KCBA Young Lawyers Division Walk-in Legal Clinic – Intake Volunteers

Position: Intake Volunteer
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Public Law Library in the King County Courthouse, 6th floor
Supervision/Training: Training and supervision provided. Opportunity to work directly with the attorney and sit in on the client consultations.
Contact: Heather Elliot – HeatherE@kcba.org or (206) 267-7028.

The Walk-In Clinic (WIC) is located in the Public Law Library of the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. It began as a clinic sponsored, operated, and staffed by the KCBA’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Now it is part of KCBA’s Pro Bono Neighborhood Legal Clinics. The WIC provides limited legal advice on civil matters to lay people and pro se litigants. Preference of WIC clients will be given to those that have a case pending in King County Superior Court/King County District Court or reside in King County. The Library staff will refer patrons to the clinic who have legal questions as opposed to resource questions. People requiring more comprehensive assistance or representation will be referred to other legal aid agencies as appropriate.

The WIC needs intake volunteers and it’s perfect for law students. You’ll gain valuable experience working with clients in need of legal services including client interviewing skills, legal issue spotting, ethics, and skills working with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Volunteers will learn about community resources in King County and legal issues which disproportionately affect low-income people.

Subject Areas

  1. Family law (e.g., dissolution, parentage, child support, and child custody).
  2. Domestic violence, protection orders (either party may be a potential client).
  3. Appeal of administrative decisions (e.g., Employment Security, Worker’s Compensation, Department of Licensing, or DSHS).
  4. Wrongful termination.
  5. Landlord and tenant (though the emphasis would be for pro se landlords to avoid duplicating the KCBA’s Housing Justice Project’s work).
  6. Probate matters.
  7. Vacating/sealing criminal records and restoration of rights.
  8. Motions practice (e.g., motion to vacate judgment).

Questions? Interested in Volunteering?
Contact Heather Elliot – HeatherE@kcba.org or (206) 267-7028.