Becoming a Board Member

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).

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!