AT THE JULY 22–23 MEETING
1. Local Hero Award Honorees Linda Lathan
and Tina Driver pose for a photo with WSBA
President Bill Hyslop.
2. 2nd District Governor-elect Rajeev Majundar
addresses the Board.
3. 2016–17 President-elect Brad Furlong with
7th-North District Governor Ann Danieli (R)
and Pierce County Superior Court Judge
Susan Serko (L).
4. At-large Governor Mario Cava participates
in a discussion.
5. 3rd District Governor Jill Karmy makes a
Award, rename the Pro Bono Award to
Pro Bono and Public Service Awards and
create separate categories for individuals and firms, and add a Legal Innovation Award. Changes would maintain the
number of categories, while streamlining
criteria and eliminating duplication. The
proposed changes will be on for action at
the Board’s September meetings.
Escalating Cost of Civil Litigation
President Bill Hyslop presented a report
prepared to communicate the Board’s
position on the Task Force recommendations and seek the Supreme Court’s input
on whether the Board should proceed
to draft new rules to address ECCL Task
WSBA Past President Anthony Gipe and
General Counsel Jean McElroy presented an update on the Bylaws Work Group.
The proposed amendments will be available for review and comment a few days
after the work group’s Aug. 8 meeting,
and will be presented and discussed
for first reading at the Board’s Aug. 23
meeting in Seattle.