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 temporarily closed to walk-in clients, all our Legal Clinics have been cancelled for in-person consults and our staff is working remotely. 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.

LAW Advocates Office is Temporarily Closed to walk-ins

CALL FIRST -360-671-6079 ext. 15

Please call our office and leave a message on extension 15 if you are a tenant and have a matter of Eviction or other tenancy issues OR you are wanting to see if you qualify for our virtual Street Law Clinic (By appointment only)

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.

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 

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


Email our Programs Coordinator

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.

Ride the Long Wander

August 29

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 29. To make an in-kind donation, please email Finnegan Hopper at Ride the Long Wander (RLW) seeks to connect mountain bikers with issues of social justice in our community. In August of 2020, we will ride trails a...

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“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