Category: Community resources
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
American Bankruptcy Institute
The nation’s largest & most diverse community of bankruptcy professionals.
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
Family Law Facilitators
The Family Law Facilitator Program at King County Superior Court provides information and referrals to family law litigants who are not represented by attorneys. Litigants may meet with a facilitator on a walk-in basis (walk-ins are first come, first served, and sign-in will end 30 minutes prior to closing or once capacity is reached) or by pre-scheduled appointment (for document review or if an interpreter is required)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The ASPCA was established to alleviate animal cruelty. This website lists federal and state legislative actions, provides expert pet care advice, and discusses ways to prevent animal cruelty.
Humane Society for Seattle/King County
The Humane Society for Seattle/King County is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together. This organization offers many services including workshops, and community outreach.
Animal Legal and Historical Center
On this site you will find a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.
Animal Law Resource Center
The Animal Law Resource Center provides access to legislation and legal matters pertaining to animals and the law. Information concerning animal cruelty, animal control, laboratory animal welfare, wildlife management and other issues concerning animals in our society. This content is updated regularly and is presented in searchable databases to help legal professionals, students, advocates and the general public make sense of a wealth of information and resources regarding legal and legislative issues.