In Washington, 87% of low-income households experience a civil legal problem every year. Approximately 88% of those households face their legal problem without an attorney. The King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services (PBS) programs help to connect low-income people with attorneys who will handle their cases for free.
Our programs help people keep their housing, file for bankruptcy, obtain custody of children, get a divorce in abusive situations, vacate their criminal records and more. PBS handles over 10,000 cases a year and works with over 1,300 volunteers to provide over $7.8 million dollars of free legal services in King County.
There are three ways you can support pro bono work in King County by becoming a member of KCBA, by becoming a volunteer, or by donating to KCBF.
The mission of KCBA's Pro Bono Services is to promote social justice by ensuring equal and non-discriminatory access to our services for all individuals. We provide volunteer-based, client-focused legal services to primarily low-income residents of King County who would not otherwise receive legal assistance.