Updated: Jan. 25, 2018

Practice of Law Board

Current Mission

  • Educate the public about how to receive competent legal assistance. 
  • Promote expanded access to affordable and law-related services. 
  • Expand public confidence in the administration of justice. 
  • Consider new avenues for people who are not lawyers to provide legal and law-related legal services. 
  • Issue advisory opinions. 
  • Receive complaints alleging the unauthorized practice of law and refer them to appropriate authorities. 
  • Gather Input about the Future of the Practice of Law Board.

The Washington Supreme Court directed the Practice of Law Board to meet with interested people to discuss the future of the Practice of Law Board and report to the Court. If you are interested in more information, please contact the board.

Board Information

Complaint Form
Meeting Schedule
GR 24
GR 25
Appendix GR 25 Regulations


The Practice of Law Board will meet 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 15, 2018, at the WSBA offices. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public.



Jan. 19
Feb. 16
March 21
April 20
May 18

June 15
July 20
Aug. 17
Sept. 21
Oct. 19
Nov. 16

Rsources for Legal Assistance

Mortgage Modifications for Washington Real Property


Limited License Legal Professionals

Chair: Hon. Paul Bastine (ret.)
Staff Liaison: Julie Shankland
BOG Liaison: Brian Tollefson