The General Counsel for the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) is an integral member of the organization’s executive leadership team. Within the Office of General Counsel, this position manages WSBA’s legal affairs and administers the adjudicative portion of the lawyer discipline and character fitness. This position is a primary business partner in matters related to the General Counsel and works in conjunction with the Executive Director, Executive Leadership, Board of Governors and other external stakeholders.
- You will provide expert and proven legal counsel to the WSBA, including the Board of Governors, the Executive Director, and WSBA staff.
- You will manage the legal affairs of the WSBA, including litigation, contract review, policy maintenance, and compliance issues.
- You will be responsible for managing and ensuring the integrity of the adjudicative aspects of WSBA’s regulatory work, which includes overseeing the work of staff supporting the Disciplinary Board, the Chief Hearing Officer and the Hearing Officer Panel, Conflicts Review Officers and Disability Counsel, and the Character and Fitness Board.
- The General Counsel and their team of Assistant General Counsels, Paralegals, etc., support other committees, boards and panels as assigned by the Executive Director, which includes the Lawyers Fund for Client Protection and the Court Rules Committee.
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