of the rule, we now see that a culture
of innovation has been created in
Washington. Many people are now
approaching the LLLT Board suggesting different areas where the concept
of the LLLT might work.
For too long as a profession we have
produced a one-size-fits-all professional, yet the needs of the consuming public have never been one-size-fits-all. We have convinced ourselves
and the consuming public that only a
lawyer can help them. But not every
legal problem needs a lawyer, just as
every medical procedure, like drawing
blood, does not require a doctor.
As we have all experienced in our
lives, some times there is more con-
trol in letting go. Our job as a profes-
sion now is to figure out which pieces
to let go of and which we must main-
tain in order to ensure greater access
and protection for the consumer. The
consumer is already choosing other
alternatives for their legal service
needs such as LegalZoom and other
online services; many also turn to un-
qualified and unregulated providers
as their only recourse. We must work
to ensure greater access to the system
through expanded delivery models
while keeping consumer protection at
the core of our objectives and main-
taining our status as a profession. NWL
Paula C. Littlewood is the
WSBA executive director and
can be reached at paulal@wsba.
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