Washington State Supreme Court Unanimously Adopts Amendment to RPC 4.4 Prohibiting Improper Inquiry Into Immigration Status

Firm News
Jul 19, 2013

Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously adopts an amendment to RPC 4.4 expressly prohibiting lawyers from asserting or inquiring about a person’s immigration status when the purpose is to intimidate, coerce, or obstruct that person from participating in a civil matter. SGB attorney M. Lorena Gonzalez and Dan Ford of Columbia Legal Services, led advocacy efforts to secure the amendment, which becomes effective on September 1, 2013.

RPC 4.4 Order