News & Updates

State Supreme Court Abruptly Ends LLLT Program

July 6, 2020

Without public debate or a formal hearing on the topic, the Washington State Supreme Court decided last month to end the Limited Licence Legal Technician (LLLT) program.  The June letter ends a program that broadened access to legal representation and served as a model for other states across the nation.   Please… Read more

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Immigration Status and Benefits Eligibility

June 8, 2020

With help from two partners, the City of Seattle Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs has complied a spreadsheet that can help you determine what benefits a person is eligible for based on their immigration status.   The spreadsheet no substitute for legal advice, but is rather intended as a… Read more

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Legal Assistance for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

May 14, 2020

If you are a small business or nonprofit with 50 or fewer employees, you can make an appointment for a free 60-minute legal consultation to discuss issues you may be facing a a result of COVID-19.  The consultations are being organized by Communities Rise and will take place via telephone… Read more

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COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits

May 11, 2020

Join the Unemployment Law Project’s WEEKLY webinar to find out the latest about how the pandemic is affecting unemployment benefits.  The free webinar will answer viewer questions and takes place every Monday at 12:00pm PST.  For more information and to register, click HERE. Read more

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COVID-19 Benefits Town Hall – Thursday, May 7

May 4, 2020

On Thursday, May 7 from 10AM to 12:30PM (PST) speakers from the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), and Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Unemployment Insurance will provide information about changes and updates to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)… Read more

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Westlaw Edge Access for KCLL Patrons

April 27, 2020

In light of COVID-19, Thomson-Reuters is offering free Westlaw Edge access to KCLL patrons for a limited time.  While you will need to register, there is no commitment and no credit card is required.  Here’s how to get started: White Space White Space Read the detailed registration information included here.… Read more

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Three Documents We Should All Have to Help Loved Ones

April 22, 2020

One of the silver linings of these uncertain times is that they can cause us to think about things that all should – but often don’t.  No one LIKES to think about unpleasant outcomes or unforeseen changes in life circumstances, but just a little planning can make such possibilities much… Read more

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Governor Inslee Extends “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Emergency Order to May 4

April 3, 2020

Washington State governor Jay Inslee has extended his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order to May 4, 2020.  Read details about this extension and the governor’s original order here. For more information about Washington State’s response to the COVID-19 situation, including current COVID-19 infection statistics, information about travel, and information… Read more

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COVID-19 and the Law at WaLawHelp.Org

March 11, 2020

The Northwest Justice Project has added a new law resources page to WashingtonLawHelp regarding COVID-19.  It currently includes the following categories of information: Understanding the Basics Court Schedule Changes and Closures Health Care and Insurance Paid Leave School Info Unemployment Your Job and Coronavirus Read more

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Family Law Facilitators Available by Phone Only

March 10, 2020

Until further notice, the King County Family Law Information Centers in both Seattle and Kent are suspending walk-in hours and will be assisting people by phone only at the following numbers from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon: For Kent cases call: 206-477-2781 For Seattle cases call: 206-477-2553 Read more

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Seattle City Council Votes to Restrict Winter-Time Evictions

February 19, 2020

On Monday, February 12, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance that will significantly restrict residential evictions during the winter.  Council Bill 119726, if signed by the Mayor or allowed to pass into law without her signature, will prohibit Seattle landlords from evicting low- and moderate-income tenants for… Read more

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New Full-Service Clinic for LGBTQ Parental Rights

November 6, 2019

The QLaw Foundation of Washington is sponsoring a new, free, full-representation legal clinic called Family Matters to help LGBTQ families get legal orders affirming their legal parental relationships to the children they are raising. Assistance will be provided by both attorneys and social workers and will vary in length depending… Read more

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