Updated: Aug. 22, 2022

Innovation in Law


One of the Practice of Law Board's primary responsibilities is to consider and recommend to the Supreme Court new avenues for persons not currently authorized to practice law to provide legal and law-related services that might otherwise constitute the practice of law as defined in GR 24.

Current Plans

The Board is working to propose a Legal Regulatory Laboratory (formerly known as "Sandbox"). The Laboratory proposes following the Utah Supreme Court's Legal Regulatory sandbox model.

The latest version of the Blueprint for a Legal Regulatory Lab (2.0) is available to view here. A superseded, prior version (1.7) is available here. 


The Practice of Law Board met with the Washington Supreme Court for its annual meeting on March 2, 2022. The meeting can be viewed on TVW. Chair Michael Cherry presented the Court with an updated version of a Blueprint for a Legal Regulatory Lab.

On July 1, 2021, Practice of Law Board Chair Michael Cherry presented the Washington Supreme Court with a Blueprint for a Legal Regulatory Sandbox. The meeting can be viewed on TVW. Read NWSidebar's blog post.