Need to Know
WSBA Board of Governors Meetings
May 17-18, 2018, in Seattle.
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.
Women in Leadership
March 29, 2018, Spokane
WSBA MentorLink is coming to Spokane
for the first time – join us for a casual
lunch at the Historic Davenport, 10 South
Post Street, Spokane, and connect with
women leaders in the legal profession. In
partnership with the Spokane Chapter of
Washington Women Lawyers and the Young
Lawyers Division of the Spokane County
Bar Association, learn how to navigate your
career and how you can become a leader in
the legal profession. RSVP at https://goo.gl/
At its September meeting, the Board of
Governors approved the WSBA FY18 budget. To learn more about the budget, and
the programs and services that it supports, visit www.wsba.org/About-WSBA/
Legal Directory Launched
The online lawyer directory has been
renamed the Legal Directory and now
includes limited license legal technicians and
limited practice officers, as well as lawyers.
There are also additional search fields to
help you and the public locate licensed legal
professionals. Check out the Legal Directory
Join the WSBA New Lawyers List
This list serve is a discussion platform for
ALPS Attorney Match
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,
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 email@example.com.
2018 License Renewal and MCLE
Presuspension Notices mailed. If you
have not completed all mandatory portions of your license renewal, including
MCLE requirements and certification, if
applicable, you are delinquent and are
at risk of suspension. 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 www.wsba.org/for-legal-pro-fessionals/license-renewal to learn more.
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 mywsba.
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 at www.wsba.org/for-legal-pro-fessionals/ethics/about-advisory-opin-ions. 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 counseling in your community. All WSBA members are eligible for three free sessions
on topics including work stress, career
challenges, addiction, and anxiety. 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.