Author: Ross Zimmerman

Tenants Unions of Washington State

The Tenant Education Program helps tenants get the knowledge and skills to keep themselves and their families safely housed. The TU provides empowerment-based tenant counseling, education and assistance to help tenants learn their rights and take action to resolve housing problems. Trained non-attorney Tenant Counselors offer free phone and walk-in tenant counseling services to assist people with questions about landlord-tenant laws and discuss strategies to prevent housing loss.

https://tenantsunion.org/

(206) 723-0500

PAWS

PAWS helps cats, dogs and wild animals go home and thrive – whether home is the family room or the forest. We do this by rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating the community to inspire compassionate action for animals.

Since 1967, PAWS has united more than 130,000 cats and dogs with loving families, cared for more than 140,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals, and made the world a better place for countless others through outreach, education and advocacy.

https://www.paws.org/

(425) 787-2500

King County Volunteer Family Law Settlement Conference Program

Over 60+ experienced attorneys specializing in family law offer their services without cost in this court-annexed settlement conference program. Begun in 1997, these attorneys have conducted thousands of settlement conferences, assisting low and low-moderate income families in resolving their cases without the financial and emotional expense of trial.

Although there are no formal limitations, this program is intended to serve those for whom it would be a financial hardship to utilize the many fine mediation and arbitration services available in our community.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/superior-court/get-help/settlement-conferences/volunteer-settle.aspx

For Seattle: Contact Lulu B. Miles, Volunteer Settlement Conference Program Coordinator, at lulu.miles@kingcounty.gov or/and SCVolunteerSettlement@kingcounty.gov or leave a message with name of parties, case number and contact number at (206) 477-1353 to schedule an appointment.  The Volunteer Settlement Conference Program is first come, first serve and a one-time service opportunity.  Please note that when parties agree on a date, this date is set because of limited spacing and cannot be changed.

For Kent: Call Cheryl at the Curran Law Firm, P.S., at (253) 852-2345 Monday through Friday (except 1:00pm – 2:00pm).  Curran is the law firm that administers the program for the Maleng Regional Justice Center, donating its office staff and mailing costs.

KCBA Self Help Plus Program

The mission of the Self Help Plus Program is to provide guidance though a sometimes overwhelming legal system. For those who need legal assistance, but cannot afford expensive retainer fees or the hourly fees attorneys often charge, this program provides a much-needed service.

Self Help Plus (SHP) helps low-income people that represent themselves in uncontested family law actions.

https://www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Free-Legal-Assistance/Self-Help-Plus-Program

(206) 267-7080