Educational Purposes

APR 8(d) Exception for Educational Purposes

You may use this limited license if you are a lawyer licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction and a postgraduate student or faculty member in good standing at a law school in Washington state and want to act as a supervising lawyer for APR 9 legal interns.

Note that this license terminates three years from the date of admission and is non-renewable. If the lawyer wishes to continue engaging in activities authorized by APR 8(d), they must apply for Admission by Motion or apply to sit for the Uniform Bar Exam

Please read APR 8(d) for all the limitations and responsibilities.

How to Apply for the Educational Purposes License

Complete the Application for APR 8(d) and file it with the WSBA. 

You must also submit an investigation fee directly to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, using the NCBE Payment Form.

If you have any questions about the Educational Purposes license, or prefer to have an application mailed to you, please contact Barbara Ochota at 206-727-8266 or

Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington State 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.