Limited License Legal Technician Program
Washington is the first state in the country to offer an affordable legal support option to help meet the needs of those unable to afford the services of an attorney. Legal Technicians, also known as Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT), are trained and licensed to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody and other family-law matters in Washington.
Think of them like nurse practitioners, who can treat patients and prescribe medication like a doctor. Licensed Legal Technicians bring a similar option to the legal world, making legal services more accessible to people who can’t afford an attorney. While they cannot represent clients in court, Legal Technicians are able to consult and advise, complete and file necessary court documents, help with court scheduling, and support a client in navigating the often confusing maze of the legal system.
It’s an opportunity for Washington to lead the nation in expanding legal services for all.
See the frequently asked questions for more information.
On Nov. 2, 2016, the Supreme Court adopted an amendment to APR 28 Regulation 4 which extends the limited time waiver to 2023.
Order on Extension of Waiver (25700-A-1161)
Other recently approved amendments to APR 28:
LLLTs are now eligible to receive discounts on select products and services through the Washington State Bar Association.
Applications should be sent to the LLLT Program Lead at the WSBA.
Ten candidates took the Fall 2016 LLLT Family Law Practice Area Examination. Of the 10, six candidates passed the exam:
Sarah Bove, Kirkland
Christine Camper, Enumclaw
Laura Genoves, Seattle
Jennifer Ortega, Seattle
Zan Ross, Puyallup
Tracy Swanlund, Monroe
A complete listing of legal technicians licensed and practicing in Washington
Requirements for LLLT licensure
Contact Ellen Reed, LLLT Program Lead
LLLT@wsba.org or 206-727-8289
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