Updated: July 13, 2021


Remote Exams: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 5, 2021, the Washington Supreme Court issued an order authorizing the Washington State Bar Association to administer the summer 2021 LLLT Exam remotely. A remote exam means that you will be able to take the exam using your computer at any location with a reliable internet connection. There will not be an in-person exam in Yakima as previously scheduled. We will provide additional information here as it becomes available.

LLLT Exam Dates

Summer 2021 LLLT Exam

Date of Exam:

July 26 & 27, 2021

Remote Exam:

The exam will be administered remotely using testing software by ExamSoft. Please click here to access the remote exam page for more information.

Applications Accepted Beginning:

Feb. 1, 2021

Application Filing Deadlines:

March 5, 2021 (timely filing)
April 5, 2021 (with late filing fee of $150)

May 5, 2021 (failed the previous Washington winter LLLT exam only, with no late fee)

Winter 2021 Remote LLLT Exam Results Released:

Sept. 10, 2021, 8 a.m. PT (exam results will be emailed to the last known email address on record)

Other LLLT Exam Dates

Due to the Washington Supreme Court's decision to sunset the LLLT program by July 31, 2022, the last two LLLT exams will be held at the end of January and early May 2022. Tentatively, these dates are Jan. 25 & 26, 2022 and May 3 & 4, 2022; these dates are subject to change. The exams will be administered either remotely or in-person in the Seattle/Tacoma area; method to be determined at a later date.

Application/registration periods for the 2022 exams are likely to be as follows:

January 2022 Exam: Aug. 1, 2021 – Sept. 7, 2022; with late filing due Oct. 5, 2021

May 2022 Exam: Dec. 1, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022; with late filing due Feb. 7, 2022

You can apply for the LLLT exams while enrolled in the practice area curriculum as long as you will finish 18 days before the exam. Both exams are on the same dates.

Be sure to review the application instructions, admissions policies, LLLT exam security policy and APR 3(e) and 4(e).

Family Law Practice Area Exam

Day 1 

  • 45-minute essay question session (Essay #1)
  • 90-minute essay question session (Essay #2 & 3)
  • 120-minute performance test session

Day 2

Professional Responsibility Exam

Day 2  

Please Note : All applicants are subject to a character and fitness review prior to being admitted to practice law in Washington.  Factors considered by Admissions staff and Bar Counsel when determining whether an applicant should be referred to the Character and Fitness Board are set forth in Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rules (APR)  20-24.2(a). 

Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington 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.