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					ALPHABETICAL BY AGENCY, THEN BY PROGRAM
Please be aware that many legal services are provided by non-profit organizations, and many serve only low-income people.                                  In addition, services,
especially representation by an attorney, are limited by staff capacity and may not be available even if all case criteria are met.

Agency/          Legal Need     Provides Help With                   Services          Population         How to Access Service                         Cost           Language Access
Program                                                              Offered           Served                                                                          Information
Alliance of      Civil rights   Civil rights discrimination for Information,           Washington state   Call for an appointment: (206) 545-7055. No   Free.          Interpreters are
People with                     people with disabilities in areas of Legal Advice,     residents with     cost to clients.                                             provided as
disabilities -                  housing,     education,       public Brief Service,    significant                                                                     needed.
Disabilities                    accommodation, and other areas.      Representation,   disabilities. No   Cases are accepted on the basis of resource
Law Project                                                          Non- Attorney     income             availability and strength of position
                                                                     Advocacy.         requirements.
                                                                     Training on                          Cases concerning employment and special
                                                                     disability-                          education are NOT accepted.
                                                                     related civil
                                                                     rights issues
                                                                     also provided.




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Agency/           Legal Need        Provides Help With                       Services             Population         How to Access Service                            Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                      Offered              Served                                                                             Information
American          Civil rights      Civil rights issues, including voting    Information,         Washington         Call (206) 624-2180. Availability of operators   Free.          Spanish speakers
Civil Liberties                     rights, free speech, LGBTQ issues,       Some Legal           State. No income   varies, but is generally 15-20 hours a week.                    are available.
Union of                            police practices, constitutional         Advice,              requirements.                                                                      Interpreters may be
Washington                          issues, medical marijuana, privacy       Non- Attorney                           Resource guides available online: www.aclu-                     provided. No TTY.
(ACLU-WA)                           issues, religious rights, women’s        Advocacy (help                          wa.org.
                                    rights, racial justice, student and      with voting
                                    youth rights, school discipline,         rights                                  The ACLU does not generally assist in these
                                    education issues, separation of          restoration and                         types of cases: criminal defense, post-
                                    church and state, and restoration        other civil rights                      conviction appeals, divorce custody matters,
                                    of voting rights.                        procedures).                            property disputes, tax problems, landlord-
                                                                                                                     tenant disputes, or appeals of building code
                                    The     ACLU’s      Voting    Rights                                             violations, where a person has been fired from
                                    Restoration      Project      assists                                            a job without a good reason, or complaints
                                    individuals in obtaining a certificate                                           against lawyers or judges. Exceptions would
                                    of discharge, a prerequisite for                                                 occur only when these issues raise a clear and
                                    sealing and vacating criminal
                                                                                                                     new civil liberties issue.
                                    records.
                                    No income requirements.

Burien            Estate planning   Estate planning, wills, probate, Information,                 Adults 55 and      Call (206)244-3686 for an appointment.           Free.          Interpreters
Community                           power of attorney                Legal Advice,                over. No income    Consultations are held on the third Thursday                    generally not
Center,                                                              and Referral                 requirements.      on every month, from 9-11am, and are 30                         available.
Burien Senior                                                        only.                                           minutes long. Summer schedule may vary.
Program
                                                                                                                     First come, first served. Four appointments
                                                                                                                     are taken each month.




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Agency/        Legal Need         Provides Help With                   Services            Population           How to Access Service                             Cost             Language Access
Program                                                                Offered             Served                                                                                  Information
Central Area   Drivers’ License   Assists with restoration of drivers’ Information and     Anyone with a        Call (206) 812-4940 the 1st business day of the   Free.            Interpreters are not
Motivation     Restoration        licenses after suspensions           advocacy            suspended            month, from 8:30am – 4:30pm to sign up for                         available.
Program                                                                                    license; no          the program. The actual information session
(CAMP), Re-                                                                                income               and service takes place the 3rd Tuesday of
Licensing                                                                                  requirements         every month. Can only accept a certain
Project                                                                                                         number of clients per month, and the list
                                                                                                                usually fills up on the first day of the month.
                                                                                                                However, keep calling back to get a place on
                                                                                                                the schedule.
Casa Latina,   Employment         Wage claims                         Information and      Low income           Call Javier at (206) 956-0779 x22 and leave a     Practically      Staff speaks
Wage Claim                                                            Non-attorney         immigrant Latinos    message, or walk-in to 220 Blanchard Street       no cost;         Spanish & English.
Project                                                               advocacy:            in Washington        (corner of Blanchard & 3rd in Belltown) on        however,         Interpreters are not
                                                                      Advocates will       State. If referred   Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm.                         clients may      available. No TTY.
                                                                      contact              on to KCBA, must                                                       be charged
                                                                      employer and         live in King                                                           for court
                                                                      work to facilitate   County.                                                                filing fees or
                                                                      a fair               However, client                                                        other minor
                                                                      settlement.          does not have to                                                       fees.
                                                                                           live in King
                                                                      Legal Advice,        County if the work
                                                                      Brief Service,       was done in King
                                                                      and                  County.
                                                                      Representation
                                                                      (in very limited
                                                                      circumstances)
                                                                      are available if
                                                                      referred to
                                                                      KCBA.




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Agency/          Legal Need      Provides Help With                      Services         Population           How to Access Service                              Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                  Offered          Served                                                                                Information
Catholic         Housing         Evictions (public & private) and        Information,     King County          For all eviction cases, call 206-324-6890 for an   Free.         Interpreters
Community                        Section 8 subsidy terminations,         Legal Advice,    residents at or      appointment (offered on an ongoing basis).                       provided as
Services of                      and other landlord/tenant issues,       Brief Service,   below 187% of        Legal clinics for non-eviction cases: Call 206-                  needed.
Western                          such as repairs & deposits , and        Representation   the federal          324-6890 for an appointment at one of these
Washington,                      debtor/creditor issues related to                        poverty level;       locations: Kent, 1st Thursday of the month,
Legal Action                     past tenancies                                           target populations   from 1-3pm; Bellevue, 4th Thursday of the
Center                                                                                    are single parent    month from 1-3pm; Seattle, 3rd Wednesday of
                                                                                          households,          the month from 6-8pm; Rainier Valley, 2nd
                                                                                          disabled, and        Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm.
                                                                                          elderly.
                                                                                                               Cases that can have an impact on the system
                                                                                                               are prioritized. Beyond these considerations,
                                                                                                               clients are served on a first come, first served
                                                                                                               basis.
Center for       General civil   Housing,       public       benefits,   Information,     People aged 17-      Call (206) 696-7503, x17, or email                 Free.
Children &       legal           employment,         family      law,    Legal Advice,    23 years who         LFIintake@ccyj.org
Youth Justice,                   debt/credit, identity theft, driving    Brief Service,   have been in
Lawyers                          license issues, records sealing,        Representation   foster, group, or    LFI holds a clinic on the 3rd Thursday of every
Fostering                        and other issues                                         kinship care         month at YMCA Center for Young Adults, 2100
Independence                                                                                                   24th Avenue South, from 4-6pm. Call for an
Program                                                                                                        appointment to guarantee a space, or walk-in
                                                                                                               and they will try to fit you in.

Chief Seattle    General legal   General legal                           Information,     Native Americans     Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the          Free.
Club/KCBA                                                                legal advice,    and Native           Chief Seattle Club, at 410 Second Avenue Ext.
Urban Indian                                                             and some brief   Alaskans             South. (In Jan of 2009, however, the clinic will
Legal Clinic                                                             service.                              be held on the 27th). By appointment only.
                                                                                                               Please call (206) 381-9590.




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Agency/         Legal Need   Provides Help With                 Services           Population        How to Access Service                            Cost           Language Access
Program                                                         Offered            Served                                                                            Information
City of Kent,   Housing      Private and public rental housing Investigation       Kent. No income   Call (253) 856-5409 from 8am - 5pm. Fax is       Free.          Interpreters are
Code                         complaints,    including    living and                requirements.     (253) 856-6421.                                                 Not available at this
Enforcement                  conditions, safety, and landlord enforcement of                                                                                         time.
                             behavior.                          housing and                          All Kent residents are served. No income
                                                                zoning codes.                        requirements.
                                                                Representative                       Evictions are not handled.
                                                                s will contact
                                                                landlords and
                                                                instruct them to
                                                                make needed
                                                                repairs.
                                                                Complaints
                                                                regarding
                                                                health and
                                                                sanitation,
                                                                public nuisance,
                                                                junk vehicles,
                                                                and abatement
                                                                of dangerous
                                                                buildings also
                                                                handled.
                                                                Referrals made
                                                                when
                                                                appropriate.




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Agency/           Legal Need     Provides Help With                       Services          Population      How to Access Service                             Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                   Offered           Served                                                                          Information
City of           Housing        Rental     housing       complaints,     Interpretation    Seattle. No     Call (206) 615-0808 during normal business        Free.         Interpreters are
Seattle,                         including      evictions,     living     and               income          hours, or visit www.seattle.gov/dpd/. Walk-in                   provided as needed
Department of                    conditions, safety, and illegal          enforcement of    requirements.   clients are accepted, but telephone contact is                  on the telephone
Planning &                       dwelling units                           Seattle's                         preferred. Follow up appointments are often                     and in person at no
Development:                                                              Housing Codes                     set up for limited English speakers so that                     cost. Advance
Code                             Code compliance specialists will         including the                     interpreters can be provided (may take a day                    notice (a day or
Compliance                       take cases that violate housing          Just Cause                        or two to arrange). Landlord/tenant information                 two) may be
Program                          codes, and will require recission        Eviction                          materials are available in several languages at                 needed for in-
                                 of bad eviction notices and              Ordinance.                        www.seattle.gov/dpd/Publications/Landlord_Te                    person interpreter.
                                 correction      of      unsafe      or   Non-legal                         nant/.                                                          Relay, online
                                 unpermitted housing conditions.          advice and                                                                                        systems, and e-
                                 The law department will eventually       consultation.                                                                                     mail are available
                                 sue violators if necessary. Also                                                                                                           for deaf/hard of
                                 performs                                                                                                                                   hearing clients.
                                 investigations of illegal evictions
City of           Civil Rights   Discrimination in employment,            Information and   Seattle. No     Call (206) 684-4500 from 8am-5pm, Monday -        Free.         Interpreters are
Seattle, Office                  contracting, places of public            neutral           income          Friday. TTY is (206) 684-4503. Or visit the                     provided as needed
for Civil                        accommodation,        and     housing    investigation     requirements.   office at 810 3rd Avenue, Suite 750 in Seattle                  on the telephone
Rights                           occurring within the city of Seattle.    only.                             (Central Building, corner of 3rd and Marion).                   and in person at no
                                                                                                                                                                            cost. Advance
                                                                                                            Discriminatory act must have been committed                     notice needed for
                                                                                                            within the city limits and have occurred within                 in-person
                                                                                                            the last 180 days.                                              interpreter.




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Agency/       Legal Need        Provides Help With                     Services          Population         How to Access Service                             Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                Offered           Served                                                                             Information
Client        Public Benefits   Appeals to decisions made by the       Information and   Washington State   Call (206) 721-5999 or 1-800-544-2121 during      Free.         Provided over the
Assistance                      Division        of        Vocational   Non-attorney      residents with a   regular business hours. TTY is (206) 721-                       phone and in
Program                         Rehabilitation and the Department      advocacy,         disability. No     6072 or 1-888-721-6072.                                         person at no cost.
(Washington                     of Services for the Blind              including help    income                                                                             TTY available.
State)                                                                 with paperwork    requirements.      Cap staff will explain your rights and                          Sign language
                                Provides information about the         and support in                       responsibilities as an applicant or client of                   speaker on staff.
                                Division       of       Vocational     the appeal                           these rehabilitation agencies, and will work to
                                Rehabilitation     (DVR),      the     process.                             solve problems through mediation and
                                Department of Services for the                                              negotiation. CAP offers information about The
                                Blind (DSB), Projects with Industry                                         Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and
                                (PWI), and Independent Living                                               individualized advocacy services including
                                Programs (ILP’s).                                                           assistance with administrative proceedings.


                                                                                                            Cannot serve undocumented immigrants.




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Agency/          Legal Need          Provides Help With                          Services            Population             How to Access Service                                Cost            Language Access
Program                                                                          Offered             Served                                                                                      Information
Columbia         Cases involving     Cases must generally fall within            Provides all        Low income men         Potential clients should request assistance          Client does     Interpreters are
Legal            institutionalized   one      of    5      priority    areas:    level of legal      and women who          from the Institutions Project in writing. Send all   not pay CLS     provided as
Services ,       or incarcerated     1) Institutional conditions of              assistance to       are incarcerated       requests to: Institutions Project, Columbia          anything for    needed.
Institutions     low income          confinement, including abuse,               clients once        or institutionalized   Legal Services, 101 Yesler Way, Suite 300,           lawyers'
Project          people that         neglect, sanitation, medical and            accepted as         in prisons, jails,     Seattle, WA 98104.                                   time. Client
                 relate to their     dental         care,         vocational,    client. Provides    juvenile                                                                    may be
                 confinement.        educational, rehabilitative and             information and     corrections                                                                 ultimately
                                     habilitative treatment and care,            brief service       facilities, mental                                                          responsible
                 The Institutions    exercise, visitation, mail, use of          assistance to       health facilities,                                                          for legal
                 Project does        segregation,         isolation      and     institutionalized   long-term care                                                              costs as
                 not take            restraints.                                 and                 facilities, or                                                              dictated by
                 criminal cases.     2)            Alternatives             to   incarcerated        facilities for                                                              Rules of
                                     institutionalization:      diversionary     people who          people with                                                                 Professional
                                     and transitional resources and              submit              developmental                                                               Conduct.
                                     preventive       services      in    the    questions in        disabilities.                                                               CLS and
                                     community.                                  writing.                                                                                        client will
                                     3) Discrimination based on wealth,          The Institutions                                                                                discuss and
                                     age,      sex,    language,       sexual    Project has                                                                                     agree on
                                     orientation, race, national origin,         extremely                                                                                       financial
                                     mental or physical disability.              limited                                                                                         arrangement
                                     4) Sentencing, length of sentence,          resources and                                                                                   s regarding
                                     and placement issues that have a            so is able to                                                                                   client's
                                     significant impact on the client as         accept very few                                                                                 responsibilit
                                     well as others.                             cases for                                                                                       y for legal
                                     5) Issues related to access to the          representation.                                                                                 costs.
                                     courts      and        adequacy        of
                                     representation.

Columbia         General civil       Case acceptance varies, but                 Provides all        Low income             All potential clients should be referred by          Client does     Interpreters are
Legal            legal               current issue areas include:                level of legal      individuals and        another legal services agency or by a social         not pay CLS     provided as
Services ,                           Access to court interpreters and            assistance to       groups with            service provider. Requests for service should        anything for    needed.
Seattle Office                       other court services for persons            clients once        critical civil legal   be made to the Seattle Office Managing               lawyers'
                                     with limited English skills; Mental         accepted as         needs for whom         Attorney at (206) 464-5933, or inquiries may         time. Client
                                     health services for children; Equal         client. Provides    no alternative         be sent to Leslie Creamer-Mason at                   may be
                                     educational opportunity for children        information and     legal services are     Leslie.Creamer@Columbialegal.org.                    ultimately
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Agency/   Legal Need   Provides Help With                           Services            Population        How to Access Service         Cost            Language Access
Program                                                             Offered             Served                                                          Information
                       regardless of race, nationality or           brief service       available. Serves                               responsible
                       language; Rights of persons in               assistance to       Washington state                                for legal
                       institutions, including conditions of        social service      residents with                                  costs as
                       confinement        and     access       to   providers           income below                                    dictated by
                       services,         alternatives          to   regarding legal     125% of the                                     Rules of
                       institutionalization,           unlawful     issues of their     federal poverty                                 Professional
                       discrimination, sentencing and               clients,            line (or up to                                  Conduct.
                       institutional placement, and access          particularly for    187% if                                         CLS and
                       to the courts and adequacy of legal          clients 60 years    qualifying debts                                client will
                       representation; Rights of foster             old and above.      or expenses                                     discuss and
                       children, including the right to a           CLS does not        reduce income to                                agree on
                       hearing     before      benefits are         generally           below 125%), and                                financial
                       reduced       and     the     right     to   accept cases        King County                                     arrangement
                       representation in dependency                 directly from the   seniors                                         s regarding
                       actions; Legislation to protect              general public.     irrespective of                                 client's
                       consumers        in    payday        loan    Clients must        income                                          responsibilit
                       transactions; Protection of farm             usually be                                                          y for legal
                       workers from pesticides and other            referred by a                                                       costs.
                       workplace hazards; Protecting and            social service
                       expanding the rights of residential          agency or
                       and mobile home tenants to                   another legal
                       affordable      housing,       habitable     service
                       housing, for-cause eviction, and             provider.
                       protection      from      unfair      and    Please contact
                       deceptive       landlord      practices;     the CLS
                       Predatory real estate practices that         managing
                       affect vulnerable homeowners;                attorney before
                       Violations of farm worker rights in          making a
                       connection        with     the      H-2A     referral.
                       Guestworker Program; Exploitive
                       employment practices that injure
                       low wage workers; Training,
                       consultation and support for social
                       workers and other advocates on
                       legal issues associated with aging
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Agency/        Legal Need      Provides Help With                    Services       Population           How to Access Service                             Cost          Language Access
Program                                                              Offered        Served                                                                               Information
                               and disability.
Disability     General civil   Any issue relating to a disability,
                                                                 Extensive          Washington State     Call (800) 562-2702 or (206) 324-1521 for         Free.         Interpreters are
Rights         legal           especially      concerning    harm,
                                                                 information and    residents with a     voice; (800) 905-0209 or (206) 957-0728 for                     provided in person
Washington                     abuse, or neglect. Class actions  referrals          disability (mental   TTY. DRW Resource Advocates are available                       and on the
(formerly                      and individual matters.      Casesavailable.         or physical). No     to talk with you between the hours of 9:00 am -                 telephone as
                                                                                                         12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday
Washington                                                       Advice, brief
                               involving risk of imminent harm are                  income                                                                               needed at no cost.
                                                                                                         through Friday.
Protection &                   prioritized.                      service, and       requirements.
Advocacy                                                         representation                          Please note that advocates receive dozens of
System)                        Do     not    help    ESTABLISH available only in                         calls a day, and may not be available to take
                               guardianships, though information limited                                 your call right away. You may be asked to call
                               on guardianships is available.    circumstances.                          back later in the day. Our goal is to reply to
                                                                 Limited                                 requests for services within 3 business days,
                                                                 advocacy by                             but due to the amount of requests we receive,
                                                                 non-attorneys is                        it sometimes takes longer to reply.
                                                                 also available.
                                                                                                         You may send a written request to us via US
                                                                                                         Postal mail or by fax to:

                                                                                                         Disability Rights Washington
                                                                                                         315 - 5th Avenue South, Suite 850
                                                                                                         Seattle, WA 98104

                                                                                                         206-957-0729 Fax

                                                                                                         Every effort is also made to accommodate
                                                                                                         walk-ins, also from 9am-4pm.




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Agency/       Legal Need        Provides Help With                     Services            Population          How to Access Service                              Cost            Language Access
Program                                                                Offered             Served                                                                                 Information
Dispute       Family law,       Family disputes, including pre and     Neutral dispute     Persons living in   Call (206) 443-9603 or 1-888-803-4696 (then        Sliding scale   Language
Resolution    Consumer,         post divorce issues, asset division,   resolution          or having a court   press 1). Service hours are Monday,                based on        interpreters
Center of     Employment,       and         parenting        plans,    through             case in King        Wednesday, and Friday from 9am -4pm, and           income.         provided as
King County   Personal,         landlord/tenant disputes, disputes     mediation (face-    County, though      Tuesday and Thursday 1pm - 8:30pm. If no           Fee waivers     needed, in person
(previous     Housing,          between        merchants        and    to-face at our      service is not      one answers, please leave a message and            available.      and on the
name: King    Community,        consumers, workplace disputes,         offices, at the     limited to King     your call will be returned within 24 hours. For                    telephone. No
County        Employment,       neighborhood disputes, school          court, and over     County. No          more information, www.kcdrc.org.                                   TTY. ASL
Dispute       Small Claims,     problems, property disputes, some      the telephone).     income                                                                                 interpreters are not
Resolution    Anti-             anti-harassment issues, and large      Agreements          requirements.       No legal advice given. Do not provide                              available (please
Center)       harassment        group mediations.                      reached are                             landlord/tenant legal advice. Do not mediate                       bring your own).
              (court ordered)                                          legally binding .                       issues involving drug/alcohol abuse, domestic
                                                                       Information and                         violence, abuse to children, or issues where
                                                                       legal referrals                         one or more parties fears abuse. All parties
                                                                       provided when                           involved must be able to adequately speak for
                                                                       appropriate.                            her/himself, and be willing to negotiate in good
                                                                                                               faith and consider compromising.

                                                                                                               Mediator training and community workshops
                                                                                                               are also offered.




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Agency/         Legal Need      Provides Help With               Services            Population           How to Access Service                               Cost            Language Access
Program                                                          Offered             Served                                                                                   Information
Domestic        Domestic        Civil legal services relating to Information and     Domestic             Call 211 for agency information, or call the        Usually free.   Many agencies
Violence        violence        domestic violence                extensive           violence victims     domestic violence agency directly. Advocates                        provide
Advocates,                                                       advocacy                                 working at these agencies can connect clients                       interpreters; some
including                                                        available for all                        with legal services if appropriate.                                 exist to service
DAWN, New                                                        needs relating                                                                                               particular
Beginnings,                                                      to domestic                                                                                                  populations (such
Consejo,                                                         violence. Most                                                                                               as Spanish
REWA,                                                            legal services                                                                                               speakers or
Abused Deaf                                                      for victims of                                                                                               deaf/hard of
Women's                                                          domestic                                                                                                     hearing).
Advocacy                                                         violence must
Services,                                                        be accessed
YWCA                                                             through these
Domestic                                                         agencies.
Violence
Services,
Salvation
Army
Community
Advocacy
Services, and
others

Eastside        General civil   General civil legal                Information,      People living in     Clients must first attend a clinic by calling the   Free.           Interpreters can be
Legal           legal                                              legal advice,     East and             main line to schedule an appointment. English                       provided with
Assistance                                                         and brief         Northeast King       speakers should call (425) 747-7274. Calls                          advance notice.
Program,                                                           service           County who are       are taken by an intake specialist from 10am-                        Spanish & Russian
Client Plus                                                                          at 200% or below     1pm, Monday-Friday. Spanish & Russian                               speakers call
                                                                                     of federal poverty   speakers call (425)747-1663. Voicemail is                           (425)747-1663. No
                                                                                     level.               available 24 hours a day, and calls are usually                     TTY, but deaf/hard
                                                                                                          returned within 1 business day.                                     of hearing can
                                                                                                                                                                              email to:
                                                                                                          Service availability depends on volunteer                           elap5@drizzle.com,
                                                                                                          attorney capacity.                                                  or use relay.


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Agency/         Legal Need      Provides Help With                  Services           Population           How to Access Service                               Cost         Language Access
Program                                                             Offered            Served                                                                                Information
Eastside        General civil   General civil legal                 Information,       People living in     Clients must first attend a clinic by calling the   Free.        Interpreters can be
Legal           legal                                               Legal advice,      East and             main line to schedule an appointment. English                    provided with
Assistance                                                          brief service,     Northeast King       speakers should call (425) 747-7274. Calls                       advance notice.
Program, Full                                                       and                County who are       are taken by an intake specialist from 10am-                     Spanish & Russian
Representatio                                                       representation     at 200% or below     1pm, Monday-Friday. Spanish & Russian                            speakers call
n                                                                                      of federal poverty   speakers call (425)747-1663. Voicemail is                        (425)747-1663. No
                                                                                       level.               available 24 hours a day, and calls are usually                  TTY, but deaf/hard
                                                                                                            returned within 1 business day. Appointments                     of hearing can
                                                                                                            can be made for clinics held in Bellevue,                        email to:
                                                                                                            Kirkland, Redmond, and Issaquah.                                 elap5@drizzle.com,
                                                                                                                                                                             or use relay.
                                                                                                            Case acceptance is based on merit and on
                                                                                                            attorney availability.


Eastside        General civil   Many civil legal issues, (other than Information and   People living in     English speakers should call (425) 747-7274.        Free.        Interpreters can be
Legal           legal           family law or immigration). There Legal Advice         East and             Calls are taken by an intake specialist from                     provided with
Assistance                      are specialty clinics for family law                   Northeast King       10am-1pm, Monday-Friday. Spanish &                               advance notice.
Program,                        and immigration issues. There is a                     County who are       Russian speakers call (425)747-1663.                             Spanish & Russian
General Legal                   multi-lingual clinic for those who                     at 200% or below     Voicemail is available 24 hours a day, and                       speakers call
Clinics                         speak     Spanish,     Russian     or                  of federal poverty   calls are usually returned within 1 business                     (425)747-1663. No
                                Ukranian.                                              level.               day. Appointments can be made for clinics                        TTY, but deaf/hard
                                                                                                            held in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and                         of hearing can
                                                                                                            Issaquah.                                                        email to:
                                                                                                                                                                             elap5@drizzle.com,
                                                                                                                                                                             or use relay.




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Agency/          Legal Need         Provides Help With                 Services              Population           How to Access Service                               Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                Offered               Served                                                                                  Information
Eastside         Estate planning,   Wills, durable powers of attorney, Information           People living in     Call the 425-747-7274 to find out where and                        Interpreters are
Legal            Public benefits,   Medicare/Medicaid, senior scams,                         East and             when. Calls are taken by an intake specialist                      generally not
Assistance       Consumer           probate, and other topics                                Northeast King       from 10am-1pm, Monday-Friday. Voicemail is                         provided by ELAP
Program,                                                                                     County               available 24 hours a day, and calls are usually                    for lectures.
Lectures                                                                                                          returned within 1 business day.

                                                                                                                  Most lectures are held at senior centers in east
                                                                                                                  King County.

Eastside         Family law         Uncontested      divorce,      self-   Information,      People living in     Application required. English speakers should       No fees for    Interpreters can be
Legal                               representation.   Monthly     class    legal advice,     East and             call (425) 747-7274. Calls are taken by an          the            provided with
Assistance                          providing information on the           and brief         Northeast King       intake specialist from 10am-1pm, Monday-            workshop. If   advance notice.
Program, Self-                      procedures involved in handling        service,          County who are       Friday. Spanish & Russian speakers call             dissolution    Spanish & Russian
Help Plus                           one's own divorce (appx. 2 hours)      including         at 200% or below     (425)747-1663. Voicemail is available 24            documents      speakers call
                                    and an additional segment on           document          of federal poverty   hours a day, and calls are usually returned         are prepared   (425)747-1663. No
                                    parenting plans.      Clients may      preparation       level.               within 1 business day.                              by staff, a    TTY, but deaf/hard
                                    choose to have ELAP prepare their                                                                                                 $20 fee is     of hearing can
                                    documents for an uncontested                                                  People who are able to represent themselves         requested.     email to:
                                    divorce for a small fee, but must                                             in an uncontested divorce are prioritized.                         elap5@drizzle.com,
                                    attend the workshop first.                                                                                                                       or use relay.

Eastside         Family law         Any family law issue                   Information and   People living in     English speakers should call (425) 747-7274.        Free.          Interpreters can be
Legal                                                                      legal advice      East and             Calls are taken by an intake specialist from                       provided with
Assistance                                                                                   Northeast King       10am-1pm, Monday-Friday. Spanish &                                 advance notice.
Program,                                                                                     County who are       Russian speakers call (425)747-1663.                               Spanish & Russian
Specialty                                                                                    at 200% or below     Voicemail is available 24 hours a day, and                         speakers call
Clinic: Family                                                                               of federal poverty   calls are usually returned within 1 business                       (425)747-1663. No
Law/Domestic                                                                                 level.               day.                                                               TTY, but deaf/hard
Violence                                                                                                                                                                             of hearing can
                                                                                                                  Advice only. Brief service and representation                      email to:
                                                                                                                  require a referral from a legal or social service                  elap5@drizzle.com,
                                                                                                                  provider.                                                          or use relay.




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Agency/        Legal Need         Provides Help With                   Services           Population           How to Access Service                           Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                Offered            Served                                                                              Information
Eastside       Immigration        General immigration law issues       Information and    People living in     English speakers should call (425) 747-7274.    Free.          Interpreters can be
Legal                                                                  legal advice       East and             Calls are taken by an intake specialist from                   provided with
Assistance                                                                                Northeast King       10am-1pm, Monday-Friday. Spanish &                             advance notice.
Program,                                                                                  County who are       Russian speakers call (425)747-1663.                           Spanish & Russian
Specialty                                                                                 at 200% or below     Voicemail is available 24 hours a day, and                     speakers call
Clinic:                                                                                   of federal poverty   calls are usually returned within 1 business                   (425)747-1663. No
Immigration                                                                               level.               day.                                                           TTY, but deaf/hard
                                                                                                                                                                              of hearing can
                                                                                                                                                                              email to:
                                                                                                                                                                              elap5@drizzle.com,
                                                                                                                                                                              or use relay.

Eastside       General civil      General civil legal, including family Information and   Russian,             Spanish & Russian speakers call (425)747-       Free.          Interpreters can be
Legal          legal, including   law issues                            legal advice      Ukranian or          1663. Voicemail is available 24 hours a day,                   provided with
Assistance     family law                                                                 Spanish speakers     and calls are usually returned within 1                        advance notice.
Program,       issues                                                                     living in East and   business day.                                                  Spanish & Russian
Specialty                                                                                 Northeast King                                                                      speakers call
Clinic:                                                                                   County who are                                                                      (425)747-1663. No
Spanish/Russ                                                                              at 200% or below                                                                    TTY, but deaf/hard
ian Multi-                                                                                of federal poverty                                                                  of hearing can
lingual                                                                                   level.                                                                              email to:
                                                                                                                                                                              elap5@drizzle.com,
                                                                                                                                                                              or use relay.




                                                                                                                                                         Page 15, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/         Legal Need      Provides Help With                   Services          Population           How to Access Service                               Cost         Language Access
Program                                                              Offered           Served                                                                                Information
Eastside        Estate law      Wills,   physician's     directives, Information,      People living in     An application is required. English speakers        Free.        Interpreters can be
Legal                           durable powers of attorney           legal advice,     East and             should call (425) 747-7274. Calls are taken by                   provided with
Assistance                                                           and brief         Northeast King       an intake specialist from 10am-1pm, Monday-                      advance notice.
Program,                                                             service,          County who are       Friday. Spanish & Russian speakers call                          Spanish & Russian
Wills Project                                                        including         at 200% or below     (425)747-1663. Voicemail is available 24                         speakers call
                                                                     document          of federal poverty   hours a day, and calls are usually returned                      (425)747-1663. No
                                                                     preparation       level.               within 1 business day.                                           TTY, but deaf/hard
                                                                                                                                                                             of hearing can
                                                                                                                                                                             email to:
                                                                                                                                                                             elap5@drizzle.com,
                                                                                                                                                                             or use relay.

El Centro de    Various legal   Auto Accidents; Birth Injuries;      Information and                        Walk-in and sign up (please do not call for an      Free.        Bilingual attorneys
la Raza –       issues          Immigration; Personal Injury;        legal advice                           appointment). Located at El Centro de la                         and interpreters
SGB/Latina/o                    Worker’s Rights/Wage Claims;                                                Raza, 2524 16th Avenue South, Salvador                           available (in
Bar                             Criminal Defense; Medical                                                   Allende Room 106, Seattle, WA 98144. Clinic                      Spanish).
                                                                                                            is once a month on the following Wednesdays:
Association                     Negligence; Family Law; Property
Legal Clinic                    Law; Landlord-Tenant Law; and,
                                                                                                            April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11,
                                Consumer & Finance.                                                         September 8, and October 13, 2010. Sign-up
                                                                                                            for legal consultations is 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
                                                                                                            on a first-come, first-served basis. Last sign-up
                                                                                                            time is at 7:30pm.




                                                                                                                                                        Page 16, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need   Provides Help With                      Services            Population          How to Access Service                            Cost           Language Access
Program                                                             Offered             Served                                                                              Information
King County,   Family law   Divorce/Legal separation, Family        Information on      Parties involved    Walk-in to one of two locations: King County     Free.          Interpreters
Family Law                  law    motions,     child    support    how to begin        in family law       Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Room W-280,                       must be arranged
Facilitators                modifications,           establishing   certain family      actions who are     Seattle, 98104; Kent Regional Justice Center,                   ahead of time, but
                            parenting    plans,     non-parental    law actions,        not represented     401 4th Avenue, Room 3-D, Kent, 98032.                          are provided at no
                            custody,       invalidity/annulment,    necessary           by an attorney.     Both locations are open Monday - Friday,                        cost.
                            temporary orders, parenting plan        forms, court        No income           9:30am-12pm. Some afternoon hours are
                            modifications,     child     support    rules and           requirements, but   available but the schedule varies. Call (206)
                            adjustment, restraining orders,         procedures.         cannot assist       296-9092 (King County) or (206) 205-2526
                            guardianships                           Paperwork           people who are      (Kent) for information. Those seeking
                                                                    review and          represented by      assistance must sign in 30 minutes prior to
                                                                    limited referrals   an attorney.        closing. Appointments are available for those
                                                                    for legal                               needing an interpreter. Forms can be
                                                                    consultation.                           downloaded off the website at
                                                                    Legal forms                             www.metrokc.gov/kcsc/famlaw/facilitator.htm.,
                                                                    available.                              or obtained at the courthouses.

                                                                                                            Cannot assist people who are represented by
                                                                                                            an attorney, or who are uncertain as to what
                                                                                                            kind of legal action they need. Legal advice
                                                                                                            and trial preparation are NOT provided.
                                                                                                            Cannot fill out papers or tell you how to fill
                                                                                                            them out. Cannot assist with the following
                                                                                                            issues: adoptions, juvenile dependency,
                                                                                                            evictions, traffic citations, will & probate
                                                                                                            matters, bankruptcy, name changes, criminal
                                                                                                            charges.




                                                                                                                                                       Page 17, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need      Provides Help With               Services            Population         How to Access Service                            Cost           Language Access
Program                                                         Offered             Served                                                                             Information
King County,   Guardianships   Establishing,     closing,   and Information on      Parties involved   Walk-in to one of two locations: King County     Free.          Interpreters
Guardianship                   maintaining a guardianship       how to begin        in guardianship    Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Room W-280,                       must be arranged
Service                                                         certain             actions who are    Seattle, 98104; Kent Regional Justice Center,                   ahead of time, but
Facilitators                                                    guardianship        not represented    401 4th Avenue, Room 3-D, Kent, 98032.                          are provided at no
                                                                actions,            by an attorney.    Both locations are open Monday - Friday,                        cost.
                                                                necessary           No income          9:30am-12pm. Some afternoon hours are
                                                                forms, court        requirements.      available but the schedule varies. Call (206)
                                                                rules, and                             296-9092 (King County) or (206) 205-2526
                                                                procedures.                            (Kent) for information. Those seeking
                                                                Paperwork                              assistance must sign in 30 minutes prior to
                                                                review.                                closing. Appointments are available for those
                                                                Written                                needing an interpreter. Forms can be
                                                                instructions                           downloaded off the website at
                                                                available for                          www.metrokc.gov/kcsc/famlaw/facilitator.htm.,
                                                                many                                   or obtained at the courthouses.
                                                                guardianship
                                                                actions.                               Cannot assist people who are represented by
                                                                Limited referrals                      an attorney, or who are uncertain as to what
                                                                for legal                              kind of legal action they need. Legal advice
                                                                consultation.                          and trial preparation are NOT provided.
                                                                Legal forms                            Cannot fill out papers or tell you how to fill
                                                                available.                             them out. Cannot assist with the following
                                                                                                       issues: adoptions, juvenile dependency,
                                                                                                       evictions, traffic citations, will & probate
                                                                                                       matters, bankruptcy, name changes, criminal
                                                                                                       charges.




                                                                                                                                                  Page 18, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need         Provides Help With                  Services         Population          How to Access Service                               Cost         Language Access
Program                                                               Offered          Served                                                                               Information
King County    Family Law         Divorce                             A community      All. No income      Held the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from         Free.        Interpreters
Bar                                                                   seminar on how   requirements.       5:30 - 7pm, at the King County Courthouse,                       not available. Bring
Association,                                                          to finish your                       6th Floor (the Law Library), 516 3rd Avenue,                     your own if
"How to                                                               own divorce                          Seattle. Pre-registration is NOT necessary -                     possible.
Finish Your                                                                                                just show up. NO CLASS IN JULY.
Divorce"
Community
Seminar

King County    Family law,        Contested Family law cases where    Information,     King County         Call KCBA Lawyer Referral Service at (206)          Free.        Interpreters are
Bar            Domestic           children are at risk because of     legal advice,    residents who are   267-7010, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to                        provided as
Association,   Violence,          domestic      violence,     child   brief service,   low-income          5:00 p.m. for a screening interview.                             needed.
Family Law     Children at risk   abuse/neglect, or alcohol/drug      and              married or          If your case is placed with a volunteer attorney,
Mentor                            abuse                               representation   unmarried           you and your attorney will make arrangements
Program                                                                                parents with        for appointments.
                                                                                       contested family
                                                                                       law cases           Some prioritizing based on urgency, safety,
                                                                                       (divorce or         client barriers, and other concerns
                                                                                       paternity cases)
                                                                                       where children      Do not handle:
                                                                                       are at risk.        (1) Emergencies (no cases close to trial)
                                                                                                           (2) Modifications of existing court orders
                                                                                                           (3) Post-Decree matters
                                                                                                           (4) Kinship/ 3rd party custody cases where
                                                                                                           someone other than the parent is caring for the
                                                                                                           child.




                                                                                                                                                       Page 19, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/         Legal Need      Provides Help With             Services           Population         How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                        Offered            Served                                                                            Information
King County     General civil   Any non-criminal legal issue   Information,       King County        For an appointment call (206) 267-7070 from      Free.         Foreign language
Bar             legal                                          legal advice,      residents or       9am - 12 noon Monday - Thursday. Locations:                    and American Sign
Association,                                                   brief service,     Washington State   Central Neighborhood Service Center, Country                   Language
Neighborhood                                                   and referrals to   residents with     Doctor, King County Law Library, Hopelink -                    interpreters
Legal Clinics                                                  other services     legal issues in    Bellevue, Federal Way Regional Library,                        available upon
(General                                                                          King County. No    Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center,                         request.
clinics)                                                                          income             Kent Senior Center, Lake City Neighborhood
                                                                                  restrictions.      Service Center, Southeast Neighborhood
                                                                                                     Service Center, Delridge Neighborhood
                                                                                                     Service Center, Vashon-Maury Senior Center,
                                                                                                     West Seattle Senior Center.

                                                                                                     Advice and brief service only. No
                                                                                                     representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                                     the phone, except for disabled clients who
                                                                                                     cannot travel to a clinic.




                                                                                                                                               Page 20, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need   Provides Help With                  Services             Population           How to Access Service                               Cost           Language Access
Program                                                         Offered              Served                                                                                  Information
King County    Housing      All stages of the eviction process, Information and      King County          Come to one of the regular clinics (no              Free.          For filed cases,
Bar                         and other landlord-tenant issues    legal advice,        residents            appointment necessary):                                            interpreters will be
Association,                                                    including            Residential          HJP - Kent (for those living south of I-90)                        provided by
Housing                                                         negotiation and      tenants only – no    Kent Regional Justice Center, Room 1281 [ 1st                      Superior Court
Justice                                                         document             business tenants.    Floor ]                                                            Interpreter Services
Project                                                         preparation          Some services        401 4th Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032,                              with advance
                                                                available for all;   available to all;    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30                          notice. Interpreters
                                                                Tenants who          for others clients   a.m.                                                               can also be
                                                                meet low             must be low                                                                             provided in other
                                                                income               income.              HJP – Seattle (for those living north of I-90 or                   instances with
                                                                qualifications                            on the eastside)                                                   advance notice.
                                                                may also                                  King County Courthouse, Room West-314 [
                                                                receive limited                           3rd Floor ]
                                                                representation                            516 3rd Avenue (& James Street), Seattle, WA
                                                                (will represent                           98104, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
                                                                clients at                                10:30 a.m.
                                                                eviction show
                                                                cause hearing
                                                                but will not                              HJP P.M.
                                                                engage in                                 King County Courthouse
                                                                                                          Room West-314 [ 3rd Floor ]
                                                                ongoing
                                                                                                          516 3rd Avenue (& James Street)
                                                                representation).
                                                                                                          Seattle, WA 98104
                                                                                                          Monday and Thursday
                                                                                                          4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                          Arrive before 5:30 p.m. to see an attorney.

                                                                                                          Tenants with a hearing on the day of their visit
                                                                                                          will be helped first.




                                                                                                                                                        Page 21, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need   Provides Help With                  Services       Population            How to Access Service                                  Cost         Language Access
Program                                                         Offered        Served                                                                                    Information
King County    Family Law   Family    law    cases    involving Information,   Low income King       Call KCBA Lawyer Referral Service at (206)             Free.        Interpreters
Bar                         relatives or other caregivers who legal advice,    County residents      267-7010, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to                           May be available.
Association,                are seeking custody of at-risk and brief           or low income         5:00 p.m. for a screening interview. If your
Kinship Care                children                            service        people with cases     case is placed with a volunteer attorney, you
Solutions                                                                      that can be filed     and your attorney will make arrangements for
Project                                                                        in King County        appointments.
                                                                               Superior Court.
                                                                               Relatives or other    Various aspects of a case are considered
                                                                               caregivers with a     when deciding whether to engage in
                                                                               significant           representation: Length of time (if any) that the
                                                                               relationship to the   child has resided with the caregiver; if the
                                                                               child/children.       caregiver is a safe and stable placement for
                                                                                                     the child; if the child would be at risk if returned
                                                                                                     to his/her parents; the difficulty of finding a
                                                                                                     volunteer attorney for the case; if the caregiver
                                                                                                     would have trouble bringing the non-parental
                                                                                                     Custody case without an attorney

                                                                                                     We do not:
                                                                                                     Help parents
                                                                                                     Help in dependency cases (where children are
                                                                                                     in foster care) unless parents agree to custody
                                                                                                     with the caregiver
                                                                                                     Help when the child has Native American
                                                                                                     ancestry
                                                                                                     Help with adoption cases




                                                                                                                                                    Page 22, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need      Provides Help With                      Services          Population         How to Access Service                             Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                Offered           Served                                                                             Information
King County    General Legal   Many areas of law, including            Information and   Service is for     Call (206) 267-7010 between 8am and 5pm           For personal Uses Red Cross
Bar                            personal injury, family law, criminal   referrals to      members of the     Monday - Friday. May be a wait on the             injury,       Language Bank for
Association,                   defense, business law, estate           private           general public     telephone, but messages can be left. May also     criminal      intake
Lawyer                         planning, real estate, bankruptcy,      attorneys who     who are working    submit a form online at www.kcba.org.             defense,      interpretation,
Referral                       workers' compensation, and many         charge regular    and can pay        Messages are usually returned and contact         workers       except Tagalog
Service                        more.                                   fees.             attorney fees or   made after submitting an online form within 1     compensatio scheduled with a
                                                                                         who have cases     business day.                                     n and         staff member. LRS
                                                                                         where attorney                                                       SSI/SSD       pays the first hour
                                                                                         fees are                                                             denials, the  of ASL
                                                                                         otherwise          Mostly King County cases, some cases in           first half    interpretation in the
                                                                                         generated such     Pierce and Snohomish and, if a major personal     hour with the attorney's office
                                                                                         as PI or workers   injury matter, maybe other counties. Client can   attorney is   and expects the
                                                                                         compensation       live anywhere.                                    free. For     attorney to pay
                                                                                                                                                              other cases   further ASL
                                                                                                                                                              there is a    interpretation.
                                                                                                                                                              $35 charge    Attempt will be
                                                                                                                                                              for the first made to refer to
                                                                                                                                                              half hour,    attorney speaking
                                                                                                                                                              collected up required language,
                                                                                                                                                              front by      but cannot always
                                                                                                                                                              credit/debit  be done.
                                                                                                                                                              card or       Interpretation
                                                                                                                                                              money         arrangements need
                                                                                                                                                              order.        to be made with
                                                                                                                                                              Further       attorney.
                                                                                                                                                              services
                                                                                                                                                              from the
                                                                                                                                                              attorney are
                                                                                                                                                              charged at
                                                                                                                                                              regular
                                                                                                                                                              attorney
                                                                                                                                                              fees
                                                                                                                                                              discussed
                                                                                                                                                              with the
                                                                                                                                                              attorney.
                                                                                                                                                      Page 23, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need      Provides Help With                  Services         Population            How to Access Service                              Cost            Language Access
Program                                                            Offered          Served                                                                                   Information
King County    General civil         Family Law – uncontested     Information,     Homeless              Make an appointment for one of the following       Advice          Interpreters
Bar            legal                  divorce                      legal advice,    individuals in King   legal clinics by calling the shelter location:     clinics are     May be available.
Association,                         Public Benefits - SSI/SSDI   brief service,   County and            Aloha Inn - appointments are the second            free; clients
Legal                                 overpayments                 and              individuals living    Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m        are
Services for                         Vacating adult criminal      representation   in transitional       (Appointments are available to residents only      responsible
the Homeless                          records – if record is                        housing in King       at this clinic); Compass Center - appointments     for costs
                                      preventing employment,                        County.               are the last Tuesday of every month from 2:00      (not attorney
                                      benefits, housing or                                                – 4:00 p.m.; Downtown Emergency Service            time) in
                                      professional license                                                Center - appointments are the last Thursday of     direct
                                     Estate planning – simple                                            every month from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. To               representati
                                      wills, DPOA, healthcare                                             schedule an appointment contact the                on cases.
                                      directives                                                          Information and Referral Staff; Plymouth
                                     Housing – security deposit                                          Housing Group (call 206-374-9409 for
                                      disputes                                                            appointment times); Seattle Emergency
                                                                                                          Housing Service - appointments are the 1st
                                                                                                          and 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:30 –
                                                                                                          5:00 p.m. Appointments are available only for
                                                                                                          clients; William Booth Center - appointments
                                                                                                          are the third Tuesday of every month from 5:00
                                                                                                          – 6:30 p.m. Appointments are available for
                                                                                                          emergency shelter and transitional housing
                                                                                                          clients. To be screened directly for
                                                                                                          eligibility for a volunteer attorney, call
                                                                                                          206.267.7055 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
                                                                                                          Monday & Wednesday, or 10am – 1pm
                                                                                                          Tuesday or Thursday (Spanish speakers
                                                                                                          should call Monday and Tuesday during the
                                                                                                          same hours), or email CLS@kcba.org with
                                                                                                          "homeless" in the subject line.

                                                                                                          We cannot provide an attorney for
                                                                                                          representation with the following types of legal
                                                                                                          issues: Criminal; Immigration; Small claims;
                                                                                                          Suing another person or business. However,
                                                                                                          an attorney may be able to give advice at the
                                                                                                          legal clinics.
                                                                                                                                                      Page 24, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/          Legal Need   Provides Help With                  Services          Population            How to Access Service                                Cost         Language Access
Program                                                           Offered           Served                                                                                  Information
King County      Employment   Wage Claims                         Information on    King County           To be screened for eligibility for a volunteer       Free.        Interpreters are
Bar                                                               legal education   residents who are     attorney, call 206.267.7055 between 1 p.m.                        Provided as
Association,                                                      workshops for     low income AND        and 4 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, or 10am –                          needed.
Newcomers                                                         social service    immigrant,            1pm Tuesday or Thursday, or email
Resource                                                          agencies and      refugee, or limited   CLS@kcba.org with "Newcomers" in the
Project                                                           community         English speaking,     subject line.
                                                                  groups and        regardless of
TEMPORARILY                                                       written           immigration
CLOSED AS OF                                                      materials; also   status.               Representation in criminal cases and
AUG 2009                                                          legal advice,                           immigration cases is NOT provided.
                                                                  brief service
                                                                  and
                                                                  representation

King County      Family Law   Non-contested            marriage   Information,      People with low-      Clients can reach the SHP Program at (206)           Free.        Interpreters are
Bar                           dissolutions (default or agreed     legal advice,     income to             267-7080 for more information and to request                      Provided as
Association,                  divorces); establishment of a       and brief         modest-means          an application. If a client prefers to come to the                needed.
Self-Help Plus                parenting plan in non-contested     service           income that           office, the address is 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite
                              (agreed) cases when the father                        represent             600, Seattle, WA 98101. Applications for the
                              has already been determined                           themselves in         program can be requested by telephone,
                                                                                    uncontested           email, in person at the reception desk, or by
                                                                                    family law            clicking the links below.
                                                                                    actions.              http://www.kcba.org/ScriptContent/KCBA/legal
                                                                                                          help/SHP/shplus.cfm

                                                                                                          The following is NOT provided: representation
                                                                                                          of clients in court, assistance with contested
                                                                                                          marriage dissolutions (divorces), assistance
                                                                                                          with contested parenting plan modifications,
                                                                                                          and assistance with back child support owed.




                                                                                                                                                       Page 25, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/          Legal Need      Provides Help With                      Services        Population         How to Access Service                              Cost         Language Access
Program                                                                  Offered         Served                                                                             Information
King County      General civil   General civil legal                     Information,    Spanish speaking   Open Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.                    Free.        Spanish-speaking
Bar              legal                                                   legal advice,   King County        Senior Services, 2208 Second Avenue,                            interpreters
Association,                                                             and brief       residents or       Seattle, WA 98121 at Seneca in Belltown                         provided.
Specialty                                                                service         Washington State   Walk-in clinic: first 8 clients served; hours
Legal Clinics:                                                                           residents with     strictly enforced. Spanish-speaking interpreters
Bilingual                                                                                legal issues in    provided
Spanish Legal                                                                            King County. No
Clinic                                                                                   income             Advice and brief service only. No
                                                                                         restrictions.      representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                                            the phone.

King County      Civil rights    Civil rights and discrimination         Information,    King County        For an appointment call (206) 267-7070 from        Free.        Foreign language
Bar                              issues and cases with a focus on        legal advice,   residents or       9am - 12 noon Monday - Thursday. Location:                      and American Sign
Association,                     those filed or to be filed in Federal   and brief       Washington State   King County Courthouse, 6th Floor (the law                      Language
Specialty                        Court                                   service         residents with     library). Open Thursdays, 12-2pm.                               interpreters
Legal Clinics:                                                                           legal issues in                                                                    available upon
Civil Rights                                                                             King County. No    Advice and brief service only. No                               request.
Legal Clinic                                                                             income             representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                         restrictions.      the phone.

King County      Family law,     Family law issues involving parties Information,        King County        Open Mondays, 5:15-8:30 p.m.                       Free.        Foreign language
Bar              Domestic        from varied cultures with contested legal advice,       residents or       Appointment referrals accepted from all                         and American Sign
Association,     Violence        child custody issues                and brief           Washington State   domestic violence advocates and community                       Language
Specialty                                                            service             residents with     agencies. Clients may not call directly.                        interpreters
Legal Clinics:                                                                           legal issues in    To make referral, call (206) 464-1519 x232                      available upon
Cross                                                                                    King County. No                                                                    request.
Cultural                                                                                 income             Clients must be referred by another legal or
Family Law                                                                               restrictions.      social services agency. Clients may not call
Clinic                                                                                                      directly. Advice and brief service only. No
                                                                                                            representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                                            the phone.




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Agency/          Legal Need         Provides Help With                 Services        Population         How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                Offered         Served                                                                            Information
King County      Bankruptcy         Bankruptcy or debt collections for Information,    King County        In south Seattle: Open Mondays, 7:00-9:00        Free.         Foreign language
Bar                                 those considering bankruptcy       legal advice,   residents or       p.m.                                                           and American Sign
Association,                                                           and brief       Washington State   In downtown Seattle: Open Thursdays, 5:30-                     Language
Specialty                                                              service         residents with     7:30 p.m.                                                      interpreters
Legal Clinics:                                                                         legal issues in    For an appointment, call (206) 267-7070 from                   available upon
Debt &                                                                                 King County. No    9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Monday—Thursday                           request.
Bankruptcy                                                                             income
Clinics                                                                                restrictions.      Advice and brief service only. No
                                                                                                          representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                                          the phone.

King County      Domestic           Family   law    cases    involving Information,    King County        Open Wednesdays, 6:45-9:00 p.m.                  Free.         Foreign language
Bar              Violence           domestic violence issues           legal advice,   residents or       Clients call (206) 783-2848 for screenings on                  and American Sign
Association,                                                           and brief       Washington State   Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. only                               Language
Specialty                                                              service         residents with                                                                    interpreters
Legal Clinics:                                                                         legal issues in    Advice and brief service only. No                              available upon
Domestic                                                                               King County. No    representation. Legal advice is not given over                 request.
Violence                                                                               income             the phone.
Family Law                                                                             restrictions.
Clinic

King County      Estate planning,   Wills,      estate       planning, Information,    King County        In Seattle: Open 1st & 3rd Fridays, 1:00-3:00    Free.         Foreign language
Bar              guardianships      guardianships, powers of attorney, legal advice,   residents or       p.m.                                                           and American Sign
Association,     and related        some consumer issues               and brief       Washington State   In Kent: Open 2nd & 4th Fridays; 1:00-3:00                     Language
Specialty        issues.                                               service         residents with     p.m.                                                           interpreters
Legal Clinics:                                                                         legal issues in    For an appointment, call (206)448-5720 from                    available upon
Elder Law                                                                              King County. No    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday—Thursday                         request.
Clinics                                                                                income
                                                                                       restrictions.      Advice and brief service only. No
                                                                                                          representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                                          the phone.




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Agency/          Legal Need    Provides Help With           Services        Population         How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                     Offered         Served                                                                            Information
King County      Family law    General family law issues    Information,    King County        For an appointment, call (206) 267-7070 from     Free.         Foreign language
Bar                                                         legal advice,   residents or       9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Monday—Thursday.                          and American Sign
Association,                                                and brief       Washington State   Clinic Schedule: Seattle - Mondays, 6:45-9:00                  Language
Specialty                                                   service         residents with     pm; Federal Way -Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm;                       interpreters
Legal Clinics:                                                              legal issues in    Bellevue - Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm; Kent -                    available upon
General                                                                     King County. No    Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm.                                      request.
Family Law                                                                  income
Clinics                                                                     restrictions.      Advice and brief service only. No
                                                                                               representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                               the phone.

King County      Immigration   General immigration issues   Information,    People living in   Open Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.                  Free.         Interpreters
Bar                                                         legal advice,   King County or     For an appointment in any language, call (206)                 Provided as
Association,                                                and brief       who have legal     587-4009, x7, Tuesday -Friday from 1:00pm –                    needed.
Specialty                                                   service         issues in King     4:30pm. Keep calling until you reach a person.
Legal Clinics:                                                              County. No
Immigration                                                                 income             Advice and brief service only. No
Legal Clinic                                                                restrictions.      representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                               the phone.




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Agency/          Legal Need      Provides Help With    Services        Population          How to Access Service                               Cost         Language Access
Program                                                Offered         Served                                                                               Information
King County      General civil   General civil legal   Information,    King County         Open Wednesdays at Asian Counseling &               Free.        Interpreters
Bar              legal                                 legal advice,   residents or        Referral Center (ACRS), 5:45-7:45 p.m. Call                      Provided as
Association,                                           and brief       Washington State    (206) 695-7639 for an appointment.                               needed.
Specialty                                              service         residents who are
Legal Clinics:                                                         immigrants or       Legal Clinic also open on Tuesdays at Chinese
International                                                          members of the      Information & Service Center; call Theresa at
District Legal                                                         Asian Community     206 624-5633 x409 for an appointment. If no
Clinic                                                                 with legal issues   answer, please leave a message with the
                                                                       in King County.     nature of your legal issue, whether it’s safe for
                                                                       No income           the legal clinic staff to leave a message for
                                                                       restrictions.       you, and whether you will need an interpreter.

                                                                                           Advice and brief service only. No
                                                                                           representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                                           the phone.

King County      General civil   General civil legal   Information,    King County or      Open alternating Thursdays & Saturdays.             Free.        Korean-speaking
Bar              legal                                 legal advice,   Washington State    6:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursdays; 9:30-12pm                           interpreters
Association,                                           and brief       residents who are   Saturdays. For an appointment, call (206)784-                    provided.
Specialty                                              service         members of the      5691. Korean-speaking interpreters provided.
Legal Clinics:                                                         Korean
Korean Legal                                                           Community with      Advice and brief service only. No
Clinic                                                                 legal issues in     representation. Legal advice is not given over
                                                                       King County. No     the phone.
                                                                       income
                                                                       restrictions.




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Agency/          Legal Need      Provides Help With                      Services         Population             How to Access Service                            Cost            Language Access
Program                                                                  Offered          Served                                                                                  Information
King County      Business        General legal issues for nonprofit      Information,     Priority is given to   Open the 3rd Monday of each month from           Free.
Bar                              agencies, including starting a          legal advice,    small nonprofits       6:30p – 9p at SU. By appointment only –
Association,                     nonprofit, articles of incorporation,   and brief        located in             please call 206-324-5850, x10.
Specialty                        filing for tax exempt status, board     service          Seattle/King
Legal Clinics:                   of directors duties and liabilities,                     County with
Nonprofit                        personnel and employment issues,                         budgets under
Legal                            conflicts of interest, contracts,                        $350,000.
Assistance                       bylaws, state tax issues, and other
Clinic                           matters that won’t involve litigation

King County      General civil         Family Law – domestic            Information,     People with            To be screened for eligibility for a volunteer   Sliding scale   Interpreters are
Bar              legal                  partnerships (registered or      legal advice,    HIV/AIDS in            attorney, call 206.267.7055 between 1 p.m.       depending       provided as
Association,                            not), uncontested divorce,       brief service    Washington             and 4 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, or 10am –         on income.      needed.
Volunteer                               adoption                         and              State. All income      1pm Tuesday or Thursday, or email                Free
                                       Public Benefits - SSI/SSDI
Attorneys for                                                            representation   levels (fees go        CLS@kcba.org with "VAPWA" in the subject         services are
                                        Denials, terminations, and
Persons with                            overpayments                                      from free to full      line. If your case is placed with a volunteer    available for
HIV/AIDS                               Vacating adult criminal                           fee depending on       attorney, you and your attorney will make        those who
(VAPWA)                                 records – if record is                            level of income).      arrangements for appointments.                   qualify.
                                        preventing employment,
                                        benefits, housing or
                                        professional license                                                     We cannot help with criminal issues or with
                                       Estate planning – simple                                                 suing another person or business for an issue
                                        wills, DPOA, healthcare                                                  unrelated to your HIV status.
                                        directives
                                       Housing – Private
                                        landlord/tenant disputes
                                        (for tenants only) that do
                                        not involve lockouts, utility
                                        terminations, abusive
                                        practices, or evictions;
                                        terminations/denials of
                                        Section 8/public housing




                                                                                                                                                            Page 30, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need       Provides Help With                      Services         Population            How to Access Service                               Cost         Language Access
Program                                                                 Offered          Served                                                                                 Information
King County    General Civil          Family Law – domestic            Information,     Low-income, King      To be screened for eligibility for a volunteer      Free.        Interpreters are
Bar            Legal                   partnerships (registered or      legal advice,    County residents      attorney, call 206.267.7055 between 1 p.m.                       provided as
Association,                           not), uncontested divorce,       brief service    with civil legal      and 4 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, or 10am –                         needed.
Volunteer                              adoption                         and              issues in King        1pm Tuesday or Thursday, or email
                                      Public Benefits - SSI/SSDI
Legal                                                                   representation   County.               CLS@kcba.org with "VLS" in the subject line.
                                       overpayments
Services                              Vacating adult criminal                                                 If your case is placed with a volunteer attorney,
                                       records – if record is                                                  you and your attorney will make arrangements
                                       preventing employment,                                                  for appointments.
                                       benefits, housing or
                                       professional license
                                      Estate planning – simple                                                We cannot help with Family Law, Criminal
                                       wills, DPOA, healthcare                                                 Defense, Suing another person or business, or
                                       directives                                                              Immigration.
                                      Housing – Private
                                       landlord/tenant disputes
                                       (for tenants only) that do
                                       not involve lockouts, utility
                                       terminations, abusive
                                       practices, or evictions;
                                       terminations/denials of
                                       Section 8/public housing

King           Institutional,   Complaints     and      consultations   Information on   People in long-       Call (206) 623-0816, or 1-800-562-6028, or          Free.        Attempts are made
County/Solid   Health care      concerning resident rights, resident    rights and       term care             email LTCOP@solid-ground.org                                     to accommodate
Ground, Long                    care, and services/conditions in        investigation    facilities (nursing                                                                    requests for
Term Care                       long term care facilities               and assistance   homes, assisted                                                                        interpreters. No
Ombudsman                                                               in resolving     living, or adult                                                                       TTY.
Program                                                                 complaints       family homes)
                                                                                         and their families,
                                                                                         decision makers,
                                                                                         and facility staff.
                                                                                         No income
                                                                                         requirements.




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Agency/           Legal Need     Provides Help With              Services              Population          How to Access Service                             Cost             Language Access
Program                                                          Offered               Served                                                                                 Information
King County       Civil rights   Discrimination in the following Information and       Residents of        Call (206) 296-7592, or email Civil-              Free.            Interpreters are
Office of Civil                  areas: housing, employment, and neutral               unincorporated      Rights.OCR@metrokc.gov. TTY is (206) 296-                          provided over the
Rights                           public accommodation            investigation         King County and     7596.                                                              phone and in
                                                                                       King County                                                                            person at no cost.
                                                                                       employees with a    ONLY RESIDENTS OF UNINCORPORATED                                   TTY available.
                                                                                       matter concerning   KING COUNTY or individuals with matters
                                                                                       their employment.   concerning employment with King County.
                                                                                       No income           Matters concerning discrimination in education
                                                                                       requirements.       are referred to the U.S. Department of
                                                                                                           Education - Civil Rights, at (206) 220-7900.


King County       Domestic       Domestic   violence   protection Information on       King County. No     Seattle: Call (206) 296-9547 or walk-in from      Free,            Interpreters
Prosecutor's      Violence       orders                           how to get           income              9:00-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm to the King             although you     provided over the
Office,                                                           protection           requirements.       County Courthouse, Room C213, at 516 3rd          may have to      phone and in
Protection                                                        orders, and                              Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.                        pay for an       person (and at no
Order                                                             help identifying                         Kent: Call (206)205-7406 or walk-in from          interpreter if   cost if you are low
Advocacy                                                          the appropriate                          9:00-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm to the Regional         you need         income). TTY
Program                                                           order for the                            Justice Center, Room 2B, at 401 4th Avenue        one and do       available.
(Kent, Seattle,                                                   circumstances.                           North , Kent, WA 98032-4429.                      not meet
& Redmond)                                                        Also,                                    Redmond: Call (206)205-7012 or walk-in            low-income
                                                                  assistance with                          9:00-12pm and 1:30-3:30pm to the Northeast        requirement
                                                                  filling out forms,                       District Court at 8601 160th Avenue NE,           s.
                                                                  walking people                           Redmond, WA 98052.
                                                                  through the
                                                                  process,                                 Anti-harassment orders and no-contact orders
                                                                  providing                                are referred elsewhere. Cannot serve people
                                                                  support, and                             who are defendants in an active case in King
                                                                  accompanying                             County or who are under a full protection order
                                                                  people to court.                         (can still serve people under temporary
                                                                  Referrals made                           protection orders).
                                                                  when
                                                                  necessary.



                                                                                                                                                     Page 32, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/       Legal Need        Provides Help With                Services          Population          How to Access Service                              Cost            Language Access
Program                                                           Offered           Served                                                                                 Information
Legal Voice   All civil and     All civil and criminal issues for Extensive         Washington State    Call (206) 621-7691, or 1-866-259-7720. TTY        Free.           Interpreters are
Self-Help     criminal issues   women AND men                     information and   (women AND          is (206) 521-4317. Available Monday-Friday,                        provided at no cost.
Program       for women AND                                       referral on       men). No income     9:30am -4:30pm; ALSO Tuesday, Wednesday,                           TTY is (206) 521-
              men                                                 many civil        requirements.       and every other Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30pm                        4317.
                                                                  issues and
                                                                  referrals for                         Printed materials are also available in English,
                                                                  most civil and                        with some versions available in Spanish and
                                                                  criminal issues                       Russian. Most written information is also
                                                                  given over the                        available on WALAWHELP.ORG. and at
                                                                  telephone.                            www.nwwlc.org.

                                                                                                        No legal advice or representation. Telephone
                                                                                                        service only.

Lucy Lopez    Family and        General    family     law    and Legal advice       Spanish and         Legal clinic is held once a month. Call (253)      Free.           Staff speaks
Community     employment        employment law issues                               English speakers    854-0042 for information.                                          Spanish and
Center        law                                                                   in South King                                                                          English.
                                                                                    County

Northwest     Healthcare        Systemic impact issues involving Administrative     Legal and Social    Not an entry point into legal services. Social     No costs to     Interpreters
Health Law                      healthcare                       and legislative    Service Providers   and legal service providers interested in          any clients     can be provided.
Advocates                                                        advocacy,          only                discussing systemic healthcare issues can call     that are
                                                                 consultations                          during regular business hours.                     represented.
                                                                 with legal                                                                                Fees may
                                                                 services and                           Assistance for legal services and advocates        apply to
                                                                 advocates and                          only.                                              providers
                                                                 advocate                                                                                  who contract
                                                                 training.                                                                                 for services.




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Agency/          Legal Need    Provides Help With                      Services          Population          How to Access Service                                 Cost         Language Access
Program                                                                Offered           Served                                                                                 Information
Northwest        Immigration   Applications for political asylum,      Information,      Immigrants,         Call Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 12pm            Free or      Interpreters are
Immigrant                      representation        in     removal    legal advice,     asylum-seekers      and 1pm - 4:30pm: (206) 587-4009, or 1-800-           nominal      provided if
Rights Project                 (deportation)            proceedings,   brief service,    and refugees.       445-5771. For immigration training courses,           cost.        available.
                               petitions under the Violence            and               Income: NWIRP       call (206) 957-8613. Walk-in intakes are
                                                                                         typically works
                               Against Women Act,             cases    representation.                       generally NOT accepted. Collect calls from
                                                                                         with individuals
                               involving trafficking or domestic       Referrals to      who have an         jails and other facilities are accepted only
                               violence,      citizenship,     other   appropriate       annual income of    from current clients.
                               immigration applications, including     agencies.         less than $13,000
                               naturalization, family visas, and       Immigration       US, or those in a   Individuals who are eligible for relief and who
                               applications for replacement green      trainings and     household of four   cannot be served by the private bar, and cases
                               cards                                   community         with an annual      involving emergent issues where assistance
                                                                       education         income of less      could provide the greatest impact are
                                                                       offered in        than $26,500 US.    prioritized. Other factors, such as language
                                                                                         NWIRP often
                                                                       Spanish and                           barriers, age of applicant, and situation with
                                                                                         takes cases of
                                                                       English.          those who risk      dependents, are taken into account when
                                                                                         returning to        deciding whether to take your case.
                                                                                         countries where
                                                                                         they would face     Does NOT provide assistance with: Student
                                                                                         significant         (F-1) visas or tourist (B-1) visas, investor visas,
                                                                                         hardships.          and questions from employers about
                                                                                         NWIRP tries to      immigration. No walk-in intakes. Collect calls
                                                                                         help those who      from jails and other facilities are NOT
                                                                                         lack legal status   accepted.
                                                                                         and are being
                                                                                         physically or
                                                                                         emotionally
                                                                                         abused by
                                                                                         someone in their
                                                                                         family.




                                                                                                                                                           Page 34, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/       Legal Need   Provides Help With                     Services        Population         How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                           Offered         Served                                                                            Information
Northwest     Housing      Denials for any public/subsidized      Information,    Low income King    Call 211                                         Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                    housing (including Section 8);         legal advice,   County residents                                                                  provided at no cost.
Project ,                  revisions in eviction cases; all       and brief                          Undocumented immigrants: Cannot give
CLEAR –                    cases of discrimination in housing,    service                            advice or provide other assistance unless they
Housing Law                including, but not limited to,                                            qualify under an exception (eg, DV victim,
                           disabled       tenants      seeking                                       trafficking or have someone legal in the
                           reasonable        accommodations;                                         household whose interests are independently
                           rental application denials, public                                        affected), but can take down the facts and
                           and private, especially if denial is                                      make a referral and provide him or her with
                           due to a past eviction or criminal                                        legal information (eg, publications).
                           history; Native Americans with
                           issues related to tribal housing
                           programs; mobile home owner in
                           mobile home park cases at risk of
                           losing home or lot (if more than 2
                           business days before eviction
                           hearing); Mobile home park
                           violations of MHLTA, evictions and
                           park closures; vulnerable person
                           over 60 whose safety or ability to
                           retain ownership of home is
                           threatened by other person’s
                           misconduct: Refer to CLEAR Sr.
                           (see below)




                                                                                                                                               Page 35, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/      Legal Need     Provides Help With                         Services        Population         How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                Offered         Served                                                                            Information
Northwest    Family Law     Child       support       modifications    Information,    Low income King    Call 211                                         Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                     (opposing or seeking, no time              legal advice,   County residents                                                                  provided at no cost.
Project ,                   limit), and other cases where a            and brief                          Undocumented immigrants: Cannot give
CLEAR –                     response is required within 2              service                            advice or provide other assistance unless they
Family Law                  business days AND there are                                                   qualify under an exception (eg, DV victim,
                            either significant barriers to self-                                          trafficking or have someone legal in the
                            representation such as LEP, age,                                              household whose interests are independently
                            disability, cultural barriers or limited                                      affected), but can take down the facts and
                            literacy, OR the matter involves                                              make a referral and provide him or her with
                            interstate custody.                                                           legal information (eg, publications).

                            Also assistance in responding to
                            anti-harassment orders.
Northwest    Consumer Law   Assistance with paperwork if caller        Information,    Low income King    Call 211                                         Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                     is being sued on a debt AND must           legal advice,   County residents                                                                  provided at no cost.
Project ,                   respond within 2 business days             and brief                          Undocumented immigrants: Cannot give
CLEAR –                     AND the case involves one of the           service                            advice or provide other assistance unless they
Consumer                    following categories: 1) Has debts                                            qualify under an exception (eg, DV victim,
Law                         arising from medical/hospital care;                                           trafficking or have someone legal in the
                            2) Owns a home or has income                                                  household whose interests are independently
                            from wages or self-employment                                                 affected), but can take down the facts and
                            AND is not judgment proof; 3) Is a                                            make a referral and provide him or her with
                            vulnerable person who receives                                                legal information (eg, publications).
                            government benefits, a pension,
                            child support or other exempt
                            funds or assets.




                                                                                                                                                    Page 36, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need        Provides Help With                     Services        Population         How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                 Offered         Served                                                                            Information
Northwest      Public Benefits   Assistance with cases involving        Information,    Low income King    Call 211                                         Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                          reduction of COPES in-home             legal advice,   County residents                                                                  provided at no cost.
Project ,                        personal care hours; also with         and brief                          Undocumented immigrants: Cannot give
CLEAR –                          cases involving access to veteran’s    service                            advice or provide other assistance unless they
Public                           benefits                                                                  qualify under an exception (eg, DV victim,
Benefits Law                                                                                               trafficking or have someone legal in the
                                                                                                           household whose interests are independently
                                                                                                           affected), but can take down the facts and
                                                                                                           make a referral and provide him or her with
                                                                                                           legal information (eg, publications).
Northwest      Civil Rights      Assistance with civil rights cases     Information,    Low income King    Call 211                                         Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                          involving the following issues:        legal advice,   County residents                                                                  provided at no cost.
Project ,                        1) Right to interpreters for public    and brief                          Undocumented immigrants: Cannot give
CLEAR –                          services such as courts, hospitals,    service                            advice or provide other assistance unless they
Public Civil                     and government agencies for                                               qualify under an exception (eg, DV victim,
Rights Law                       people who are limited in their                                           trafficking or have someone legal in the
                                 English language proficiency, and                                         household whose interests are independently
                                 national origin discrimination; 2)                                        affected), but can take down the facts and
                                 Problems accessing courts by                                              make a referral and provide him or her with
                                 physically     disabled,    mentally                                      legal information (eg, publications).
                                 disabled, and/or LEP individuals,
                                 including individuals residing in
                                 adult family homes, boarding
                                 homes, or other health care
                                 institutions; 3) ADA Paratransit
                                 issues; 4) Farm workers with police
                                 misconduct affecting farmworker
                                 population, or other LEP issues; 5)
                                 Low wage and farm workers
                                 claiming retaliatory firing




                                                                                                                                                     Page 37, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/          Legal Need      Provides Help With                     Services            Population          How to Access Service                            Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                 Offered             Served                                                                              Information
Northwest        Elder law       Many elder law issues                  Legal advice,       People age 60       Call 1-888-387-7111 from 9:30am to 12:30pm,      Free.          Interpreters are
Justice          General Civil                                          referral, and       and over, no        Monday through Friday.                                          provided at no cost.
Project ,        legal                                                  brief service       income
CLEAR Sr.                                                                                   requirements        Undocumented immigrants: Cannot give
                                                                                                                advice or provide other assistance unless they
                                                                                                                qualify under an exception (eg, DV victim,
                                                                                                                trafficking or have someone legal in the
                                                                                                                household whose interests are independently
                                                                                                                affected), but can take down the facts and
                                                                                                                make a referral and provide him or her with
                                                                                                                legal information (eg, publications).

                                                                                                                Cannot assist with debt collection and other
                                                                                                                narrowly defined issues.
Northwest        Family Law      Family law cases where a parent        Information and     Low income King     Call (206) 464-1519, Monday-Friday from 9am-     Free.          Interpreters are
Justice                          or child is at risk due to domestic    referrals           County residents,   5pm. TTY is 1-888-201-9737.                                     provided as needed
Project , King                   violence, sexual or physical abuse,    available by        including Native                                                                    in person and on
County Office                    or abandonment or neglect, or          telephone.          Americans,          Clients can also access services through                        the telephone at no
– General                        where there is domestic violence       Legal advice,       Domestic            Consejo and ReWA.                                               cost for all limited
Family Law                       and the client is 55 years or older,   brief service,      violence                                                                            English speakers
                                 and cases in which non-parents         and                 survivors, and                                                                      and deaf/hard-of-
                                 are seeking custody where abuse        representation.     immigrants                                                                          hearing.
                                 or neglect is an issue.                Printed
                                                                        materials
                                                                        regarding legal
                                                                        rights,
                                                                        responsibilities,
                                                                        and procedures
                                                                        are available in
                                                                        numerous
                                                                        languages.




                                                                                                                                                           Page 38, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/          Legal Need   Provides Help With                   Services            Population          How to Access Service                      Cost           Language Access
Program                                                            Offered             Served                                                                        Information
Northwest        Family Law   Cases involving survivors of         Information and     Low income King     Clients can access this program through    Free.          Interpreters are
Justice                       domestic violence.      Telephone    referrals           County residents,   Seattle-area domestic violence advocacy                   provided as needed
Project , King                advice is also available to          available by        including Native    agencies (such as DAWN, New Beginnings,                   in person and on
County Office                 advocates working with survivors     telephone.          Americans,          and others).                                              the telephone at no
– Seattle                     of domestic violence. Clients must   Legal advice,       Domestic                                                                      cost for all limited
Domestic                      be City of Seattle residents with    brief service,      violence                                                                      English speakers
Violence                      civil legal issues and have an       and                 survivors, and                                                                and deaf/hard-of-
Project                       income of no more than 200% of       representation.     immigrants                                                                    hearing.
                              Federal Poverty Level.               Printed
                                                                   materials
                                                                   regarding legal
                                                                   rights,
                                                                   responsibilities,
                                                                   and procedures
                                                                   are available in
                                                                   numerous
                                                                   languages.




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Program                                                              Offered             Served                                                                            Information
Northwest        Immigration   Advice and representation for         Information and     Low income King     Call (206) 464-1519, Monday-Friday from 9am-    Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                        immigrants and refugees in the        referrals           County residents,   5pm. TTY is 1-888-201-9737.                                   provided as needed
Project , King                 following areas:    assistance to     available by        including Native                                                                  in person and on
County Office                  victims of human trafficking;         telephone.          Americans,          In most instances, clients must meet income                   the telephone at no
– Refugee &                    domestic                  violence;   Legal advice,       Domestic            requirements. Undocumented immigrants can                     cost for all limited
Immigrant                                                            brief service,      violence            be served only in limited circumstances (such                 English speakers
                               TANF/WorkFirst;     GAU;      Food
Advocacy                                                             and                 survivors, and      as when domestic violence is involved).                       and deaf/hard-of-
                               Stamps; Medical Assistance; and
Program                                                              representation.     immigrants                                                                        hearing.
                               Refugee Assistance.
                                                                     Printed
                                                                     materials
                                                                     regarding legal
                                                                     rights,
                                                                     responsibilities,
                                                                     and procedures
                                                                     are available in
                                                                     numerous
                                                                     languages.




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Program                                                                Offered             Served                                                                            Information
Northwest        Native         Limited legal assistance in tribal,    Information and     Low income King     Call (206) 464-1519, Monday-Friday from 9am-    Free.         Interpreters are
Justice          American Law   federal and state court matters.       referrals           County residents,   5pm. TTY is 1-888-201-9737.                                   provided as needed
Project , King                  The NAU handles cases in the           available by        including Native                                                                  in person and on
County Office                   following areas of law: education      telephone.          Americans,          In most instances, clients must meet income                   the telephone at no
– Native                        discrimination; Indian health care;    Legal advice,       Domestic            requirements. Undocumented immigrants can                     cost for all limited
American Unit                                                          brief service,      violence            be served only in limited circumstances (such                 English speakers
                                Indian Child Welfare Act; trust land
                                                                       and                 survivors, and      as when domestic violence is involved).                       and deaf/hard-of-
                                and resources; Indian estates and
                                                                       representation.     immigrants                                                                        hearing.
                                probate.
                                                                       Printed
                                                                       materials
                                                                       regarding legal
                                                                       rights,
                                                                       responsibilities,
                                                                       and procedures
                                                                       are available in
                                                                       numerous
                                                                       languages.




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Program                                                              Offered             Served                                                                            Information
Northwest        Housing Law   Cases      involving   access    to   Information and     Low income King     Call (206) 464-1519, Monday-Friday from 9am-    Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                        affordable housing, significant       referrals           County residents,   5pm. TTY is 1-888-201-9737.                                   provided as needed
Project , King                 issues of low-income housing          available by        including Native                                                                  in person and on
County Office                  quality, eviction from public or      telephone.          Americans,          In most instances, clients must meet income                   the telephone at no
– Housing                      other subsidized housing or mobile    Legal advice,       Domestic            requirements. Undocumented immigrants can                     cost for all limited
Law                            home parks, discrimination in         brief service,      violence            be served only in limited circumstances (such                 English speakers
                               housing,       housing     subsidy    and                 survivors, and      as when domestic violence is involved).                       and deaf/hard-of-
                               terminations, and consumer fraud      representation.     immigrants                                                                        hearing.
                               affecting homeowners.         Also    Printed
                               residential foreclosures, rental      materials
                               application denials (public &         regarding legal
                               private), and advice and limited      rights,
                               advocacy on behalf of tenant          responsibilities,
                               organizations. Emergencies are        and procedures
                               not handled; these are referred to    are available in
                               KCBA’s Housing Justice Project.       numerous
                                                                     languages.




                                                                                                                                                      Page 42, Last Updated November 2009
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Program                                                         Offered             Served                                                                            Information
Northwest        Education    Wrongful      suspensions    and Information and      Low income King     Call (206) 464-1519, Monday-Friday from 9am-    Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                       expulsions; denial of appropriate referrals           County residents,   5pm. TTY is 1-888-201-9737.                                   provided as needed
Project , King                classroom accommodations for available by             including Native                                                                  in person and on
County Office                 disabled students                 telephone.          Americans,          In most instances, clients must meet income                   the telephone at no
– Education                                                     Legal advice,       Domestic            requirements. Undocumented immigrants can                     cost for all limited
Law                                                             brief service,      violence            be served only in limited circumstances (such                 English speakers
                                                                and                 survivors, and      as when domestic violence is involved).                       and deaf/hard-of-
                                                                representation.     immigrants                                                                        hearing.
                                                                Printed
                                                                materials
                                                                regarding legal
                                                                rights,
                                                                responsibilities,
                                                                and procedures
                                                                are available in
                                                                numerous
                                                                languages.




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Program                                                            Offered             Served                                                                            Information
Northwest        Consumer     Debt collection abuses (illegal      Information and     Low income King     Call (206) 464-1519, Monday-Friday from 9am-    Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                       garnishment, harassment, etc.);      referrals           County residents,   5pm. TTY is 1-888-201-9737.                                   provided as needed
Project , King                payday      loans;    tax   refund   available by        including Native                                                                  in person and on
County Office                 anticipation loans; car purchases    telephone.          Americans,          In most instances, clients must meet income                   the telephone at no
                              and repairs; rent-to own contracts
– Consumer                                                         Legal advice,       Domestic            requirements. Undocumented immigrants can                     cost for all limited
                              that may be predatory; trade
Law                           school scams; student loans; tax     brief service,      violence            be served only in limited circumstances (such                 English speakers
                              refund anticipation loans; credit    and                 survivors, and      as when domestic violence is involved).                       and deaf/hard-of-
                              repair scams; business opportunity   representation.     immigrants                                                                        hearing.
                              scams; scams targeting seniors       Printed
                              foreclosure rescue scams             materials
                                                                   regarding legal
                                                                   rights,
                                                                   responsibilities,
                                                                   and procedures
                                                                   are available in
                                                                   numerous
                                                                   languages.




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Agency/          Legal Need        Provides Help With                          Services            Population          How to Access Service                           Cost          Language Access
Program                                                                        Offered             Served                                                                            Information
Northwest        Public Benefits   Advice and representation in the            Information and     Low income King     Call (206) 464-1519, Monday-Friday from 9am-    Free.         Interpreters are
Justice                            following areas: TANF/WorkFirst;            referrals           County residents,   5pm. TTY is 1-888-201-9737.                                   provided as needed
Project , King                     food        assistance;        medical      available by        including Native                                                                  in person and on
County Office                      assistance;          Division         of    telephone.          Americans,          In most instances, clients must meet income                   the telephone at no
–Public                            Developmental Disabilities (DDD)            Legal advice,       Domestic            requirements. Undocumented immigrants can                     cost for all limited
Benefits Law                                                                   brief service,      violence            be served only in limited circumstances (such                 English speakers
                                   services; mental health services
                                                                               and                 survivors, and      as when domestic violence is involved).                       and deaf/hard-of-
                                   through the Regional Support
                                                                               representation.     immigrants                                                                        hearing.
                                   Network (RSN); terminations of
                                                                               Printed
                                   COPES/MPC            services;      also    materials
                                   denials or reductions of services           regarding legal
                                   through COPES/MPC if the denial             rights,
                                   or     reduction will       result     in   responsibilities,
                                   institutionalization; termination of        and procedures
                                   SSI if based on ―fleeing felon‖             are available in
                                   status; childcare providers and in-         numerous
                                   home personal care providers                languages.
                                   denied       or    terminated      from
                                   employment by DSHS; denial or
                                   termination of long-term care
                                   services; eviction from long-term
                                   care facilities.




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Program                                                       Offered            Served                                                                         Information
On-the-Job     Employment   Worker's compensation claims with Extensive          All. No income   Call (425) 827-8368 during regular business    5% of          Interpreters
Injuries:                   the Department of Labor & advocacy for               requirements.    hours. Can leave a message anytime.            monthly time   can be provided
Advocacy for                Industries   and     self-insured favorable                                                                          loss, plus a   with advance
Injured                     employers.                        resolution                          Services are provided by an experienced lay    contingency    notice.
Workers                                                       provided up                         advocate, but no legal advice is given.        fee on
                                                              through a                                                                          retroactive
                                                              mediation                                                                          time loss
                                                              conference.                                                                        benefits
                                                              Service                                                                            obtained,
                                                              includes initial                                                                   and
                                                              telephone                                                                          contingency
                                                              interview,                                                                         fee on PPD
                                                              clarification of                                                                   awards on
                                                              injured worker's                                                                   claim
                                                              rights, followed                                                                   closure. No
                                                              by in-person                                                                       charge for
                                                              evaluation.                                                                        initial
                                                              Referrals to                                                                       telephone
                                                              lawyers made if                                                                    interview
                                                              necessary.                                                                         and in
                                                                                                                                                 person
                                                                                                                                                 interviews.




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Program                                                               Offered            Served                                                                                  Information
Open Door       General Civil   Child     Support    modifications;   Legal advice on    Homeless and       Walk-in general legal clinic Fridays 2-4 pm           FREE.          Must bring own
Legal           Legal           parenting    plan    modifications/   any civil legal    extremely low      (must be there by 1:45 pm for intake) at 318                         interpreter to Friday
Services at                     enforcement; divorce (with or         issue during       income people in   2nd Ave Ext S in Seattle, or can call 206-682-                       clinics; if accepted
Seattle Union                   without children, and with or         clinic hours;      King County;       4642.                                                                as a client
Gospel                          without DV); Liaison with DSHS,       brief services     priority goes to                                                                        interpreters can be
Mission                         DCS,      Courts,    and     other    including          clients of the     Brief legal advice available to all, ongoing                         provided
                                government agencies; help w/re-       negotiation and    Mission.           representation available for chosen cases.
                                licensing; Assistance in public       document
                                benefits,     debt      collection,   preparation in                        People living within the mission and cases
                                outstanding warrants and court        public benefits,                      where services will likely lead to a positive
                                fines; public/subsidized housing      debt collection                       outcome are prioritized.
                                denials.                              negotiation, and
                                                                      post-conviction
                                                                      issues;
                                                                      additional
                                                                      representation
                                                                      available
                                                                      primarily for
                                                                      Family law
                                                                      matters, child
                                                                      support issues,
                                                                      re-licensing,
                                                                      and court fines;
                                                                      numerous
                                                                      extra-legal
                                                                      support
                                                                      services offered
                                                                      through the
                                                                      Mission.




                                                                                                                                                            Page 47, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/        Legal Need        Provides Help With                        Services          Population         How to Access Service                                Cost            Language Access
Program                                                                    Offered           Served                                                                                  Information
Public         Civil rights,     Employment             discrimination,    Information,      Washington         Call to speak directly to an attorney: (206)         Sliding scale   Interpreters are
Interest Law   Employment,       particularly involving disability,        legal advice,     State. No income   447-0103 during regular business hours.              based on        sometimes
Group, PLLC    Wage and Hour     religion, race, national original,        brief service,    requirements.                                                           income.         provided at no cost
               Violations,       gender, and sexual orientation.           and                                  Cases are chosen based on availability of            Generally,      depending on the
               Consumer          Violations of state and federal           representation.                      resources and cohesion with firm mission.            fee for a one   client's income.
               Protection Act,   employment laws, including the                                                                                                      hour
               Human Rights      Family Medical Leave Act. Civil                                                Family law services are not available. Criminal      consultation
                                 rights      issues,        particularly                                        law services are not available.                      is $100, but
                                 concerning prison reform, access                                                                                                    this fee may
                                 to medical care, and general                                                                                                        be reduced
                                 conditions of confinement. Wage                                                                                                     or waived.
                                 claims, including failure to pay                                                                                                    Some cases
                                 overtime,      failure     to      pay                                                                                              are taken on
                                 undocumented immigrants, and                                                                                                        contingency,
                                 low damage claims. Also general                                                                                                     with no
                                 public interest cases that impact                                                                                                   payment for
                                 large groups of people.                                                                                                             fees
                                                                                                                                                                     required
                                                                                                                                                                     unless the
                                                                                                                                                                     case is
                                                                                                                                                                     successful.




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Program                                                             Offered           Served                                                                                 Information
Seattle      Public Benefits   Public      benefit    applications, Information,      Low income,         Call (206) 686-7252 or email                        Social         Interpreters are
Community                      appeals,             overpayments, legal advice,       disabled,           info@seattlecommlaw.org for an appointment.         security       provided as
Law Center                     terminations, and other disputes brief service,        homeless, and                                                           cases are      needed.
                               relating to SSI/SSDI benefits        and               immigrants.         Cases in which it is difficult or impossible for    charged a
                                                                    representation.   Income must be      the client to obtain representation through the     contingency
                                                                    Also, students,   less than 200% of   private bar, either due to lack of fee-generating   fee (paid if
                                                                    paralegals, and   the federal         potential, or barriers such as mental illness,      benefits are
                                                                    other non-        poverty             limited English proficiency, and chemical           won); cases
                                                                    attorney          guidelines.         dependency, are prioritized.                        involving
                                                                    advocates often                                                                           terminations
                                                                    provide                               Primary issue must be a Social Security             and
                                                                    representation                        Administration matter.                              overpaymen
                                                                    on overpayment                                                                            ts are free.
                                                                    cases.
                                                                    We often
                                                                    provide
                                                                    advocacy on
                                                                    matters
                                                                    tangential but
                                                                    related to
                                                                    SSDI/SSI
                                                                    representation,
                                                                    including DSHS
                                                                    matters,
                                                                    immigration
                                                                    issues, ets.




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Program                                                                  Offered            Served                                                                                Information
Seattle         Numerous Civil   Juvenile     offenders,    predatory    Representation     Low income         Clients may not call directly. Clients must be     No fees for     Interpreters are
University      Legal            lending, personal bankruptcy, and       only, and                             referred by another social service or legal        legal           provided as needed
School of Law                    other consumer, small business          clients must be                       agency.                                            services, but   at no cost.
, Ronald A.                      assistance, family law, immigration     referred by                                                                              clients do
Peterson Law                     for domestic violence victims, wills,   another social                        Matters taught by faculty are prioritized.         bear
Clinic                           health care directives, general         service or legal                                                                         responsibilit
                                 estate       planning,      Medicaid    agency.                                                                                  y for costs
                                 denial/eligibility,     international                                                                                            incurred
                                 human rights                                                                                                                     during
                                                                                                                                                                  representati
                                                                                                                                                                  on.

Senior          Elder law        Wills, Powers of Attorney, health       Extensive          King County's      Call (206) 448-5720 for help over the phone        Free.           Interpreters are
Services,                        care directives, guardianships,         information        older adults and   and for information on community                                   provided in-person
Senior Rights                    trusts, Social Security, probate,       available over     family. No         assistance sites. Elder Law clinics are held                       and on the
Assistance                       living trusts, mobile home issues,      the phone and      income             in Seattle on the 1st & 3rd Fridays, 1:00-3:00                     telephone at no
                                 fraud, warranties, credit and debt      at numerous        requirements.      p.m., and in Kent on the 2nd & 4th Fridays,                        cost. Relay
                                 management, kinship care, victims'      community                             1:00-3:00 p.m. For an appointment, call                            available for
                                 rights                                  sites.                                (206)448-5720 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                          deaf/hard of
                                                                         Assistance with                       Monday—Thursday. The Bankruptcy Clinic                             hearing.
                                                                         paperwork,                            is held in south Seattle on Mondays, 7:00-9:00
                                                                         finding                               p.m., and in downtown Seattle on Thursdays,
                                                                         resources, and                        5:30-7:30 p.m. For an appointment, call (206)
                                                                         troubleshooting                       267-7070 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Monday—
                                                                         in all issue                          Thursday. The Bilingual Spanish Clinic is a
                                                                         areas.                                walk-in clinic open Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30
                                                                         Legal advice                          p.m., and held at Senior Services, 2208
                                                                         available at the                      Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 at Seneca
                                                                         legal clinics.                        in Belltown. The first 8 clients are served, and
                                                                                                               hours are strictly enforced. Spanish-speaking
                                                                                                               interpreters provided.




                                                                                                                                                            Page 50, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/         Legal Need        Provides Help With                     Services            Population         How to Access Service                             Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                  Offered             Served                                                                              Information
Solid Ground,   Public Benefits   GAU/GAX,           Medicaid,    Food   Information and     Low income         Call (206) 694-6742. Cases are accepted           Free.          Interpreters are
Family                            Stamps, TANF sanction and              referral, legal     people in King     based on legal merit and attorney availability.                  provided as needed
Assistance                        eligibility,       childcare,    and   advice, brief       County and the                                                                      on the phone and
Program                           overpayments on any of these;          service, and        Lynnwood area of   Referring Caretool/COPES, SSI, and SSI                           in person at no
                                  also eligibility issues for DDD        representation      Snohomish          overpayments elsewhere.                                          cost.
                                                                                             County

Solid Ground,   Housing           General landlord/tenant issues,        Information on      Washington         Call (206) 694-6767 on Monday, Wednesday,         Free.          Interpreters are
Housing                           including deposits, repairs, and       general rights,     State. No income   and Thursday from 10:30am - 4:30pm.                              not available. No
Stability                         many others. Also information on       responsibilities,   requirements for   Messages may also be left during these hours                     TTY.
Project -                         the eviction process.                  and court           information.       and will be returned within one week.
Tenant                                                                   procedures.
Services                                                                 Some advocacy                          No information given to landlords. No legal
Hotline                                                                  is available for                       advice.
                                                                         clients accepted
                                                                         into the rental
                                                                         assistance
                                                                         program.
                                                                         Some rental
                                                                         assistance
                                                                         available ONLY
                                                                         in the city of
                                                                         Seattle.




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Program                                                                   Offered            Served                                                                              Information
Street Youth   General Legal     General Legal                            Information        Homeless and        Locations in Downtown Seattle, Capital Hill,     Free.          Interpreters can be
Legal                                                                     provided about     street-involved     and the University District. Call (206) 384-                    provided with
Advocates of                                                              a wide variety     youth ages 13-25.   6378 for information and clinic times.                          advance notice.
Washington                                                                of legal issues;   No income
(SYLAW) -                                                                 also coaching      requirements.
Street Youth                                                              about how the                          No legal advice or representation.
Law Drop-In                                                               legal system
                                                                          works and help
                                                                          completing
                                                                          legal
                                                                          documents


SYLAW          Re-Entry,         Assistance in sealing juvenile           Information,       People with King    No appointment needed. Come to the clinic        Free.          Interpreters are not
Juvenile       Criminal, Civil   records from King County Juvenile        legal advice,      County juvenile     located at SCRAP, 1401 East Jefferson, Suite                    available.
Records        Rights            Court if it has been at least 2 years    brief service      records. No         200, Seattle, WA 98122 (one block northeast
Sealing                          since you were released from             (including         income              of King County Juvenile Court - Metro Bus Line
Project                          confinement        for    a   juvenile   document           requirements.       #3 or #4), from 6-8pm on the following dates:
                                 misdemeanor or Class C Felony,           preparation,
                                 or since you completed a                 representation)                        2009-2010 KING COUNTY Clinic Dates:
                                 diversion, OR it has been at least 5
                                 years since you were released                                                   October 7, 2009   6-8pm
                                 from confinement for a Class B                                                  November 4, 2009 6-8pm
                                 felony AND you have remained                                                    December 2, 2009 6-8pm
                                 crime free since your last                                                      January 6, 2010   6-8pm
                                 conviction, AND you have paid in                                                February 3, 2010  6-8pm
                                 full all court ordered fines and fees                                           March 3, 2010     6-8pm
                                                                                                                 April 7, 2010    6-8pm
                                                                                                                 May 5, 2010      6-8pm

                                                                                                                 Call 206 384-6378 with questions.

                                                                                                                 Cannot seal any CLASS A Felonies & Sex
                                                                                                                 Offense charges


                                                                                                                                                            Page 52, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/     Legal Need   Provides Help With                     Services         Population           How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                         Offered          Served                                                                              Information
TeamChild   Youth Law    Education      and    school-related   Information,     12-18 year old       Call (206) 322-2444 x.101 Monday-Friday,         Free.         Interpreters will be
                         issues,     including    enrollment,   legal advice,    children who are     from 9-5pm. Can also e-mail                                    provided with
                         school discipline, and access to       brief service,   involved with the    (questions@teamchild.org), fax (206-381-                       advance notice.
                         special education services; Access     and              juvenile justice     1742), or walk-in to 1225 South Weller Street,                 Access to the
                         to public benefits and entitlements,   representation   system or are at     Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98144.                                  language line is
                         including but not limited to                            high risk of                                                                        available to phone
                         healthcare, mental healthcare,                          involvement in       TeamChild does not provide criminal defense                    callers. TTY is also
                         services      provided    by     the                    the juvenile         representation to youth or adults involved in                  available in house.
                         Department of Developmental                             justice system.      either the juvenile delinquency system or the
                         Disabilities and the Department of                      Funding sources      adult criminal system. TeamChild does not
                         Vocational Rehabilitation; Access                       require that some    provide representation in dependency matters.
                         to safe and stable housing.                             clients meet
                                                                                 income
                                                                                 requirements.
                                                                                 Some exceptions
                                                                                 exist for income
                                                                                 and age
                                                                                 limitations listed
                                                                                 above.




                                                                                                                                                Page 53, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/          Legal Need        Provides Help With                  Services           Population            How to Access Service                            Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                Offered            Served                                                                                Information
Tenant’s         Housing           Many     landlord/tenant issues,    Information on     Serves people         Call (206) 723-0500 or walk in to 5425B          Free.          Consultations in
Union                              including information on the        legal rights and   who are at or         Rainier Avenue South (corner of Lucile Street                   Spanish are also
                                   eviction   process.      Serves     options            below 80% of the      and Rainier Avenue South). Service is                           available by
                                   Washington State tenants with       available on the   area median           available by phone and for walk-ins Mondays,                    appointment. TTY
                                   incomes at or below 80% of the      telephone,                               Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3-6pm. For
                                                                                          income (currently                                                                     calls are answered
                                   area median.                        through in-                              walk-in service, please arrive by 5:30 pm. The
                                                                       person             $43,600 for one       telephone hotline service is also available on                  during all hours of
                                                                       consultations,     person; $56,100       Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. May be some wait                        operation: (206)
                                                                       and at             for a family of 3).   time on the telephone. Consultations in                         723-0523.
                                                                       www.tenantsuni                           Spanish are also available by appointment.
                                                                       on.org/rights.                           TTY calls are answered during all hours of
                                                                                                                operation: (206) 723-0523.




Unemployme       Public Benefits   Appeals of unemployment benefits    Information,       Washington            Call (206) 441-9178, or 1-888-441-9178 during    Free.          Interpreters are
nt Law Project                     denials, assistance with training   legal advice,      State. No income      regular business hours.                          Donations      provided as
                                   benefits, and most overpayment,     brief service,     requirements for                                                       are            needed. Relay
                                   fraud, and garnishment issues       and                counsel and           Cannot serve undocumented immigrants.            requested if   service available
                                   relating    to      unemployment    representation.    advice.                                                                case is        for deaf/hard of
                                   insurance benefits.                 Counsel and                                                                               successful,    hearing.
                                                                       advice is                                                                                 and can be
                                                                       provided to all;                                                                          as much or
                                                                       Cases are                                                                                 as little as
                                                                       accepted for                                                                              the client
                                                                       representation                                                                            wishes.
                                                                       based on merit.



                                                                                                                                                          Page 54, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/         Legal Need       Provides Help With                   Services          Population           How to Access Service                            Cost          Language Access
Program                                                               Offered           Served                                                                              Information
University of   Small business   Business organization; start-up      Information,      Entrepreneurs        No walk-ins. Agency referral or direct public    Free.         Interpreters are
Washington                       issues;   financing;    commercial   legal advice,     with a business      contact (Sept.-May, M-F):                                      available
School of                        contracts; intellectual property;    brief service,    plan who cannot      meyerk@u.washington.edu or 206.336.5616                        (languages limited)
Law, Clinical                    employment; business taxation;       and               afford legal
Law Program,                     Entrepreneurs,        Independent    representation.   services.            Must have at least a basic business plan and
Entrepreneuri                    Contractors,        Self-Employed,                                          not able to afford legal counsel
al Law Clinic                    Home-based Businesses

University of   Federal Income   Audits by the IRS, cases before      Information,      Low income           Clients can be referred by other agencies or     Free.         Interpreters are
Washington      Tax              the U.S. Tax Court, collection       legal advice,     taxpayers who        can call directly: (206) 685-6805, Monday-                     available
School of                        cases, disputes regarding innocent   brief service,    have an ongoing      Friday, 9am-5pm. Extended hours and                            (languages limited)
Law, Clinical                    spouse rules, earned income tax      and               dispute with the     weekend appointments are available.
Law Program,                     credit, claiming dependents and      representation.   IRS.
Federal Tax                      collection   matters,   offers  in                                          Must earn 250% or less of the Federal Poverty
Clinic                           compromise                                                                  Guidelines to be eligible for services; only
                                                                                                             federal income tax issues--no state issues
                                                                                                             handled. Cannot serve undocumented
                                                                                                             immigrants.


University of   Civil Rights,    Convictions of serious felonies, Information and       Inmates              Cases are selected via review of inmates'        Free.         Interpreters are
Washington      Criminal         including assault, murder, and representation.         convicted of         questionnaires; available at                                   available
School of                        sexual abuse, in which newly                           crimes in            http://www.law.washington.edu/IPNW/question                    (languages limited).
Law, Clinical                    discovered evidence, such as post                      Washington State     naire.pdf
Law Program,                     conviction DNA testing, supports                       who are serving
Innocence                        innocence                                              long prison terms,   or by writing: IPNW, University of Washington,
Project                                                                                 who claim their      P.O. Box 85110, Seattle, WA 98145-1110.
                                                                                        innocence, and
                                                                                        who no longer        Cannot handle cases where inmate pled guilty,
                                                                                        have a right to      where there is inadequate supporting
                                                                                        court-appointed      evidence, or if the crime occurred outside
                                                                                        counsel.             Washington State.




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Agency/          Legal Need    Provides Help With                      Services            Population        How to Access Service                               Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                Offered             Served                                                                               Information
University of    Mediation     Landlord/tenant,            contract,   Neutral, third      General public,   Services are offered from October through May       Free.          Interpreters are
Washington                     employment,         claims        of    party mediation     and UW staff,     of each year. Call (206) 685-4140 or email                         available
School of                      discrimination, consumer-merchant       for dispute         students, and     mediates@u.washington.edu. Mediations are                          (languages limited)
Law, Clinical                  disputes,     and      interpersonal    resolution when     faculty. No       typically scheduled within 2-3 weeks.
Law Program,                   disputes such as roommate or co-        all parties agree   income
Mediation                      worker conflicts.                       to the process.     requirements.     All parties involved in the dispute must be
Clinic                                                                                                       agreeable to mediation of the dispute.

                                                                                                             Do NOT handle dissolutions (divorces) or child
                                                                                                             custody matters

Volunteer        Immigration   Asylum and other          forms   of Legal advice           Detained          If appropriate, clients may be referred to this     Free.
Advocates for                  immigration relief                   and                    immigrants        pro bono service through the Northwest
Immigrant                                                           representation.                          Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP); see contact
Justice (VAIJ)                                                                                               info under that heading.
– ABA &
Microsoft


Wallingford      Elder law     Common       elder    law     issues Legal advice           King County       Call 206 461-7825 to be screened for an             Free.
Community                      including estate planning, power of only.                   Seniors           appointment. 40 minute consultations are
Center                         attorney and public benefits.                                                 usually provided one day each month (usually
TEMPORA-                                                                                                     4 appts are available per month), however,
RILY CLOSED                                                                                                  emergency consultations may be scheduled
AS OF NOV 1                                                                                                  depending on the situation. Also provides
2009                                                                                                         Senior Rights Assistance consultation in
                                                                                                             conjunction with Senior Services of King
                                                                                                             County. Does NOT provide direct
                                                                                                             representation.

                                                                                                             Provides transportation by van within
                                                                                                             geographical limits and by appointment.




                                                                                                                                                           Page 56, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/      Legal Need      Provides Help With       Services          Population           How to Access Service                             Cost           Language Access
Program                                               Offered           Served                                                                                Information
Washington   General Legal   Systemic impact issues   Connects legal    Washington State     Not an entry point into legal services. Social    Not            Not applicable
Appleseed                                             aid providers     social, legal, and   and legal service providers interested in         applicable.
                                                      with pro bono     educational          discussing systemic social justice issues can
                                                      attorneys to      providers.           call (206) 632-7197.
                                                      address
                                                      systemic social                        Assistance is NOT available to individual
                                                      justice issues.                        clients.
                                                      Research
                                                      assistance and
                                                      legal
                                                      information in
                                                      certain policy
                                                      areas are also
                                                      available.




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Agency/         Legal Need   Provides Help With                    Services            Population            How to Access Service                              Cost          Language Access
Program                                                            Offered             Served                                                                                 Information
Washington      Business     Legal Assistance for non-profit                           Any organization      For more information on WAACO or to apply          Free.
Attorneys                    organizations; matters ranging                            that can              for legal assistance or become a volunteer
Assisting                    from maintenance of tax-exempt                            demonstrate a         attorney, please contact WAACO at 1-866-
Community                    status to complex business                                primarily             288-9695 (toll-free), or email
                                                                                       charitable or
Organizations                contracts and transactions.                                                     contact@waaco.org
                                                                                       community-based
(WAACO)                                                                                purpose,
                                                                                       is or seeks to
                                                                                       become a              Office Hours:
                                                                                       501(c)(3) or          Tues/Wed 8:30-4:30
                                                                                       501(c)(4)             Thurs 8:30-12:30
                                                                                       nonprofit
                                                                                       organization,
                                                                                       is unable to pay
                                                                                       for legal fees
                                                                                       without significant   Start-up organizations are eligible for legal
                                                                                       impairment of         assistance, provided that they satisfy the other
                                                                                       program               eligibility criteria and demonstrate potential
                                                                                       resources, and        viability.
                                                                                       seeks legal
                                                                                       assistance on a
                                                                                       business or
                                                                                       organizational
                                                                                       matter (i.e., legal
                                                                                       issues unrelated
                                                                                       to current or
                                                                                       expected
                                                                                       litigation).

Washington      Education    Provides      information    about    Neutral             Washington State      Call 1-866-297-2597, or visit                      Free.         Language line is
State, Office                elementary and secondary public       mediation of        parents, legal        www.waparentslearn.org                                           available.
of Education                 education system, promotes family     education-          guardians, and
Ombudsman                    and community involvement in          related conflicts   students in public
                                                                                       schools
                             education, and offers assistance to   in public
                             families and students to resolve      schools.
                             conflict with schools and school
                             districts.

                                                                                                                                                         Page 58, Last Updated November 2009
Agency/          Legal Need   Provides Help With                   Services             Population            How to Access Service                              Cost           Language Access
Program                                                            Offered              Served                                                                                  Information
Washington       Consumer     Complaints about any Washington Informal                  Washington state      Go to                                              Free.          Spanish speakers
State Attorney                state business, service, or product. mediation/dispu      residents and out     http://www.atg.wa.gov/SafeguardingConsumer                        are available.
General,                      Violations of the Consumer te resolution                  of state residents    s/default.aspx to file a complaint online, or to                  Other languages
Consumer                      Protection Act and other issues.     conducted for        with issues           print up a complaint form and send it in by                       will be
Protection                                                         all complaints       involving             mail. Call 1-800-551-4636 if you're unsure                        accommodated if
Division                                                           within               Washington state      whether to file a complaint (or TTY at 1-800-                     possible.
                                                                   jurisdiction of      businesses. No        833-6384). Complaints are usually resolved or
                                                                   the Office.          income                referred onward within 30-90 days.
                                                                   Investigations       requirements.
                                                                   conducted if a                             Numerous issues are outside the Office's
                                                                   pattern of                                 jurisdiction. If this is the case, referrals to
                                                                   complaints                                 appropriate agencies will be made. No legal
                                                                   emerges.                                   advice is given.

Washington       Housing      Complaints about mobile home           Investigation,     Homeowners that       In King County, call 206-464-6049. Statewide,      Free.
State Attorney                parks concerning violation of rights   negotiation, and   own a                 call 1-866-924-6458. Email
General,                      under the Manufactured/Mobile          dispute            manufactured or       MHDR@atg.wa.gov; website is
Manufactured/                 Home     Landlord    Tenant      Act   resolution         mobile home and       www.atg.wa.gov/MHDR.aspx
Mobile Home                   (MHLTA)                                                   rent a lot for that
Dispute                                                                                 home in a
Resolution                                                                              community.
                                                                                        Owners must be
                                                                                        current on rent.
                                                                                        Landlords can
                                                                                        also participate.
Washington       Family Law   Assistance in the following areas: Information and        Serves                In Seattle, call (206) 341-7000 (or 1-800-526-     FREE.          Interpreters
State,                        Getting a child support order, advocacy.                  Washington            8658). Outside of Seattle call 1-800-457-6202                     available by calling
Division of                   establishing paternity, collecting                        State.                or visit www.dshs.wa.gov/dcs/.                                    1-800-820-2363
Child Support                 current and back child support,                                                                                                                   (including sign
                              enforcing      medical       support,                                                                                                             language). TDD is
                              modifying a child support order,                                                Cannot help with: child custody or visitation                     1-360-664-5011.
                              and working with other states to                                                disputes, enforcement of community property
                              collect support on a client's behalf.                                           settlements, collection of attorney's fees, or
                                                                                                              other non-child support related debts.



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Agency/       Legal Need       Provides Help With               Services        Population            How to Access Service                              Cost           Language Access
Program                                                         Offered         Served                                                                                  Information
Washington    Civil Rights     Discrimination in employment, Neutral            Persons who           Call (206) 464-6500, or fax to (206) 464-7463.     Free.          Interpreters
State Human   Discrimination   insurance, credit, real estate, investigations   believe they have     TTY is (206) 587-5168. To file a complaint                        provided in person
Rights                         housing, and in places of public only.           been                  online, go to                                                     and on the
Commission                     accommodation.                                   discriminated         http://www.hum.wa.gov/complaintProcess/inde                       telephone as
                                                                                against because       x.htm.                                                            needed at no cost.
                                                                                of their race,
                                                                                creed, color,         Website: www.hum.wa.gov. Written
                                                                                national origin,      information available in English, Spanish,
                                                                                age, marital          Cambodian, Russian, and Vietnamese
                                                                                status, sex,
                                                                                sexual                Matters concerning housing must be filed
                                                                                orientation/gende     within one year of date of harm; in all other
                                                                                r identity,           areas, complaint must be filed within 6 months.
                                                                                disability,           No legal advice is given.
                                                                                honorably
                                                                                discharged
                                                                                veterans or
                                                                                military status, or
                                                                                retaliation for
                                                                                opposing an
                                                                                unfair practice
                                                                                under RCW 49.60
                                                                                or for reporting a
                                                                                nursing home
                                                                                abuse or
                                                                                retaliation for
                                                                                filing a complaint
                                                                                with the State
                                                                                Auditor's office.
                                                                                No income
                                                                                requirements.




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Agency/           Legal Need        Provides Help With                 Services           Population         How to Access Service                       Cost           Language Access
Program                                                                Offered            Served                                                                        Information
Washington        Health care,      Choices and problems relating to   Information        Washington         Call 1-800-562-6900. TDD (360) 586-0241.    Free.          Interpreters
State Office of   Public Benefits   private or government health       about rights and   State. No income                                                              available through
the Insurance                       insurance (Medicare, Medicaid,     programs.          requirements.      No legal advice given.                                     the ATT Language
Commissione                         Basic Health, Children's Health    Some limited                                                                                     Line.
r, Statewide                        Insurance Program, Washington      advocacy also
Health                              State Health Insurance Pool,       available
Insurance                           Medigap coverage, employment-      (assistance
Benefits                            related health benefits, managed   getting
Advisors                            care, long-term care insurance,    information and
(SHIBA)                             fraud and abuse questions)         possibly with
Helpline                                                               troubleshooting)
                                                                       .




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