The Disciplinary Board reviews lawyer discipline decisions.
Review Committees of the Disciplinary Board
We have four review committees. Each committee has two lawyer members and one community representative. Each review committee meets six times per year. The committee reviews requests from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel for public hearings, admonitions and recommendations regarding trust account audits. It also reviews decisions of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to dismiss grievances, where the grievant has requested a review. These meetings are not open to the public.
See more information about review committees, orders and meeting dates.
The Disciplinary Board is made up of all the review committee members, plus the Disciplinary Board chair and vice-chair. The full Board meets six times each year. 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 atomically reviews stipulations for suspensions or disbarment. The Board also reviews decisions and stipulations in disability matters. Some of the Board’s decisions and orders can be appealed to the Supreme Court. Even when not appealed, Board orders and decisions are transmitted to the Supreme Court for final action. The Board holds public oral arguments in some cases. These arguments are open to the public.
See more information about the Disciplinary Board.Oral Argument Schedule:
Where: Washington State Bar Association
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Review Committee IV rescheduled from January 24th to January 30th
Review Committee III rescheduled from March 13th to March 21st
Disciplinary Board Policies
Public Discipline Records
Filing Pleadings with Clerk