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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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Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC)

Upon completion of the July 2024 Bar Exam, the Washington Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) would like to invite you

06/17/2024Read More

Alternative Pathways to the Bar Exam

The recommended alternative pathways to licensure, adopted in concept by the Court, have not been implemented yet. Therefore, currently there is no application available for these alternative pathways.

03/18/2024Read More

Minimum UBE Passing Score

March 15, 2024: The Washington Supreme Court issued an order reducing the minimum UBE passing score in Washington from 270 to 266

03/15/2024Read More

NextGen Bar Exam Update

March 15, 2024: The Washington Supreme Court issued an order adopting the NextGen Bar Exam starting with the July 2026 examination. 

03/15/2024Read More