LLLT Limited Time Waivers
Waive Certain Education Requirements for a Limited Time
Before completing your application, please read the answers to our frequently asked questions for general information about the waiver application process and to determine if you may qualify. If you are interested in signing up for the family law courses, please review our frequently asked questions about the practice area education requirements.
To qualify for the waiver, you must provide proof that you have each of the following:
Follow these instructions and type information using the fillable PDF application form and supplemental forms:
Carefully review the application and ensure that your answers are complete and accurate. You will need to produce original documentation to complete the application (as described below), so give yourself plenty of time to obtain necessary documentation. Then, print the forms and sign and notarize the Authorization, Release and Affidavit of Applicant at the end of your application to verify the accuracy and truthfulness of the information. Please mail or deliver your completed application and payment of $150 (made payable to the WSBA) to:
Limited License Legal Technician BoardWashington State Bar Association1325 4th Ave, Ste 600Seattle, WA 98101-2539
Provide an original certificate verifying passage of the NALA Certified Paralegal Exam OR the NFPA Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE) OR the NALS Professional Paralegal Exam by contacting the certifying organization and requesting that the organization reissue your certificate of passing the exam. Please provide an original of the reissued certificate.
Provide an original document verifying your active certification as a Certified Paralegal OR PACE Registered Paralegal OR Professional Paralegal by contacting the certifying organization and requesting that the organization submit to you in writing verification of the date of (re)issuance of your certification and the expiration date of your certification. Provide the original verifying letter or document from the certifying organization to the WSBA. A copy of your certificate card will not suffice as proof.
For each supervised position, obtain a signed Declaration of Supervising Lawyer from the lawyer. The lawyer must have been actively licensed at the time of supervision. You must submit the original signed Declaration of Supervising Lawyer with your application. Contact the WSBA at (206) 727-8289 for further instructions if your supervising lawyer is deceased or incapacitated.
You will receive an email receipt shortly after filing your waiver application indicating whether your application is approved or denied. If your application is denied, you will also be notified of your right to request review of the denial as provided in Regulation 4: Limited Time Waiver.
*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.
Final Deadline to Apply for a WaiverApplication for waiver due in WSBA office December 31, 2016Expiration Date of Approved WaiversApproved waivers will expire December 31, 2018
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