PROGRAMS OFFERED BY KITSAP LEGAL SERVICES
Free (pro bono) legal assistance. If qualified, volunteer attorneys provide different levels of assistance in areas established as priorities by our Board of Directors. Representation might consist of reviewing documents to give you advice, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, or preparation for and attendance at hearings.
Advice and counsel. KLS Advice Clinics are fundamental to our program. Individuals receive free attorney consultations for answers to legal questions, document review, and guidance. Clinics are held in Bremerton, Suquamish, Bainbridge Island, and Port Orchard. Every Friday morning low-income tenants may meet with attorneys at the Kitsap County Superior Court (see the Housing Justice Project tab).
Community education. KLS provides community education activities throughout the year, including speaking to groups of low-income individuals, as well as area agencies that serve similar client populations. KLS also hosts Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Volunteer attorneys. The volunteer attorneys are not employees of KLS, but are independently licensed professionals. Any attorney-client relationship is with that attorney. KLS and organizations that fund KLS or refer individuals to KLS do not guarantee and are not responsible for the quality of legal services provided.
KLS Eligibility. To receive free legal services, the prospective client must be low-income, must reside in Kitsap County, and the legal issue must be in Kitsap County. Intake and eligibility screening is conducted through CLEAR by calling toll-free 1-888-201-1014, Monday through Friday, 9:15 am to 12:15 pm. You can also find more information on eligibility at their website www.NWJustice.org or self-help materials at www.WashingtonLawHelp.org.
Questions? Contact us at 360 479-6125 or Kitsap Legal Services, PO Box 1446, 920 Park Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337. In-office meetings are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Coming to the office without an appointment will most likely result in providing the CLEAR phone number below to determine eligibility or to receive your name and phone number so someone can call you later.
KLS is a member organization of the Alliance for Equal Justice, the umbrella network of civil legal aid programs for low-income populations in Washington State. CLEAR is the Northwest Justice Project’s Statewide Coordinated Legal Education, Advice, & Referral system at 1-888-201-1014.
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