Updated: Sept. 16, 2020

Character and Fitness Board

The Character and Fitness Board (APR 20) deals with matters of character and fitness bearing upon qualifications of applicants for admission to practice law in the state of Washington or the rehabilitation of petitioners for reinstatement after disbarment. Upon referral from Bar counsel, it conducts hearings, prepares written findings, and makes recommendations to the Washington Supreme Court. The Board meets as frequently as necessary, generally meeting one day a month at the WSBA offices for hearings.

By Washington Supreme Court rules, hearings are confidential and not open to the public, except hearings regarding the character and fitness of petitioners for reinstatement after disbarment.

Chair: Jeremy H. Rogers

Staff Liaison: Renata Garcia

Board of Governors LiaisonBryn Peterson

Notice of Hearing on Petition for Reinstatement of James Lloyd White 

A petition for reinstatement after disbarment has been filed by James Lloyd White (WSBA No. 14132) who was admitted in 1984, suspended in 2005, and disbarred in 2006. A hearing on White’s petition will be conducted before the Character and Fitness Board on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, by remote video teleconference. Except by the Character and Fitness Board’s leave, no person other than the petitioner or petitioner’s counsel shall be heard orally by the Board. 

Public access will be available by phone only starting at 8:30 a.m. Below are the call-in details: 

LOCAL OPTION: (253) 215-8782 || TOLL-FREE OPTION: (888) 788-0099 MEETING ID: 984 4630 0614 || 

For technical difficulties, please contact WSBA Service Center at  Toll-free: 800-945-9722; Local: 206-443-9722. The WSBA is committed to full access and participation by persons with disabilities. If you have questions about accessibility or require accommodation please contact katherines@wsba.org.

There are no recordings to be made of this hearing other than the recording being made by the official court reporter.

Any communications to the Character and Fitness Board should be sent to Renata Garcia, Counsel to the Character and Fitness Board, Washington State Bar Association, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539, or to renatag@wsba.org. 

This notice is published pursuant to APR 25.4(a).