I recently wrote an article for the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA) providing updates on the topic of access to justice and how California and other states have reacted to the Washington Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT). Here are some updates and links:

Arizona (2019) University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law launched its two-year pilot program to train licensed legal advocates.

California (2019) State Bar approved a Task Force of Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS). See latest ATILS memo of Recommendations.

Colorado (2016) Supreme Court began exploring the LLLT program then shifted its focus to New York’s Court Navigator Program.

New Hampshire (2020) AB 1693 Extending the committee to study whether non-attorney legal professionals could be licensed to engage in the limited practice of lawlikely to pass.

New Mexico (2019) Supreme Court appointed the LLLT Work Group to explore access to justice options.

Oregon (2019) State Bar’s Board of Governors voted to approve a recommendation for paraprofessional licensure.

Utah (2019) Adopted Licensed Paralegal Practitioners (LPP)

Washington (2017) Adopted Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT)