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KCLL Wins National Award for Outreach

May 21, 2019

The Workshops We launched Civil Lawsuits Without Tears in March of 2018. It was the first workshop in our then new Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) Workshop series. That series now includes three civil procedure workshops, four family law workshops, a small business law workshop and a power of attorney workshop. Plans… Read more

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Preparing for Your Neighborhood Clinic Visit

May 13, 2019

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… Read more

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New Immigration Law Clinic at KCLS

April 30, 2019

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Responding to a Petition for Visits

April 17, 2019

The Northwest Justice Project, via its self-help site WashingtonLawHelp.org, has released a new guide to help custodial parents respond to a petition from a third-party–such as a grandparent or another relative–for visitation rights.  It’s titled You Have Been Served with a Petition for Visits and includes a complete set of… Read more

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Debt Collection Laws in Washington Make It Easy for Collectors

March 25, 2019

An in-depth article in the Seattle Times takes a look the laws and rules that permit collections firms to make life painful for debtors in Washington State.  With the addition of court-sanctioned fees and the highest post-judgment interest rates in the county, lawmakers are finally taking another look the industry.… Read more

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Public Defenders to Help Vacating Eligible Convictions

March 13, 2019

The King County Office of Public Defense has announced a new initiative to help people remove eligible convictions from their record.  Eligibility depends on the type of conviction (many misdemeanors and non-violent Class B & Class C felonies) as well as the amount of time that has passed since the… Read more

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WSBA Members To Get Access to Fastcase!

January 17, 2019

Beginning in “early 2019,” the Washington State Bar Association is going to give all active members access to Fastcase as part of their bar membership.  Once it goes live, bar members will have full access to their extensive collection of caselaw, statutes, regulations, court rules, and other materials.  The arrangement… Read more

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Washington State Assists Furloughed Federal Employees

January 8, 2019

The Washington State Employment Security Department has announced that Federal workers furloughed due to the partial shutdown of the Federal government may apply for unemployment benefits.  Interested workers can apply online or by phone at 800-318-6022.  They will need to provide verification of their wages in the event ESD cannot… Read more

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How to Nullify Your Property’s Discriminatory Covenants

January 8, 2019

Many Seattle homeowners are unaware that their property may have restrictive covenants (dictating what types of people can own the property) attached to it that are based on outdated, unenforceable and racist policies from the past.  But beginning January 1st of 2019, homeowners can ask the King County Recorder’s Office… Read more

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IdentityTheft.gov Helps You Recover from Identity Theft

November 26, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission’s online resource, IdentityTheft.gov, can help you recover from identity theft.  The site uses a three-step process to gather information about your situation, create a recovery plan for immediate action and follow-up steps and, if you choose to create a personal account, to help you track the… Read more

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Infographics Help Explain Legal Research Visually

October 25, 2018

Thanks to LeighAnne Thompson, Reference Librarian at Seattle University School of Law, our site now has copies of the following legal research guides, presented as infographics created with Piktochart. Many people are visual learners so using the infographics format leverages this fact and can help people better understand information, even… Read more

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King County Law Library – 2017 Annual Report

October 4, 2018

The King County Law Library’s 2017 Annual Report is here.  Highlights include discussions of our expanded Subscriber Program services, a new lunch-time CLE series and the remodel of our web site. Read more

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