"Limited License Legal Technician Program: The History and Future of the Program"
Presented by Paula Littlewood, WSBA Executive Director and Steve Crossland, Washington Supreme Court LLLT Board Chair
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
UM School of Law - Room 215
Approved for 1.5 CLE CreditSpeaker Bio:
Paula Littlewood joined the WSBA staff as deputy director in September 2003 and became the Bar's executive director in May 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and also received a Master of International Studies degree from UW. Prior to law school, she was a professional campaign coordinator and fundraiser here in the state, working both on statewide candidate and initiative campaigns as well as local legislative races. She taught English in Taiwan for two years and spent another 10 months traveling in China and Southeast Asia. After law school, she served as assistant dean for administration and public relations at the UW law school for five years, then spent a year in Telluride, Colorado, before joining the WSBA. In addition to her full-time position as executive director of the WSBA, Littlewood is a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Washington School of Law Leadership Council, and she is a member of the International Institute of Law Association Executives (IILACE) executive committees and chair of its Program Committee. She recently served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and currently serves on the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services. She ico-chairs the Regulatory Opportunities Subcommittee on the Future of Legal Services Commission.
Steve Crossland has been practicing law for over 40 years. He is a 1969 graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in Oregon conferred a JD in 1973. The Washington Supreme Court appointed Steve to Chair the Limited License Legal Technician Board in December 2012. Steve was President of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) in 2011 and also served on the WSBA Board of Governors from 1995 -1998. In 2002 he received the Award of Merit from the WSBA, which is the highest award conferred upon a lawyer in the association. Evolving over the years, his practice now focuses on real estate, estate planning, business law and mediations. Over the past 25 years, he has served on a variety of committees and task forces dealing with the unauthorized practice of law, access to justice and related subjects.