Updated: July 29, 2021

Operations During COVID-19 Emergency

The Washington State Bar Association's physical office is closed to the public. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel is continuing its work through online communications. Please communicate with us by sending messages and required information to the email address of the assigned disciplinary counsel on the matter. If there is not an assigned disciplinary counsel or you do not have disciplinary counsel’s email address, send email to caa@wsba.org. If you are filing a grievance, please use our E-Grievance Form (accessible on our Concerns About a Lawyer page). Responses to mailed grievances will be delayed. We will update this information as soon as WSBA onsite processes resume.

Trust Accounts: Frequently Asked Questions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Disciplinary and disability proceedings. The Washington Supreme Court and the Chief Hearing Officer and Disciplinary Board Chair have entered orders regarding modified procedures during the pendency of the COVID-19 public health emergency for matters in the licensed legal professional discipline and disability system. Read the Court Order and Revised and Extended Administrative Order (revised and extended May 5, 2020).

If you have concerns about the ethical conduct of a lawyer, you can file a complaint, which we will review. If you have a minor dispute with your lawyer, you can ask us for help instead of filing a complaint. If you have additional questions about the grievance process, see our FAQ About the Grievance Process or email your inquiry to caa@wsba.org.

Resolve a Dispute with Your Lawyer Instead of Filing a Complaint

To ask for our help to reestablish communication, request your client file, or request a billing statement, complete the Request for Assistance Form.

File a Complaint Against a Lawyer

To file a complaint against a lawyer, read Lawyer Discipline in Washington, review the materials below and either complete the E-Grievance Form online or print and mail the Grievance Form to our office.