Whatcom County Bar Association


The Whatcom County Bar Association (WCBA) draws its members from the legal community in and around Bellingham, Washington. WCBA exists to promote the administration of justice, to cultivate goodwill among its members and the community, and to support the continuing education goals of its members.

The Bar Association holds meetings the first Wednesday of each month, featuring keynote speakers, CLEs, and historically social events, see the Whatcom County Bar's Facebook page. You can also recieve announcements and the Whatcom County Bar Journal by emailing wcbamembership@gmail.com and ask to be added to our emial list.

Members of the bar association receive the Whatcom County Bar Journal each month, containing meeting news, court information, editorials, feature articles, and advertisements. To find out about joining contact one of the current officers.

WCBA offers Continuing Legal Education seminars developed specifically to meet the needs of the local legal community. Our CLEs are presented at reduced rates to members.

Dave Reynolds' Retirement and New Procedure for GAL Strike Sheets

10/26/2023 1:54 PM | Anonymous

A message from Sandra Kiele:

Hello Counsel and Legal Assistants,

I am not sure if you are aware that Dave Reynolds will be officially retired on November 27, 2023.  His numerous titles are being divided between Executive Branch and Judicial Branch governments. 

Obtaining GAL strike list falls under Court Administration (Judicial Branch).  Stephanie Kraft is our new Court Administrator, and Kelline Pedersen is her Administrative Supervisor.  I will remain as the Chief Deputy Clerk in the Clerk’s office.  Our new County Clerk is Raylene King, who will start on November 28th.

Starting on November 28th, you will need to email Ms. Kraft & Ms. Pedersen your Strike List requests.  I am copying them for your assistance and information.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Sandra Kiele

Chief Deputy Clerk / Asst. Court Administrator

Whatcom County Superior Court

311 Grand Avenue, Suite 301

Bellingham, WA  98225

(360) 778-5566


Copyright 2023 Whatcom County Bar Association PO Box 1142 Bellingham, WA 98227

Copyright 2023 Whatcom County Bar Association PO Box 1142 Bellingham, WA 98227
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