Category: Community resources

ESD Precedential Decisions of Commissioner

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.

https://govt.westlaw.com/wapcd/Index?__lrguid=id3c38c0da8ab47fdacd40391e1614d5d

How to Appeal a Denial Of Unemployment to Superior Court

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.”

https://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/resource/how-do-i-appeal-my-denial-of-unemployment-ben?ref=orPBJ

KCBA Lawyer Referral Service

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.

http://www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Hire-a-Lawyer

(206) 267-7010

LRS@kcba.org

WSBA Moderate Means Program

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.

https://www.wsba.org/connect-serve/volunteer-opportunities/mmp