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A New Tool for Tracking Felony Cases in King County

March 30, 2021

The King County Prosecutor’s Office has launched an online dashboard that lets you track important data bout the felony cases that they’re pursuing.  The tool is an effort to offer more transparency around the number and types of cases being brought in the County – and how it’s being affected… Read more

Are Kids Placed in Foster Care Unnecessarily?

March 30, 2021

There is an effort to protect family cohesion when they face allegations of neglect or abuse.  The effort includes legislation in Olympia (HB 1227) and seeks to emphasize alternatives to placing children into foster care, where appropriate. You can read the full story HERE. Read more

Seattle Council Votes to Ensure Legal Representation

March 30, 2021

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to guarantee legal representation for people who are facing eviction and and cannot afford their own lawyers.  A recent amendment to the measure simply requires that one sign a statement that they cannot afford their own counsel. You can read the entire story HERE. Read more

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

March 19, 2021

In an increasingly online world, identity theft has become a greater risk for all of us.  In fact, just recently the personal information of 1.4 million Washingtonians was stolen from a state computer vendor. An article from the Washington State Law Library lays out some helpful steps that you can… Read more

Free Webinar on the Contract Obligations in the age of COVID-19

March 11, 2021

KCLL subscribers have remote access to a growing list of important treatises – and that includes Corbin on Contracts.  Corbin’s publisher LexisNexis is putting on a free 90-minute webinar that will look at the topic of Force Majeure in age of COVID-19.  Covered topics will include rights of recovery, how… Read more

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: Black History Month: Legacy Washington Profiles Black History Month at the New York Public Library King County Library System’s Black… Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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

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

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

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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