The Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Board derives its authority from the Washington Supreme Court under Rule 28 of the Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rules (APR) adopted and effective Sept. 1, 2012, and as amended since that date. APR 28 authorizes a new level of licensed legal professionals who meet certain educational requirements to advise and assist clients on specific areas of law.
With APR 28, the Washington Supreme Court established the Board to oversee the Legal Technician Program. In December 2012, the Washington Supreme Court appointed the first LLLT Board, which includes lawyers and members of the public. The Board's charter for the first year was to begin creating and drafting the operational details for the Legal Technician Program. This included regulations for professional conduct, exam procedures, continuing education requirements, and disciplinary procedures.
The Board began its work in January 2013. As one of its first actions, the Board recommended family law to become the first practice area for Legal Technicians to be licensed for practice. The Washington Supreme Court unanimously approved the LLLT Board's recommendation in March 2013. On Jan. 8, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court adopted the Limited License Legal Technician Rules of Professional Conduct. The primary purpose of the rules is to establish the ethical conduct rules for practicing legal technicians. The rules became effective Feb. 3, 2015.
New Practice Area Under Consideration
The LLLT Board is studying a new proposed practice area for legal technicians. Known as Consumer Money and Debt Law, this proposed practice area is designed to provide the public with economic protection and legal assistance on certain financial matters and consumer debt issues.
Please email your comments about this proposed practice area to the LLLT Board at LLLT@wsba.org by July 16, 2018.
The LLLT Board generally meets 1–4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Washington State Bar Association office. Please see the Events Calendar for the complete meeting schedule. See complete sets of meeting materials, including approved meeting minutes.
NB: Starting October 2017, meeting materials are linked to the meeting event item in the WSBA Event Calendar. This static list will not be updated.
|January 2017||January 2018|
|February 2017||February 2018|
|March 2017||March 2018|
|*No meeting in April 2017||*No meeting in April 2018|
|June 2017||*No meeting in June 2018|
|July 2017||*No meeting in July 2018|
For more information, send inquiries to LLLT@wsba.org or contact us at 206-727-8289.