A recent order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prohibits evictions due to an inability to pay – under certain circumstances. The Suffolk University Law School has created an interactive questionnaire to help people decide whether they qualify under the federal guidelines. It also generates a declaration that you can share with your landlord.
To qualify, you must be under a certain income limit, be unable to pay housing costs due to a substantial loss of income, and not have a suitable housing alternative.
While most of the interactive forms are specific to Massachusetts state courts, the protections afforded by the CDC order apply nationally – including here in Washington State.
To see if you qualify, access the Eviction Moratorium Assistant HERE.
There is more information about the CDC eviction protections HERE.
Most of the inmates being held in King County Jail are actually eligible to vote – although many of them do not know it. Defense attorneys, advocates and election officials are reaching out to eligible inmates to help them have a voice in this year’s elections.
You can read the full story at Crosscut HERE.
This talk with attorney David Cedarblade will give you a good introduction to Protection Orders.
Most of us know that our digital communications face a number of threats these days – from data breaches and hacks, to public and private surveillance. These risks also threaten the confidentiality of attorney-client relationships. The ACLU of New York has written a report that outlines steps that can be taken by parties to protect that privacy, and rules that can ensure ongoing protection.
This video highlights some of the important procedural changes that have been implemented by the Ex Parte department to cope with the pandemic.
In advance of your family law hearing, this video explains the important step of completing your Submission List (of documents).
This video reviews the steps for scheduling a family law hearing.
Recorded in August of 2020, this short video points out some things that you should keep in mind when filing a family law motion – particularly during the time of COVID.
This video will cover the new process for noting/calendaring your ex parte motions.
A further introductions to motions – the way you ask the court for something.