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Student Legal / Humanitarian Resources

CLEAR — Legal Advice and Information

CLEAR provides low-income individuals with a variety of services including legal advice, legal information, publications, brief service, and referral to further legal assistance in their communities by calling a toll-free number. Some legal information publications include pro se instructions and forms. (888) 201-1014 Monday through Friday 9:30 to 12:30

CLEAR website

Columbia Legal Services (CLS)

Columbia Legal Services (CLS) is a not for profit organization employing lawyers and legal workers who provide legal assistance to low-income and special needs people and organizations in Washington. CLS has recently reorganized and now maintains five offices.

Columbia Legal Services website

Northwest Justice Project

Northwest Justice Project's mission is to secure justice in a democratic society by working for equal access to the legal system by empowering low-income persons and communities through education about their legal rights and obligations, and by promoting respect for human dignity through legal advocacy.

Northwest Justice Project website

Northwest Women's Law Center

The Northwest Women's Law Center has been working for nearly 30 years to make these concepts a reality for women in the Pacific Northwest. By using the law, one of the most powerful tools in our democratic society, we improve women's social, economic and legal status. We bring ground-breaking lawsuits to change the law, advocate for legislation that advances women's rights, and educate women and the community about women's legal rights. And we do so on virtually any issue that affects women, because the challenges women face are multi-dimensional. Please join us in our effort to advance women's legal rights and make our society more just.

Northwest Women's Law Center website

Skagit County Community Action Agency

Skagit County Community Action Agency changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves our communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Skagit County Community Action Agency

Skagit County Courthouse

The Skagit County Courthouse offers various self-assistance resources. The law library is available on the first floor of the courthouse.

Skagit County Home Page

Skagit County Law Library
Superior Court House, First Floor
Law Librarian: Patti Worl

205 W. Kincaid #104
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 336-9324
Fax:(360) 336-9307
Open to public: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Skagit DV&SA Services provides confidential assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, rape, child sexual abuse, stalking, elder abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Services Include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Advocacy-based Counseling
  • Legal, Medial, and Social Services Advocacy
  • Support Groups
  • Children's Advocacy
  • Community Education and Prevention

All services are confidential and free.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Washington Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM)

WARM is a non-profit organization, formed in 1976, serving the needs of adult adoptees and their birth families.

WARM website

Washington Industrial Safety and Health Issues

Protecting Washington Citizens

Labor & Industries is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health and security of Washington's 3.2 million workers. They help employers meet safety and health standards and inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards.

Labor & Industries website

Washington Law Help

Washington Law Help website

Washington State Probate

Washington State Human Rights Commission

The mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community.

The Washington State Human Rights Commission (Commission) enforces the Law Against Discrimination (RCW 49.60). The Commission works to prevent and eliminate discrimination by investigating human rights complaints and providing education and training opportunities throughout the state.

Human Rights Commission website