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 or territories of the United States or the District of Columbia may be eligible for Admission by Motion or limited practice as House Counsel.
For U.S. lawyers with active legal experience for 3 of the past 5 years
Lawyers licensed to practice law in other states or territories of the United States or the District of Columbia may be eligible for limited licenses to practice in Washington.
Limited admission for a particular case or proceeding.
Represent indigents while waiting to take the bar exam.
For active duty military lawyers in Washington state.
Allows law professors to supervise legal interns.
Volunteer for a Qualified Legal Service Provider in Washington.
Lawyers licensed to practice law in a foreign jurisdiction may be eligible for a limited license to practice in Washington.
Limited licenses for lawyers licensed outside the U.S.
Find out everything you need to know about submitting an application.
Create an account and apply online.
Links to the APR, RPC, Bylaws, etc.
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