Legal Directory Reference

License Type

Explanation

Lawyer

A license to practice law in Washington and appear in Washington courts.

Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT)

A license to practice law in Washington with a limited scope of practice in one or more defined areas.

Limited Practice Officer (LPO)

A license to practice law in Washington limited to the selection, preparation and completion of legal documents for the closing of real estate and personal property transactions.

House Counsel

A license to practice law in Washington when employed in Washington as a lawyer for a business entity.

Foreign Law Consultant

A license to practice law in Washington limited to advising on the laws of a foreign country.

Status 

Explanation 

Active

Eligible to practice law in Washington. 

Disability Inactive

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to physical or mental incapacity.

Disbarred

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to disciplinary sanction.

Emeritus Pro Bono

Eligible to practice law in Washington but limited to providing pro bono services for a qualified legal services provider.

Honorary

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. Voluntary for members on active or judicial status for 50 years or more.

Inactive

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. Voluntary for members who are not practicing law in Washington. but are eligible to return to active status.

Judicial

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. Voluntary for members who are in a judicial position.

Resigned in Lieu of Disbarment

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. No longer licensed to practice law due to disciplinary sanction. Not eligible to reapply for admission.

Resigned in Lieu of Discipline

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. No longer licensed to practice law due to resignation while disciplinary proceedings were pending. Not eligible to reapply for admission.

Revoked

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. No longer licensed to practice law due to administrative action or disciplinary sanction. 

Suspended – Discipline

Ineligible to practice law in Washington for specified period of time due to disciplinary sanction.

Suspended – Interim

Ineligible to practice law in Washington pending the outcome of disciplinary or disability proceedings.

Suspended – Non payment of fees and/or assessments

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to administrative suspension for non payment of license fees or mandatory assessments.

Suspended – MCLE non compliance

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to administrative suspension for mandatory continuing legal education non compliance.

Suspended – No Insurance Disclosure

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to administrative suspension for no insurance disclosure.

Suspended – No trust account information

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to administrative suspension for no trust account information.

Suspended – No resident agent

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to administrative suspension for no resident agent.

Suspended – Inaccurate address and/or phone number

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to administrative suspension for inaccurate address and/or phone number.

Suspended – Delinquent child support

Ineligible to practice law in Washington due to administrative suspension for delinquent child support.

Terminated

Ineligible to practice law in Washington because a license to practice law in Washington ended.

Voluntary Cancelled

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. No longer licensed to practice law  with a limited license. As of Sept. 1, 2017, renamed Voluntarily Resigned.

Voluntary Cancelled in Lieu of Revocation

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. No longer licensed to practice law due to disciplinary sanction. Not eligible to re-apply for admission. 

Voluntarily Resigned

Ineligible to practice law in Washington. No longer licensed to practice law.  Voluntary status for members, including those who retired.