The matter of practice of law by laymen is the constant concern, not only of the Washington State Bar Association, but of 180,000 lawyers in the United States. The Bar is in reality a partially self-policing and self-regulating body which, together with the courts, establishes and seeks to maintain the standards for admission to practice and norms of ethical conduct. Through centuries of experience it has been found that insistence upon such standards of moral and legal attainments is essential to the administration of justice and is in the public interest.
George E. Mathieu,
State Bar Journal,
Unauthorized Practice of Law,
24 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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