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Get Help With Protection Orders

August 14, 2023

Find the Right Help for Your Protection Order       The King County Domestic Violence Protection Order Advocacy Program helps people who need protection specifically from an intimate partner or spouse.       Seattle Unveristy’s Family Law Center helps people with domestic violence and other protection order situations.… Read more

Blake Refund Bureau Opens

July 31, 2023

In 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision known as State v. Blake found the Washington law criminalizing drug possession unconstitutional.  The Blake Refund Bureau is now accepting applications to refund legal financial obligations (LFO) to people whose convictions were affected by the Blake decision.   Before you apply for… Read more

Free Access: Hornbooks and Nutshell Series Now Available as eBooks

July 7, 2023

Need to quickly brush up on an area of law that you’re not familiar with?  Well you’re in luck!  Both Hornbooks (remember those from law school?) and the famous “Nutshell” series are available remotely as eBooks from the Washington State Law Library.  And all you have to do to check… Read more

New Washington Law Helps Former Prisoners Rebuild Their Lives

May 30, 2023

The Washington state legislature has passed a new law intended to help former prisoners re-enter society.  Without affecting restitution to victims, HB 1169 eliminates some mandatory fees that can often be a counter-productive burden for those who are trying to get their lives back on track. You can read the… Read more

New Online Forms: Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives

May 24, 2023 has new online, interactive forms for both Durable Power of Attorney documents and Health Care Directives. A power of attorney document lets you choose a trusted friend or relative to help you with your finances or health care decisions.  A Health Care Directive lets you state what kind of… Read more

Get Help for Minor Guardianships

May 22, 2023

The King County Bar Association’s Kinship Care Solutions program provides free legal advice and representation to relatives or significant caregivers trying to set up minor guardianships.  The service is staffed by volunteer attorneys.  Eligibility is income-based and also uses the following criteria:   The length of time the child may… Read more

Books Unbanned Initiative Fights Censorship

May 1, 2023

To help support unlimited and unrestrained access to ebooks and audiobooks, and combat censorship, Seattle Public Library is joining the Brooklyn Public Library in offering free access to its electronic collections for teens and young adults, regardless of where they live.  The offer applies to anyone anywhere in the United… Read more

Problems with the Title to Your Home?

April 24, 2023

Is the deed to your home in YOUR name?   While we may assume that we know the status of our home’s deed, there are many reasons it may not be as clear as we think – and that can create headaches down the road.  This can easily arise when someone… Read more

Need Help Sealing Criminal Records?

April 19, 2023

King County’s Department of Public Defense (DPD) can help!  They can assist sealing both juvenile or even vacating some adult criminal convictions.  You can read about these services HERE. The Dept. of Public Defense actually offers a number of services – you can read all about them HERE. Read more

Get Help with Drug Possession Convictions and LFOs

April 13, 2023

LIVING WITH CONVICTION is a team of individuals that are committed to helping people struggling with the burden of Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) and felony drug possession convictions.  They do not provide legal advice, but they can help you vacate your pre-2021 drug possession felonies (allowed by the State Supreme… Read more

KCLL is Looking for an Outreach Services Attorney

March 31, 2023

Help the King County Law Library make a difference! We’re looking for a creative solution-finder who is ready to make an impact as the Library’s Outreach Services Attorney.   This is an exciting opportunity to help reimagine and promote the library’s access to justice efforts.   Read more

Introduction to Protection Orders

March 21, 2023

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… Read more

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