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Legal Help & Community Resources

Clerk’s Office staff are not attorneys and cannot give you legal advice. It is always encouraged for individuals to seek legal advice from an attorney. If it is a financial hardship for you to talk with an attorney, there may be other options for you to obtain the legal help you need:

Washington Law Help
Website: Washington Law Help
“Washington Law Help is a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Washington. This site provides legal education materials and tools that give you basic information on a number of legal problems, and in some cases, detailed instructions and forms to help you represent yourself in court.”

Northwest Justice Project (NJP)
Website: Northwest Justice Project
Northwest Justice Project’s vision is “Justice for all low-income people in Washington.”
~You can apply for free legal help through Northwest Justice Project.  Apply online at this link: Application for Legal Services 
~Phone Numbers:
CLEAR Hotline for low-income: 1-888-201-1014 (weekdays 9:15 am-12:15 pm)
CLEAR Hotline for seniors age 60+: 1-888-387-7111
If facing foreclosure: 1-800-606-4819

Spokane Volunteer Lawyers Program
Website: Spokane Volunteer Lawyers Program
“Volunteer Lawyers Program is a 501(c)(3) civil legal aid nonprofit of the Spokane County Bar Association.”
~Must reside in Spokane, Pend Oreille, Ferry, Stevens, or Lincoln County
~Phone Numbers:
Family Law, Wills/Estates, or Bankruptcy: 1-509-477-6123
Information on Free Legal Aid Clinics: 1-509-477-2674

Gonzaga Law School Clinical Legal Program
Website: Gonzaga Law School Clinical Legal Program
“Gonzaga Law School- Clinical Legal Programs provide legal advice, representation and counseling without charge to low-income community members. Cases are handled by second- and third-year law students under the direct supervision of attorneys.” (
~Phone Number:  1-509-313-5791

Rural Resources
Website: Rural Resources
Victim Services and Children’s Advocacy
Serving individuals in Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Whitman, and Stevens Counties
Phone Number: 1-844-509-SAFE