Recently, a new category of domains used for the mathematical foundations of denotational semantics, that of L-domains, has been under study. In this paper we consider a related category of posets, that of local lattices. First, a completion operator taking posets to local lattices is developed, and then this operator is extended to a functor from posets with embedding-projection pairs to local lattices with embedding-projection pairs. The result of applying this functor to a local lattice yields a local lattice isomorphic to the first; this functor is a pseudo-retract. Using the functor into local lattices, a continuous pseudo-retraction functor from w-bifinite posets to w-bifinite L-domains can be constructed. Such a functor takes a universal domain for the ω-bifinite posets to a universal domain for the ω-bifinite L-domains. Moreover, the existence of such a functor implies that, from the existence of a saturated universal domain for the ω-algebraic bifinites, we can conclude the existence of a saturated universal domain for the w-bifinite L-domains.