Limited licenses for lawyers licensed outside the U.S.
If you are a lawyer licensed to practice law in a jurisdiction other than a United States jurisdiction, you may receive a limited license to practice law in Washington as in-house counsel.
If you are licensed under this rule, you are only permitted to practice exclusively for your employer, including its subsidiaries and affiliates, and you cannot:
Please read APR 8(f) for complete details regarding responsibilities and limitations.
Complete the Application for APR 8(f) and file it with the WSBA.
You must also submit an investigation fee directly to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, using the NCBE Payment Form.
If you have questions about the Foreign House Counsel license, or if you prefer to have an application mailed to you, please contact the Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-727-8209. The application packet lists the requirements to be filed with the application and includes a copy of the rule.
If you are a lawyer licensed to practice law in a foreign country, this license permits you to consult and advise about the law of that country while in Washington state.
Please read APR 14 for all the limitations and responsibilities.
Complete the Application for APR 14 and file it with the WSBA.
If you have any questions about the Foreign Law Consultant license, or if you prefer to have an application mailed to you, please contact the Admissions Department at email@example.com or 206-727-8209.
Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington State Supreme Court, or the bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, bylaws and policies.
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