King County provides a Neighborhood Legal Clinics program to give free, limited legal help to people in Washington State. There are specialty clinics, like around family, debt, elder law, civil rights, etc. They don’t offer help on criminal issues.
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.
- Provide legal advice for civil legal issues
- Help answering papers, summons and requests
- Provide referral and resource information
- Accommodations for persons with disabilities provided when requested
- Interpreter services available when requested for all clinics
- 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