News & Updates

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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DACA Legal Clinics and Resources

September 18, 2017

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. Current DACA beneficiaries whose benefits expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 are eligible to apply for renewal. The deadline for renewal… 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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ELAP Family Law Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

September 12, 2017

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for its 2017 – 2018 Family Law Fellowship Program. ELAP’s work centers around providing free, high quality, civil legal services to low-income residents of East King County, and domestic violence legal aid to residents throughout King County. ELAP… Read more

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New Law Helps Property Owners Remove Squatters

August 2, 2017

On May 10, 2017, Governor Inslee signed a new law, which will allow property owners in certain circumstances to have squatters removed from their property by law enforcement immediately, rather than having to navigate the lengthy eviction process. SB 5388, which passed with unanimous, bipartisan support in both the House… Read more

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The Library Welcomes Two New Board of Trustees Members

May 25, 2017

The Public Law Library of King County would like to welcome its two newest Board of Trustees members: The Honorable Susan Amini and Miriam R. Gordon, Esq. Judge Susan Amini was appointed to the King County Superior Court bench on May 2, 2013, by Governor Jay Inslee. Judge Amini was… Read more

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New Library Catalog!

May 10, 2017

We have migrated to a new, more user-friendly library catalog! Check it out here. New features include: Mobile Friendly: A responsive mobile-friendly interface, so you can use the catalog on your smart phone. Two-Week Loan Period for Book Checkouts: We have also changed our loan periods – books are now… Read more

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