How do you feel about the licensing of “legal technicians”?

According to a June 2 article at the ABA Journal site, seven people have “cleared a major hurdle to become the nation’s first limited license legal technicians” in Washington state.
Nine people took the state’s first exam for limited license legal technicians, and seven of them passed.
Washington is the first state to enact a program that allows limited license legal technicians to help litigants prepare legal documents and provide advice on legal procedures without a lawyer’s supervision. The test the first seven passed permits them work in domestic relations, the first practice area opened 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.

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