Category: Community resources

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

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

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