You previously served a three-year term on the Board of
Governors, from 2013-2016. What motivated you to run for
president, which effectively commits you to three more
years of service (including a year as president-elect and a
year as immediate past-president)?
The WSBA has endured a few rocky passages over the last
year-and-a-half as changes have taken place. Bylaws amend-
ments in response to the governance task force report, changes
to sections’ bylaws, upcoming proposals to modify the Civil
Rules based on portions of the report on the escalating cost of
civil litigation, and other issues all raised concerns and brought
about change. For some, the change is the necessary adaption
required to survive. For others, it can cause trepidation and dis-
State Bar Association (WSBA) President Brad Furlong.