Limited License Legal Technician Program
Become an LLLT
Legal technicians offer legal advice and counsel clients without the financial investment of a traditional law degree. This flexible legal license allows legal technicians to work independently, in groups with other LLLTs, or as part of a firm. It's a great fit for those who love the law and want to help people but aren't ready for law school. It's also a great fit for experienced paralegals (see the limited time waiver) who would like to work independently or start their own business. LLLTs are the only legal professionals other than attorneys who are licensed to give legal advice and own law firms.
The state Supreme Court directed the WSBA to develop the LLLT Program to make legal services more affordable for people with low or moderate income. Becoming an legal technician is a great way to be a part of a pioneering effort to make legal assistance accessible to everyone.
There are three key requirements that must be fulfilled before applying to be licensed as a legal technician: education, experience, and examinations.
Some education requirements may be waived by a limited time waiver.
Situation 1: You are new to the legal profession or otherwise do not qualify for the limited time waiver.
Situation 2: You qualify for the limited time waiver.
Contact: LLLT@wsba.org or 206-727-8289 for help planning your pathway to an LLLT license!
Education requirements for prospective LLLTs
Learn how certain LLLT requirements may be waived if you have previous legal experience.
Find out what courses you'll need to take to become an LLLT.
Requirements for testing
Contact Ellen Reed, LLLT Program Lead
LLLT@wsba.org or 206-727-8289
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