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NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL CLINICS (NLC)
 
 
 

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.



 

 

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.  

 

 

WHAT WE DO NOT DO   

  • 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

 

WHERE, WHEN, and HOW TO REACH SERVICES

 

To make an appointment call 206- 267-7070 Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00am- 12:00 pm. 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- 12:00 pm.   
    
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
Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 PM
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
 
Greenwood
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
9041 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
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
720 S Tobin St,
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- 12:00 pm.  Family Law clinics fill up quickly. In order to sucessfully 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. 

 

 

Greenwood - Mondays, 6:45-9:00 PM
9041 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- 12:00 pm.   

 

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

 

 

 

For the following clinics please read through the scheduling instructions indicated below each clinic for 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
Civil Rights Clinic
Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 PM
 
United States Courthouse
700 Stewart Street, Suite 2310 (Ground Floor)
Seattle, WA 98101
 
For an appointment call (206) 819-5084
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
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
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
 
GLBT Legal Clinic
3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00–9:00 PM
 
Seattle Counseling Services
1216 Pine Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
 
By appointment only, call (206) 235-7235
Calls are returned by an intake coordinator on Tuesday evenings.
 
International District
Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM
 
Chinese Information & Services Center
611 S Lane St
Seattle, WA 98104
For an appointment, call (206) 624-5633 x4111
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.
 
Korean Legal Clinic
2nd Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM &
4th Saturday, 9:00-11:00 AM

 
Korean Community Services Center
23830 HWY 99 N Suite 206
Edmonds, WA 98026
 
For an appointment call (425) 776-2400
 
Middle Eastern Legal Clinic
 
For an appointment, call (206) 588-5134
or e-mail to clinic@melegal.org
Nonprofit Assistance Center
3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:45 PM
 
Seattle University, School of Law Annex
1215 E Columbia St
Seattle, WA 98144
 
For an appointment, call (206) 324-5850
 
Spanish Language Legal Clinic
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM
 
Senior Services
2208 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
 
Walk-in clinic; appointments assigned by lottery at 5:00 PM
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 S
Seattle, WA 98104

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 .
 

 



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