Accessing Justice With Limited License Legal Technicians Essay

835 Words Feb 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Accessing Justice with Limited License Legal Technicians
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” On numerous occasions, Americans of all ages, races, and financial status, have spoken these words, standing tall and proud, their hand over their heart, promising their loyalty to a Nation; and in return, will receive freedom and equal justice. Unfortunately, many financially impaired Americans today are being denied their right to access justice. They have been unable to obtain resources to assist or educate them in securing the proper legal aid, guidance, or knowledge they are entitled to. (U.S. Peace Institute, n.d.). Until the recent authorized use of Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) in Washington, California, Arizona, and New York, the solutions implemented to rectify the justice gap were unsuccessful in one way or another. LLLTs can help in recovering access to justice. LLLTs are the only individuals, other than attorneys, who are licensed to practice law. Unlike lawyers, they cannot represent someone in Court. They are also only authorized to practice in one area of law – Family Law. They can, however, consult and advise the client of the law and how it pertains to their particular case, select and explain proper forms for the client, file motions, appeals, and other necessary court documents, and speak to all other…

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