Limited License Legal Technician Program
A new option for wider access to legal services
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.
LIMITED LICENSE LEGAL TECHNICIAN DIRECTORY
Michelle Cummings, LLLT No. 101
Fiori Law Office
Loretta M. Fiori, Inc. P.S.
731 W. Main St.
Auburn, WA 98001
Priscilla Selden, LLLT No. 102
Columbia Valley Legal Technician Services, PLLC
P.O. Box 432
Entiat, WA 98822
Angela Wright, LLLT No. 103
Legal Technician Services, PLLC
P.O. Box 81
Granite Falls, WA 98252
Jennifer Petersen, LLLT No. 104
Shepherd and Abbott
2011 Young St., Suite 202
Bellingham, WA 98225
Barbara Esselstrom, LLLT No. 105
David Gates Law, Inc. P.S.
10 NE Creelman Lane
Belfair, WA 98528
Cindy Stewart, LLLT No. 106
Cindy Stewart, Legal Technician
705 S. Ninth St., #301
Tacoma, WA 98405
The Washington Supreme Court adopted a rule allowing licensing of a new category of legal practitioners. Admission and Practice Rule 28, the limited practice rule for Limited License Legal Technicians, opened the door for licensed individuals who are not lawyers and who meet certain educational requirements, to advise and assist clients in approved practice areas of law. The first approved practice area is domestic relations.
The Supreme Court appointed a 13-member Limited License Legal Technician Board to develop and administer the license program with administrative support from the WSBA.
Rules and Requirements for Legal Technicians
Board policies, rules, meetings, and contact information
Legal Technician Program questions and answers for the public
Media coverage of Washington's Legal Technician Program
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