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Legal Issues

This section features information about fee-based and free legal resources for issues related to, or impacted by, an individual’s disability.  This information is not legal advice, and should not be taken as such. If you have further questions about these resources, please call The Arc.

Legal Disclaimer: The decision to retain an attorney is a very personal one, and an important one – a decision you must make carefully based on your own judgement and evaluation of that attorney.  We strongly recommend you contact more than one attorney and interview each of them carefully to be sure they feel “right” for your legal and financial situation before making any decisions about who should represent you. 

This information is only one source of information among many sources that may be available to you to identify and locate an attorney (or other legal services) for disability-related legal matters.  This information is simply available to help guide you and intended to provide general information for people seeking legal counsel and advice in King County about disability-related issues.  It is not meant to be comprehensive.  The Arc of King County does not verify, match, validate, approve or confirm the services that each of the attorneys provides nor does it guarantee, endorse, or warranty (express or implied) the legal ability, competence, quality or reliability of any individual attorney, law firm, or legal services provided on these pages.  We will attempt to keep a list of attorneys up-to-date as frequently as possible, but we may not be aware of or know about every attorney, law firm, or legal service that can assist you with a disability law-related issue.  We will not refer you to a specific attorney or service nor will we provide any sensitive or confidential information provided to us by you to any attorney or service – this is your sole responsibility.


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Community Resources on Legal Issues

  • Provided through the YWCA

  • ELAP provides high-quality, no-cost civil legal aid to low-income residents of East King County, Washington and legal aid to survivors of domestic violence throughout all of King County

  • The Family Law Facilitator Program at King County Superior Court provides information and referrals to family law litigants who are not represented by attorneys.

  • DRC provides affordable mediation and conflict resolution services for individuals, businesses, and families in King County

  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics provide free, limited legal advice and referrals for King County residents with legal issues

  • NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.

  • SCLC provides Social Security advocacy for people with disabilities who are homeless or low-income

  • Helps people understand and secure safe housing, adequate schooling, medical needs, and more