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New Immigration Law Clinic at KCLS

April 30, 2019

In cooperation with the Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP), The Welcoming Center at the Kent branch of KCLS is sponsoring a new immigration law clinic to assist with questions about green cards, seeking asylum, filing out immigration forms, immigration court hearings, bringing family members to the U.S. and more.  To… Read more

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Responding to a Petition for Visits

April 17, 2019

The Northwest Justice Project, via its self-help site WashingtonLawHelp.org, has released a new guide to help custodial parents respond to a petition from a third-party–such as a grandparent or another relative–for visitation rights.  It’s titled You Have Been Served with a Petition for Visits and includes a complete set of… Read more

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Debt Collection Laws in Washington Make It Easy for Collectors

March 25, 2019

An in-depth article in the Seattle Times takes a look the laws and rules that permit collections firms to make life painful for debtors in Washington State.  With the addition of court-sanctioned fees and the highest post-judgment interest rates in the county, lawmakers are finally taking another look the industry.… Read more

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