Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) provides direct representation to clients with select civil legal issues through volunteer
attorneys. VLS maintains a panel of attorneys who work with low-income people, including specific populations such as people
with HIV/AIDS, homeless people, immigrants (regardless of immigration status), and people with limited English.
Who We Serve
King County residents with civil legal issues in King County.
What We Do
Volunteer Legal Services provides direct representation by volunteer attorneys to low-income clients with select civil legal
issues. VLS screens cases for financial eligibility and legal merit. If found eligible, the program attempts to find a
volunteer attorney to handle the case for free.
Bankruptcy – Chapter 7 only
Vacating Criminal Records
Social Security Overpayments
How To Reach Services
Debt, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Social Security Overpayments, Vacating Criminal Records and Estate planning:
For help with the above legal issues, gather the documents listed below, and make an appointment with the Neighborhood Legal Clinicscallcall 206- 267-7070
Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00am- 12:00 pm. The attorney at the clinic will give you immediate advice and determine if you
are eligible for direct representation through Volunteer Legal Services. If the clinic attorney determines that you are
eligible for pro bono services they will refer you to the Volunteer Legal Services program.
Documents to bring to your Neighborhood Legal Clinics appointment:
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy:
Debt Defense (If Applicable):
- Signed contract/warranty; written policy/disclaimer of product/company
- Court papers
- Correspondence with creditors/collections agents
- Copy of summons & complaint w/ hearing date & court schedule
Vacating Criminal Records:
- Bring acopy of yourWATCH Report
If you have a felony- bring a copy of the Certificate of Discharge
If you have a misdemeanor - bring a copy of the case docket. To get a copy of the case docket go to the court clerk in
the court where you were convicted and ask for a regular copy.
How To Prepare
Before calling for a referral to the Neighborhood Legal Clinics:
Gather all paperwork related to your case
Decide on the desired outcome or goal
Identify all deadlines
Tell the intake screener about these deadlines?