Since its founding as a Washington State non-profit civic organization in 1908, the Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA) has continuously served its attorney members.  Today nearly 900 local attorneys voluntarily join the collegial SCBA. Member attorneys have unique opportunities for professional growth, connections and support, social events, continuing legal education, pro bono opportunities, leadership development and member benefits.

The SCBA is centered in Spokane, Washington. Spokane is resource rich with four distinct seasons and accompanying outdoor activities, a continuing core district expansion with a multi-university district, Fairchild Air Force Base and as the central Pacific Northwest medical hub.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Spokane County Bar Association to enhance the integrity and competence of the legal community and to pursue greater access to justice for all county residents.

© 2017 Photos provided by courtesy of Lynn Mounsey and not for use, copying or reproduction without her written permission.

© 2017 Photos provided by courtesy of Lynn Mounsey and not for use, copying or reproduction without her written permission.

Attorney Membership Benefits

  • BUILD UPON RENOWNED COLLEGIALITY AND COMMUNITY with about 900 of your colleagues;
  • DOCUMENT SERVER email Spokane filed document requests filled by SCBA staff;
  • DECEMBER’s HOLIDAY SOIREE AND VLP AUCTION! Celebrate with us on December 7th, (admission for yourself and one guest is complementary with membership dues payment);
  • CLEs: Member CLE pricing, CLE Passport availability, and SCBA CLEs available on DVD;
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Board of Trustees/Directors, SCBA Sections and Young Lawyer Division, and SCBA and VLP committees;
  • AFFINITY SECTIONS AND DIVISION: Join Young Lawyers DivisionADR SectionDiversity SectionFamily Law SectionIndian Law Section, Intellectual Property, LGBTA Sectionand Solo & Small Practice Section;
  • MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: Members only searchable online SCBA pictorial lawyer directory;
  • SCBA OFFICE, A RESPITE AT THE COURTHOUSE: enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, free cup of coffee, snacks, Friday doughnuts, great staff and use of SCBA’s Wi-Fi;
  • HIGH SPEED COPIER/SCANNER, phones and fax machine available in SCBA office;
  • MEAL DISCOUNTS: SCBA luncheons, social events, CLEs, and professional events;
  • CALENDAR CALL: Receive our member newsletter via email, advertise at discounted ad rates and free On the Move notices;
  • BROADCAST EMAIL: Members receive broadcast e-mail notices of important events via our online member portal; and
  • VOTING: General Members have voting privileges.

SCBA Spotlight

The Spokane County Bar Association welcomes Julie Griffith as the new Exective Director!

A Word from Julie

I am excited to start my journey in leading the Spokane County Bar Association, SCBA, and the Volunteer Lawyers Program, VLP. My unique background will work well when leading the organizations as I have successfully led organizations from every role from fund development, public relations, operations, strategic planning, growing sales, to well you get the idea.

My vision for the SCBA and VLP is for them to become national best practices. What does that look like?

  • Our members will have access to quality educational opportunities, practice needs are met and exceeded, membership will grow as the services become key to your success.
  • Community members will understand the values of the organizations.
  • Community need for legal services, education, and resources is met and reach a greater number of residents.
  • For our staff I plan on continuing to build a quality organization for which they have an opportunity to thrive in a supportive environment.

I’ll be calling upon members, including the board and advisory council members, to help with an assessment of our services, identify opportunities for growth, embrace change, and help us celebrate the successes of the organizations. To help get us started, I would like the opportunity to meet with you. All I would need is 30 minutes of your time. If you’d like to help, please contact me at Together, with your voice and leadership, we will grow a vibrant, high quality, successful Spokane County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Program.