According to the ABA Journal, the State of Washington has licensed the first 7 people in the Country as "Legal Technicians." This means that they have a limited license to "help litigants prepare legal documents and provide advice on legal procedures without a lawyer’s supervision."
According to the article:
"The seven applicants passed a test to work in domestic relations, the first practice area open to technicians in Washington’s program. The seven people will still have to show they have insurance and 3,000 hours of supervised experience. A licensing fee and trust account reporting are also required."
Law guru Bob Ambrogi writes that "[t]his historic program seeks to help bridge the access-to-justice gap by licensing non-lawyers to provide legal advice and assistance in limited areas without the supervision of a lawyer."