Washington (WA) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society (BFLA) (WA) -- Provides legal assistance to referred, qualified low-income individuals. Office in Kennewick, in the southeastern Washington State.

Blue Mountain Action Council Volunteer Attorney Program (Walla Walla, WA) -- Offers legal referrals for civil matters to qualified low-income residents of Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. Office in Walla Walla, in southeastern Washington State.

Center for Justice (WA) -- Center helps people in Spokane with civil legal services such as getting their driver’s license back, filing or requesting public records, navigating or reducing Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) or dealing with landlord abuses.

Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services (WA) -- Helps pair low-income people with civil legal problems in Chelan and Douglas Counties with volunteer attorneys from our local Chelan-Douglas Bar. Our volunteers provide our clients with high quality, pro bono legal services.

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers (WA) -- Provides legal assistance to low income residents of Clallam and Jefferson County.

Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program (WA) -- Provide free legal services to low-income people with civil (not criminal) issues in the State of Washington in Clark County courts. We provide these services through volunteer attorneys.

Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid (WA) -- Nonprofit located in Longview, Washington. Serves low-income residents in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties.

Disability Rights Washington (DRW) -- A private, non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide.

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (WA) -- Non-profit organization that provides high-quality, no-cost civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence throughout King County, Washington, and to low-income residents of East and Northeast King County.

Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

Partners for Our Children (Washington State) -- Collaboration between the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, the University of Washington School of Social Work and private sector funding. Shares research about critical issues affecting children.

Washington State Access to Justice Board (WSAJB) -- The Washington State Access to Justice Board was established by a Washington Supreme Court Order in 1994.

Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: Washington State Access to Justice Board (WSAJB)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in Washington (Northwest Justice Project)

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Washington

American Bar Association: Resources for people without a lawyer in Washington

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Washington Supreme Court rules kids don’t have a right to a lawyer in dependency hearings
October 4, 2018 | Seattle Times | Christine Clarridge | News Story

Can’t Afford a Lawyer?
July 18, 2018 | Marshall Project | Christie Thompson | News Story

Detained Immigrant Parents in Washington Could Soon Be Transferred to Texas
July 13, 2018 | Stranger (WA) | Heidi Groover | News Story

Local branch of Northwest Justice Project helps low-income people with legal services
June 12, 2018 | Walla Walla Union-Bulletin | Karlene Ponti | Profile

The Fight for Civil Legal Aid
May 27, 2018 | Klipsun Magazine | Natalie Breymeyer | Feature

Evicted Over $49: What Happens When Seattle’s Poorest Tenants Can’t Make Rent
April 25, 2018 | Stranger (WA) | Heidi Groover | Feature

Ruling against Seattle law hurts renters, advocates say
March 30, 2018 | Seattle Times | Daniel Beekman | News Story

Effort aims to ease filing for bankruptcy
February 6, 2018 | Columbian (WA) | Patty Hastings | News Story

These Foreign Workers Say They Were Told to Pick Blueberries Unless They Were on Their “Death Bed”
February 1, 2018 | Mother Jones | Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn | News Story

To keep people out of poverty, we must support ‘justice for all’
January 27, 2018 | Tri-City Herald (WA) | Andy Miller , Diana Ruff , Barbara Otte | Op-Ed