FY18 GENERAL FUND
DISCIPLINE: Costs to handle consumer inquiries; to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate written grievances about lawyers, LPOs, and LLLTs through disposition (e.g. costs asso-
ciated with disciplinary counsel, hearing officers, and the Supreme Court mandated Disciplinary Board, which adjudicates grievances); to administer the WSBA audit program; and to
educate members and law students about legal ethics, trust account compliance, and the discipline system.
LICENSING & ADMISSIONS SERVICES: Costs to administer admissions and annual licensing processes for nearly 40,000 WSBA members, including lawyers, LPOs, and LLLTs; to
maintain and respond to questions about members and their public information; and to support the Supreme Court mandated MCLE Board, which sets policy and adjudicates issues
involving continuing legal education requirements.
GENERAL COUNSEL: Legal representation and support to the WSBA, the Board of Governors, and other boards, task forces, and committees; records requests and litigation management; and oversight, interpretation, and analysis of WSBA Bylaws and other legal issues.
SUPREME COURT MANDATED BOARDS & PROGRAMS: Costs to support 4 of 6 boards and programs mandated by the Supreme Court: ( 1) the Access to Justice Board, ( 2) Limited
License Legal Technician Board, ( 3) Limited Practice Officer Board, and ( 4) Practice of Law Board. Costs associated with the Disciplinary Board, which adjudicates grievances, and
the MCLE Board, which sets policy and adjudicates issues involving continuing CLE requirements, are included in the Discipline and Licensing & Admissions categories, respectively.
MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS: Includes costs associated with the WSBA Board of Governors, leadership, management, and internal support (finance, administration, and human
OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT: Supports WSBA outreach to the public, legal professionals, bar associations, policymakers, and other stakeholders; in order to enhance volunteer
recruitment, raise awareness and understanding of WSBA programs and priorities, and create a sustainable stakeholder network.
LEGISLATIVE & LAW IMPROVEMENT: Supports work with WSBA leadership and sections to formulate positions on legislation, track relevant legislation during session, and provide
technical advice on bills and existing statutes to the Legislature.
PUBLIC SERVICE, DIVERSIT Y & WASHINGTON STATE BAR FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Costs to support: ( 1) WSBA public service programs (including Moderate Means Program, Call
to Duty, and other pro and low bono initiatives); ( 2) work to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession; and ( 3) administrative costs of the Washington State Bar Foundation,
which provides grant funding for these activities.
MEMBER BENEFITS: Includes costs of programs benefiting WSBA’s membership as a part of their annual license fee: ( 1) legal research tool (CaseMaker); ( 2) monthly CLE programs
(Legal Lunch Box Series); ( 3) the Professional Responsibility Program, including the Ethics Line; ( 4) the Lawyer Assistance Program; and ( 4) a confidential 24/7 member assistance
PUBLICATIONS (INCLUDING NWLawyer): This category Includes costs to develop, design, produce, and distribute WSBA print media and publications, including NWLawyer, WSBA’s
CONFERENCE & BROADCAST SERVICES: Includes costs to support the WSBA Service Center; meeting and conference facilities; mail and print services; WSBA webcasting, webinars,
and recorded products; and all other services on WSBA’s public floor. Last year, WSBA supported over 1,500 onsite meetings and events, and the Service Center handled over 50,000
communications with members and the public.
NEW MEMBER & MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS: Includes costs of outreach, education, training, and support to newly admitted WSBA members. Also includes funding for WSBA’s
SECTIONS ADMINISTRATION: Includes staffing and administrative costs to support WSBA’s 28 practice sections, and to help sections develop “Mini-CLEs”, that are not offset by
per-member charge revenues.
Prosecution, and Adjudication)
Licensing & Admission Services
Supreme Court Mandated
Boards and Programs
Management and Operations
Outreach and Engagement
Legislative and Law
Public Service, Diversity and
WA State Bar Foundation Support
New Member and Mentorship