LLLT Limited Time Waivers
Waive Certain Education Requirements for a Limited Time
If you intend to enroll in the family law courses for Winter Quarter 2014, you must submit your waiver application to our office by December 16, 2013, at 5 p.m. To take the courses this coming academic calendar year, you must register with the UW School of Law by December 20, 2013.
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.
If you intend to enroll in the family law courses at the University of Washington (UW) School of Law in Winter Quarter 2014, you must submit your waiver application by December 16, 2013. To secure your spot in the classes, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If your application is approved, the WSBA will email you a UW URL to access the course application and materials. You must register with the UW School of Law by December 20, 2013. Learn more about how to enroll for Winter Quarter.
Applicants who submit a limited time waiver application after December 16, 2013 will be required to wait until academic calendar year 2014-2015 to enroll in the family law practice area courses.
If you are taking the PACE Exam in Fall 2013 and wish to enroll in the family law courses for Winter Quarter 2014, you may provide your preliminary results if the results show a passing score of 550 or higher. To do so, you must ask for the preliminary results printout at the testing center. Provide the original printout with your waiver application and a cover letter stating that you wish to enroll in the family law practice area courses prior to the issuance of your waiver based on your preliminary results. To qualify to enroll, you will still need to establish completion of the 10 years of substantive law-related experience with your application. Your waiver will not be issued until your original certificate of passage and proof of active certification are received by the WSBA.
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 more about the limited time waiver to determine if you may qualify
The Waiver Application Packet includes:
Review the limited time waiver regulation
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