Practice Area Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the practice area education requirement?
Do I need to take the family law courses if I wish to be licensed as an LLLT in family law?
How do I qualify to enroll in the family law courses?
When will the family law practice area courses be offered?
Do I need to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) to enroll in the courses?
I don't live in King County. Can I still enroll in the family law courses?
What is a live webcast?
What technology do I need to stream the family law courses?
How much will the courses cost?
Do I have to pay all of the tuition up front for the academic calendar year?
How do I enroll in UW's family law courses for Winter Quarter 2014?
Can I begin taking the family law courses in Spring Quarter 2014?
What if I don't want to licensed in family law? Will other practice areas be announced soon?
As set forth in Admission to Practice Rule (APR) 28D(3), you must complete course credits in each defined practice area in which you want to be licensed. The curriculum for each practice area course must be developed by or in conjunction with an ABA approved law school. The requirements for these courses are established by the Board in Regulation 3 of Appendix APR 28.
Yes. To qualify for licensure as an LLLT in domestic relations, you must complete 15 credit hours of domestic relations courses:
The family law course topics were developed in conjunction with all three Washington State law schools: Gonzaga University School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Washington (UW) School of Law.
You can qualify to enroll in the family law courses in one of three ways:
UW School of Law will be the first school to offer the series of three family law courses, Family Law I-III, in 2014. You must take each course consecutively beginning Winter Quarter 2014 and ending Summer Quarter 2014. The courses will be held evenings on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Upon successful completion of the family law practice area courses, you will qualify to apply for licensure as an LLLT in late Summer/early Fall 2014.
No. The LSAT is not required to apply to the LLLT practice area courses.
Yes. The courses will be offered in a streaming format by webcast, meaning you may attend the courses in person or remotely.
Just like attending a live class in person, you will attend the webcast at a scheduled time, only you will do it from your computer. A webcast includes real-time video and audio of the professor, slides, and downloadable written course materials, plus real-time discussion (interactive chat) with the professor and other online attendees, facilitated by a moderator. The moderator will be a second professor who will be co-teaching the course.
If you are unsure whether your computer system is compatible with the UW webcast, test your system. You may also want to contact the Information Technology Department at the UW if you have further questions regarding compatibility issues and solutions.
Tuition for the family law courses is $250 per credit. It is estimated the tuition for one academic calendar year will be $3,750, not including other expenses such as books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation (if necessary). The figures are subject to change.
No. Tuition will be due on a quarterly basis. For each quarter, the tuition will be approximately $1,250. Tuition is due prior to the first day of classes.
To enroll in the UW’s family law courses for Winter Quarter 2014, you must:
Please mail or deliver your waiver application or enrollment form to:
Limited License Legal Technician BoardWashington State Bar Association1325 4th Ave, Ste 600Seattle, WA 98101-2539
If your waiver application or enrollment form is approved, the WSBA will provide you with a UW URL, so you may register and access the course application and materials. You must submit your waiver application or enrollment form by December 16, 2013. You must register with the UW School of Law by December 20, 2013. Learn more about how to enroll in the courses for Winter Quarter 2014.
No. The family law courses will be offered only one time for academic calendar year 2013-2014. You must enroll in Family Law I for Winter Quarter 2014 or you must wait until academic calendar year 2014-2015 to take the courses.
Yes. Additional practice areas for LLLTs will be approved by the Supreme Court within the next year or two. Once an additional practice area is approved, new practice area courses will be developed. Continue to check the LLLT Board webpage for the most current information.
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.
To Enroll in Family Law Courses for Winter Quarter 2014Enrollment form or application for waiver due at WSBA Office: December 16, 2013, by 5 p.m.Register with the UW: December 20, 2013Final 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
Learn how to enroll in the LLLT family law courses for Winter Quarter 2014
Learn how to qualify to apply for the LLLT license
Learn about how to waive certain education requirements through Dec. 31, 2016.
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