The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals. In furtherance of its obligation to protect and serve the public, the WSBA both regulates lawyers and other legal professionals and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.
The WSBA is a national leader in innovative programming and services, with the nation’s first Access to Justice Board, as an early adopter of diversity as one of our strategic goals, and with the ground-breaking Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) program, a first-of-its kind affordable legal support option to those unable to retain the services of an attorney. In addition, the WSBA works extensively with a host of volunteers and members, who partner with us across Committees, Sections, Boards, Task Forces and other WSBA entities in the fulfillment of our mission.
The Public Service and Diversity Specialist is part of the Access to Justice Team, which coordinates and executes a range of work to further access to the justice system and a culture of service in the legal profession. This includes providing leadership and support to the Supreme Court Access to Justice Board, the WSBA Council on Public Defense and the WSBA Pro Bono and Public Service Committee in carrying out the responsibilities outlined in their respective order/charter, goals and priorities. The Specialist provides a range of coordination, leadership.
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