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Resources for Addressing Digital Harassment

May 18, 2022

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… Read more

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Remembering Japanese Incarceration and the Lies of Executive Order 9066

May 10, 2022

<< CLE Credit: 1.00 Ethics >> Filmmaker Jon Osaki’s documentary “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” takes an in-depth look at the legal rationale and evidence that undergirded the issuance of Executive Order 9066, which led to the wartime incarceration of almost 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, and… Read more

Article: Seattle’s Eviction Moratorium Has Ended

March 9, 2022

The City of Seattle has ended its moratorium on payment-related evictions.  This Seattle Times article provides a good update on the landscape that local renters may now be facing and also mentions a number of related resources. You can read the article HERE.   Read more

Help with Evictions from WaLawHelp.org

March 1, 2022

If you are a low-income tenant in Washington State, you may be eligible for legal assistance if you are facing eviction or looking for rent assistance.  For details. follow these links: Eviction Help Rental Assistance Read more

Free Access to Reuters Legal News

February 15, 2022

Access breaking and in-depth news about the legal topics via Reuters.  You can now access their content without charge – and if you register for free, you can even customize your views based on topics, entities and columnists. Read the full article HERE. Jump right in to Reuters Legal News… Read more

King County Extends Suspension of In-Person Criminal Trials to 2/11/2022

December 29, 2021

King County Superior Court issued Emergency Order 35 on January 12, 2022, extending the suspension of all in-person criminal trials until February 11, 2022.  The suspension is in response to concerns about the spread of the Omicron Variant of COVID-19 in King County.  Emergency Order 33 regarding all civil trials… Read more

Help for Paying Back Rent — Apply by Dec. 31, 2021

December 16, 2021

Do you need help paying back rent?  In partnership with the King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program and Mary’s Place, the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is distributing back-rent assistance funding to local families.  Applications for assistance are due to the Boys and Girls Club via… Read more

Free Citizenship Classes at Seattle Public Library

December 15, 2021

SPL is offering free classes for people who are preparing for their citizenship exam.  The virtual classes are available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and English languages. For more information and to register, visit Seattle Public Library’s event calendar HERE.   Read more

FROM THE DIRECTOR: DECEMBER 2021

December 1, 2021

What’s that Sound? An eBook Explosion at KCLL! Barbara Engstrom, Executive Director, King County Law Library During the past year, the law library has made a big push to transition some of our collection to eBooks available for remote access. Because of the popularity of the first round of eBook… Read more

Search Law Firm Websites

October 8, 2021

Very often, lawyers write and post very informative articles to their websites or blogs that provide helpful summaries of legal topics.  Running a general Google search will surely include some of these articles in their results – but they will be included with all of the other materials found across… Read more

Legal Aid for Indigent Tenants Facing Evictions

July 15, 2021

The passage of SB 5160 charged the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) with developing a plan to implement Washington State’s first-in-the-Nation program to provide no-cost legal representation for indigent tenants facing evictions.  OCLA has met the challenge and presented its plan to the Legislature ahead of its 90-day deadline. … Read more

Form Packet for Making a Motion in a Civil Case

July 12, 2021

If you have a civil case in King County Superior Court and need to ask your assigned judge to do something, this packet may be very helpful.  It has instructions and forms for submitting a motion (the way you ask the court to do something) and a proposed order (the… Read more

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