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Estate and Disability Planning Clinic: Washington Law

This guide is intended to provide research and current awareness resources for students enrolled in the Estate and Disability Planning Clinic.

Subscription Databases to Access Washington Law Primary and Secondary Sources

How a Bill Becomes a Law - Washington State

WA Rules of Professional Conduct

Washington Apple Health Income and Resource Standards

Mental Health Advance Directives

Revised Code of Washington

The 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and signed by the Governor, or enacted via the initiative process), arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed.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.

The print version of the RCW that contains the certificate of the Statute Law Committee is considered the official code (see RCW 1.08.040 The RCW is also available online at the Washington State Legislature's website. 

Annotated versions of the RCW are available on Westlaw and Lexis, although the editorial enhancements are not as robust as annotated versions of the U.S. Code.

Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA)

Washington Secondary Sources

Washington Forms

The Washington State Law Library (WSLL) has compiled a research guide with helpful links to Washington Forms, including a link to The Washington State Court Forms website, which provides a list of forms that are used statewide in Washington Courts.  It includes many mandatory forms used in family law (divorce, child support, parenting plans, relocation, domestic violence, etc.) as well as other forms dealing with bankruptcy, garnishment, small claims, criminal law, juvenile offenders, and guardianship.

The WSLL's research guide also discusses forms required by local courts and State agencies.

You can also find forms on Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg.