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Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program


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“The expansion of comprehensive legal services to the community... is an advancement in bringing cost effective services to those in need while providing valuable support to the legal system.” -- Jeff Kinstler, TCC paralegal student

The Washington Supreme Court adopted the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Rule, effective Sept. 1, 2012. This rule authorizes non-attorneys who meet certain educational requirements to advise and assist clients in approved practice areas of law.

Applicants for licensure as a LLLT must meet certain education requirements, in addition to taking exams and completing 3,000 substantive-law work hours. The education requirements are listed below:

The following education requirements must be met:

  1. An associate level degree or higher,
  2. 45 credit hours of core curriculum through an ABA approved paralegal program or law school, and
  3. Practice area courses with curriculum developed by an ABA approved law school

Core Curriculum Requirement

To satisfy the 45 credit hours of core curriculum requirement, you must take the following 7 courses at an ABA approved legal studies program:

  1. Civil Procedure, minimum 8 credits,
  2. Contracts, minimum 3 credits,
  3. Interviewing and Investigation Techniques, minimum 3 credits,
  4. Introduction to Law and Legal Process, minimum 3 credits,
  5. Law Office Procedures and Technology, minimum 3 credits,
  6. Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis, minimum 8 credits, an
  7. Professional Responsibility, minimum 3 credits

The Tacoma Community College Paralegal Program is an ABA approved program which qualifies for the 45 credit hours of core curriculum.

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