Updated: April 7, 2021

Practice of Law Board

Current Mission

  • Educate the public about how to receive competent legal assistance.
  • Consider and recommend to the Supreme Court new avenues for persons not currently authorized to practice law to provide legal and law-related services that might otherwise constitute the practice of law as defined in GR 24;
  • The Board may receive complaints alleging the unauthorized practice of law in Washington by any person or entity. The Board will review and may refer complaints that allege harm to the public interest to appropriate enforcement agencies.

The Washington Supreme Court directed the Practice of Law Board to meet with interested people to discuss the future of the Practice of Law Board and report to the Court. If you are interested in more information, please contact the board.

Board Information

Complaint Form
Meeting Schedule
GR 24
GR 25 (Adopted, effective Dec. 18, 2018)
Appendix GR 25 Regulations (Rescinded, effective Dec. 18, 2018)


The Practice of Law Board met with the Washington State Supreme Court on Thursday, Feb. 4. A video of the meeting is archived on TVW. 

The Practice of Law Board is scheduled to meet virtually from 11-1 p.m. on April 8, 2021. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public.

April 8, 2021 Agenda



Oct. 15, 2020

Nov. 19, 2020

Dec. 17, 2020

Jan. 21, 2021

Feb. 18, 2021

March 4, 2021



Oct. 17, 2019

Dec. 19, 2019

Jan. 16, 2020

Feb. 20, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 19, 2020

April 16, 2020

May 21, 2020

June 18, 2020

July 14, 2020

July 28, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

Resources for Legal Assistance

Mortgage Modifications for Washington Real Property


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Chair: Michael Cherry
Staff Liaisons: Julie Shankland and Kyla Jones
Board of Governors Liaison: Sunitha Anjilvel