Limited Practice Board

The Limited Practice Board oversees administration of, and compliance with, the Limited Practice Rule (APR 12) authorizing certain lay persons to select, prepare, and complete legal documents pertaining to the closing of real-estate and personal property transactions. The Board is responsible for the certification and regulation of limited practice officers (LPOs). See also Resources for LPOs.

Board Members

Chair (temporarily vacant)

WSBA Representatives: Lana M. FloydDavid J. Grant, Jay A. Goldstein

At-large Representative: Shelley Miner

Real Estate Representative: John M. Deely

Lending Representative: Robert W. Golden

Escrow Representative: Dee McComb

Title Representative: Kim V. Miller


Board Member Recruitment Notice:

We are continuing to recruit applicants for the Lending Representative on the Limited Practice Board position beginning January 1, 2016. Limited Practice Board members are appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court for 4 year terms. The Limited Practice Board administers the Limited Practice Officer (LPO) Program under Admission and Practice Rule 12 with support from the WSBA. Board members approve the forms for use by LPOs, and oversee the licensing, education, examination and disciplinary functions of the LPO Program. Candidates are sought who have substantive experience in the real estate lending industry; licensing as an LPO or lawyer is not required.

Please apply ASAP. Please use this link to access the application.

Contact Us

WSBA Staff Liaison: Talia Clever 

WSBA Board of Governors Liaison: 
Jill Karmy