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Black History Month: A Collection of Online Resources

February 11, 2021

As we reflect upon and honor the many contributions that have made us a richer nation and region, here are a few suggestions to help celebrate this important month: AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth.gov Black History Month: Legacy Washington Profiles Black History Month at the New York Public Library King County Library System’s Black… Read more

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Free Help for your Business Law Questions

February 1, 2021

If you run a small business or nonprofit and have a business-related question for an attorney, you can arrange for a free consultation.  Seattle Public Library and the UW School of Law are collaborating to make these virtual visits possible. For more information and to register, click HERE..pf-button.pf-button-excerpt { display:… Read more

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Black History Month: A Celebration of Business Excellence in Washington State

February 1, 2021

The Seattle Public Library is kicking of a series of events to designed to educate, inspire, and celebrate Black-owned businesses.  The first event for this year is scheduled for February 2nd. For more information and to register, click HERE..pf-button.pf-button-excerpt { display: none; } Read more

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You Can Now Access Do-It-Yourself Legal Materials on the KCLL Website!

January 28, 2021

The King County Law Library is proud to announce that we are making the NOLO Press database of DIY (do-it-yourself) legal materials available for free to all King County Residents. The books contain helpful guidance and sample forms on a number of very popular topics.  Titles include “Credit Repair,” “Neighbor… Read more

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Learn Virtually with a MOOC!

January 12, 2021

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are online courses in a variety of disciplines, including the law, which anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can attend. They are free and often less structured than traditional in-person courses. Both of our local public library systems, Seattle Public Library and… Read more

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Summary of Eviction Protections

January 7, 2021

In response to COVID-19, governments and agencies at various levels have instituted protections for both residents and small businesses.  Things such as eviction moratoria rental assistance programs continue to be extended and modified, but it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all.  Local attorneys have created a helpful guide… Read more

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New Nonparental Custody Law Implementation Postposed

December 18, 2020

Significant changes were made to our State’s nonparental custody laws in 2020.  The new laws were set to take effect after December 31, 2020 but the King County Superior Court Clerk’s office has recently learned that the implementation of these new laws has been postponed.  For more details about how… Read more

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Pick Up Print Outs Curb-Side from SPL and KCLS

December 18, 2020

Both King County Library System and Seattle Public Library are offering curb-side printing pick-ups at select branches for registered users.  If you can’t print from home, take advantage of these COVID-19 work-around services. Curb-side printing pick-up at select SPL branches Curb-side printing pick-up at select KCLS branches.pf-button.pf-button-excerpt { display: none;… Read more

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Free 30-Minute Webinar: How to Use HeinOnline!

December 3, 2020

There is a wealth of legal and scholarly information in HeinOnline – one of the resources you can access from the Remote Databases page of our website.  It’s chock full of law review journals, historical documents, 50-state surveys, and much more. Have you never used it?  Now is your chance… Read more

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If You’re Facing Eviction, You May Be Protected

November 12, 2020

A recent order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prohibits evictions due to an inability to pay – under certain circumstances.  The Suffolk University Law School has created an interactive questionnaire to help people decide whether they qualify under the federal guidelines.  It also generates a declaration… Read more

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Most Jail Inmates Can Vote in King County

October 29, 2020

Most of the inmates being held in King County Jail are actually eligible to vote – although many of them do not know it.  Defense attorneys, advocates and election officials are reaching out to eligible inmates to help them have a voice in this year’s elections. You can read the… Read more

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Aid for Former Extended Foster Care Program Youth

October 2, 2020

The Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families is looking for help in identifying youth who will age out of or have aged out of Extended Foster Care at age 21, between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. The Department of Commerce: Office of Homeless Youth is seeking… Read more

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