LEGAL HELP

Provided below is information on services that assist clients in locating legal information and representation, as well as resources for women experiencing domestic violence.

Please be advised: the Everett Social Services listed in the Everett Helplink index do not constitute an endorsement by our website, nor are they a guarantee of the services listed on those pages.


Major State Supported Legal Resources 

Below are basic starter services covering multiple major areas of legal need, and assist clients in locating both legal information and representation.

This is a legal aid program funded by Washington State. NJP provides civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people, and focuses on cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, and education. The NJP’s legal advocacy works to provide combinations of legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to clients.

Snohomish County Legal Services provides free legal aid programs that serve clients in accessing civil justice resources. SCLS connects clients with staff attorneys for immediate emergency assistance and highly complex cases, volunteer attorneys and paralegals for advice and legal representation, and a series of clinics and workshops.

This is a web guide that features free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Washington. It is maintained by staff of the Northwest Justice Project (NJP). This site provides information on free legal aid programs in Washington, including basic eligibility requirements, and contact information. It also contains legal education materials and tools that provide basic information on a number of legal problems, and in some cases, detailed instructions and forms to help clients represent themselves in court. 

Washington Web Lawyer allows eligible users to pose legal questions to a private online messaging system, and these questions are answered by volunteer attorneys. Washington Web Lawyer users can check the system for answers at any time. Only the website administrator and the volunteer attorney answering a Washington Web Lawyer client's question can see the user's name, and all information is confidential.

TeamChild assists young men and women within the juvenile justice system by connecting clients with legal expertise and community partnerships. 


Homeowners Legal assistance

The Washington State Bar Association and the Northwest Justice Project are pleased to offer free legal assistance to low- and moderate-income homeowners through the Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project. 


Emergency Legal Services

The services below are for resources serving individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or physical assault.

Domestic Violence Hotlines
The following hotlines are available 24 hours a day and are free of charge in Snohomish County via Snohomish County Community Information Line. 

  • CARE Crisis Line: 800-584-3578 or 425-258-4357

  • Eastside Domestic Violence Program: 800-827-8840

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)

  • Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County: 425-25-ABUSE (425-252-2873)

  • Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-562-6025

National Domestic Violence Hotline Information

Deaf advocates available M-F, 9-5 (PST) IM: Deaf Hotline Email: deafhelp@thehotline.org VP: 1-855-812-1001. Hearing advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline are on duty 24 hours: 1-800-787-3224 TTY or 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse provides medical service to victims of sexual and physical violence in Snohomish County.

This is Washington state's automated victim information and notification network. VINELink is routinely updated to provide the most reliable information in regards to custody status changes and criminal case information.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline & Chat Online (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org, and rainn.org/es for information in Spanish).

This organization provides free and confidential services: emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups, and domestic violence education.  For information, please call the 24-hour crisis hotline:  425-25-ABUSE (425-252-2873).

Victim Support Services provides a 24 hour crisis hotline, advocacy services, courtroom support, medical advocacy, information, and referrals. This organization does not require clients to report to law enforcement nor does a clients immigration status prevent them from obtaining services.

The ACP helps participants keep their new location secret by providing a substitute address. ACP participants are also eligible to register to vote and apply for marriage licenses without creating public records.

This website hosts an excellent array of free information for survivors of sexual assault and the families of victims. This program does not provide direct services to survivors, families or the general public.

Volunteers of America operates a Dispute Resolution Center that offers an array of mediation services, in which neutral mediation help clients issues related to an issue such as divorce, a parenting plan, etc. Most services, with the exception of parent-teen mediations, require payment.

SafeFutures is a community Youth organizations in Seattle. Advocateing and providing services for undeserved young people from low-income communities and communities of color to maximize their potential.  The Youth Center’s prevention and intervention programs and services aim to reduce youths’ involvement in the juvenile justice system, gangs, and school truancy and drop out. They try to ensure that young people emerge confident, resourceful, engaged community members with the tools and support to navigate their futures.