Updated: Sept. 18, 2018

Admissions and Licensing

  • Lawyers

    Requirements for admission to practice law in Washington, including bar exam, admission by motion, UBE transfer and limited practice for lawyers.

  • Limited License Legal Technicians

    Learn more about this new type of licensed legal professional to increase access to the judicial system

  • Limited Practice Officers

    An overview of the Limited Practice Officer license to practice in Washington

  • International Applicants

    Washington State Bar Association admission requirements for applicants and attorneys with legal education or license in another country

  • Law Students

    Information for Lawyer Bar Exam, UBE Score Transfer, Rule 9, LLLT and the Law Clerk Program.

  • Law Clerk Program (APR 6)

    Learn about a four-year alternative to law school available through the Washington State Bar Association.

  • Rule 9 Licensed Legal Interns

    For law school students or law clerks working under the supervision of a lawyer

Please Note : All applicants are subject to a character and fitness review prior to being admitted to practice law in Washington.  Factors considered by Admissions staff and Bar Counsel when determining whether an applicant should be referred to the Character and Fitness Board are set forth in Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rules (APR)  20-24.2(a). 

Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, Bylaws and policies.