A Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) is a hybrid legal professional. We can perform a wide variety of legal services and provide referrals to a licensed attorney if the work is outside the scope of practice. Legal technicians are not attorneys, but provide many of the same services as attorneys, in a limited capacity. This model is comparable to Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants and how they are permitted to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication to patients without physician oversight.
Most legal technicians have been paralegals. All meet rigorous education requirements, must have a minimum amount of experience, and must have passed the LLLT Bar Exam administered by the Washington State Bar Association. Legal technicians are members of the State Bar and many are members of their local county bar associations. Legal technicians can have varying degrees of experience, both in regard to total years in practice and within certain practice areas. It is wise to “shop around” when considering your options for obtaining such services.