If you are in a situation where a protection order of some type is necessary, join Ross Zimmerman from the King County Law Library, Angela Rogness from the Protection Order Advocacy Program, and Susie Harris and Ivan Sandoval from King County Superior Court to learn more about:
- the various types of protection orders and what they do
- the services of King County’s Protection Order Advocacy Program
- the King County Superior Court Clerk’s role in the civil protection order process
- resources available to help you from King County Law Library
WashingtonLawHelp.org has a new guide that helps explain the numerous changes made to Washington State’s protection order forms and process in June 2022. For example, you can now use a single petition to file for a protection order if you have encountered domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking. Some types of protection orders, such as Extreme Risk Protection Orders, still require a separate petition. Read the new WaLawHelp protection order guide here. Current forms for all protection order types can be found beneath the Protection Orders drop-down here.
The spread of technology into so many areas of our lives has opened up new avenues for harassing behavior. From “cyber-stalking” to “revenge porn,” there are a number of things that we can do to fight back – but where to start? Here are a few very helpful resources:
CYBER CIVIL RIGHTS LEGAL PROJECT – connects victims of nonconsensual pornography with legal assistance – locally, nationally and even outside of the United States.
CLINIC TO END TECH ABUSE (CETA) – helps abuse survivors understand how technology can be manipulated to harm them and what steps they can take to prevent it.
NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NNEDV) – provides an online toolkit to help domestic violence survivors navigate the technological dimension of abuse.
NEW BEGINNINGS – offers a wide variety of resources to help those who have faced domestic abuse.