WSBA and King County Bar Association leaders
joined for their annual meeting on May 22 to talk about what’s happening
in each association and ways to partner to best serve members.
WSBA Executive Director Paula Littlewood, WSBA Chief Communications
and Outreach Officer Sara Niegowski, WSBA Immediate Past-President
Bill Hyslop, WSBA At-Large Governor Alec Stephens, WSBA President
Bill Pickett, KCBA 2nd Vice President Jennifer Payseno, KCBA President
Andrew Maron, WSBA District 9 Governor Dan Bridges, KCBA 1st Vice
President Harry Schneider, and KCBA Executive Director Andrew Prazuch
Alliance for Equal Justice
Join the Alliance for Equal Justice in
closing the justice gap in Washington. The
Alliance for Equal Justice is the central
communications hub for our state’s
network of civil legal aid providers, pro bono
providers, and partners. To learn about
Alliance events, jobs and internships, and
volunteer opportunities, and to find tools
and resources to promote access to justice,
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
WSBA Member Wellness
ethics/about-advisory-opinions. You can
search opinions by number, year issued,
ethical rule, subject matter, or keyword. Ad-
visory 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 mem-
bers. For assistance, call the Ethics Line at
206-727-8284 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8284.
WSBA Connects provides free counseling
in your community. All bar members are
eligible for three free sessions on topics
including work stress, career challenges,
addiction and anxiety, as well as other
issues. Upon calling 1-800-765-0770, a
telephone representative will arrange a
referral using KEPRO’s network of clinicians throughout the state of Washington.
There is no need to let problems build up
unnecessarily. We hope you make the
most of this valuable resource.
Want someone at WSBA to take a look
at your resume? Or maybe you want to
brainstorm approaches to networking.
The job search requires a game plan. We
are happy to set up a time to speak. Email
Judicial Assistance Services
The purpose of the Judicial Assistance
Services Program (JASP) is to prevent
or alleviate problems before they jeopardize a judicial officer’s career. JASP
provides confidential support and treatment for judges struggling with medical
or mental health challenges, addiction,
grieving, stress, or isolation. If you are
a judge or are concerned about a judge,
you are encouraged to contact the Judicial Assistance Services Program at 415-
572-3803 or contact clinical consultant
Susanna Kanther, Psy.D., at susanna@
The “Unbar” Alcoholics
The Unbar is an “open” AA group for attorneys that has been meeting for over 25
years. Meetings are held Wednesdays from
noon to 1: 30 p.m. at the Skinner Building
at 1326 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, Seattle.
Also, if you are seeking a Peer Advisor to
connect with and perhaps walk you to this
meeting, the Lawyers Assistance Program
can arrange this and can be reached at
WSBA Practice Management
The WSBA offers free resources and education on law practice management
issues, including financial management,
marketing and client retention, and technology. For more information, visit www.
The WSBA Lending Library is a free service to WSBA members offering the
short-term loan of books on health and
well-being as well as the business management aspects of your law office. You
can view available titles at www.wsba.
org/library. Books may be borrowed by
any WSBA member for up to two weeks.
If you live outside of the Seattle area,
books can be mailed to you; you will be
responsible for return postage. For walk-in members, we recommend calling first
to check availability of requested titles.
To arrange for a book loan or to check
availability, visit www.wsba.org/library.
Need to Know