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.
The Library hosts a Debt Defense Clinic that is put on by the Northwest Justice Project.
A lot of helpful information can also be found on the WashingtonLawHelp.org website.
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 conviction – among other things.
The Seattle Times published a good article on the announcement, which can be found HERE.
Information on the Office of Public Defense can be found HERE.