Legislative


The Civil Defense Political Action Committee is comprised of defense attorneys and interested business partners, working together to address injustices within the law and the legal system.  Legislative activities undertaken by our lobbyist and subject matter experts are important to overall health of the civil defense bar.  Our clients depend on us to be the reasonable voices heard in Olympia to prevent catastrophic laws passing.

Why is the Civil Defense PAC Vital?

PAC contributions help us raise our profile and influence in Olympia.  Legislators listen more readily to those who contribute to their campaigns.  Having a substantial PAC means that we have more opportunities to speak directly to legislators and count on more successes legislatively.  While the WDTL has been relatively successful in the past, we have been outspent and outmaneuvered by the plaintiff bar.   With your help, we can raise our profile and success rate further!

Please make a contribution today to keep the momentum going!

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Benefits of WDTL Membership

WDTL is committed to helping our over 700 members elevate their civil defense practice through:

  • Professional networking opportunities including four regional judicial receptions and events to support our diverse, women and developing attorneys;
  • Timely continuing legal education programs specialized to our members' practices including monthly complimentary "brown bags";
  • Committed advocacy in legislative and appellate matters important to our members;
  • Quarterly newsletter that provides updates on hot and emerging topics to keep our members up to date;
  • Access to an engaging and useful listserve to share and gain information with fellow members; and
  • Collegiality, professionalism and fun!