Updated: Aug. 2, 2021

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Announcements, resources, and event changes that may affect Washington State Bar Association members, the legal community, and the public.

WSBA Offices Reopen Aug. 2

The Washington State Bar Association’s physical offices are reopen to Bar members and the public beginning Monday, Aug. 2, following a 16-month closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To promote a healthy and safe environment for all, we are following public-health guidance and taking extra precautions including: required masks for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status (in line with the most recent recommendation from King County Public Health Officials), and a no-contact drop box by the elevators for in-person deliveries, packages, and forms.

Due to the pandemic, the Bar adapted new operational processes and technologies, allowing most business to continue to be conducted remotely. As WSBA reopens, we will continue to emphasize options that provide flexibility to members, such as virtual participation in meetings—especially as pandemic conditions persist. Most services are available online or can be done remotely, including:

Find more information about the WSBA office’s location, hours, and current health expectations. Please call our Service Center at 800-945-9722 if you have any questions before you visit.

From the beginning of the pandemic, WSBA complied with Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home-Stay Healthy” order by closing its Seattle office to in-person visits. WSBA employees worked remotely and remained committed to continuing high service. 

Important WSBA and Court Updates:

Coronavirus Response Task Force

WSBA convened the Coronavirus Response Task Force to vigorously support, advise, and help triage the WSBA’s response to support members and the public during this emergency. Task force members represent the public, rural, solo/small-firm, new member, and technology backgrounds.

Guidance for Legal Professionals

We provided resources and advice for legal professionals to continue work during the pandemic and for reopening law offices at the appropriate time. Find more COVID-19-related resources here.

Use with Caution : The Washington State Bar Association provides this information, related materials, links, and resources for informative purposes only. WSBA does not warrant the information provided with regard to accuracy or any other purpose. No endorsement is intended, nor does the information contained herein constitute legal advice or legal opinions. You are responsible for ensuring your own legal and ethical compliance. Any use of the materials herein is not a defense against discipline, a malpractice claim, or other legal proceeding. Information on this page does not modify the rules, statutes, and regulations set by the federal government, state legislature, Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the WSBA, or confer any additional rights.

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