Information about admission to the practice of law in Washington.
Washington administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in February and July of each year. The two-day exam is held in Tacoma, Washington. Candidates for the bar exam must meet all qualifications for taking the exam and are subject to character and fitness review.
Do you qualify to take the bar exam in Washington?
Information about Washington's administration of the UBE
Find information about the bar exam and how to apply.
Find out who passed the bar exam and how to complete the admission process
Lawyers licensed to practice law in other states and territories of the United States may be eligible for Admission by Motion or by Uniform Bar Exam Score transfer to Washington.
For U.S. lawyers with active legal experience for 3 of the past 5 years
If you have a UBE score of 270 or higher from another state, you can transfer it to Washington.
Lawyers licensed to practice law in other U.S. states and territories or outside of the U.S may be eligible for limited licenses to practice in Washington.
Limited licenses for lawyers licensed outside the U.S.
For active duty military lawyers in Washington state.
Allows law professors to supervise legal interns.
Limited license for a particular case or proceeding
Represent indigents while waiting to take the bar exam.
Volunteer for a qualified legal service provider in Washington.
Find out everything you need to know about submitting an application.
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