Public Meeting Notice Language for Emails:
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- Analysis of ATE Task Force
- OSB Futures Task Force Paraprofessional Licensing Report
- OSB the Futures Task Force Report Executive Summary
- Policy & Governance Memorandum Regarding Paraprofessional Licensing Program
- Letter to Chief Justice Walters 11/25/2019
Links to other Licensing Program’s documents/ requirements:
- Carpenter LLLT Research – This material was compiled by Christy Carpenter for presentation to the Washington Supreme Court, and includes information on most LLLT programs throughout the country.
- Arizona’s Legal Paraprofessional Program “Substantive Law-Related Experience” is defined as the provision of legal services as a paralegal or paralegal student including, but not limited to, drafting pleadings, legal documents or correspondence, completing forms, preparing reports or charts, legal research, and interviewing clients or witnesses in the area(s) or practice the applicant seeks to be licensed. Substantive law-related experience does not include routine clerical or administrative duties.
- California Paraprofessional Program Licensing Requirements – Adopted February 2021
- Minnesota’s Administrative Order Implementing Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project – Scope includes representing tenants in housing disputes and family law. See Appendix 1 to Rule for list of Filing Documents.
- Utah’s LPP Requirements including grandfather clause and defines “Substantive Law-Related Experience” as the provision of legal services as a paralegal, paralegal student, or law student including, but not limited to, drafting pleadings, legal documents or correspondence, completing forms, preparing reports or charts, legal research, and interviewing clients or witnesses. Substantive law-related experience for landlord-tenant and debt collection includes, but is not limited to, the provision of legal services in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, mortgage and/or banking law. Rule 15- 701(bb) v Substantive law-related experience does not include routine clerical or administrative duties.
- Washington’s Education Waiver (requiring 10 years of experience)
- Washington’s APR 28B(7) defines “Substantive Law-related Experience” as work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not necessarily, performed by a lawyer.
- Washington’s APR 28B(8) defines “supervised” as a lawyer personally directs, approves, and has responsibility for the work performed by the applicant. https://www.wsba.org/docs/default-source/licensing/lllt/form—waiver-application-5-2017.pdf?sfvrsn=d3a13cf1_3
- Washington’s Attorney Certification Form
Other Existing State and Provincial Programs:
- Paralegal Regulation by State – National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Resources and Studies from Other States and Provincial Programs:
- ABA Guidelines for the Approval of Paralegal Education Programs
- British Columbia
- Minnesota – Report and Recommendations to the Minnesota Supreme Court
- Minnesota – In Re Implementation Committee for Proposed Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project
- Minnesota Judicial Branch – News and Announcements
- NALA ACP Courses
- NALA CP Eligibility Calculations
- NFPA Paralegal Certification Chart
- NFPA Sample Calculations for Entry Level and Experienced Paralegal Analysis
- NFPA Task Statements PACE and PCCE
- Ontario – Accreditation Policy
- Ontario – Entry-Level Paralegal Competencies
- Ontario – Family Legal Services Provider Licence Consultation Paper
- Utah – Rule 14-802
- Utah – Rule 15-703
- Washington – LLLTs APR 28 and Regs 3-31-2015
- Stanford Article on Washington LLLT Program
- Citing access to justice, Arizona decided to embrace controversial alternative business structures – Legal Rebels
- How the Washington Supreme Court’s LLLT program met its demise – ABA Journal
- ABA launches initiative to help measure effectiveness of regulatory reforms – ABA Journal