This link leads to the portion of the Northwest Justice Project’s YouTube channel dealing with public benefits and economic security. It includes videos in English and Spanish.
Preparing for Your Day in Court
This link leads to a PDF handbook prepared by Sofia Salazar-Rubio and the honorable Mary I. Yu describing the typical court documents you need to understand as you prepare for your day in court. It includes the following samples: a Complaint, an Answer, a Declaration, a Note for Motion and a Proposed Order. It also includes a checklist for bringing your claim to court, instructions for completing a Motion and Order to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and a legal glossary. The handbook is designed to be used in conjuction with the companion video “Your Day in Court”.
Northwest Justice Project
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that provides free civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people and communities throughout Washington State. Its mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities.
Neighborhood Legal Clinics
The King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics provide free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys at 37 locations across King County. Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals. These attorneys will not represent you in court. NLC attorneys may not have expertise in all areas of the law, but they will make every attempt to answer questions accurately.
Legal Separation Forms
This web link includes the following forms needed to start and complete a legal separation in Washington State.
King County Superior Court 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. Litigants may meet with a facilitator on a walk-in basis (walk-ins are first come, first served, and sign-in will end 30 minutes prior to closing or once capacity is reached) or by pre-scheduled appointment (for document review or if an interpreter is required).
King County Superior Court “Your Day in Court” Video
This link leads to a video produced by King County Superior Court describing what pro se litigants should expect as they prepare for their day in court.
King County Superior Court “Your Day in Court” Handbook
The King County Superior Court has produced a companion handbookfor pro se (self-represented) litigants to go along with the “Your Day in Court Video” (available here). The handbook includes examples of common forms such as a Summons and a Complaint.
King County Hearing Examiner
The Hearing Examiner conducts hearings on certain types of land use applications and on appeals of county administrative orders and decisions. The Examiner issues formal decisions or makes recommendations to the King County Council on the matters heard.
King County Bar Assoc. Legal Help Services
This link leads to descriptions of the various public legal help services provided by volunteers from the King County Bar Association.