In light of Gov. Inslee's "Stay Home-Stay Healthy" order regarding COVID-19, we strongly recommend that you complete your status changes online if possible. Our staff is working remotely and there will be some delay in processing anything sent by mail. Please submit all queries via email.
License Status Options
How do I:
- return to Active Status?
- change to Disability Inactive Status?
- change to Pro Bono Status?
- change to Honorary Status?
- change to Inactive Status?
- change to Judicial Status?
- Voluntarily Resign?
Generally, with very few exceptions, only active members may serve on committees and boards. Please consider this before changing status. Consult the staff liaison to the specific committee or board with any questions about eligibility due to status.
The WSBA administers the licensing and renewal process for Washington licensed legal professionals on behalf of and under rules adopted by the Washington Supreme Court. Voluntary status changes are granted in accordance with the provisions of the WSBA Bylaws. Licensed legal professionals should review Article III of the WSBA Bylaws and stay apprised of any changes to the Bylaws, as changes in the Bylaws can affect requirements for changing status.
Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, Bylaws and policies.