Licensing and Lawyer Conduct

Attorney Licensing & MCLE Information

WSBA members must complete the license renewal annually, and must complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing legal education activities in each 3-year reporting period. Changes to membership status are granted in accordance with the WSBA Bylaws.

Annual License Renewal Deadline: February 3, 2014.

Log in to myWSBA to view your MCLE record or, starting October 14, to complete your annual license renewal.

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Annual License Renewal

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Membership Changes

Information about changing membership class or status.

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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

Information for members and sponsors about earning and reporting activities.

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Admission to the Bar

The WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam, admission by motion, and limited licenses for attorneys licensed in the U.S. and abroad.

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Admission Information

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Law Clerk Program

Learn more about this 4-year alternative to law school.

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Limited Licenses

In Washington, there are 2 licenses authorizing the limited practice of law by individuals with certain qualifications: Limited Practice Officers (LPOs), under APR 12, and Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs), under APR 28.

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Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT)

APR 28 limited license for nonlawyers

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Limited Practice Officers

Limited license for non lawyers in real property transactions.

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Lawyer Conduct


Learn more about the lawyer discipline system in Washington.

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File a Complaint Against a Lawyer

Steps and forms for filing a grievance

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Pasos y formularios para presentar una queja

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Lawyer Directory

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Rule 9 Licensed Legal Intern Information

For law students working under the supervision of a lawyer

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