Pursue an exciting new legal profession! Become a Limited License Legal Technician.

Whatcom Community College was recently approved to offer the core curriculum on the pathway to becoming a Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT).*

LLLTs are legal practitioners authorized by the Washington Supreme Court to assist clients with a limited scope of family law legal issues.

  • Consult with family law clients
  • Help clients needing assistance with their family law forms
  • Support clients in navigating the legal system

*Whatcom is approved by the LLLT Board to provide the 45 credits of core curriculum; one component of the pathway to becoming a LLLT. To become a LLLT, candidates must also:

  • Obtain an associate’s degree or higher.
  • Complete applicable practice area courses (family law) offered at this time through either the University of Washington or Gonzaga law schools.
  • Obtain 3,000 hours of paralegal experience involving substantive legal work in any practice area under the supervision of a lawyer.
  • Take and pass the Practice Area and Professional Responsibility exams.
  • Post a bond.
  • Pass a background check.

Visit the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) website for more information.

Whatcom students provide invaluable professional services

Learning doesn’t end at the classroom for students in Whatcom’s paralegal studies program. These students polish their skills and knowledge in service to the community through their participation in Street Law @ WCC.

Under the guidance of the paralegal studies program coordinator, Street Law @ WCC is a service to provide legal advice and counsel for all currently enrolled Whatcom students (and community members) while also creating opportunities for paralegal studies students to hone their client interviewing and intake skills. Services include a brief consultation with an attorney regarding issues such as family matters, landlord/tenant disputes, debt collection cases, and more.

Street Law @ WCC is offered in fall, winter, and spring quarters. As many as 150 clients have benefited from this service annually.

 

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