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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

Protection Order Forms and Process Changes

August 8, 2022

WashingtonLawHelp.org has a new guide that helps explain the numerous changes made to Washington State’s protection order forms and process in June 2022.  For example, you can now use a single petition to file for a protection order if you have encountered domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.  Some… Read more

Ross’ Ref Q’s – Common carriers

August 5, 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

Worst WA Supreme Court Decisions? There’s A List for That

June 14, 2022

Times change.  And so do sensibilities and values.  So not all legal decisions age as well as one might have expected.  Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Gonzalez has created a list of some decisions that should be (or already have been) changed. You can see the entire list and… Read more

Preparing to Take the LSAT?

May 27, 2022

One of the ways that the King County Bar Association is working to improve the quality of legal representation in the area is by helping deserving legal students with the cost of licensure.  In addition to a limited number of application grants, KCBA is partnering with no less that four… Read more

Resources for Addressing Digital Harassment

May 18, 2022

The spread of technology into so many areas of our lives has opened up new avenues for harassing behavior.  From “cyber-stalking” to “revenge porn,” there are a number of things that we can do to fight back – but where to start?  Here are a few very helpful resources: CYBER… Read more

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Remembering Japanese Incarceration and the Lies of Executive Order 9066

May 10, 2022

<< CLE Credit: 1.00 Ethics >> Filmmaker Jon Osaki’s documentary “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” takes an in-depth look at the legal rationale and evidence that undergirded the issuance of Executive Order 9066, which led to the wartime incarceration of almost 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, and… Read more

Article: Seattle’s Eviction Moratorium Has Ended

March 9, 2022

The City of Seattle has ended its moratorium on payment-related evictions.  This Seattle Times article provides a good update on the landscape that local renters may now be facing and also mentions a number of related resources. You can read the article HERE.   Read more

Help with Evictions from WaLawHelp.org

March 1, 2022

If you are a low-income tenant in Washington State, you may be eligible for legal assistance if you are facing eviction or looking for rent assistance.  For details. follow these links: Eviction Help Rental Assistance Read more

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