Free Legal Clinic

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The library hosts a free monthly legal clinic with Snohomish County Legal Services every second Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the Evergreen Branch Library. 

Have a legal question? At this legal clinic, SCLS attorneys will meet with you one-on-one for brief consultations on general civil legal issues, including family law (e.g. divorce, parenting plans, and visitation rights), housing (eviction, landlord-tenant issues), and debt collection. You must be a qualifying low-income Snohomish County resident.

Please sign up for an appointment at epls.org/SignMeUp. Pre-registration is recommended; walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis if spots are available. 

Legal Aid Resources

Questions about the clinic? Please call our reference librarians at 425-257-8250. 

This clinic is for general civil legal issues, including family law, housing, and debt collection. If you have an urgent legal need or a legal need that falls outside of those guidelines, please consider the following resources:

  • CLEAR Hotline: Northwest Justice Project. If you are low-income (below 200% of the federal poverty level) or over 60, contact the CLEAR Hotline to determine whether you’re eligible to access free legal aid. Call 1-888-201-1014 weekdays between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. or apply online at nwjustice.org. Seniors (age 60 and over) can also call CLEAR*Sr at 1-888-387-7111. CLEAR can refer you to family law help from Snohomish County Legal Services — please call the CLEAR line or apply online first to determine eligibility.
  • Washington Law Help. Free forms, instructions, webinars, and other legal resources. Visit www.washingtonlawhelp.org.
  • Snohomish County Legal Services Housing Justice Project. Assistance with housing issues for qualified clients. Priority goes to those who have an eviction hearing or other urgent matters. First come, first served. Tuesday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. 
  • Snohomish County Legal Services provides other free legal aid clinics, including a quarterly wills clinic and other general legal clinics. View dates online at snocolegal.org.
  • Communities Rise small business and nonprofit legal clinics. Monthly legal clinics for small business owners. See the Communities Rise website for more information and registration.
  • Find your own lawyer. Browse attorneys in the WSBA directory or apply online for reduced-fee assistance from the WSBA Moderate Means Program. Another option: for $35, the Snohomish County Bar will refer you to an attorney who specializes in your issue and will provide a 30-minute phone consultation. Request a referral at www.snobar.org