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Track Legislative Activity on Your Topic of Interest

January 19, 2023

The 2023 Washington Legislature is now in session – and schedule to end on April 23rd. Local non-profit news source Crosscut has created a really helpful website that allows you to track legislative activity by topic of interest.  At a glance, you can the status of a particular piece of… Read more

12 Free Resources for Legal Professionals

December 15, 2022

The good folks at LexisNexis have collected a dozen free resources that may be of particular interest to legal professionals.  Not only are they handy and informative, but they can also be used to make the world a little better place. For more information, click HERE. And Happy Holidays… Read more

What is a Declaration?

December 14, 2022

Washingtonlawhelp.org has published a new guide explaining what the legal document called a Declaration is, how and when it should and should not be used in a case, and special situations related to declarations. In addition, you can learn how declarations work together with motions and orders by reading through… Read more

The Family Law Help Desk is Coming!

December 6, 2022

The King County Family Law Information Center (FLIC) provides assistance with a variety of family law-related processes including divorce, child support, parenting plans and parenting plan modifications.  FLIC is introducing a new service system affecting both the Seattle and Kent courthouses.  It will launch in January 2023.  In preparation for… Read more

ROSS’ REF Q’S – “EVICTING” FORECLOSED OWNERS

December 2, 2022

WE GET A LOT OF REFERENCE QUESTIONS AT THE KING COUNTY LAW LIBRARY. THE REFRAIN GOES THAT BECAUSE WE AREN’T PRACTICING ATTORNEYS, WE CAN’T OFFER LEGAL ADVICE—AS LIBRARIANS, WE CAN ONLY OFFER RESOURCES. THAT SAID, SOME QUESTIONS ARE VERY INTERESTING & INSPIRE ME TO DO SOME RESEARCH OF MY OWN,… Read more

HOW TO… Use Informal Family Law Trials (09/2022)

November 10, 2022

If you’re involved in a family law case, you may have the option of going through an INFORMAL trial – rather than the typical/formal type. There are plenty of differences, but the general idea is that if both parties agree to it, the actual trial an easier process for non-lawyers.… Read more

ROSS’ REF Q’S – Removing a discriminatory covenant

November 1, 2022

WE GET A LOT OF REFERENCE QUESTIONS AT THE KING COUNTY LAW LIBRARY. THE REFRAIN GOES THAT BECAUSE WE AREN’T PRACTICING ATTORNEYS, WE CAN’T OFFER LEGAL ADVICE—AS LIBRARIANS, WE CAN ONLY OFFER RESOURCES. THAT SAID, SOME QUESTIONS ARE VERY INTERESTING & INSPIRE ME TO DO SOME RESEARCH OF MY OWN,… Read more

KC Superior Court Clerk’s Office Launches Website Translation Project

October 6, 2022

The King County Department of Judicial Administration, also known as the Superior Court Clerk’s Office, is proud to announce the completion of the first phase of its new Website Translation Project. The project’s goal is to translate key content of the Clerk’s Office website into the top 7 languages spoken… Read more

Appellate Court Public Document Portal Cases

New Wa Appellate Court Public Document Portal Launched

September 19, 2022

The public can access files and documents for cases filed with the Washington Supreme Court and the Washington Courts of Appeal after January 1, 2020 through the Court’s new Appellate Court Public Document Portal.  You will need to know the case number you want to research.  This system does not… Read more

NCLC Explains New Student Loan Relief Options

September 7, 2022

The National Consumer Law Center has published a very useful article describing the twelve most significant changes to the laws and rules governing repaying or canceling student loan debt. You can also access additional digital content from NCLC, including their publication titled Student Loan Law, directly from King County Law… Read more

Cheap Internet Charge Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program — Help for Internet Costs

August 22, 2022

Washington State’s Health Care Authority administers an FCC program called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).   The ACP is designed to make it cheaper for some Washington households to get high-speed Internet access.  If your household qualifies, you can get up to $30/month off of Internet connectivity charges and a one-time… Read more

ACLU WA’s The Future of Abortion in Washington Discussion Available Again

August 8, 2022

In May 2022, ACLU of Washington sponsored a pre-Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization discussion about abortion and reproductive rights.  The speakers included Dr. Erin Berry, Washington State Medical Director, Kia Guarino, Executive Director of  Pro-Choice Washington,  Miranda Varags, board member of Northwest Abortion Access Fund, and Leah Rutman, Health… Read more

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