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If you filed an online application prior to January 24, 2021, you must continue using the WSBA Online Applicant Portal for admission.

Our Mission

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

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NCBE Statement on How Questions Are Written for the Bar Exam

NCBE statement on SCOTUS Decisions and the Bar Exam

01/25/2023Read More

Minimum UBE Passing Score

On October 27, 2022, the Court issued order No. 25700-B-697 that supersedes and acts to lift its emergency order No. 25700-B-658, effective October 31, 2022. As a result, the minimum UBE passing score is restored to 270, as provided in APR 4(d)(1).

11/15/2022Read More

Decision to Sunset the LLLT Program

The deadline for LLLT applicants who passed the LLLT exam to satisfy pre-admission requirements was extended to July 31, 2023 by an order entered by the Supreme Court on June 9, 2022

08/24/2022Read More