July 31, 2018

Legal Resources in the Spokane Community

Do you or someone you know need civil legal advice and/or resources?

The litigation process is often a long and complex one, and it becomes even more difficult when you are a survivor of a violent crime or traumatic incident. We understand this process requires great support, and someone to fight with you during this difficult process. YWCA of Spokane provides civil legal services, but we cannot serve everyone who needs legal assistance in our community. Because of this, we have compiled resources for each need in the litigation process.

 

 

Northwest Justice Project – CLEAR

1-888-201-1014 (No Direct Attorney Representation available, advice only)
  • The CLEAR line is open Monday – Friday 9:10 am – 12:25 pm.
  • For low‐income people seeking free legal assistance with civil (non‐criminal), and/or criminal legal problems. This includes but is not limited to Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity, Modifications of Parenting Plan etc.
  • You can apply for assistance is through their website: www.nwjustice.org/clear‐online, or you can speak to a YWCA advocate who can you refer you to CLEAR. If you are not sure if CLEAR is right for you, speak to a YWCA advocate who may assist you. 
  • CLEAR offers advice and may be able to offer attorney representation.

 

Volunteer Lawyers Program

(509)-324-0144 (Possible Referrals for Direct Attorney Representation)
  • This program is open Monday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm and Wednesday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.
  • If you are not able to get through on the CLEAR line, you may call the Volunteer Lawyers Program directly. They determine eligibility by income and type of legal problem.

 

Center for Justice- Justice Night

(509)-835-5211 (No Direct Attorney Representation available, advice only)
  • Justice Night takes place the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 pm, with locations changing each week.
  • This time is dedicated to low‐income people seeking free legal assistance with civil (non‐criminal) legal problems. This includes but is not limited to Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity, Modifications of Parenting Plan, etc. Please call ahead of time to see the location of Justice Night that month.

 

(509)-326-1190 (Possible Direct Representation available)
  • Clients must identify as a victim of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence to receive services may assist in Family Law cases in the following Counties; Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Spokane
  • We offer a free family law clinic for women every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. This includes but is not limited to Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity, and Modifications of Parenting Plan.
  • Our Wednesday services are a lottery system now, with 6-15 clients being accepted each week. You do not need a parking pass to come to our offices.

 

Moderate Means Program

1-855-741-6930 (Possible Referrals for Direct Attorney Representation)

 

Courthouse Facilitator

(509)-477-7612 (No Legal Advice; No Direct Attorney Representation available)
  • The facilitator helps people that do not have an attorney with instructions, forms, and information to be able to represent themselves in family law matters. They cannot give legal advice to any person. They are there for information only on the court process. There is no charge for your first visit with the Family Court Facilitator. There is a $25 fee for each visit after the first visit.
  • You must make an appointment with the Facilitator at their office. The office is located at the Spokane County Superior Courthouse, Room 200.

 

Women’s Hearth

(509)-455-4249 (No Direct Attorney Representation, available dates and possible referrals, advice only) 
  • Offers a free family law clinic for women a few times each year. This includes but is not limited to Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity, and Modifications of Parenting Plan. They do not handle advice on issues involving Child Protective Services. Participants must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level to receive assistance. 

 

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Please reach out to YWCA of Spokane if you have any questions. Thank you!

By: Olivia Moorer

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