The 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 June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court adopted amendments to APR 28, the rule that governs the LLLT license:
Expansion of LLLT Core Curriculum
Pursuant to changes in APR 28 C, D, and Regulation 3 which were recently approved by the state Supreme Court, institutions may apply to offer the LLLT core curriculum. If your school is interested in applying, please review the following documents:
Applications should be sent to the LLLT Program Lead at the WSBA.
A complete listing of legal technicians licensed and practicing in Washington
Requirements for LLLT licensure
Board policies, rules, meetings, and contact information
Media coverage of Washington's Legal Technician Program
Please send questions to LLLT@wsba.org
or call 206-727-8289.
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