The Discipline System
In Washington, the Supreme Court has exclusive responsibility for the lawyer discipline and disability system. Under the Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct, the Supreme Court delegates some of its authority to the Washington State Bar Association through the Disciplinary Board, hearing officers, and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Ethics rules adopted by the Supreme Court are the Rules of Professional Conduct.
State Supreme Court
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Procedures for the lawyer discipline system
Standards of ethical conduct for lawyers
Search for an advisory opinion
Search for disciplinary actions against lawyers.
Steps and forms for filing a grievance
FAQs about a lawyer's response
Information and statistics about the lawyer discipline system.
2015 Annual Report (includes statistical summary)
2014 Annual Report (includes statistical summary)
2013 Annual Report
2013 Statistical Summary
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