Civil Legal Resources

Civil Legal and Other Resources

Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County (DRC): a nonprofit organization, provides mediation, education, and behavioral health ombuds services to help individuals, families and organizations resolve conflict. The DRC services offer people in conflict powerful strategies to open communication and find lasting solutions.  See the website www.kitsapdrc.org for more detailed information about services or call for a free screening.  Phone:  360.698.0968 or 206.842.3215 

General Civil Legal Services

Kitsap Legal Services: For people with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.  We have volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and others willing to assist you to advocate for yourself after getting the information and confidence you need. Currently you need to go through a screening process to become eligible by calling CLEAR 1-888-201-1014 or filling out the online application at http://nwjustice.org/clear-online (their website indicates they will only call you back for loss of government benefits or housing so you still need to call them for all other issues).

Northwest Justice Project: The statewide civil legal aid organization with the most funding and paid attorneys on the phone and around Washington State. They can provide advice on the phone and direct representation in court. To become eligible by calling CLEAR 1-888-201-1014 or filling out the online application at www.nwjustice.org (their website indicates they will only call you back for loss of government benefits or housing so you still need to call them for all other issues).

Self-Help Publications: You can get many documents to help you with most areas of civil law and court procedures at www.WashingtonLawHelp.org and advocate for yourself. Attorneys write these documents with the goal of people being able to help themselves. There are also instructions on how to fill out court forms.

Kitsap County Aging and Long Term Care: The local county government has a contract for seniors to receive direct legal assistance in many area. They contract with Northwest Justice Project to provide screening through CLEAR and then provide attorneys to help seniors on the phone or in-person within Kitsap County. The Kitsap County contact number is 1-800-562-6418 and website is www.kitsapgov.com/altc/communityservices.htm#legal

Legal Forms and Court Services

Immigration Assistance