Contact SCLS
2731 Wetmore Avenue, 
Suite 410, 
Everett WA 98201
Phone: 425.258.9283 Email: information@snocolegal.org

Please contact the statewide referral service CLEAR, toll free (888) 201-1014.

BUS INFORMATION FOR THIS LOCATION

Everett Transit

  • 4- South to Downtown

  • 3- South to W Casino Rd

  • 7- South to mall station

  • 29- South to mall station

  • 17- South to mall station

  • 18 - East or West

  • Para Transit also available

Community Transit:

  • North bound swift bus off at Colby Ave NB Station.

Snohomish County Legal Services

Snohomish County Legal Services provides free legal aid programs that serve the most vulnerable and powerless members of this community to ensure access to civil justice regardless of individual barriers and needs. SCLS uses a hybrid model of service delivery that allows them to best serve clients’ needs, including staff attorneys for immediate emergency assistance and highly complex cases, volunteer attorneys and paralegals for advice and legal representation, and a robust series of clinics and workshops to offer assistance and information with efficiency.

Full Legal Representation

Volunteer attorneys work with SCLS to represent those most in need of full representation. Family law staff attorney sometimes provides full legal representation to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in protection order and family law cases (dissolution, legal separation, and paternity). Many cases include special circumstances, such as a client is who has limited English proficiency, has physical or mental disabilities, where the opposing party is represented by counsel, and/or where there is risk to the children involved.

Direct Representation

This agency staff and volunteer attorneys vulnerable clients in court. Interpreters are available when needed  Family law staff attorney provides emergency legal services to victims of domestic violence through entry of protection orders and emergency temporary orders in family law matters. The client is then referred to a volunteer attorney for further representation after entry of temporary orders. In some instances, particularly where significant resources are required such as interpreter fees, our staff attorney continues to represent the client through trial.

Unbundled Legal Services

Staff attorneys also provide unbundled legal services in family law, landlord-tenant, consumer, and administrative cases, representing clients at hearings, negotiating with opposing counsel, or writing letters on behalf of the client. When volunteer attorneys accept cases for limited legal representation, it has been helpful under those circumstances for clients to have any urgent issues resolved so that their legal situation is stabilized. Volunteer attorneys may agree to represent the client through a hearing for temporary orders, for instance, and then the client may come back to them for further (pro se) assistance or referral as appropriate.

Advice and Counsel

Many clients are able to proceed on their own (pro se), with the help of an attorney in drafting paperwork, legal advice, and procedural directions. Clients who do proceed pro se are encouraged to return for review of the documents they plan to file and continuing assessment of the case for appropriateness and availability of referral.

This agency provides clients with information about community resources that will help them with problems associated with their presenting legal problem. These referrals include referrals for emergency or shelter housing, mental health services, respite care, volunteer dental services, low or no cost parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, and drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment.

 

All of the information provided on this page comes from the Snohomish County Legal Services website.