Limited License Legal Technician Program
New option for wider access to legal services
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.
Learn more on the Frequently Asked Questions page for the public.
In addition to passing the exam, candidates must complete 3,000 hours of supervised experience, pledge an oath before the state Supreme Court, and fulfill other requirements in order to become licensed legal technicians.
*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.
Rules and Requirements for Legal Technicians
Board policies, rules, meetings, and contact information
Legal Technician Program questions and answers for the public
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