New Year, New Faces in the New Bar News

Dan Clark on cover of Oct 2022 Bar News

The WSBA’s year works a little differently than others. While much of the world is still whiling away the final months of 2022, the WSBA is already kicking off its 2023 fiscal year.

As always, we ring in the new fiscal year with celebration and welcoming of new faces. In the latest issue of Washington State Bar News, you’ll get a look at the many accomplishments the legal community has already made as well as the plans in store for the future. Featured on the cover is the newly sworn-in WSBA president, Daniel D. Clark.

A two-time member of the WSBA Board of Governors and a two-time treasurer, the only governor to have been elected twice to the position, Clark is familiar with the innerworkings of the Bar. As is tradition, Clark not only graces the Bar News cover, but kicks off his presidency with his inaugural President’s Corner column and a Q&A in which he provides a little background about himself and his legal career, his reasoning for running for president, and his vision for the future of the WSBA and its members.

Clark isn’t the only newcomer to a WSBA governance position. You can also meet the new and returning members of the WSBA Board of Governors, and check out the first Treasurer’s Report from Francis A. Adewale.

Each year, the WSBA celebrates luminaries of the Washington legal community and this year is no different. Check our feature on the 2022 APEX Award winners to learn more about their stellar contributions to the profession and their communities.

Speaking of stellar contributions, we’ve also got the full list of WSBA members who donated generously of their time, recording at least 50 hours of pro bono work to qualify for the 2021 Washington Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll. And in keeping with the spirit of giving back to the community and helping people in need, this issue includes a highly important overview and call to action for lawyers to support the WSBA Moderate Means Program, which is in dire need of help, particularly in rural parts of Washington.

Lastly, you can find all the great columns, news, and more!