The mission of the Washington State Bar Association is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.
WSBA 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.
As a regulatory agency, the WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; and administers the professional discipline system. As a professional association, the WSBA also provides continuing legal education for attorneys, in addition to numerous other educational and member-services and opportunities to advance professionally.
Resources for Law Students
As a law student, you're part of the legal profession. We offer resources for law students and new attorneys starting their legal career. Whether you're looking for a position, contemplating a non-traditional legal job, or want to be involved in the legal community, resources and assistance are available every step of the way.WSBA Services and Opportunities for Law Students
- Member Assistance Program
- Continuing Legal Education Seminars
- Practice Management Assistance Program
- Moderate Means Program
- Access to Justice Board
- Ethics Line
- WSBA Sections
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Student Tuition Waiver Registration Form
More about the Bar
- History of the WSBA
- Member Support
- Job Listings and Resources for Job Seekers
- Washington State Bar Foundation
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- Resources for New Lawyers
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