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ABF Researcher Releases Second Report on Non-Lawyer Alternative Programs

March 24, 2017, ABF news

A new report co-authored by ABF Faculty Fellow Rebecca L. Sandefur evaluates the efficacy and sustainability of the Limited Licensed Legal Technicians  Program in Washington state.

Limited Licensed Legal Technicians (LLLTs) represent a new legal role that builds on the capabilities of traditional paralegals and operates without supervision by lawyers. LLLTs primarily help customers fill out legal forms and understand legal procedures. The program started with the family law practice area, but Washington State plans to expand to additional practice areas in the near future. 

This evaluation follows Sandefur’s previous report on non-lawyer alternative programs. Roles Beyond Lawyers: Evaluation of the New York City Court Navigators Program was released in December 2016 and examined a similar program in New York City's housing courts.

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