LAW Advocates Office is Temporarily Closed

CALL FIRST-360-671-6079

To leave a General Message, Dial Ext. 15

All staff are working remotely and will try to get back to you as soon as we can.


In an effort to protect the health of our clients, staff and volunteers we are following the recommendations of the federal, state and local governments. Our office is currently closed to walk-in clients, all of our Legal Clinics have been cancelled until further notice and our office hours are very limited. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

As new information regarding Covid-19 becomes available, we will re-evaluate our accessibility daily.

If you would like to speak with an attorney by phone

 Call CLEAR – 1 (888) 201-1014, Monday-Friday from 9:15am-12:15pm

 For up-to-date information regarding our clinics and services 

Visit our website –

Call our office – (360) 671-6709 dial ext. 15

Email our Programs Assistant –

If you would like to find a private attorney to represent you

Visit and see their Legal Directory

Or call the Whatcom County Attorney Referral Service – (360) 671-2455


With our limited availability, it may take a few days for us to follow up with you.

We appreciate your patience.

LAW Advocates Staff and Volunteers

Our mission is to provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by linking them with attorney and community volunteers.

LAW Advocates provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Whatcom. We also provide administrative support to the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County. This vital work is accomplished through the volunteer service of local lawyers, paralegals, students, and community members.

Equal justice is a fundamental principle of democracy.  Our laws guaranatee basic rights and protections for all of us—not just those who can afford a lawyer.

But every year three out of four low‐income households face an urgent civil legal problem, and more than 80 percent of them must face those problems without legal help or representation.

LAW Advocates helps families in crisis preserve their homes, shield themselves from domestic violence, thwart fraudulent or predatory practices, and maintain employment, healthcare and livelihood.

“Most Americans don’t realize that you can have your home taken away, your children taken away and you can be a victim of domestic violence, but you have no constitutional right to a lawyer to protect you.”

Jim Sandman, President
Legal Services Corporation