- KCBA NLCs are currently closed for new appointment requests and expect to reopen in January 2023. Updates will be posted on this page.
- If you applied for an appointment through our Client Intake Form or Voicemail before December 5th, we have received it and will attempt to reach you to set up an appointment. Please remember that our scheduler's phone numbers may appear as "private" or "restricted" on caller ID.
- Note: Some of our partner clinics remain open during this time; please find their scheduling information at the bottom of this page, under the header "Please read the instructions for each clinic below prior to scheduling an appointment."

Neighborhood Legal Clinics-Client Intake Form

The purpose of the Neighborhood Legal Clinics program (NLC) is to offer 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. It is a goal of the program to make the clinics accessible regardless of barriers such as income, education, language or disability.

WHO WE SERVE

King County residents or people with legal issues in King County

WHAT WE DO

Provide FREE 30-60 minute consultations with volunteer attorneys. NLC typically holds clinics at 30+ locations across King County, but most clinics are operating via phone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals. These attorneys will not represent you in court. NLC attorneys may not have expertise in all areas of the law, but they will make every attempt to answer questions accurately.

Attorneys will
  • Provide legal advice for civil legal issues
  • Help answer papers, summons and requests
  • Provide referral and resource information
Special Requests
  • Accommodations for persons with disabilities provided when requested
  • Interpreter services available when requested for all clinics
Referrals
  • Clients who need further legal assistance may be referred to other legal or law-related agencies in the community, and/or other KCBA programs, such as the Records Project,  Family Law Programs, Housing Justice Project, or Lawyer Referral Service. 
  • NLC is a limited legal service and should not be considered a substitute for representation.

WE DO NOT

  • Give advice on criminal legal issues. Instead, consider contacting the King County Department of Public Defense
  • Provide representation in court
  • Help those living outside King County (unless they have a legal issue within King County)

HOW TO REACH SERVICES

To make an appointment, please click HERE to fill out a Client Intake Form. After you submit a client intake form, an NLC scheduler will call you within 2 weeks to complete the intake screening, and – if you are eligible – they will schedule you for an appointment within the following 7 days. Our phone numbers may appear as “blocked” or “restricted” on caller ID. 

Our phone numbers may appear as “blocked” or “restricted” on caller ID.*

*Clients who cannot use the online Client Intake Form due to disability or lack of internet access may call 206-267-7070 and press 1 to leave an appointment request via voicemail.


General Legal Clinics

 

  • BELLEVUE - Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • CENTRAL AREA - Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • COUNTRY DOCTOR LEGAL CLINIC - Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM
  • DOWNTOWN SEATTLE - Thursdays, 12:00–2:00 PM
  • DOWNTOWN SEATTLE (New Lawyers Division Clinic) - Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • EASTSIDE- Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • FEDERAL WAY - Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
  • PHINNEY RIDGE - Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • KENT - Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • LAKE CITY - Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
  • RENTON (LOREN MILLER BAR ASSOCIATION) - Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
  • SOUTHEAST SEATTLE - Mondays, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • SOUTHWEST SEATTLE - Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • VASHON-MAURY - 1st Thursday of the month, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • WEST SEATTLE - Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM, closed 3rd Tuesday

Specialty Legal Clinics

Family Law

  • BELLEVUE - Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • FEDERAL WAY - Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
  • KENT - Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • PHINNEY RIDGE - Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • SOUTHWEST SEATTLE- Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 PM

Debt & Bankruptcy

  • DOWNTOWN SEATTLE - Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • SOUTHEAST SEATTLE - Mondays, 7:00–9:00 PM

Civil Rights Legal Clinic

  • DOWNTOWN SEATTLE (Federal Bar Association) - First Four Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Partner Clinics

Please read the instructions for each clinic below prior to scheduling an appointment.

Asian Pacific American Legal Clinic

Wednesdays, 5:45–7:45 PM
Asian Counseling and Referral
3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S
Seattle, WA 98144

For an appointment, call (206) 695-7639

Elder Law

Seattle
1st & 3rd Fridays, 1:00–3:00 PM
Senior Rights Assistance 2208 2nd Ave, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98121

Kent
2nd & 4th Fridays; 1:00–3:00 PM
Kent Senior Center 600 E Smith St
Kent, WA 98030

For an appointment, call (206) 448-5720 Monday–Thursday, 9:30 AM–3:30 PM

Federal Civil Rights Clinics

Seattle
first 4 Thursdays of each month,
12:00–2:00 PM
United States Courthouse
700 Stewart Street,
(Ground Floor Across from the Clerks Counter)
Seattle, WA 98101

For an appointment fill out the NLC Client Intake form HERE.

International District

Tuesdays 5:30–7:30 PM
Chinese Information & Services Center
611 S Lane St
Seattle, WA 98104

For an appointment, call (206) 957-8544

Domestic Violence Family Law

Wednesdays, 6:45–9:00 PM
Confidential location, Seattle, WA

For screening, call (206) 783-2848 Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00 PM

Fair Work Center Legal Clinic

Employment Law
Monthly, appointment only. 5:30–7:30 PM
Fair Work Center
116 Warren Ave. N, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98109

For an appointment call (844) 485-1195

Korean Legal Clinic—North

2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00–12:00 PM
Korean Community Services Center
22727 HWY 99 N Suite 107
Edmonds, WA 98026

For an appointment call (425) 776-2400

LGBTQ2S+ Legal Clinic(QLaw Foundation)

All non-criminal legal issues, language interpretation available
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month,
7:00–8:30 PM
All appointments conducted by phone

Appointments can be made online at https://www.qlawfoundation.org/lgbtq-legal-clinic.html or by calling (206) 235-7235. If you are unable to use a phone due to disability or need other accommodations, please email clinic@qlawfoundation.org for an appointment. 

Immigration Clinic

Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30 PM
Senior Services 2208 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

For an appointment, call (206) 587-4009, press 9 for the receptionist.

Loren Miller Bar Association Legal Clinic

This clinic is intended to be a safe space for African Americans and is staffed primarily by attorneys of color

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
100 Mill Avenue S.,
Renton, WA 98056

For an appointment, call fill out the NLC Client Intake form HERE.

Middle EASTERN LAW Clinic (MELAW)

Once Quarterly in Eastern Washington
For appointment go to 
mcrcseattle.org

SGB/LBAW Spanish Language Legal Clinic

2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00–8:00 PM
El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Ave S., Third Floor
Seattle, WA 98144

Walk -in clinic; First-come first served basis *Last sign-up time is 7:00 p.m.

Young Lawyers Division Walk-In Clinic

Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
516 3rd Ave., Room W621
Seattle, WA 98104

Temporarily operating via phone due to COVID-19 pandemic. No walk-in appointments available. To apply, fill out the NLC Client Intake form HERE

Urban Indian Legal Clinic

1st Tuesday of each month 1:00–3:00 PM &
3rd Tuesday 6:00–8:00 PM
Chief Seattle Club
410 2nd Ave Extension S.
Seattle, WA 98104

For an appointment, call (206) 292-6214 x1286