Need to Know
News and information of
interest to WSBA members
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you
have an item you would like to share.
Please submit proposed changes to the
Criminal Rules for Superior Court (CrR)
and the Criminal Rules for Courts of
Limited Jurisdiction (CrRLJ) now.
Pursuant to the four-year cycle established by the Washington Supreme Court,
each year brings up a different set of rules
for the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Court Rules and Procedures
Committee’s attention. In 2017-2018, the
court’s cycle requires the Committee to
review the Criminal Rules for Superior
Court (CrR) and the Criminal Rules for
Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (CrRLJ.)
Suggestions regarding these rules or questions about the Committee should be directed to Sherry Lindner at sherryl@wsba.
org. Interested individuals are encouraged
to participate in the work of the Committee. For more information and a schedule
of committee meetings, see wsba.org/
2018 License Renewal, MCLE, and
Start date. License renewal will begin in
November and must be completed by
Feb. 1, 2018.
License fee payment plan option available. If you are experiencing financial
challenges, you may contact us about the
payment plan option available to all members. Payments may be made in up to five
installments and all license fees must still
be paid in full by Feb. 1, 2018. A one-time
hardship exemption is available for Active Attorney members who qualify. Visit
wsba.org/licensing to learn more.
Judicial members. Please note that you are
required to inform the Bar within 10 days
of your retirement or your ineligibility
for Judicial membership (and you must
apply to change to another membership
class or to resign). Visit wsba.org/licensing
to learn more.
Certify MCLE compliance. If you are in the
2015–2017 reporting period, then you are
due to report CLE credits and certify MCLE
compliance. The deadline for completing
credits is Dec. 31, 2017. The certification
must be completed online or be postmarked or delivered to the WSBA by Feb. 1,
2018. Visit wsba.org/MCLE to learn more.
Join or renew your section membership.
NEW: The Section membership year is now
Jan. 1 – Dec. 31.
Dec. 31, 2017: Members in the 2015-2017
reporting period must complete required
Feb. 1, 2018: Deadline for requesting the
one-time Hardship Exemption.
Feb. 1, 2018: License renewal, payment(s)
and MCLE certification, if applicable,
must be completed online, postmarked
or delivered to WSBA.
50-Year Member Tribute
Nov. 3, Seattle
WSBA will hold its annual Member Tribute
Luncheon in early November for lawyers
and judges who celebrate 50 years of WSBA
membership this year. At the event, WSBA
President Bradford Furlong and members
of the Board of Governors will present
these members with 50-year certificates
and lapel pins to acknowledge their dedication to the law since 1967. Please email email@example.com for more information.
WSBA Board of Governors Meeting
Nov. 16 at the WSBA offices, Seattle, and
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete Board
of Governors meeting schedule is available
on the WSBA website at wsba.org/bog.
MentorLink Mixer: Pro Bono and
Public Service in King County
Oct. 24, 2017, Seattle.
Celebrate Pro Bono Week through this
Washington Young Lawyer
mentoring opportunity! WSBA Mentorship
brings together a diverse mix of attorneys
to support each other in the interest of
advancing and thriving in the legal profes-
sion. This MentorLink Mixer is an oppor-
tunity for attorneys who are interested in
pro bono and public service work, in King
County, to gain insight from attorneys
who have experience serving the public
through WSBA programming or legal aid
organizations. WSBA Offices (1325 Fourth
Ave., Suite 600, Seattle). Noon-1: 30 p.m.
To learn more or if you have any questions,
email us at MentorLink@wsba.org.
Committee (WYLC) Meeting
Oct. 28, Seattle
Join the WYLC for its first meeting of the
new fiscal year at the WSBA offices in
Seattle from 10 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m.! At this
meeting the WYLC will welcome new
members and receive an orientation on
WSBA, its mission, and the role committee members will play for the next year.
For more information or to RSVP contact
Open Sections Night in Tacoma
Nov. 1, Tacoma
Open Sections Night connects new and
young WSBA members and law students
to WSBA Sections, which offer a wealth
of experience and resources to help new
WSBA members find their footing in the
legal profession. For the first time this
popular event will take place in Tacoma!
Join us Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m., Historic 1625 Tacoma Place (1625 South Tacoma Way,
Tacoma). RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/
WSBA Launches CLE Faculty
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 up-