Comity Certificate of Compliance
If you are an Active member of the WSBA and your primary office for the practice of law is outside of Washington, and if you are a member of the Oregon, Idaho, or Utah state bars ("comity" states), you may meet your Washington MCLE credit requirements via comity [APR 11 Regulation 112].
To do this, 3 requirements must be met no later than February 1 following the end of your reporting period. You will not be deemed compliant in Washington until all are completed.
Your Washington state and your comity state reporting periods do not need to be identical. To meet compliance requirements in Washington your Comity Certificate of MCLE Compliance from the comity state must show that you met the MCLE compliance requirements for your most recent reporting period in that state.
Note: A "Certificate of Good Standing" or a list of courses taken to meet your comity state's credit compliance requirements is not acceptable for fulfilling the comity requirements.
A "Comity Certificate of MCLE Compliance" – signed by the state MCLE administrator – may be obtained by contacting the MCLE offices in the states listed below:
Any conflict between information on this web page and the Admission to Practice Rules of the State of Washington or regulations pertaining thereto (the Rules) is resolved in favor of the Rules.
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