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Beginning Monday, April 2nd, we will be closing at 4:30pm.

Upcoming Class: Civil Law Suits without Tears – The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court

March 26, 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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New Seattle Library Hours

March 1, 2018

Beginning Monday, April 2nd, the Seattle library branch, located inside the King County Courthouse, will observe new hours of operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm Please note that these changes will affect the Seattle library branch only. Should you have any questions about these upcoming changes, please do not hesitate… Read more

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New Class: Civil Litigation without Tears – The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court

February 26, 2018

Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop you will learn the basics of the civil litigation process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines. Attendees will receive blank copies of some of the most commonly used civil… Read more

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New Kent Library Hours

February 13, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, February 14th, the Kent library branch, located inside the Maleng Regional Justice Center, will close every day from 2pm – 3pm for lunch. Starting March 1st, the Kent library branch will observe new hours of operations: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm; closed from 2pm – 3pm for… Read more

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DACA Legal Clinics and Resources

January 23, 2018

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as of March 5, 2018. Update – January 16, 2018: USCIS has posted instructions on how it will begin accepting DACA renewal applications in response to a federal judge’s… Read more

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Court Rules Published for Comment

January 3, 2018

The Washington State Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) have published proposed changes to the following rules and are seeking comments:     RPC 1.6 — Confidentiality of Information RPC 7.3 — Solicitation of Clients RPC 8.4 — Misconduct APR 8 — Nonmember Lawyer Licenses to… Read more

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Statement on Net Neutrality

December 15, 2017

American Association of Law Libraries Statement on Net Neutrality (AALL) Re: Law Libraries & Access to Justice The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) denounces today’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to repeal U.S. net neutrality rules. Today’s action undermines a fundamental principle of our democracy, and that… Read more

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Announcing New Subscriber Benefits

December 8, 2017

Big changes are afoot in the law library’s subscriber program, making it one of the best deals around. Beginning on November 15th subscribers receive the following new subscriber-only benefits:   “Let Us Do Your Research!” With this new service you can hand off your research question to our skilled reference… Read more

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Living with Conviction: Sentenced to Debt for Life in Washington State

November 9, 2017

Join Deborah Espinosa, documentary photographer and attorney, as she celebrates the conclusion of her collection, Living with Conviction: Sentenced to Debt for Life in Washington State at the Kent branch of the King County Library System on Friday, December 15th from 4pm – 6pm.   Living with Conviction: Sentenced to Debt… Read more

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Free Legal Help with Washington Web Lawyer

November 7, 2017

Washington Web Lawyer is a website where low-income clients with civil legal problems in Washington state post their legal questions online and receive advice from pro bono attorneys. You must register for free and create an account in order to use Washington Web Lawyer. To get free legal advice through Washington… Read more

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Putting Your Browser to Work: Extensions That Make You More Productive

October 6, 2017

Browser extensions are effective tools for enhancing productivity and improving web browsing. Whether you need help staying away from distracting websites, saving articles for later, or remembering passwords, there is an extension or add-on out there that can help. This article was originally published by Kris Turner on October 4,… Read more

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City of Seattle, King County Announce Immigration & Refugee Legal Defense Fund Awardees

September 12, 2017

This article was originally published in The Seattle Medium on August 30, 2017. You can read the original version here. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine recently announced the community organizations that have been selected to use $1.5 million in funding, granted as part of the Legal… Read more

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