Updated: March 25, 2020

Practice of Law Board

Current Mission

  • Educate the public about how to receive competent legal assistance.
  • Promote expanded access to affordable and law-related services.
  • Expand public confidence in the administration of justice.
  • Consider new avenues for people who are not lawyers to provide legal and law-related legal services.
  • Issue advisory opinions.
  • Receive complaints alleging the unauthorized practice of law and refer them to appropriate authorities.
  • Gather Input about the Future of the Practice of Law Board.

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)
Appendix GR 25 Regulations (Rescinded, effective Dec. 18)


The Practice of Law Board is scheduled to meet telephonically  from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public.




Oct. 17, 2019

Dec. 19, 2019

Jan. 16, 2020

Feb. 20, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 19, 2020


Oct. 18, 2018

Nov. 15, 2018

Jan. 17, 2019

Feb. 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

April 18, 2019

May 29, 2019

June 20, 2019

July 18, 2019

Aug. 15, 2019

Sept. 19, 2019

Resources for Legal Assistance

Mortgage Modifications for Washington Real Property


Limited License Legal Professionals

Contact Us

Interim Chair: Douglas Walsh
Staff Liaisons: Julie Shankland and Kyla Jones
Board of Governors Liaison: Sunitha Anjilvel