Appellate review body in the lawyer discipline system
The Disciplinary Board reviews lawyer discipline decisions.
We have four review committees. Each committee has two lawyer members and one non-lawyer member. Each review committee meets four times per year. They review disciplinary counsel requests for public hearing, admonitions and interim suspensions. They also review disciplinary counsel dismissals, where the grievant has requested review of the dismissal, and dismissals with advisory letter. These meetings are not open to the public. See more information about review committees, orders and meeting dates.
Upcoming Meeting Dates: The meeting schedule can be found to the right. Review Committee meetings are closed and are not open to the public.
The Disciplinary Board is made up of all the review committees, plus the Disciplinary Board Chair and Vice-Chair. The Board meets six times each year as a full board. The Board reviews hearing officer recommendations for suspension and disbarment when a timely request for review/appeal is filed or sua sponte review is ordered, and automatically reviews stipulations for suspension or disbarment. The Board issues a written recommendation to the Supreme Court. The Board holds public oral arguments on some cases. These arguments are open to the public. See more information about the Disciplinary Board.
Next Meeting Date: The meeting schedule can be found to the right. Other than oral arguments, Disciplinary Board meetings are closed and are not open to the public.
Disciplinary Board Clerk: Allison Sato
Location: WSBA Offices, Seattle, WA
Board policies on briefs, oral arguments, etc.
Obtain copies of public lawyer discipline records
How and what to file in lawyer discipline proceedings
The tools and resources you need to serve your community and your profession.
© 2014 Washington State Bar Association, all rights reserved.