Updated: Nov. 21, 2018

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.

Suggested Amendments to GR 25 and GR 25 Regulations Published for Comment by the Supreme Court of Washington

On June 7, 2018, the Court ordered the suggested amendments to GR 25 and GR 25 Regulations published for comment. The comment period runs from the date of publication (estimated as July 1, 2018) through Sept. 14, 2018.

Submit comments to the Clerk of the Supreme Court by either mail P.O. Box 40929, Olympia, WA 98504-0929, or email supreme@courts.wa.gov no later than Sept. 14, 2018. Comments submitted by email message must be limited to 1,500 words.

Board Information

Complaint Form
Meeting Schedule
GR 24
GR 25
Appendix GR 25 Regulations


The Practice of Law Board is scheduled to have a telephonic meeting on Dec. 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (subject to cancellation). Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public.



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March 21
April 20
May 18

June 15
July 20
Aug. 17
Sept. 21
Oct. 19
Nov. 16

Resources for Legal Assistance

Mortgage Modifications for Washington Real Property


Limited License Legal Professionals

Contact Us

Chair: Hon. Paul Bastine (ret.)
Staff Liaison: Julie Shankland
Board of Governors Liaison: Michael Cherry