The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington was formed in 1977 by thirty-eight members of the bar of the Western District of Washington. Since then, it has grown and evolved to serve more than 700 members, with our officers and trustees overseeing more than 15 committees and numerous projects and events.

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Our mission is to advance jurisprudence and improve the administration of justice; promote the highest standards of competence, performance and ethics among the attorneys who appear before the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; assist in the expeditious appointment of qualified federal judges; encourage positive relations between practitioners and the federal courts; improve the rules of practice; encourage the development of alternative methods of resolving disputes and litigation; promote effective representation of indigent litigants by competent counsel; improve multi-district practice; provide portraits or memorials when appropriate; and work to ensure that the federal court system remains responsive to the needs of the public.