• Night photograph of the Spokane County Courthouse
  • The Spokane County Courthouse
  • Cameo night photo of the courthouse


  • Superior Court Filing Fees Increase on Some Family Law Matters - Pursuant to Substitute Senate Bill 5631, effective July 24, 2015, the filing fee on the following types of matters will be increased to $314:

    - Divorce,
    - Legal Separation, and
    - Invalidity of MarriagE



  • The Board of Trustees of the Spokane County Bar Association is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Duties include overall management of the SCBA and Volunteer Lawyers Program operations, hiring and supervision of a staff of 5-6, working with the SCBA and VLP Board of Trustees, managing finances for both SCBA and VLP, organizing SCBA/VLP membership events and functions, and representing the SCBA membership at events and in the community.

    Qualified applicants must have strong management and organizational skills as well as being an excellent communicator. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and multitask. Bookkeeping/accounting experience and a working knowledge of the legal system or legal assistant/paralegal experience preferred. Grant writing experience is desirable. Some travel is required.

    To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and a list of references to info@spokanebar.org with the subject line SCBA Executive Director Position. The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, August 20, 2015. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview after the deadline.




The Spokane County Bar Association has been in existence since the early 1900s. In 1978, the Board of Trustees and the membership made the decision to establish a Bar Association office. At that time, there was one full time director and one part time law student. The Spokane County Bar Association at that time was approximately 350 members strong. Currently, there are approximately 1,000 members including Associate and Honorary Members.

The SCBA has five full-time employees: The Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, Executive Assistant, Volunteer Lawyers Program Director and VLP Paralegal. The Board of Trustees, elected annually by the membership, meets the third Wednesday of each month. Board of Trustee meetings are open to all members.

One of the busiest and hardest working groups of the SCBA is the Young Lawyers Division. Membership to the YLD is free and open to all SCBA members under the age of 36, or those who have been admitted to practice for five (5) years or less.

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