Updated: Aug. 11, 2022

Tools & Information for Limited License Legal Technicians

Maintaining Your License

Limited Licensed Legal Technicians must comply with MCLE and other licensing requirements. Learn more about maintaining your license.

Upcoming Events

LLLT Board meeting on September 12, 2022 from 1:00PM-4:00PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact the LLLT Program with any family law scope-related questions. A Limited License Legal Technician who has questions about his or her own ethical decisions may call the WSBA Ethics Line at 206-727-8284 or 800-945-WSBA (9722).

Do I have to sign all of my pleadings? Does the client?

  • Yes, APR 28 G5 requires legal technicians and clients to sign all pleadings.

May I go to a client’s hearing to observe, as long as I refrain from conveying the client’s position to the court or any other party?

  • Yes, nothing in APR 28 prohibits you from attending hearings strictly as an observer.

WSBA Resources Available for Legal Technicians

Professional Responsibility

Limited License Legal Technicians must comply with strict ethical requirements. These requirements are described in the Washington Supreme Court's Limited License Legal Technician Rules of Professional Conduct.

Reporting Ethical Violations

If you think a legal technician has committed an ethics violation and would like to report it, use this form.

If you would like to report a lawyer’s violation of the Washington Supreme Court's Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers, please visit this page.

Grievance Process

If a grievance is filed against a legal technician, staff at the WSBA and the chair of the LLLT Board's Discipline Committee will review the allegations. Some grievances may be dismissed after initial review, especially if they are found to be erroneous or irrelevant to the code of conduct described in the Washington Supreme Court's Limited License Technician Rules of Professional Conduct. Other grievances will be investigated by disciplinary counsel at the WSBA. Disciplinary counsel may recommend dismissal of the grievance or a hearing that could result in suspension or revocation of licenses based on an evaluation of the grievance and the evidence supporting it. The legal technician will have the opportunity to present their side of the story both during an investigation and at a disciplinary hearing if one is ordered.

The grievance process is governed by the Rules for Enforcement of Limited License Legal Technician Conduct (ELLLTC)

Legal technicians may appeal the decisions and recommendations of the Discipline Committee of the LLLT Board up to the Washington Supreme Court.

Please email the LLLT Program or call 206-727-8289 with any questions regarding the grievance process.

Resources for LLLTs:

APR 28