The Big Idea
The Washington State Supreme Court became concerned about the rising costs of legal help. Their answer?
Limited Licensed Legal Technicians - highly trained, well educated and regulated legal professionals who can offer legal services in specific areas of practice - like Family Law.
What Exactly is a Legal Tech?
Legal Technicians are licensed to practice law within a limited scope. Legal Techs are the only non-attorney licensed legal practitioner and are currently only available in Washington State.
Legal Techs are highly skilled and trained. They must complete 3,000 hours of legal work, pass a licensing exam and complete robust and challenging educational requirements before becoming licensed.
Legal Techs can help with:
Parenting Plans/Residential Schedule (called "Custody" in other states)
Ending a Committed Intimate Relationship (CIR) with Children
Other practice areas, outside family-law matters like these, are currently being considered.