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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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Please select a Washington county below to view directory of all courts with links to court record resources for each court. Find Washington court pages by Town or Zip Code. Select a Washington court resource category to view all links statewide. Go to the court records pages for another state.
 


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 and 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 CountyPublic 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.
Pierce County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Bonney Lake Legal Services
Find a listing of free and low-cost legal services in Bonney Lake, Pierce County and beyond. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the listing.
Pierce County Legal Help
The Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Program provides legal services and information for low-income residents, with links to additional resources and agencies.
Snohomish County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Snohomish County Domestic Violence Resources
Shelter, legal advocacy, 24-hour crisis hotline and other resources for victims of domestic violence in Snohomish County.
Spokane County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Airway Heights Public Defender Guidelines and Application
View guidelines and application for a public defender in Airway Heights Municipal Court.
Whatcom County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Resources
Whatcom County Public Defender Application
View application forms and instructions for obtaining a public defender in criminal actions before Whatcom County Superior Court, Juvenile Court and District Court.
Whatcom County Legal Referrals for Low-Income Residents
Eligible low-income residents of Whatcom County may receive referrals to attorneys for legal assistance at no or low cost in civil matters.
Whatcom County Domestic Violence Assistance
Assistance for victims of domestic violence in Whatcom County, including legal advocacy, shelter, and 24-hour access to services.
Whatcom County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Support
Support and advocacy, including legal assistance, for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Whatcom County.

 

 
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