Applications Sought for Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit

Release Date: 
Fri, 05/26/2023

The Federal Bar Association's Nominations Committee is accepting applications for three open Lawyer Representative positions for the Western District of Washington to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. The annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference brings together the nearly 800 judicial officers and attorneys in the district to discuss important issues and programs to improve the administration of justice.  Past Lawyer Representatives have found this to be a very rewarding and fulfilling professional experience, as well as an exceptional opportunity to work closely and collaborate with federal judges. All attorneys admitted to practice in the Western District of Washington are encouraged to apply.

There are nine lawyer representative positions for the Western District of Washington, each serving staggered terms. The three new Lawyer Representatives will serve from January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2027.  Geographic diversity is considered, as is the need to balance the selection between those with Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy practices. Finally, the Court is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ individuals, women and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply.


Applicants should submit a cover letter and the attached application.  Your cover letter should be no more than 500 words and include background information about yourself, your thoughts regarding improving the administration of justice within the District and the Ninth Circuit, as well as your ability to commit the time necessary to fulfill the duties of appointment.

Please also include three references with your application materials, any involvement in Federal Bar Association committees or other associated experience along with any significant case work in the federal courts or related work.

Application materials should be submitted no later than June 30, 2023 to:

Applications will be screened, and appointments to the three-year term will be made by the Circuit, District, Bankruptcy, and Magistrate Judges in the Western District of Washington. Successful applicants will be notified by the Court.

For questions about the application process, please contact Cynthia Jones, WDWA FBA Nominations Committee Chair at