Oversight Committee

The bipartisan Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee was established by the Legislature to oversee the activities of the Office of Civil Legal Aid; review the performance of the Director of the Office of Civil Legal Aid; and, from time to time, make recommendations to the Supreme Court, the Access to Justice Board, and the Legislature regarding the provision of state-funded civil legal aid.

The Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee consists of eleven members appointed by the following organizations:

Board for Judicial Administration

    Judge Michael Spearman, Court of Appeals, Div. 1
    Judge Greg Tripp, Spokane County District Court Ret.

Washington Supreme Court

    Judge G. Helen Whitener, Pierce County Superior Court
    Sarah Augustine, Yakima County
    Theodore Grammount, Cowlitz County

Washington State Legislature

    Representative Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn) (House Republican Caucus)
    Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) (House Democratic Caucus)
    Senator Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle) (Senate Democratic Caucus)
    Vacant and Awaiting Appointment (Senate Republican Caucus)


    Taylor Wonhoff, Office of the Governor’s General Counsel

Washington State Bar Association

    Jennifer Greenlee, Seattle

The Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee meets four times per year. All meetings are open to the public.

If you have questions about the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee, contact:

    Judge Michael Spearman, Chair


    James Bamberger, Director
    Office of Civil Legal Aid
    1112 Quince Street SE
    PO Box 41183
Olympia, WA 98504-1183

Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee Meeting Materials 3-23-18