I. LEGAL ADVICE CLINICS: Attorneys interview clients, identify issues, confer with a mentor and then give advice on a range of civil issues. You do not need to have expertise in the subject matter; the mentor will provide expertise.
Olympia Legal Advice Clinic: 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Domestic Violence Survivors' Legal Advice Clinic: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
II. HOUSING JUSTICE PROJECT (HJP): Attorneys provide advice, negotiation and/or in-court representation for tenants facing eviction. Clinics are held every Friday morning, except court holidays. HJP starts at 8:30 a.m. and the Unlawful Detainer Docket begins at 10:30 a.m. Hearings are usually through by noon.
This is a great experience in an ever-changing environment.
III. DIRECT REPRESENTATION:
A. MENTORING is perfect for attorneys who have special expertise in a practice area and are willing to take calls from other attorneys or attend clinics.
B. REPRESENTING low-income clients is a rewarding experience. We work with volunteer attorneys to find a mentor or other support when needed.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
We would love to have you as a volunteer! We generally have new volunteers come to one of our legal clinics and "shadow" our regular volunteers. This will give you a feel of how things work. We can arrange this for you quite easily.
Call our Program Coordinator: (360) 705-8194
Please send us your name, address, telephone, fax, email, practice areas, volunteer interests and bar number.