Updated: May 29, 2019

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.

Stakeholders Meeting on GR 24

The POLB, Access to Justice Board, and Microsoft are hosting a stakeholders meeting to solicit feedback on the proposed amendments to GR 24. Please join us for a free lunchtime meeting noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. Please RSVP here. If you have any questions about the stakeholders meeting, you can contact Ellen Reed

For more information, please visit here.

Suggested Amendments to GR 24

On April 4, 2019, the Court entered an order to extend the comment period to Aug. 30, 2019.

Submit comments to the Clerk of the Supreme Court by mail: P.O. Box 40929, Olympia, WA 98504-0929, or email: supreme@courts.wa.gov no later than Aug. 30, 2019. Comments submitted by email are limited to 1,500 words.

Suggested Amendments to GR 25 and GR 25 Regulations

On Nov. 28, 2018, the Court adopted the proposed amendments to GR 25, effective Dec. 18; and the Regulations were rescinded on Dec. 18. 

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Appendix GR 25 Regulations (Rescinded, Effective Dec. 18).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 on May 29, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the WSBA Offices. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public.





Jan. 18
Feb. 15
March 15
April 10
May 17
June 21


Jan. 19
Feb. 16
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: TBD