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Public Law Library of King County – 2017 Annual Report

October 4, 2018

The Public Law Library of King County’s 2017 Annual Report is here.  Highlights include discussions of our expanded Subscriber Program services, a new lunch-time CLE series and the remodel of our web site. Read more

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Beware of Casemaker Imposter Site

September 26, 2018

According to the Washington State Bar Association, there is an impostor site masquerading as the official Casemaker site at casemakerpro-dot-com.  If you have accidentally provided your logon credentials to this phishing scam, please change your Casemaker password right away through mywsba.org. Read more

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“Can I Vote?” Flowcharts to Help You Understand Voting Rights

September 21, 2018

The Washington State office of the ACLU has posted helpful “Can I Vote?” flowcharts to help people with criminal convictions figure out if they are eligible to vote.  The flowcharts are written in seven languages–English, Chinese, Korean, Oromo, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese.  A person convicted as an adult of a… Read more

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New Washington State Service Animals Law Takes Effect on 1/1/2019

September 11, 2018

This past session, the Washington State Legislature passed SHB 2822, Chapter 176 of the Laws of 2018, to address growing problems with people misrepresenting ordinary animals as service animals.  In addition to changing the definition of “service animal”, the new law also creates a civil penalty for misrepresentation of a… Read more

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K & L Gates Creates Pro Bono Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project

September 11, 2018

K & L Gates has founded a pro bono project to help victims of “revenge porn” or nonconsensual pornography defend their “cyber” civil rights.  Assistance is available to victims both within the United States and abroad.  To contact the Cyber Civil Rights Project and K & L Gates, use this… Read more

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Sociologist Says Public Libraries are the Bedrock of a Civil Society

September 11, 2018

The disconnect between the perceived value of public libraries–particularly in the eyes of influencial policy-makers–and the vital role they play in supporting the social infrastructure of a civil society is real.  And it’s something that anyone concerned about equity, open access, and diversity should be prepared to confront.  So says… Read more

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New KCBA Volunteer Legal Services Records Project

August 21, 2018

King County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services program has launched a new service for low-income people trying to vacate criminal conviction records.  The ultimate goal is to reduce the barriers to employment and housing created by convictions.  To be eligible to participate, you must be low-income and your most recent… Read more

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Upcoming Workshops: The Nuts & Bolts of Motions

August 8, 2018

Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the… Read more

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Upcoming Workshops: Civil Lawsuits Without Tears

August 8, 2018

Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information… Read more

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Upcoming Workshop: Civil Lawsuits Without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court

August 6, 2018

Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information… Read more

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Upcoming Workshop: The Nuts & Bolts of Motions — Dec. 12, 2018

August 6, 2018

Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the… Read more

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Upcoming Workshop: The Nuts & Bolts of Motions — Oct. 11, 2018

August 6, 2018

Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the… Read more

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