Updated: May 7, 2020

Operations During COVID-19 Emergency

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Washington State Bar Association is conducting our business as much as possible through electronic communications. Please communicate with us by sending messages and required information to the email address of the assigned disciplinary counsel on the matter. If there is not an assigned disciplinary counsel or you do not have disciplinary counsel’s email address, send email to caa@wsba.org. If you are filing a grievance, please use our E-Grievance Form (accessible on our Concerns About a Lawyer page).

Trust Accounts: Frequently Asked Questions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Disciplinary and disability proceedings. The Washington Supreme Court and the Chief Hearing Officer and Disciplinary Board Chair have entered orders regarding modified procedures during the pendency of the COVID-19 public health emergency for matters in the licensed legal professional discipline and disability system. Read the Court Order and Revised and Extended Administrative Order (revised and extended May 5, 2020).

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about responding to a grievance?

Read Responding to a Grievance.

Concerned about another lawyer’s conduct?

If you are complaining about another lawyer, see Lawyer Discipline in Washington and Grievance FAQ. You also may call 206-727-8207 to speak to disciplinary counsel. Disciplinary counsel can discuss the Washington Supreme Court's Rules of Professional Conduct but cannot give an opinion on whether the conduct violates the rules. You are not required to disclose the name of the lawyer who is the subject of your call.

Concerned about your future conduct?

Speak with professional responsibility counsel about ethics issues.

Questions about your trust account?

For trust account questions, our booklet Managing Client Trust Accounts booklet may be helpful.

Need to request a Discipline History Certificate?

A Discipline History Certificate certifies a summary of confidential grievances and/or discipline imposed. See Status and Discipline History Certificates for more information.

Resource Links

Certification of Current Status or Certification of Status History
Certificate of Good Standing from the Washington Supreme Court
Status Changes
Professional Discipline