Where to get legal advice


Due to the COVID-19, there are currently no legal clinics meeting in the Law Library.  Instead, some organizations are offering assistance via telephone.  See below for details. 

We will update this page as the situation changes.

Neighborhood Legal Clinic:

In-person meetings have been suspended.  Visit their website to schedule a telephone consultation.

Debt Collection Defense Clinic:

Due to public health concerns and until further notice, the DCDC clinic will NOT be meeting in person.  Instead, consultations will be via telephone.

WITHIN King County:

  • Call 206.464.1519 for intake (9am-5pm)
  • You will receive a pre-screening callback in about a day or so
  • If need be, they will then schedule a call with an attorney

OUTSIDE of King County:

  • Call CLEAR at 1-888-201-1014 for intake

Find other free and low cost legal help in King County here:

How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to a Free Legal Clinic

Generally, you will only have about 30 minutes to meet with an attorney. To get the most out of your visit, be as prepared as possible:

  • If you already have forms, fill out as much as you can on your own.
    • Do not walk into a clinic with a stack of blank forms.
    • The attorney will not have time to go through all of your forms with you.
    • Only ask the attorney about the sections of the form that are confusing. Mark them with sticky notes so that you can locate them quickly.
  • Have a short and succinct version of the facts of your case prepared.
    • Have a written outline or timeline of the facts prepared in advance, so that the attorney can quickly get a sense of the issue.
    • Do not get bogged down with unnecessary details or casting blame.
  • Do as much research on the law of your case as you can beforehand.
    • The more you know about the law of your case, the better the attorney can guide you towards the next steps.
  • Pick the one issue that you are having the most trouble with or that is the most immediate concern
    • Where are you on your case schedule?
    • Have you been served with a document that you do not know how to respond to?