Whatcom Community College was recently approved as one of five community colleges in the state to offer the core curriculum required to become a limited license legal technician.
WCC is the first college to offer the curriculum that isn’t part of an American Bar Association-approved program. Retroactive to fall 2016, graduates of WCC’s paralegal studies program can continue and successfully complete the new technician requirements may become independant law practitioners who assist clients with a limited scope of family law legal issues.
The Washington State Bar Association provides program support. The Washington Supreme Court approved this first-in-the-nation program to expand access to affordable legal services.
Legal technicians are trained to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody and other family-law matters in the state.
For more information and to enroll, visit whatcom.edu/paralegal.