Updated: Oct. 23, 2020

Affordable Legal Services in Family Law by a Legal Technician

A limited license legal technician, also known as a legal technician or a LLLT, is licensed by the Washington Supreme Court to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody, and other family law matters in Washington.

Legal technicians provide limited legal services in family law by consulting with and advising clients, completing and filing necessary court documents, and assisting pro se clients at certain types of hearings and settlement conferences. They also help with court scheduling and support clients in navigating the legal system. LLLTs are well trained, experienced, and competent licensed legal professionals who may be able to provide you with the legal help you need. If you cannot afford a lawyer, a legal technician might be an affordable option for your family law matter.

Search the WSBA legal directory for a LLLT near you.

Get a Legal Technician License

On June 4, 2020, the Washington Supreme Court decided to sunset the LLLT program.  Because of this decision, no LLLT licenses will be issued after July 31, 2022.  In order to qualify for a LLLT license you must already be enrolled in or have completed the LLLT family law courses.  If so, find out how to meet the deadlines for your LLLT license, including education, examination and experience requirements.

The LLLT Board

The Limited License Legal Technician Board is responsible for developing and recommending to the Washington Supreme Court general policy for the LLLT license.

Rules and Regulations

APR 28

LLLT Rules of Professional Conduct

LLLT Supplemental Education

As permitted by Appendix APR 23 Regulation 3C, the LLLT Board is requiring all LLLTs to complete supplemental education.  LLLTs who did not have the supplemental education included in their family law courses must complete the supplemental education by February 1, 2021 in order to maintain their LLLT license. Contact WSBA staff at LLLT@wsba.org with any questions or for information on how to complete the education.