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 Rebecca Pennell, Court of Appeals, Div. 3
Judge Greg Tripp, Spokane County District Court Ret. (Chair)

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 David Frockt (D-Seattle) (Senate Democratic Caucus)
Senator Ann Rivers (R-La Center) (Senate Republican Caucus)


Taylor Wonhoff, Office of the Governor’s General Counsel (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect)

Washington State Bar Association

Chalia Stallings-Ala’ilima, Office of the Attorney General (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 Greg Tripp (Ret.), Chair


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

Materials for June 20, 2019 Conference Call:


OCLA Director’s Report

Minutes of December 7, 2018 Meeting