Updated: March 1, 2022

The mission of the Washington State Bar Association is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.

The Bar operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals. In furtherance of its obligation to protect and serve the public, the WSBA both regulates lawyers and other legal professionals and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding.

Brian Tollefson
Brian Tollefson
2021–2022 WSBA President
Terra Nevitt
Terra Nevitt
Executive Director


WSBA's Response and Resources

COVID-19 Resources for the Public

WSBA President's Emergency Declaration

While Washington state is operating under emergency directives, WSBA will implement certain emergency operations to safely continue services to support members and the public. Read the President's declaration.

New: WSBA's Reopening Guide for Washington State Law Offices