Updated: Sept. 5, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about responding to a grievance?

Read Responding to a Grievance.

Concerned about another lawyer’s conduct?

If you are complaining about another lawyer, see Lawyer Discipline in Washington and Grievance FAQ. You also may call 206-727-8207 to speak to disciplinary counsel. Disciplinary counsel can discuss the Washington Supreme Court's Rules of Professional Conduct but cannot give an opinion on whether the conduct violates the rules.

Concerned about your future conduct?

Speak with professional responsibility counsel about ethics issues.

Questions about your trust account?

For trust account questions, our booklet Managing Client Trust Accounts booklet may be helpful.

Need to request a Discipline History Certificate?

A Discipline History Certificate certifies a lawyer's status, the date of admission, and summarizes confidential grievances and/or discipline imposed. Lawyers can submit a Discipline History Certificate Request Form. Email caa@wsba.org with any questions.


Resource Links

Certification of Current Status or Certification of Status History
Certificate of Good Standing from the Washington Supreme Court
Status Changes
Professional Discipline