We have volunteer attorneys, paralegals,
and others willing to assist low income persons with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. We also have attorneys and staff who may be available to provide free assistance for low income residential tenants facing eviction.
For Eviction Issues – Call 360-479-6125 or
email [email protected]
For other general civil legal issues – Call 360-479-6125 or email [email protected]
You can get many documents to help you with most areas of civil law and court procedures at www.WashingtonLawHelp.org and advocate for yourself. Attorneys write these documents with the goal of people being able to help themselves. Take your time to read through the materials – there are instructions on how to fill out court forms and instructions on what to do and when. You should read through these materials even if you get an appointment with one of our volunteers since this will make you more prepared and allow you to get the most use out of your appointment. Take the initiative to help yourself so our volunteers can get you to the next step of your case.
OTHER RESOURCES TO HELP YOURSELF
Northwest Justice Project: The statewide civil legal aid organization with the most funding and paid attorneys on the phone and around Washington State. They can provide advice on the phone and direct representation in court. To become eligible by calling CLEAR 1-888-201-1014 or filling out the online application at www.nwjustice.org (their website indicates they will only call you back for loss of government benefits or housing so you still need to call them for all other issues).
Self-help publications: You can get many documents to help you with most areas of civil law and court procedures at www.WashingtonLawHelp.org and advocate for yourself. Attorneys write these documents with the goal of people being able to help themselves. There are also instructions on how to fill out court forms.
Kitsap County Aging and Long Term Care: The local county government has a contract for seniors to receive direct legal assistance in many areas. They contract with Northwest Justice Project to provide screening through CLEAR and then provide attorneys to help seniors on the phone or in-person within Kitsap County. The Kitsap County contact number is 1-800-562-6418 and website is www.kitsapgov.com/altc/communityservices.htm#legal
Can we help with your case?
YES — Family (divorce, custody/parenting plans, child/spousal support, domestic violence)
YES — Landlord/Tenant (evictions, landlord disputes)
YES — Bankruptcy/Collections/Garnishments
YES — Immigration
YES — Probate/Wills, Healthcare Directives, Powers of Attorney
NO — Criminal matters
NO — Medical Malpractice
NO — Personal Injury
NO — Business Law/Contracts
NO — Driver’s License Reinstatement
NO — Appeals
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Disclaimer: The information on this website is offered only for general informational and educational purposes and is not a substitute for legal advice. KLS and its staff do not provide legal advice. Listing of hyperlinks to help you identify and locate potential resources does not imply that KLS is affiliated with those resources.