Updated: May 15, 2024

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, or while their application is pending for admission by motion or UBE score transfer. 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

To apply for a Indigent Representation license, please use the online admissions portal.

If you have any questions about the Indigent Representation license, please contact the Admissions Department at admissions@wsba.org.

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 Regulatory Counsel when determining whether an applicant should be referred to the Character and Fitness Board are set forth in Admission and Practice Rule APR 20–24.3.

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.