June 7, 2012
I am writing to
invite you to become a member of the King County Bar Association (KCBA). With over 5,400 members, KCBA is the largest
voluntary bar association in the Pacific Northwest. KCBA is committed to serving a diverse
membership, strengthening our justice system and building a stronger community.
As a member of KCBA,
you will become a part of our influential network, giving you the opportunity
to play a role in shaping the practice of law in King County. The myriad opportunities we provide include
16 practice sections and 16 committees; a wide range of legal professionals
willing to share insights, experiences and contacts; the capacity to advocate
for a just and accessible legal system and profession; and the opportunity to
work to achieve excellence in the administration of justice.
For newer attorneys, our
Young Lawyers Division is a great resource for networking and gaining knowledge
and experience for your practice and is a perfect way to develop your
leadership skills. Additionally, you
will have a number of opportunities to give back to the community through
events put on by the YLD Community Involvement Committee.
No matter where you are in your
career, KCBA can open doors, enhance your practice and provide numerous
opportunities to become involved and meet new colleagues. Join us today and let KCBA work for you!
To join online now,
Difference in our Community
Pro bono service has been a priority of the
King County Bar Association since 1939. Our programs help people keep their
housing, file for bankruptcy, obtain custody of children, get a divorce in
abusive situations, vacate their criminal records and more. KCBA handles over
10,000 cases a year and works with over 1,300 volunteers to provide over 7.4
million dollars of free legal services in King County.
You can support pro bono work at KCBA by:
member. Your membership, CLE, and Lawyer Referral Service dollars go
towards the financial health and support of the pro bono programs.
a volunteer with one of our six programs. Donate your time and talent to make
access to justice a reality for our community.
to King County Bar Foundation. Your donations directly support all six programs
and the KCBA diversity scholarship program.
I’m proud of KCBA’s dedication to providing
services for the residents of King County with a view to making our community
the best it can be. As a member of your local bar, you help us continue this
Finally, KCBA has
made a commitment to continue to improve the value of your membership in
addition to providing benefits you count on:
Lower rates on our quality CLE programs
Group rates on medical, dental, and vision insurance and discounts
on products and services
Opportunities for you to earn CLE credits through our practice
Lawyer Referral Service membership at a reduced fee
Subscription to our monthly Bar
I heartily look forward to meeting
you and working to make KCBA, and your membership, all they can be. Join Us!
Richard E. Mitchell