Updated: Nov. 25, 2020

Foreign Law Consultants

Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule 14 Limited Practice Rule for Foreign Law Consultants

If you are a lawyer licensed to practice law in another country, this license permits you to consult and advise about the law of that country while in Washington state.

Please read Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 14 for all the limitations and responsibilities.

How to Apply for the Foreign Law Consultant License

Complete the Application for Washington Supreme Court APR 14 and file it with the WSBA.

All eligible applicants are required to pay an investigation fee to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). After review of your application by the WSBA office, NCBE will contact you and provide you with NCBE payment and authorization and release forms that will need to be executed by you.

If you have any questions about the Foreign Law Consultant license, or if you prefer to have an application mailed to you, please contact the Admissions Department at admissions@wsba.org or 206-727-8209.


Please Note : All applicants are subject to a character and fitness review prior to being admitted to practice law in Washington.  Factors considered by Admissions staff and Bar Counsel when determining whether an applicant should be referred to the Character and Fitness Board are set forth in Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rules (APR)  20-24.2(a). 

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.