There are 35,000 members of the WSBA. About 100 or so are disciplined each year — that’s a paltry .0028 % of the 35,000 members.
The WSBA pays about $5,000,000 a year to achieve this result – that is about 48% of the WSBA’s lawyer license revenue in a fiscal year. That’s about $50,000 on average per disciplined member per year.
The cost to the individual on the other side of the WSBA Washington Lawyer Discipline System equation might be as much as $250,000 together with the impact to the lawyer’s reputation. — “What others believe or have opinions generally held about someone or something.”