The formation of a new section for civil rights law was approved by the WSBA Board of Governors in early December 2008.
The Section focuses on the practice and policy of civil-rights law, which includes the rights of racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual-orientation minorities, immigrants, those who are mentally or physically disabled, the impoverished, and the homeless; freedom of speech; freedom from state-promulgated religion; and privacy rights.
Among other priorities benefiting its members, the section sponsors continuing legal education on civil rights law and provides a network for communications with civil rights organizations throughout the state.
For more information on the benefits of section membership, see the Civil Rights Law Section website. For general questions, please e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.