Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT)

LLLT Program Information

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LLLT Education and Application Process

Learn how to qualify to apply for the LLLT license

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LLLT Family Law Courses

Learn how to qualify to enroll in the LLLT family law courses

Admission and Practice Rule 28

The Washington Supreme Court adopted Admission and Practice Rule 28, the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Rule, effective Sept. 1, 2012. This rule authorizes a new legal professional who meets certain educational requirements to advise and assist clients in approved practice areas of law. The first approved practice area is Domestic Relations.

Rule 28 establishes the Limited License Legal Technician Board which is responsible for developing and administering the license with administrative support from the WSBA. This rule provides Washington the opportunity to lead the nation in expanding legal services for the people of our state.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Fall LLLT Exam: Sept. 14, 2015, in Seattle — Application Deadline: Aug. 14, 2015
Application Materials: Application and Instructions
Study Guides: Professional Responsibility and Family Law


2015 Fall Family Law course (permission from WSBA required)

  • Enrollment or Waiver applications available: Currently
  • Deadline for Enrollment or Waiver Applications to WSBA: Sept. 7, 2015
  • UW Registration Open: Aug. 10, 2015
  • UW Registration Closed: Sept. 14, 2015

LLLT Exam Results

Congratulations to the seven candidates who passed the first Limited License Legal Technician exam on May 11, 2015.  Of the nine candidates who sat for the exam, seven (77.8%) passed both the Professional Responsibility Exam and Domestic Relations Practice Area exam. Those candidates are:

Leisa Bulick, White Salmon, WA
Christine Carpenter, Auburn, WA
Michelle Cummings, Auburn, WA
Kimberly Lancaster, Shoreline, WA
Melodie Nicholson, Auburn, WA
Priscilla Selden, Entiat, WA
Angela Wright, Granite Falls, WA

Those who pass both the Professional Responsibility and the Family Law Practice Area exams must then meet specific criteria before being licensed to practice as Limited License Legal Technicians. Criteria include showing 3000 hours of supervised experience, insurance and trust account reporting, payment of license fees and an oath before the court. Licensed LLLTs will be listed here.

Questions?

Please send questions to LLLT@wsba.org.

*Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington State Supreme Court, or the bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, bylaws and policies.

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