Resources

As a service to clients and others who may find the information from these resources useful, the following lists of legal links and publications are provided.

Professional Organizations & Governmental Agencies

The following organizations provide free or reduced cost legal assistance:

Columbia Legal Services
Columbia Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and defends the legal and human rights of low-income people.

Divorce in Washington Guide
Offered 2nd Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the King County Law Library, which is located on the 6th Floor of the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. The class is FREE. No pre-registration is needed.

Domestic Violence Family Law Clinic
One-hour free consultation with a volunteer attorney. Priority is given to abuse victims and cases involving danger.

Eastside Legal Assistance Program
East and north King County residents only. Free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney for legal advice.

Family Law Support Division – King County Prosecuting Attorney
Assistance with paternity actions for people who do not have an affidavit/acknowledgement of paternity, and reviewing child support orders for those who have received, or are receiving, public assistance.

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a multilateral treaty, which seeks to protect children from the harmful effects of abduction and retention across international boundaries by providing a procedure to bring about their prompt return. 

King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Thirty-minute consultation and referral to an attorney for legal representation and referrals to attorneys providing self help legal services.

King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics
Free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney. Legal advice only (no legal representation).

King County Bar Association: Self-Help Program
Workshops on divorce, child support modification and parenting plan modification for a sliding scale fee, depending on income. Class includes preparation of pleadings, class instruction, and consultation with an attorney manager. King County residents only.

King County Family Law Facilitators
The Family Law Facilitator Program at King County Superior Court provides information and referrals to family law litigants who are not represented by attorneys.

Legal Voice
Legal information, referrals, and self help legal materials.

Northwest Justice Project
Provides free civil (non-criminal) legal services to low-income residents of King County. Interpreters are provided to those who do not speak English or who are hearing impaired. Help is available in the following areas: family law (for domestic violence survivors), housing law, consumer law, education, public benefits, and in some limited circumstances, immigration. Please note that case acceptance is dependent on office priorities, staff availability, and the merit of each case. Services, especially representation by an attorney, may not be available even if all case criteria are met. The following organizations provide free or reduced cost legal assistance.

Washington DSHS – Division of Child Support
Information on administrative child support orders and court orders of child support.

Washington LawHelp
Hundreds of free legal education materials available for viewing and downloading.