The Precedential Decisions of Commissioner set forth interpretations of both procedural and substantive law governing adjudications under the Washington State Employment Security Act, Title 50 RCW. The Decisions are binding on Department adjudicators, administrative law judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings and the review judges of the Commissioner’s Review Office. The Decisions have been cited as persuasive authority by the Washington State trial and appellate courts.
How to Prepare / What to Expect / After the Hearing
If you disagree with a decision we’ve made about your unemployment benefits, you can appeal that decision.
Authored By: Unemployment Law Project
This is a self-help guide for appealing a denial of unemployment benefits in Washington State that contains instructions as well as necessary forms provided by the Northwest Justice Project.
This explains Superior court review of an administrative decision relating to unemployment benefits. If you lose your claim at the administrative hearing, you have another level of administrative review. It is called a “Petition for Review.”
The WSMA offers advance directives—both the health care directive and the durable power of attorney for health care—to physicians and patients to help guide decision-making at the end of life.
The Estate Planning Council of Seattle is a membership organization that is a member chapter of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
The Lawyer Referral program makes referrals for individuals who wish to hire an attorney. If you are in need of free legal services, please visit the KCBA free legal help page. The cost to hire an attorney will run from $250–$500 per hour. Referrals are not made for clients who are in need of free legal services.
In 2016, more than 2 million people in Washington fell between 200% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (poverty guidelines) and were considered of moderate income. This means they probably couldn’t afford a full-fee attorney, yet they did not qualify for free legal aid. The Moderate Means Program (MMP) is a statewide program designed to bridge this gap with attorneys who offer reduced-fee assistance in family, housing, consumer, and unemployment law cases. The program is a partnership between the Washington State Bar Association and the law schools of Gonzaga University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Legal Clinics program (NLC) is to offer free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County residents and Washington State residents with legal issues in King County who might otherwise have no access to the legal system. It is a goal of the program to make the clinics accessible regardless of barriers such as income, education, language or disability.
Provide FREE 30 minute consultations with an attorney at 34 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.
The provision of civil legal aid services to indigent persons is an important component of the state’s responsibility to provide for the proper and effective administration of justice. The Mission of the Office of Civil Legal Aid is to secure, invest and oversee the use of public funding for civil legal aid to low-income people in Washington State and to ensure accountability for public funds dedicated to this purpose.