Need to Know
News and information of
interest to WSBA members
Opportunity for Service
Volunteer to Promote
Application deadline: March 31, 2015
The WSBA recently reinvented several
of its professionalism initiatives and is
now recruiting volunteers to help implement them. Opportunities include
making presentations to law students,
writing for the WSBA’s magazine and
blog, leading discussions at bar association events, recognizing professionalism in the legal community, and reviewing the Creed of Professionalism.
WSBA members and other interested
individuals are encouraged to apply
before March 31 via the Professionalism application in myWSBA. For more
information, see www.wsba.org/legal-community/volunteer-opportunities/
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, email newlawyers@
Washington Young Lawyers
The Washington Young Lawyers Committee will meet on Apr. 25, 2015, in
Spokane, at a location to be determined. For more information or to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WYLC Public Service Incentive
New and young lawyers: would you
like the opportunity to attend a WSBA
CLE for free? Apply to receive a WYLC
Public Service Incentive Award. Appli-
cations are due March 23. This award
was created to encourage and support
new and young lawyers who engage or
would like to engage in public service
and public service volunteer opportu-
nities as described in RPC 6. 1.
Represent New and Young Lawyers
on the WSBA Board of Governors
Interested in representing new and
young lawyers on the WSBA Board of
Governors? Don’t miss this chance!
Applications for the at-large seat representing new and young lawyers are due
April 17 at 5 p.m. Interested members
must qualify as a new and/or young
lawyer at the time of submission. Along
with your application form and biographical statement, you may submit a
résumé and any letters of support.
New Lawyer Education Web Series:
Advising the New Tech Startup
Save the date for the New Lawyer Education Web Series: “Advising the New
Tech Startup.” Reduced rates are available for new lawyers! For more information, email email@example.com.
WSBA Scholarship Fund to Attend
ABA Young Lawyer Division
The ABA YLD Spring Meeting will be
in Tampa, Florida, on May 14–16, 2015.
If you are interested in attending as a
Washington delegate, please submit
the application form by March 31, 2015.
new-and-young-lawyers/about-the-wylc to learn more.
2015 License Renewal, MCLE and
Deadline was Feb. 2, 2015. If you have
not completed all mandatory portions
of your license renewal, including
MCLE requirements, if applicable, you
are delinquent and are at risk of suspension.
Judicial members. If you have not
filed your renewal within 60 days of
the date of the written notice, your
eligibility to transfer to another membership class upon leaving service as
a judicial officer will not be preserved.
You may complete licensing requirements, including MCLE certification,
either online at mywsba.org or by using
the License Renewal and Mandatory
Continuing Legal Education Certification forms. Visit wsba.org/licensing to
Volunteer Custodians Needed
The WSBA is seeking interested law-
WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
yers as potential ELC 7. 7 volunteer
custodians. An appointed custodian
is authorized to act as counsel for the
limited purpose of protecting a cli-
ent’s interests whenever a lawyer has
been transferred to disability inactive
status, suspended, disbarred, dies, or
disappears and no person appears to
be protecting the clients’ interests.
The custodian takes possession of the
necessary files and records and takes
action to protect clients’ 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 af-
firm the willingness and ability of
a potential volunteer and seek their
appointment as custodian. Costs in-
curred 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 darlenen@
wsba.org, 206-733-5923 or 800-945-
9722, ext. 5923.
March 19, Olympia; April 24–25,
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.
Save the Date: Access to Justice
Conference, June 12–14
The Access to Justice Board is pleased
to invite you to the 18th Access to Justice Conference from Friday, June 12,
through Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the
Wenatchee Convention Center. Our
conference theme, “Working for Justice: Our Journey Continues,” builds
on the 20-year history of the Access to
Justice Board and Alliance for Equal
Justice bringing together attorneys,
judges, and other community leaders
to address the challenges and oppor-