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 the family law courses?
Can I begin taking the family law courses out of sequence?
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:
Applicants for licensure in domestic relations are required to complete three five-credit courses. Students must complete Family Law I before taking either Family Law II or III. The courses will be offered only once for academic calendar year 2014-2015 at UW Law School. You must wait until Summer 2015 to enroll in the family law courses for the 2015-2016 academic calendar year. Learn more about how to qualify to enroll.
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 family law courses, you must:
Please mail or deliver your waiver application or enrollment form to:
Limited License Legal Technician Board
Washington State Bar Association
1325 4th Ave, Ste 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
Learn more about how to enroll in the courses now. Enrollment has closed for academic calendar year 2014-2015. You must wait until Summer 2015 to enroll for academic calendar year 2015-2016.
No. The family law courses must be taken in sequence beginning with Family Law I.
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.
Final 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 qualify to enroll in the LLLT family law courses
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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