Bankruptcy & Debt

Debt Collection Defense Clinic

  • Every Tuesday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Seattle branch of the King County Law Library
  • Free 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, https://www.nwjustice.org/  
  • Find more information here.

Neighborhood Legal Clinic: Debt & Bankruptcy Clinics

  • Appointment required; call (206) 267-7070 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesdays – Thursdays
  • Free 30-minute meeting
  • Focused on debt and bankruptcy questions. The Neighborhood Legal Clinics service King County residents or clients with legal issues in King County.
  • Two locations:
    • Downtown Seattle: 2208 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm (appointment required, call 206-267-7070)
    • South Seattle: 3815 S. Othello Street, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98118, Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm (appointment required, call 206-267-7070)
  • Sponsored by the King County Bar Association, http://www.kcba.org/pbs/NLC.aspx

Pro Se Bankruptcy Clinic

  • Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at the Federal Courthouse
    • Federal Courthouse
      700 Stewart Street
      Room 6101 (6th Floor)
      Seattle, WA 98101
  • No appointment necessary; walk-in clinic
  • Focused on pro-se (unrepresented) bankruptcy filing and related questions. In order to qualify for the clinic, your household gross monthly income is 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or lower. See this flyer for more information about who qualifies for the clinic: http://www.nwclc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Pro-Se-BK-Clinic-Flyer-Printable.pdf
  • Can’t make it to the clinic at those times? Help is still available to those who qualify: Call the Northwest Consumer Law Center’s Intake Message Line (206) 805-1722
  • Sponsored by the NW Consumer Law Center, http://www.nwclc.org/pro-se-bankruptcy-clinic/, in partnership with the Federal Bar Association
  • Learn more here.

Other Resources

  • Chapter 13 Trustee Counseling Program (206) 624-5124
  • Consumer Counseling Northwest (800) 355-2227
  • Consumer Education & Training Services (CENTS) (206) 267-7017
  • Debt & Bankruptcy Legal Clinics (206) 267-7070
  • Make Change – Free Debt Education Class (206) 267-7095
  • Northwest Consumer Law Center (206) 805-0989
  • Western Washington U.S. Bankruptcy Court (206) 370-5200
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Find Debt Collection Forms Here

Links Updated October 2020.

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