The WSBA is committed to supporting new and young lawyers as you transition into practice. This resource area is designed to provide you with information, resources and tools to help support you in your first years of practice, including New Lawyer Education seminars, short free educational videos, information about the Washington Young Lawyers Committee and other benefits unique to new and young lawyers. 

Who is a new and young lawyer?

The Washington State Bar Association considers an active member a young or new lawyer if at least one of the two criteria below is met:

1. The member has been admitted to practice for fewer than five years (in any state), or

2. the member is under 36 years of age. 

Benefits to New Lawyers

Join a WSBA Section

Free Section Membership for New Lawyers

Application deadline has passed for this year.

Educational Opportunities for New Lawyers

Just the FAQs

Helpful tips and tools for your practice

Washington Young Lawyers Committee

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About the WYLC

Committee Membership and Meeting Information

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Bar Exam Results and Admission

Find out who passed the bar exam and how to complete the admission process.

WSBA Sections

Connect with fellow practitioners and peers through WSBA's 28 sections

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Volunteer opportunities with the WSBA, the public, and in the legal community.

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Starting Your Legal Career

Resources to help you start your career and connect with your community.

Law Office Management Assistance Program

Assistance with practice management and starting your practice

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