We are excited to announce that enrollment is now open for the winter quarter LLLT Family Law Course with new qualification options. The deadline for enrollment is Dec. 16, 2013. We invite all interested individuals to join us in-person or via webcast on Nov. 19, 2013 from 12-1 p.m. for a free presentation about the program and to learn how to qualify.
Washington state is leading the nation in licensing a new independent legal paraprofessional to practice law on a limited basis with its Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program. An LLLT license will authorize non-attorneys who meet certain educational and experience requirements to advise and assist clients in approved practice areas, with family law being the first practice area that will be licensed.
The Supreme Court created the LLLT Board to govern the LLLT Program. Over the last year, the Board has worked diligently to develop LLLT qualifications that guarantee both the protection of the public and ensure LLLTs possess the knowledge and skills to practice in their field. All LLLTs must take practice area courses in each practice area in which they wish to be licensed.
Representatives from each of the Washington law schools assisted the Board with developing the family law practice area courses. The result is a technologically innovative and collaborative approach to offering the courses. The 15-credit-hour, three-quarter series of classes will be webcast, allowing students to attend in real time from any location. The University of Washington School of Law will offer the series of courses for the first time. Professors from all three Washington law schools will assist in the delivery of the education, beginning with UW’s winter quarter 2014.