In order to be considered as a candidate for a WDTL Board Trustee position, a member must have done one of the following WDTL activities:
- Chair a WDTL seminar;
- Chair a WDTL committee;
- Serve as a regional chair;
- Serve as editor of the Defense News; or
- Substantial participation in at least three WDTL activities (e.g. testifying at a committee hearing, serving as a vice chair of a committee, participation in a WDTL community service activity, speaking at a WDTL seminar, writing an article for the WDTL Defense News, writing and/or arguing an amicus brief or serving at the WDTL's request on a task force).