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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Regional Justice Center 401 4th Ave N, Rm 3D
Kent WA 98032
The YWCA of King County provides services for survivors of domestic violence in King County. Call 206-280-9961 or email email@example.com.
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
Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program
450 110th Ave NE PO Box 90012
Bellevue WA 98009
Mediation Clinic, UW School of Law
William H Gates Hall, Rm 265 PO Box 85110
Seattle WA 98145-1110
Other state-wide resources are available to residents of King County as well. Refer to the state-wide resources list for contact information.