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: Feb. 1, 2018.

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Status Changes

Information about changing status.

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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

Information for licensed legal professionals and sponsors about earning and reporting activities.

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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Law Clerk Program

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

Limited Licenses

In Washington, there are two 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

A new class of legal professionals for better access to judicial system

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Limited Practice Officers

Information and Resources for LPOs

Lawyer Conduct

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Learn more about the lawyer discipline system in Washington.


Concerns About a Lawyer

Information about filing a grievance

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Presentar una queja contra un abogado

Los pasos y el formulario para presentar una queja


Log in to complete your annual license renewal and MCLE reporting, manage your member data and preferences, or join a WSBA Section.

Lawyer Directory

Search our directory of contact and practice information for all Washington lawyers.

Rule 9 Licensed Legal Intern Information

For law students working under the supervision of a lawyer

Manage Your Membership

Update your contact info and preferences, order a new bar card, or order a status certificate.

Rules of Professional Conduct

IOLTA Information

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