Dilemma?
Members facing ethical dilemmas can talk
with WSBA professional responsibility
counsel for informal guidance on analyzing
a situation involving their own prospective
ethical conduct under the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC). All calls are confidential. Any advice given is intended for the
education of the inquirer and does not represent an official position of the WSBA. Every effort is made to return calls within two
business days. Call the Ethics Line at 206-
727-8284 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8284.
Search WSBA Advisory Opinions
WSBA advisory opinions are available online
ethics/about-advisory-opinions. You can
search opinions by number, year issued,
ethical rule, subject matter, or keyword. Advisory opinions are issued by the WSBA to
assist members in interpreting their ethical
obligations in specific circumstances. The
opinions are the result of study and analysis
in response to requests from WSBA members. For assistance, call the Ethics Line at
206-727-8284 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8284.
WSBA Member Wellness
WSBA Connects provides free counsel-