Professional Legal Resources For Advocates

Please review these organizations' websites and inform yourself about their specific services, to ensure that the referrals you provide to survivors are appropriate. If a survivor you are working with has a legal need that cannot be addressed by these organizations, please contact WCSAP for technical assistance and to connect with other legal service providers and technical assistance providers.

In Washington:

Sexual Violence Legal Services of the YWCA of King and Snohomish Counties
(formerly Sexual Violence Law Center) provides consulting, technical assistance, and training for attorneys and rape crisis center advocates; free and confidential Legal Information and Referral Helpline for survivors (or people assisting survivors); resources and publications for attorneys, advocates, and survivors. In King County and Snohomish County, SVLS also provides holistic legal services, including direct legal representation, for survivors.
Washington LawHelp
provides free legal information and a guide to free and low-cost legal help to low-income persons in Washington, including a directory of legal aid programs by county.
Northwest Justice Project
provides free legal information, advice, limited assistance, representation, community education, outreach, and other community-based advocacy throughout Washington.
Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral (CLEAR)
is Washington's toll-free, centralized intake, advice, and referral service for low-income people seeking free legal assistance with civil legal problems.
Legal Voice
works to advance legal rights for women in the Northwest. They take on court cases with the potential to improve the quality of life for women; they advocate to elected and appointed officials to ensure that women receive fair treatment; and they have a telephone line people can call for free legal information.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status. They focus on providing direct legal services, supported by education and public policy work.
County bar associations
may have a list of attorneys willing to take on pro bono cases.
Washington State Bar Association's Moderate Means Program
is a statewide reduced-fee lawyer referral program. The program is for people who would not be eligible for legal aid services but cannot afford to hire a private attorney.
TeamChild
provides free legal representation and advice to youth, as well as legal education, resources, and trainings to community partners.
Street Youth Legal Advocates for Washington
provides information and education to homeless and at-risk youth in the areas housing, education, employment, family law, consumer law, and public entitlements.
Center for Child and Youth Justice
advances justice for and enhances the lives of children and youth through juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems reform.

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1979 — 2019

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