Author: KCLL Staff

Pro Se Bankruptcy Clinic

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at the Federal Courthouse

Federal Courthouse
700 Stewart Street
Room 6101 (6th Floor)
Seattle, WA 98101

No appointment necessary; walk-in clinic

Focused on pro-se (unrepresented) bankruptcy filing and related questions. In order to qualify for the clinic, your household gross monthly income is 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or lower.


Debt Collection Defense Clinic

Due to public health concerns and until further notice, the DCDC clinic will NOT be meeting in person.  Instead, users can contact the clinic via telephone at 206-707-0934 – during the same hours listed below.

  • Call between 12:00-1:00pm on Tuesdays to to be screened for eligibility
  • You will receive a return call  between 1:00-3:00pm
  • 30-minute meeting
  • No appointment necessary
  • Focused specifically on low-income debtors with questions about debt collection, abusive collection practices, garnishment and medical debts
  • Sponsored by the Northwest Justice Project

At all other times, the DCDC front desk can be reached at 206-464-1519 for screening

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy Basics

Bankruptcy Basics is a publication of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. It provides basic information to debtors, creditors, court personnel, the media, and the general public on different aspects of federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides individuals who may be considering bankruptcy with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington is a federal court serving the area west of the Cascade Mountains from Oregon to the Canadian border. The district has courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma.

For Seattle cases:
General Information: 206-370-5200

For Tacoma cases:
General Information: 253-882-3900