King County and Seattle Resources

King County has several volunteer lawyer programs providing services to residents throughout the county:

King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services
1200 5th Ave, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
206-267-7100

The Family Law Mentor Program assists King County residents who are low-income married or unmarried parents with contested family law cases (dissolution, petition to establish a parenting plan, or paternity cases) where children are at risk.  Call the intake line at (206) 267-7085 for a screening interview.

The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible volunteer-based legal services to low-income tenants facing eviction in King County.  Go to the offices listed below to meet with an attorney. You will first talk to a legal assistant who will collect information from you before you talk with an attorney. No appointment is necessary.

King County Courthouse
516 3rd Avenue
W-314 – 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Morning Clinic: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Clinic: Monday 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(all clients should arrive prior to 5:00pm for the afternoon clinic)

Maleng Regional Justice Center – Kent Courthouse
401 4th Avenue N
Room 1281
Kent, WA 98032
Morning Clinic: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Neighborhood Legal Clinics program (NLC) provide free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County residents and Washington State residents with legal issues in King County who might otherwise have no access to the legal system.  To make an appointment call 206- 267-7070 Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00am- 12:00 pm.

NLC CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS:

Central Area                                        Country Doctor Legal Clinic                Downtown
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:45 PM             Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM                Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 PM
2301 S Jackson St, Suite 208           500 19th Ave E                                       516 3rd Ave, Room W621
Seattle, WA 98144                              Seattle, WA 98112                                  Seattle, WA 98104

Eastside                                                Federal Way                                                 Greenwood
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM            Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 PM      Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
14812 Main St                                      34200 1st Way S                                         9041 Greenwood Ave N
Bellevue, WA 98007                          Federal Way, WA 98003                           Seattle, WA 98103

Kent                                                      Lake City                                                Renton
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM           Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM              Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
600 E Smith St                                   12525 28th Ave NE                              720 S Tobin St
Kent, WA 98030                                Seattle, WA 98125                                Renton, WA 98057

Southeast                                             Southwest                                    Vashon-Maury
Mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM                  Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM        1st Thursday of the month, 6:00-8:00 PM
3815 S Othello St, Suite 105             2801 SW Thistle St.                   10004 Bank Rd
Seattle, WA 98118                              Seattle, WA 98126                     Vashon, WA 98070

West Seattle
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM, closed 3rd Tuesday
4217 SW Oregon St
Seattle, WA 98116

Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) provides direct representation to clients with select civil legal issues through volunteer attorneys. VLS maintains a panel of attorneys who work with specific populations of low-income people, including people with HIV/AIDS, homeless people, immigrants, refugees, and people with limited English regardless of immigration status.
To be screened for eligibility, call (206) 461-3200 or simply dial 211 from within the Washington State.

The Self Help Plus Program provides guidance though the legal system to low-income people that represent themselves in uncontested family law actions.  Clients can reach the SHP Program at (206) 267-7080 for more information and to request an application. If a client prefers to come to the office, the address is 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101.

The Kinship Care Solutions Project works to ensure that children who are at risk in the care of their parents have safe, stable homes through custody with caring relatives and other caregivers.  Call the Kinship Care Solutions intake line at (206) 267-7086 to be screened for eligibility.


Seattle Community Law Center provides legal advice and representation to low-income individuals with disabilities, in matters related to their entitlement to Social Security disability, and SSI benefits.

Seattle Community Law Center
1404 E. Yesler Way, Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: (206) 686 – 7252
info@seattlecommlaw.org


Solid Ground – Tenant Services
Solid Ground’s housing counseling services for tenants help families and individuals maintain permanent and reliable rental housing.
Tenant Services Hotline: 206.694.6767 TTY: 7.1.1
The Hotline is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from10:30am–4:30pm.


Eastside Legal Assistance Program provides free civil legal aid to low-income residents of East and Northeast King County Washington and domestic violence legal aid throughout King County.  Call 425-747-7274 or email info@elap.org any time.


King County Superior Court has a Court Facilitator program at both the Seattle and Kent courthouses that is accessible to everyone for a small fee. For more information, contact the King County Court Facilitator: 516 3rd Ave, Rm W-382
Seattle WA 98104-2312
206-296-9092.

Regional Justice Center 401 4th Ave N, Rm 3D
Kent WA 98032
206-205-2526


The YWCA of King County provides services for survivors of domestic violence in King County.  Call 206-280-9961 or email rgaon@ywcaworks.org.


The Domestic Abuse Women’s Network provides services for survivors of domestic violence in South King County.  Call 425-656-7867.


Residents of King County can receive mediation assistance with family law or landlord-tenant issues through three dispute resolution programs:

Dispute Resolution Center of King County
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Ste 20
Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206-443-9603 or 888-803-4696
Email: DRCinfo@kcdrc.org

Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program
450 110th Ave NE PO Box 90012
Bellevue WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-4091
Email: mediation_info@bellevuewa.gov

Mediation Clinic, UW School of Law
William H Gates Hall, Rm 265 PO Box 85110
Seattle WA 98145-1110
Phone: 206-685-4140
Email: mediates@u.washington.edu


Other state-wide resources are available to residents of King County as well. Refer to the state-wide resources list for contact information.

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