General Family Law Seattle Domestic Violence Project
Advice and representation in family
Advice, brief service, and direct
law cases where a parent or child is
representation for survivors of
at risk due to domestic violence,
domestic violence; and telephone
sexual or physical abuse, or
advice to advocates working with
abandonment or neglect; or where
survivors of domestic violence.
there is domestic violence and the
Clients must be City of Seattle
client is 55 years or older; and cases
KING COUNTY OFFICE in which non-parents are seeking
residents with civil legal issues.
401 2nd Avenue South, Clients gain access to the program
custody where abuse or neglect is an
Suite 407 through referral by a domestic
Seattle, WA 98104 violence advocate.
Phone: (206) 464-1519 Domestic Violence Community
Fax: (206) 624-7501 Law Project Veterans’ Issues
TTY: 1-888-201-9737 Advice, assistance, and repre- Advice, brief service, and direct
sentation in family law cases and representation for eligible veterans
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) selected immigration cases where a and service personnel on issues
provides free civil (non-criminal) parent or child is at risk due to relating to denial of veterans’
legal services to people who cannot domestic violence, sexual or physical benefits.
afford a lawyer. NJP’s King County abuse, or abandonment or neglect;
field office is located in Seattle and or where there is domestic violence Housing Law
serves low-income residents of King and the client is 55 years or older; or
County (clients must have an income cases in which non-parents are Issues related to public, subsidized,
of no more than 200% of Federal seeking custody where abuse or or other government housing,
Poverty Level). Interpreters are neglect is an issue. This is a joint including access to affordable
provided to those who do not speak project with Consejo Counseling & housing; housing stability;
English or who are hearing Referral Service and Refugee significant issues of low-income
impaired. Women’s Alliance and clients must housing quality; eviction from
be referred from these agencies. public or other subsidized housing
Help is available in the following or mobile home parks;
areas, but please note that case discrimination in low-income
Cross-Cultural Family Law Clinic housing; housing subsidy
acceptance is dependent on office
priorities, staff availability, and the Family law advice, assistance, and terminations; and consumer fraud
merit of each case. Services, referrals for persons with children affecting low-income homeowners.
especially representation by an that have urgent or complex custody Services also include advice and
attorney, may not be available even or visitation issues involving limited advocacy on behalf of tenant
if all case criteria are met. domestic violence, and who have organizations. Emergencies are not
limited English or cultural barriers. handled; these are referred to
This is a joint project with the King KCBA’s Housing Justice Project.
County Bar Association.
Consumer Law Refugee & Immigrant Advocacy How to Get Legal Help in King
Advice and representation in cases County
Advice and representation for
involving debt collection abuses Starting January 1, 2008, anyone
immigrants and refugees in the
(illegal garnishment, harassment, with a legal issue in King County
following areas: citizenship for
etc.); payday loans; tax refund may call 2-1-1 for information and
elderly and disabled immigrants;
anticipation loans; car purchases and a referral.
repairs; trade school scams; student assistance to victims of human
loans; and foreclosure rescue scams. trafficking; domestic violence;
People age 60 and over may call the
TANF; GAU; Food Stamps; Medical
CLEAR *Senior line at 1-888-387-
Assistance; SSI; Refugee Assistance;
Welfare & Health Care Law 7111 from 9:30am to 12:30pm,
and WorkFirst. This is a joint project
Monday through Friday, for civil
with the University of Washington
Advice and representation in the legal advice, referral, and brief
School of Law.
following areas: TANF, WorkFirst; service. Assistance is available for
food assistance; medical assistance many civil legal issues (some
(including prescription drug Education Law regardless of income); however,
coverage through Medicare Part D, Advice and representation in cases some restrictions apply.
physician or dental services; where a student has been
Division of Developmental NJP is federally funded, and federal
wrongfully expelled or suspended
Disabilities (DDD) services regulations also prohibit some
from school; or where a school
(including residential placement or specific types of representation such
district has denied a disabled
vocational training); and mental as, for example, class action
student appropriate classroom
health services through the Regional litigation.
Support Network (RSN);
terminations of COPES/MPC Community Legal Education &
services; also reductions of services Native American Unit Training
through COPES/MPC if the Advice and representation for Informational brochures are
reduction will result in Native Americans regarding matters available for online viewing or
institutionalization; or childcare of federal, state or tribal Indian law; download at:
providers and in-home personal care including at-risk youth; tribal and www.washingtonlawhelp.org.
providers denied or terminated from federal services for Indians;
employment by DSHS as a result of jurisdictional disputes; Indian trust Upon request, seminars and
a criminal conviction. property; and Indian status cases. trainings on the legal topics listed
above are provided to community
and professional groups.
This information is subject to change. It is
current as of March 17, 2008.