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KCLL is Looking for an Outreach Services Associate

February 26, 2024

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 Associate.   This is an exciting opportunity to help reimagine and promote the library’s access to justice efforts.   Read more

Blake Refund Bureau Opens

February 1, 2024

In 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision known as State v. Blake found the Washington law criminalizing drug possession to be unconstitutional.  The Blake Refund Bureau is now accepting applications to refund court-ordered fines or costs paid in connection with drug possession convictions (including marijuana) affected by the Blake… Read more

Help with a Commercial Lease Dispute – Dec. 4 thru Dec. 15

December 8, 2023

If you are a Washington-based small business (<$500k) or non-profit and have a dispute regarding your commercial lease agreement, you may be able to get some free legal advice.  Communities Rise is sponsoring the phone consultations through December 15th. Click on the image below to find more information on the… Read more

Office Hours – Estate Planning (11/29/2023)

December 1, 2023

In this edition of KCLL’s Office Hours, we’re joined by local attorneys Evelyn Emanuel and April Benson to answer your questions about estate planning. Office Hours is a recurring webcast where a panel of experts answer questions that attendees submit before the event.  You can see a list of upcoming… Read more

WTEW… in Small Claims Court (Part 5 – Judgments)

October 25, 2023

You’ve won your Small Claims Court case – now what?  A King County District Court Judge explains. Video Highlights 00:19 – What are judgments? 00:46 – If I win, will I get money at the end of the trial? 01:25 – How long do judgments last? 01:39 – Do judgments… Read more

WTEW… in Small Claims Court (Part 4 – During Trial)

October 24, 2023

In Part 4 (of 5) on the Small Claims experience, a District Court Judge explains what you can expect during the trial. Video Highlights 00:24 – When does a small claims case go to trial? 01:02 – What actually happens during the trial? 02:30 – Who has the burden to… Read more

Free Bilingual Legal Clinics

October 11, 2023

In partnership with Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) and King County Bar Association (KCBA), El Centro de la Raza sponsors free legal clinics on the second Wednesday of each month from their offices at Centilia Cultural Center. The volunteer attorneys provide general consultations on a variety of topics including… Read more

WTEW… in Small Claims Court (Part 3 – Mediation)

October 10, 2023

In Part 3 (of 5) on Small Claims Court, a District Court Judge explains what you can expect from mediation. Video Highlights 00:28 – Why do parties have to go through mediation? 00:49 – What are some of the advantages of going through mediation? 01:52 – What is mediation like?… Read more

WTEW… in Small Claims Court (Part 2 – “Service of Process”)

October 3, 2023

This video addresses service of process in a Small Claims action – and what is necessary to initiate your suit. Video Highlights 00:17 – Introduction 00:44 – What does “service of process” mean? 01:16 – Who can serve the defendant?   01:35 – What are the different ways a person can… Read more

WTEW… in Small Claims Court (Part 1 – “Right Court, Right Claim”)

October 2, 2023

This series of five videos will introduce you to some key concepts that you should be aware of before you file your action in King County Small Claims Court. Video Highlights 00:30 – What IS the purpose of Small Claims Court? 01:07 – What types of claims are allowed in… Read more

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

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

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