Month: July 2018

Affordable Legal Help from the Northwest Consumer Law Center

The Northwest Consumer Law Center offers programs to provide affordable legal help with foreclosure, bankruptcy, debt collection, credit reporting issues, automobile purchases and student loan issues.  To be eligible for this assistance you must be a Washington State resident and your total household income – before taxes, expenses, deductions, etc. – must be at or below a limit based on the current Federal Poverty Guidelines.

For more information and to determine if you qualify, visit the Get Help section of NWCLC’s web site or call their intake telephone line at (888) 978-3386, extension 1722.


Job Announcement: Legal and Reference Services Associate

The King County Law Library is currently seeking applicants for a Legal and Reference Services Associate.  This new position will create innovative systems to develop, market, and deliver legal information and services in a variety of formats and platforms.  Responsibilities include the creation and maintenance of civil self-help form packets, management of KCLL’s new Self-Represented Litigants workshop series and the provision of excellent legal reference services to library patrons in Seattle and Kent.  For more information about this new position, see the full position announcement here.


New Forms for Grandparents and Relatives Seeking Visitation Rights

During the 2018 Regular Session, the Washington State legislature passed Senate Bill 5598, Chapter 183 of the Laws of 2018, which adds a procedure for grandparents and other relatives to petition the court for visitation rights.  The new law amends RCW 26.10.160, repeals 26.09.240 and adds a new chapter to Title 26.  For more details about the new law, see the Final Bill Report.  Forms for the new procedure can be found on the State Court’s web site under the section titled Visits with Children.