Indigent Representation

APR 8(c) Exception for Indigent Representation

This limited license allows lawyers licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction to provide legal services to indigents when applying, and while waiting to apply, to take the next Washington Bar Examination. 

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

How to Apply for the Indigent Representation License

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

If you have any questions about the Indigent Representation license, or prefer to have an application mailed to you, please contact the Admissions Department at or 206-727-8209.

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.