Legal Aid Offices, Legal helpers, legal assistance firms and free legal assistants.
Legal professional available to help you settle your differences without going to court. Include Divorce Lawyers, Financial Neutrals, and Legal Advisors. If you need help settling a dispute related to Divorce, Family Law, or other issue, visit our site to find a member of the Collaborative Practice to help you.
The Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) is an independent judicial branch agency. It is responsible for administration and oversight of state funds that are appropriated by the Legislature to provide civil (not criminal) legal aid services to low income people in Washington State.
The Office of Civil Legal Aid does not provide civil legal aid services directly. It is a contracting and oversight agency. The Office of Civil Legal Aid contracts with the Northwest Justice Project for the efficient and effective delivery civil legal aid services to eligible low income clients throughout the state.
The activities of the Office of Civil Legal Aid are overseen by an 11-member bipartisan Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee.
Civil Legal Aid in Washington State: The Business Case (video)
Expanded Legal Help for Individuals facing Home Foreclosure
The 2011 Washington State Legislature enacted landmark legislation expanding the rights of homeowners facing foreclosure. Homeowners referred by an attorney or certified housing counselor have the right to participate in face-to-face mediation with their lenders in an effort to avoid foreclosure. The Foreclosure Fairness Act also greatly expands the number of certified housing counselors and […]
Final Report 2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update
2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update — Final Report […]
One Person at a Time: Civil Legal Aid in Washington State — Tarra Simmons (video)
Online Statewide Legal Intake and Screening
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has an online application process and triage tool, CLEAR*Online. If you are looking for legal help or information, you may use the online portal to Submit an application 24/7 for legal assistance. You may submit an application for help with most problems relating to public benefits or loss of housing. CLEAR […]
“… And Justice For All” — Civil Legal Aid in Washington State (video)
Watch the trailer and the full video showing how Civil Legal Aid solves problems, offers hope and redeems lives one person at a time. […]