Category: Civil Procedure

Preparing for Your Neighborhood Clinic Visit

The King County Bar Association, sponsor of the Neighborhood Legal Clinics, has posted a useful checklist for preparing to attend a session at one of their legal clinics.  To make the best use of your time please:

1. Decide on the desired outcome or goal.
2. Schedule an appointment at a Neighborhood Legal Clinic.
3. Write a list of specific questions for the attorney.
4. Bring to the clinic appointment:

–Agreements or contracts (signed or proposed)
–Written rules or policies
–Court orders
–Court papers served on you or that you filed with the court
–All letters or emails to and from person or business with whom you have the disagreement
–Specific paperwork related to the case. For example, employee handbook, parenting plan, child support order, protection order, lease, rental agreement

5. Organize any paperwork from most recent on the top to oldest at the bottom.
6. Identify all deadlines.
7. Tell the legal clinic volunteer about these deadlines.

Remember you only have 30 minutes. Be prepared to tell the history of the legal issue to the legal clinic volunteer.

If your legal issue is vacating your criminal record please bring your Washington Access to Criminal History report.

Upcoming Workshops: The Nuts & Bolts of Motions

Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants

This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions along with the court rules governing them. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information including sample motions & orders, blank motions & orders and instructions.

This class is part of KCLL’s Self-Represented Litigants series.  It does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Sessions are scheduled in various branches throughout the KCLS and SPL systems.

The Nuts & Bolts of Motions runs for 60 minutes.

Click here to see upcoming sessions for this workshop

Upcoming Workshops: Civil Lawsuits Without Tears

Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information and resources, including the most commonly used civil litigation forms.

This class is part of KCLL’s Self-Represented Litigants workshop series. It does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Sessions are scheduled in various branches throughout the KCLS and SPL systems.

The Civil Lawsuits Without Tears runs for 90 minutes.

Click here to see upcoming sessions for this workshop

Upcoming Workshop: Civil Lawsuits Without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court

Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information and resources, including the most commonly used civil litigation forms.

This class does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.

The workshop will be 90 minutes and will run from 6:30-8:00pm.

Online Registration is Required!

Register Here

 

When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Kent Library (KCLS)

212 2nd Avenue North
Kent, WA  98032

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Suitable for: Adults

Language: English

Upcoming Workshop: The Nuts & Bolts of Motions — Dec. 12, 2018

Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants

This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions along with the court rules governing them. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information including sample motions & orders, blank motions & orders and instructions.

This class does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.

The workshop will be 60 minutes and will run from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Online Registration is Required!

Register Here

 

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Kent Library (KCLS)

212 2nd Avenue North
Kent, WA  98032
(253) 859-3330

Get Directions

Suitable for: Adults

Language: English

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation.

Upcoming Workshop: The Nuts & Bolts of Motions — Oct. 11, 2018

Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants

This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions along with the court rules governing them. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information including sample motions & orders, blank motions & orders and instructions.

This class does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.

The workshop will be 60 minutes and will run from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Online Registration is Required!

Register Here

 

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Kent Library (KCLS)

212 2nd Avenue North
Kent, WA  98032
(253) 859-3330

Get Directions

Suitable for: Adults

Language: English

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation.

 

Warrant Outreach at Seattle Municipal Court

Seattle Municipal Court is sponsoring a warrant outreach program on Thursday, August 9th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Lake City Community Center.  The Warrant Outreach event is a partnership between the Seattle Municipal Court, King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Human Services Department.

Anyone with outstanding warrants is welcome to attend and learn about options for resolving warrants and/or outstanding tickets.  Court staff will be on hand to answer questions about court processes and provide additional information.  For more information about the event, visit the City of Seattle’s news web site. or contact Gary Ireland, Public Information Officer at gary.ireland@seattle.gov.

Upcoming Class: Civil Lawsuits Without Tears – The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court

Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information and resources, including the most commonly used civil litigation forms.

This class does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.

The workshop will be 90 minutes and will run from 6:30-8:00pm.

*Online Registration is Required!*

Register Here

 

Upcoming Class: The Nuts & Bolts of Motions

Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants

This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions along with the court rules governing them. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information including sample motions & orders, blank motions & orders and instructions.

This class does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.

This workshop is taught by a civil litigation attorney with over 30 years of trial experience.

The workshop will be 60 minutes and will run from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

*Registration is Required!* Register here: www.spl.org/event-calendar

When: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: SPL (Seattle Public Library) Central Library, Level 4 Room 2

1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Level 4, Room 2
Phone: (206) 386-4636

Get Directions

Suitable for: Adults

Language: English

Download a class flyer here.

Find more information on the Seattle Public Library Website.

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation.

Upcoming Class: Civil Lawsuits Without Tears – The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court

Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information and resources, including the most commonly used civil litigation forms.

This class does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.

The workshop will be 90 minutes and will run from 6-7:30pm.

*Registration is Required!* Register online here or call KCLS at 253.859.3330.

When: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Where:

Kent Regional Library
212 2nd Avenue North
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (206) 253.859.3330

Get Directions

Suitable for: Adults

Language: English

Find more information on the King County Library System web site.