Free Legal Assistance

Free Legal Assistance

The King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services department works with over 1400 volunteer attorneys, paralegals, law students and community members to provide free legal assistance for low income King County residents. Click on a link below to learn more.


General Legal Advice

Neighborhood Legal Clinics
Provides FREE 30 minute consultations with an attorney at 34 locations across King County, including locations specializing in debt, bankruptcy, and family law issues. Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals. NLC attorneys will not represent you in court. NLC is a limited legal service and should not be considered a substitute for representation.


Debt and Bankruptcy

Neighborhood Legal Clinics
Provides FREE 30 minute consultations with an attorney at 34 locations across King County, including locations specializing in debt, bankruptcy, and family law issues.

 


Family Law

Family Law Mentor Program
Assists low-income King County residents who are married or unmarried parents with contested family law cases (dissolution, petitions to establish a parenting plan, or paternity cases) where children are at risk due to domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, or alcohol/drug abuse.

Kinship Care Solutions Project
Provides free legal representation for relatives and other caregivers seeking custody (also known as third party custody) of a child/children.

Self Help-Plus Program
Assists clients with non-contested marriage dissolutions (divorces that are agreed or in which the other party will not respond), parenting plans and child support in non-contested cases when the father has already been determined.

Neighborhood Legal Clinics
General family law matters. Provides free 30-minute consultation with a family law attorney.


Housing

Housing Justice Project
Provides free legal help to eligible low-income tenants facing eviction in King County.


Vacating Criminal Records

The Records Project provides free legal services to vacate eligible King County criminal convictions for individuals that are at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. A vacated conviction is removed from public background searches available to employers and potential landlords. Our goal is to reduce barriers to employment and housing created by convictions. 


Additional Information

Community Resources Page

 Client Brochure  Servicios Gratuitos

Pro Bono Services does not provide legal help with active Criminal Law cases.
For criminal law help contact:

 

King County Department of Public Defense

206-296-7662
website


Criminal Legal Helpline

Monday–Friday 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
206-447-3900 ext. 0


King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

206-267-7010
LRS Criminal Defense page


Washington Law Help

website
Criminal Law page


King County Bar Association

1200 Fifth Avenue,
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-267-7100
Fax: 206-267-7099

Hours: Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


General Information

PBS@kcba.org


Internship, Externship, Fellowship & Volunteer Opportunities

ToVolunteer@kcba.org

Volunteer Application