An Important Note on These Practice of Law Board Advisory Opinions
On Dec. 18, 2018, the Practice of Law Board was reconstituted under Washington Court General Rule 25 (GR 25). This reconstitution of the board changed the mission of the Practice of Law Board, (available here). Therefore, under the revised Rule GR 25, the Practice of Law Board no longer accepts any request for an advisory opinion, and no longer updates these advisory opinions to ensure they still represent good law and sound judgment regarding the unlawful practice of law.
The unlawful practice of law is defined by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Title 2, Courts of Record, Chapter 2.48, The State Bar Act, Section 2.48.180 Definitions, Unlawful Practice a Crime (RCW 2.48.180), and Court General Rule 24 (GR 24) Definition of the Practice of Law.