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 minute consultations with an attorney at 34 locations across King County. 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 answering 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 Volunteer Legal Services, the Lawyer Referral Service and other legal or law-related agencies in the community.
  • NLC is a limited legal service and should not be considered a substitute for representation.

WE DO NOT

  • Give advice on criminal legal issues
  • Provide representation in court
  • Help those living outside King County (unless they have a legal issue within King County)
  • Give legal advice over the phone

HOW TO REACH SERVICES

To make an appointment call 206-267-7070 Tuesday–Thursday from 9:00am–12:00pm. Please note, appointments are scheduled no more than 7 days in advance. The scheduling line receives a high volume of calls so you may experience wait times between 5 to 10 minutes.


NLC CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS

General Clinics

To make an appointment at a general legal clinic call 206-267-7070 Tuesday–Thursday from 9:00am–12:00pm.

Central Area

Wednesdays, 6:45–8:45 PM
2301 S Jackson St, Suite 208
Seattle, WA  98144

Country Doctor Legal Clinic

Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM
500 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Downtown

Thursdays, 12:00–2:00 PM
516 3rd Ave, Room W621
Seattle, WA 98104

Eastside

Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
14812 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98007

Federal Way

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phinney Ridge

Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Kent

Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 PM
600 E Smith St
Kent, WA 98030

Lake City

Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
12525 28th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Renton (and Loren Miller Bar Association)

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
100 Mill Avenue S, Renton, WA 98057

Southeast

Mondays, 7:00–9:00 PM
3815 S Othello St, Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98118

Southwest

Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
2801 SW Thistle St.
Seattle, WA 98126

Vashon-Maury

1st Thursday of the month, 6:00–8:00 PM
10004 Bank Rd
Vashon, WA 98070

West Seattle

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

Specialty Clinics

Family Law

To make an appointment at a family law clinic call 206-267-7070 Tuesday–Thursday from 9:00am–12:00pm.

Family Law clinics fill up quickly. In order to successfully schedule an appointment, we advise you to call at 9:00am on the recommended day listed below each clinic. When you call you will be making an appointment one week in advance.

Phinney Ridge

Mondays, 6:45–9:00 PM
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

*Call Tuesdays to schedule an appointment

Federal Way

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003

*Call Tuesdays to schedule an appointment

Bellevue

Wednesdays 7:00–9:00 PM
14812 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98007

*Call Wednesdays to schedule an appointment

Kent

Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 PM
600 E Smith St
Kent, WA 98030

*Call Wednesdays to schedule an appointment

Southwest

Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
2801 SW Thistle St.
Seattle, WA 98126

*Call Thursdays to schedule an appointment

Debt & Bankruptcy

To make an appointment at a Debt & Bankruptcy legal clinic call 206-267-7070 Tuesday–Thursday from 9:00am–12:00pm.

South Seattle

Mondays, 7:00–9:00 PM
3815 S Othello St, Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98118

Downtown Seattle

Thursdays, 5:30–7:30 PM
2208 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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

Cross Cultural Family Law

Mondays, 5:00–8:00 PM
Confidential location, Seattle, WA
Clients may not call directly.
Appointment referrals accepted from:
Domestic violence advocates and community agencies only.

For screening, call (206) 464-1519 x232

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 3 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

Tacoma
first Thursday of each month,
12:00–2:00 PM
United States Court House
1717 Pacific Avenue, Room 3230
Tacoma, WA 98402

For an appointment call (206) 267-7070 Tuesday–Thursday from 9:00 a.m.–Noon.

International District

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

For an appointment, call (206) 957-8548

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

Employment Law

Monthly (call to find out the date for this month) 5:30–7:30 PM
Fair Work Center
5308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way b#102
Seattle, WA 98118

For an appointment call (206) 686-9983

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

LGBTQ Legal Clinic

3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00–9:00 PM
Seattle Counseling Services
1216 Pine Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101

Please call (206) 267-7070 Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00am-Noon to make 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 (206) 267-7070. Call between 9:00 am–Noon Tuesday–Thursday

Middle EASTERN LAW Clinic (MELAW)

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

 

REAcH ENUMCLAW

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 2nd Thursday of the month
Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st St, Enumclaw, WA, 98022
Walk in Clinic; First-come first served basis.

*This is a virtual consultation.
Clinic volunteers will connect individuals to an attorney using a video conference website.

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.

Nonprofit Law Clinic

3rd Monday of the Month, 6:00–8:00 PM
(March–December)

This clinic offers advice to nonprofit organizations ONLY, and does not give advice to individuals. For an appointment, call (206) 324-5850

Young Lawyers Division Walk-In Clinic

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

Walk-in clinic only.

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

Neighborhood Legal Clinics Brochure Legal Resources and Assistance Brochure Clinic Resource Box Materials Volunteer Opportunities

HOW TO PREPARE

  1. Decide on the desired outcome or goal.
  2. Schedule an appointment at a Neighborhood Legal Clinic.
  3. Write a list of specific questions for the attorney.
  4. Bring to the clinic appointment:
    • Agreements or contracts (signed or proposed)
    • Written rules or policies
    • Court orders
    • Court papers served on you or that you filed with the court
    • All letters or emails to and from person or business with whom you have the disagreement
    • Specific paperwork related to the case. For example, employee handbook, parenting plan, child support order, protection order, lease, rental agreement
  5. Organize any paperwork from most recent on the top to oldest at the bottom.
  6. Identify all deadlines.
  7. Tell the legal clinic volunteer about these deadlines.
  8. Remember you only have 30 minutes. Be prepared to tell the history of the legal issue to the legal clinic volunteer.
  9. If your legal issue is vacating your criminal record please bring your Washington Access to Criminal History report.

Neighborhood Legal Clinics are drug, alcohol, weapon, violence, aggressive behavior, and threat free.