Legal Resources

American Bar Association. Provides valuable legal resources on a national level.

Washington Bar Association. Founded in 1888, the Washington State Bar Association is part of the judicial branch, exercising a governmental function authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to license the state’s lawyers.

King County Bar AssociationProvides valuable legal links and resources relevant to King County, Washington.

Estate Planning Council of Seattle. Seeks to inform the public on estate planning matters and issues that confront us all. Provides access to unbiased information about estate tax planning strategies, wills, trusts, business succession and other topics that impact your personal estate plan.

Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter. Washington Women Lawyers strives to enhance the recognition and effectiveness of women lawyers and judges in the profession and community, provides a forum for informing members and the community about issues of social and legal concern to women and increases interaction between women lawyers of diverse backgrounds and practices.

Washington Department of Licensing

Washington Department of Revenue

Washington Secretary of State’s Office. The Secretary of State is the state’s chief elections officer, chief corporations officer, and supervisor of the State Archives and State Library.

King County Superior Court

Snohomish County Superior Court

Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is the compilation of all permanent laws now in force. It is a collection of Session Laws (enacted by the Legislature, and signed by the Governor, or enacted via the initiative process), arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed. It does not include temporary laws such as appropriations acts.

Seattle Municipal Code. The Seattle Municipal Code, often referred to as the SMC, is a classified compilation of the general and permanent ordinances of the City of Seattle.

King County Regulations. The King County Code is the compilation of ordinances that are permanent or general in nature.  The Code is provided in electronic formats and is updated as ordinances become effective as provided in the King County Charter.

Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Regulations of executive branch agencies are issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington. The WAC codifies the regulations and arranges them by subject or agency. Copies of the WAC as it existed each year since 2004 are available in the WAC archive.

Business in Seattle, Seattle permitting resources. A portal to business services at the City of Seattle to START | GROW | and GREEN your business.