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Legal Technicians: A New Option for Affordable 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 currently trained and licensed to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody and other family-law matters in Washington. They 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. Think of them like nurse practitioners, who can treat patients and prescribe medication like a doctor- well-trained, qualified and competent professionals who can provide you with the help you need.

Other practice areas will be approved in the future. See the frequently asked questions for more information.

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Media coverage of Washington's Legal Technician Program
Limited License Legal Technician Board

Board Meetings and Policies

What's New in the LLLT Program?

Rule Changes

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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)

Expansion of LLLT Core Curriculum

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Applications should be sent to the LLLT Program Lead at the WSBA.

Fall 2017 LLLT Licensing Exam

Congratulations to those who passed the Fall 2017 LLLT Practice Area Exam and Professional Responsibility Exam!

The passing candidates include:

Last Name, First Name A-Z

DeGon, Alicia
Dunnachie, Heather
Krueger, Sheralyn
McKee, Stacey
Reutimann, Patricia
White, Michelle 

Spring 2017 LLLT Licensing Exam

Six candidates took the spring 2017 LLLT Family Law Practice Area Examination. Of the six, three passed the exam:

Lindsey Matter, Edmonds, Washington
Marya Noyes, Edmonds, Washington
Dawn Severin, Ephrata, Washington

*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.

Legal Technician Directory

A complete listing of legal technicians licensed and practicing in Washington

Information for Prospective LLLTs

Requirements for LLLT licensure

Information for Practicing LLLTs


Contact: Joe Terrenzio, LLLT Program Lead 
LLLT@wsba.org or 206-727-8289