Rule 9 Program

Program Overview

- Limited Law Licensing


The Admission to Practice Rule (APR) 9 Program provides law students a limited license to practice law under the supervision of an attorney. The Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel (DAC) frequently employs Rule 9 Legal interns in our Family Support / Civil Contempt, BECCA, and Misdemeanor units.

Get Involved


This experience provides firsthand experience and exposure to the justice system. If you are currently a licensed Rule 9 legal intern and interested in interning at the Department of Assigned Counsel, please contact Misdemeanor Senior Supervising Attorney Denise Whitley at (253) 798-6986.