Author: Ross Zimmerman

KCBA Neighborhood Legal Clinics

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.

http://www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Free-Legal-Assistance/Neighborhood-Legal-Clinics

(206) 267-7070

Office of Civil Legal Aid

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.

https://ocla.wa.gov

(360) 704-4135

Somali Family Safety Task Force

The Somali Family Safety Task Force is a nonprofit community-based-organization (CBO) located in the NewHolly neighborhood in Seattle, WA that serves refugee and immigrant women and their families. Not only are we community based but we are also community driven. Our founders as well as the majority of our staff and volunteers are Somali and/or East African. Our programs are created with input from our community and are often at their request. Programs range from computer literacy training to combating and preventing gender-based-violence. We pride ourselves in being an organization by-and-for our community.

https://www.somalifamilysafetytaskforce.org

(206) 659-4755

Sexual Violence Law Center

The Sexual Violence Law Center (SVLC) attorneys provide holistic, trauma-informed legal assistance to victims of sexual violence in a wide variety of legal matters, including protection orders, immigration, employment, public benefits, Title IX, housing, crime victim rights and more. We also provide technical assistance and trainings to advocates, attorneys, and judges working with victims of sexual violence.

http://www.svlawcenter.org/

(844) 991-7852

Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP)

Protection Order Advocacy Program — King County Prosecutor’s Office

There are different types of protection orders that apply to different people and different scenarios. The primary purpose of most court orders is to keep the “respondent” or “defendant” from contacting or harming the “petitioner” or “victim/witness.” Violation of these orders could result in criminal prosecution. If you or someone you know is feeling threatened, it’s important to understand which protection order may be right for you.

Civil orders are orders you request. Criminal orders are requested by WA State (through a prosecutor) in a criminal case.

http://protectionorder.org/

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/prosecutor/protectionorders.aspx

Seattle: (206) 477-1103
Kent: (206) 477-3758

Northwest Justice Project

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s largest publicly funded legal aid program. Each year NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.

https://nwjustice.org/home

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