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.

Water Law Committee forming:

11/10/2023 11:30 AM | Anonymous

Whatcom County Superior Court is currently preparing for the anticipated filing of a general water adjudication of the Nooksack Watershed in the Spring of 2024. The court will be drafting proposed local court rules, evaluating the relevance of pre-trial orders issued in Ecology v. Acquavella, et al., and preparing to implement innovative practices and technologies as encouraged by the legislature. The court would like to ask the Whatcom County Bar Association to create a committee of interested practitioners who are willing to give feedback on these processes. The court plans on soliciting general public feedback on local court rules, but believes there is great value in having the court’s case management strategies and use of innovative practices and technologies informed by local practitioners. Committee members should anticipate serving for at least one year and meeting several times early in the process and then at least quarterly. 

Anyone interested in serving on the committee should contact:

John All, PhD, JD



Shannon Hinchcliffe


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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