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Arizona- Arizona created a commission - Arizona Commission on Access to Justice - to help service the state's strategic goal of promoting access to justice for Arizona's civil litigants. 

Montana - On April 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of the State of Montana ordered a working group to explore an alternate legal service model, currently used in the State of Washington, Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT). The working group’s report is due no later than early October, after which public comment will be solicited by the Court. 

Utah - The Utah Supreme Court approved a new class of legal professionals called the licensed paralegal practitioner (LPP), effective November 1, 2018. It is expected that the first licensing examinations will be conducted in spring 2019, with the first licenses issued later in the year. 

Washington - Washington state permits a limited license legal technician (LLLT) to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody, and other family matters. It is anticipated that additional practice areas will be approved in the future. See the Washington Bar Association's page for more information.