Updated: Nov. 16, 2017

Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule 8(c) Exception for Indigent Representation

This limited license allows lawyers licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction to provide legal services to indigents when applying, and while waiting to apply, to take the next Washington Lawyer Bar Examination.  Please review Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 8(c) for all the limitations and responsibilities.

How to Apply for the Indigent Representation License

Complete the Application for APR 8(c) and file it with the WSBA.

If you have any questions about the Indigent Representation license, or 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.