Legal Ethics Forum: A New Frontier for the Rules of Professional Conduct: Limited License Legal Technicians
by Andrew Perlman - Suffolk School of Law
On January 8, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court adopted special rules of professional conduct to govern limited license legal technicians (LLLTs). The LLLT rules are closely analogous to the rules that govern lawyers, so there is nothing terribly new here substantively. But the very existence of professional conduct rules for a new class of legal professionals nicely illustrates why our traditional focus on the "law governing lawyers" has become too narrow. Our field might be more accurately described now as the "law of legal services."