Practice of Law Board

justice statue with sunrise backgroundCurrent Mission

  • Educate the public about how to receive competent legal assistance.
  • Promote expanded access to affordable and law-related services.
  • Expand public confidence in the administration of justice.
  • Consider new avenues for people who are not lawyers to provide legal and law-related legal services.
  • Issue advisory opinions.
  • Receive complaints alleging the unauthorized practice of law and refer them to appropriate authorities.

Gather Input about the Future of the Practice of Law Board

The Supreme Court of Washington has directed the Practice of Law Board to meet with interested people to discuss the future of the Practice of Law Board and report to the Court. If you are interested in more information, please contact the Board.


Practice of Law Board - Community Representative Position Opening

Please submit your application by no later than May 20, 2016.

If you do not have a myWSBA account, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to myWSBA
  • Click on Create an Account next to "Not a WSBA member?"
    Once you have created an account, log in to myWSBA
  • Click on MY Profile (upper center)
  • Click on Apply for a Committee, Board or Panel (from right side list)
  • Apply for Practice of Law Board (Please apply only for the POLB, not for any other committee)
  • You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your application

If you do have a myWSBA account, please follow these instructions:

  • Login to your myWSBA account
  • Click on My Profile (upper center)
  • Click on Apply for a Committee, Board or Panel (from right side list)
  • Apply for Practice of Law Board (Please apply only for the POLB, not for any other committee)
  • You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your application


Meetings

Practice of Law Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the WSBA offices. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes

August 28, 2015

March 17, 2016


Resources for Legal Assistance

Mortgage Modifications for Washington Real Property

Loan Mortgage Modification Interpretive Statement
WSBA's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Program
Washington Law Help
Attorney General Office – Foreclosure & Mortgage Assistance

Immigration

American Bar Association – Notario Fraud

American Bar Association – Consumer Education

Stop Notario Fraud

Attorney General Office – Immigration Services

Attorney General Office Article – Crack Down on Illegal Immigration Assistance

Department of Justice – Recognition & Accreditation Program

Limited License Legal Professionals

Limited License Legal Technician Board

Limited Practice Board


Contact Us

Chair: Hon. Paul Bastine, ret.

Staff Liaison: Julie Shankland

Supreme Court Order Reconstituting the Board

GR 24

Definition of the Practice of Law

GR 25

Rule Creating the Board

Appendix GR 25 Regulations

Practice of Law Board Regulations

Board Roster

Complaint Form

Advisory Opinions

Pre-July 2015 Action

by the Practice of Law Board