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Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral


 

This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in Washington. Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
 

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Washington - Statewide Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal assistance by location and legal issue, or view the alphabetical directory. Links to the organizations are provided.
Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Washington State Bar Association offers links to lawyer referral services by county, information about organizations providing free and low-cost legal services, tips for finding a lost will, and a Moderate Means Program that refers income-eligible parties to lawyers who offer reduced rates.
Complaints About Lawyers
View instructions for filing a complaint against a Washington lawyer. Complaints may be filed online or by downloadable form.
Lawyer Directory
Search the Washington State Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name, city, status, area of practice, and languages spoken.
Lawyer Discipline Notices
Search the Washington State Bar Association database of lawyer discipline notices by name, keyword, action type, and effective date.
Free Civil Legal Services Directory
View a directory of Washington organizations that provide free civil legal services, statewide and by county.
Complaints About Judges
View instructions for filing a complaint about a Washington judge. Links to the complaint form, records request form, and additional information are provided.
Free Civil Legal Help
Northwest Justice Project provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible parties, information about types of cases handled, and video information about various legal topics. Applications are taken by telephone or online form submission.
Public Defender Offices
View a list of Washington public defender offices by county, with contact information and links to websites. Public Defenders provide free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitment, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings.
Civil Legal Aid Information and Resources
The Washington Office of Civil Legal Aid offers information about civil legal aid and links to providers.
Washington Multiple County Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
Benton & Franklin Counties Public Defender
View information about the Benton & Franklin Counties Office of Public Defense, which provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitment, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings. Eligibility criteria, complaint procedure, and other information for clients, friends, and family is provided.
Chelan County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Chelan County Victim/Witness Help
The Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim-Witness Assistance Division provides crime victims and witnesses with information about the criminal process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals to community resources, and assistance with victim impact statements, restitution, and victims' compensation applications.
Clallam County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Clallam County Lawyers
View a directory of Clallam County Bar Association members by area of practice, or view the entire directory in alphabetical order.
Clallam County Victim/Witness Help
The Clallam Count Prosecuting Attorney's Victim/Witness Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information, case status notification, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with restitution and victims' compensation applications.
Clark County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Battle Ground Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about Public Defender appointments in Battle Ground Municipal Court, including a downloadable indigency screening form.
Clark County Check Enforcement
The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information about its Check Enforcement Program for obtaining restitution or prosecution, with instructions for registering and submitting a bad check report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, required forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Clark County Victim Help
The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Assistance Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information, case status notification, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with victims' compensation applications, return of property, victim impact statements, and restitution.
Clark County Lawyers
Search a directory of Clark County Bar Association members by name, area of practice, and location. To view the complete directory in alphabetical order, select the "Members" menu item at the top of the page, then click bar at the top of the page, then click "Member Directory".
Cowlitz County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Cowlitz County Public Defenders
View information about the Cowlitz County Office of Public Defense, which provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and in some juvenile cases.
Ferry County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Ferry County Victim/Witness Help
The Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Witness Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information about the criminal process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements, restitution, and protection order applications. Links to forms and additional information are in the left column.
Franklin County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Franklin County Victim/Witness Help
The Franklin County Prosecutor's Crime Victim Witness Division provides crime victims and witnesses with information, crisis intervention, case status notification, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with restitution and protection order applications.
Grant County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Grant County Check Enforcement
The Grant County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information about its Check Enforcement Program for obtaining restitution or prosecution, with instructions for registering and submitting a bad check report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, required forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Grant County Victim/Witness Help
The Grant County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim/Witness Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information, case status notification, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with restitution and victim impact statements.
Island County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Island County Public Defender
View information about applying for a Public Defender in Island County.
Island County Victim/Witness Help
The Island County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Victim-Witness Coordinator provides crime victims and witnesses with information, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with victim's compensation applications.
Island County Volunteer Lawyers
View information about the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County, which provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Island County Lawyers
View a directory of Island County Bar Association members in alphabetical order with contact information and links to websites.
Jefferson County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Jefferson County Attorneys
View a list of Jefferson County attorneys and their contact information.
King County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
King County Lawyer Referral
The King County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, e-mail, or online request form.
King County Free and Low-Cost Legal Help
The King County Bar Association's Pro Bono Services department offers free Neighborhood Legal Clinics and Volunteer Legal Services representation for low-income residents in civil cases. See links in the right column for details about these programs as well as programs for family law, housing, kinship care, and community resources. The Self Help Plus Program provides limited legal assistance in non-contested family law cases for a fee based on ability to pay.
East King County Civil Legal Help and King County Domestic Violence Legal Help
The Eastside Legal Assistance Program provides free civil legal assistance and legal clinics to low-income residents of east and northeast King County, and free domestic violence legal assistance throughout King County.
Renton Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about obtaining a Public Defender in Renton Municipal Court, including an application form.
Issaquah Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about obtaining a public defender in Issaquah Municipal Court.
Lake Forest Park Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about obtaining a public defender in Lake Forest Park Municipal Court, including an application form.
SeaTac Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about obtaining a Public Defender in SeaTac Municipal Court, including downloadable and online application forms.
Seattle Municipal Court Public Defenders
View information and contacts for Public Defenders in Seattle Municipal Court.
King County Public Defenders
View information about the King County Department of Public Defense, which provides free or low-cost legal representation to income-eligible individuals facing possible incarceration, involuntary mental health commitment, or loss of parental rights.
Tukwila Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about obtaining a Public Defender in Tukwila Municipal Court, including an application form, a supporting documentation checklist, and complaint process information and form.
East King County Lawyers
Search a directory of East King County Bar Association members by area of law or name, or view the complete membership directory in alphabetical order.
King County Protection Order Help
The King County Protection Order Advocacy Program provides domestic violence victims with information about domestic violence protection orders, the process for obtaining an order, safety planning, and enforcement; assistance with forms and safety plans; hearing preparation and accompaniment; and referrals.
Kitsap County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Kitsap County Public Defender
View information about the Kitsap County Office of Public Defense, which provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitments, and juveniles and parents in some juvenile court proceedings.
Kitsap County Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
Kitsap Legal Services offers a lawyer referral service by online request form; a fee is required, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. See links at the top of the page for free and low-cost legal services for income-eligible residents.
Kitsap County Check Enforcement
The Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office offers information about its Check Enforcement Program for obtaining restitution or prosecution, with instructions for registering and submitting a bad check report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, required forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Klickitat County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Klickitat County Victim/Witness Help
The Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim-Witness Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information about victims' rights and victim compensation, case status notification, and assistance with protection orders, victim impact statements, and restitution.
Lewis County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Lewis County Free and Low Cost Legal Assistance
Lewis County Bar Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible residents, and consultations with an attorney for a nominal fee for those who are not financially eligible for free services. Services include referrals to attorneys and agencies, a Family Law Facilitator, legal representation, legal clinics, and forms.
Pierce County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Pierce County Legal Help
The Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Program provides legal services and information for low-income residents, including legal advice clinics, landlord-tenant advice, and a foreclosure clinic. Links to additional resources and agencies are provided.
Pierce County Public Defender
View information about the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, which provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitments, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings.
Pierce County Victim/Witness Help
The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Witness Assistance Services Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information, case status notification, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with restitution, victims' compensation, and victim impact statements.
Pierce County Lawyer Referral and Senior Services
The Pierce County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or downloadable form, which includes an initial consultation for a nominal fee. Legal services for seniors at a reduced rate are also available, including wills, power of attorney, living wills, and community property agreements.
Gig Harbor Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about public defense services for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration in Gig Harbor Municipal Court.
San Juan County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
San Juan County Victim Help
The San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Services Program provides crime victims with information, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with protective orders, return of property, restitution, victims' compensation, and victim impact statements.
Skagit County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Skagit County Victim/Witness Help
The Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Witness Division provides crime victims and witnesses with information, case status notification, and assistance with protection orders and victims' compensation applications.
Skagit County Office of Assigned Counsel
View information about the Skagit County Office of Assigned Counsel, which handles eligibility screening for the Public Defender's Office. Links to eligibility standards, the application and screening process, and information about warrants, juveniles, and ability to contribute are in the left column.
Skagit County Public Defender
View information Skagit County Public Defender's Office, which provides legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitments, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings. Application must be made through the Office of Assigned Counsel; some applicants may be required to pay a portion of the cost of their defense.
Skagit County Lawyers
Search a directory of Skagit County Bar Association members by law category or name, or view the complete directory.
Burlington Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about public defense services for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration in Burlington Municipal Court.
Anacortes Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about public defense services for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration in Anacortes Municipal Court.
Mount Vernon Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about public defense services for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration in Mount Vernon Municipal Court.
Snohomish County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Snohomish County Public Defender
View information about the Snohomish County Office of Public Defense, which assigns counsel to indigent defendants facing possible loss of liberty, mental health commitment proceedings, family support civil contempt, and some juvenile cases.
Snohomish County Lawyer Referral
The Snohomish County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online form, which includes an initial consultation for a nominal fee.
Marysville Municipal Court Public Defender Information
View information and instructions for parties requesting a court-appointed attorney in Marysville Municipal Court, with links to the application form and a list of required information.
Spokane County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Airway Heights Municipal Court Public Defender
View guidelines, instructions, and an application form for a Public Defender in Airway Heights Municipal Court.
Spokane County Public Defender
View information Spokane County Public Defender's Office, which provides legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitments, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings.
Spokane County Victim/Witness Help
The Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim-Witness Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information about victims' rights and court procedure, court accompaniment, case status notification, and assistance with victims' compensation, victim impact statements, and restitution. Links to additional information are in the left column.
Spokane County Lawyer Referral and Directory
The Spokane County Bar Association offers an online lawyer referral, with lawyers organized by category, and links to their websites. A membership directory, searchable by name or bar number, is also provided.
Cheney Municipal Court Public Defender
View guidelines, instructions, and an application form for a Public Defender in Cheney Municipal Court.
Spokane Municipal Court Public Defender
View information about the public defense services for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration in Spokane Municipal Court.
Thurston County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Thurston County Assigned Counsel
The Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitments, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings.
Thurston County Victim Help
The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Advocates provide crime victims with information about protective orders and domestic violence, explanation of the court process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements, victims' compensation applications, return of property, and restitution.
Thurston County Lawyers
Search a directory of Thurston County Bar Association members by area of practice, view the entire directory, and view lawyers who will work pro bono.
Whatcom County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Whatcom County Public Defender Applications
View instructions for obtaining a Public Defender in criminal actions before Whatcom County Superior Court, Juvenile Court and District Court. A link to the required form is included.
Whatcom County Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Legal Assistance by Whatcom Advocates refers low-income residents to attorneys who provide free or low-cost civil legal assistance.
Whatcom County Public Defender
View information about the Whatcom County Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation to indigent adult and juvenile defendants facing possible incarceration, and indigent parties facing civil mental health and alcohol commitments.
Bellingham Municipal Court Public Defenders
View information about the Bellingham Municipal Court assigned counsel program, which provides legal services to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration.
Whitman County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Whitman County Legal Assistance
Whitman County Legal Services provides civil legal assistance to indigent parties, as well as seminars, advice clinics, and consultations.

 

 
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