Escrow Thursday: The Limited Practice Officer

The Limited Practice Officer

An LPO

Is a professional designation held only by lay persons who have passed the “Limited Practice Officer” test administered by the Limited Practice Board and the Washington State Supreme Court.

Has a limited license to select, prepare and complete specific legal documents approved by the Washington State Limited Practice Board.

Must complete continuing education each calendar year.

Is held to the same standard of professional conduct as an attorney.

Is subject to their own set of disciplinary rules and may also be subject to certain Rules of Professional Conduct.

Must take a comprehensive test covering the following topics;

Limited Practice Law, Contract Law, Real Property Law, Real Estate Ownership, Land Use Regulations, Ownership Transfers, Financing, Personal Property, and Title Clearing.

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