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Washington has more than 70 organizations sharing opportunities for you to get involved and give back to your community. Pro Bono WA is a one-stop destination to find and connect with pro bono public service opportunities across the state.
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Qualified Legal Service Providers
Qualified legal service providers are nonprofit legal service organizations dedicated to serving low income individuals and families. Your pro bono work with any of these organizations can be reported for up to 24 hours of MCLE credit per reporting period.
Select a county to view local Qualified Legal Service Providers.
Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers
228 W. First St., suite N
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Center for Children & Youth Justice,
Lawyers Fostering Independence
206-696-7503, ext. 24
615 Second Ave., suite 275
Seattle, WA 98104
International Refugee Assistance Project – Seattle University Law School Chapter
901 12th Ave.
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Open Door Legal Services
PO Box 14165
Seattle, WA 98114-0165
Native American Law Center/Tribal Public Defense Clinic
Laura Vander Pol
P.O. Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195-3020
Seattle Clemency Project
1126 34th Ave., #314
Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle University School of Law Peterson Law Clinic
Paul Michael Holland
1112 E. Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98122-4458
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145-1110
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Volunteer Legal Services Program
621 Tacoma Ave. S., suite 303
Tacoma, WA 98402-2330
Federal Tax Clinic, University Legal Assistance
Jennifer A. Gellner, LL.M
P.O. Box 3528
Spokane, WA 99220-3528
Family Law Domestic Violence Clinic
University Legal Assistance
P.O. Box 3528, Spokane, WA 99220
Spokane County Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Dee Cook, 509-443-3457
1704 W. Broadway Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201-1818
Blue Mountain Action Council Volunteer Attorney Program
509-529-4980, ext. 126
1520 Kelly Place, suite 140
Walla Walla, WA 99363
Northwest Justice Project
401 Second Ave. S., suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104-3811
To become a Qualified Legal Service Provider, an organization must meet these five criteria:
- Must be a not-for-profit legal services organization whose primary purpose is to provide legal services to low-income clients, per APR 1(e)(8).
- Must have a financial screening mechanism in place to ensure clients are low-income.
- Must either provide malpractice insurance for volunteers or have a policy in place to require that all volunteers carry their own malpractice insurance.
- Ensure volunteers receive at least two hours of relevant training.
- Must be in Washington state or predominantly serve Washington state residents.
If your program meets the criteria, please submit a one page letter addressing how your organization qualifies and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. for review. Including a program brochure or link to your organization is recommended.