Our office is temporarily closed to the public. Our Staff is working remotely, however with our limited availability, it may take a few days for us to follow up with you.
We are assisting clients through virtual clinics.
Please call our office and leave a message on extension 15 if you have questions about Tenancy or other Matters.
We may be able to assist through our Virtual Tenant Clinic or Street Law Clinic (By appointment only).
*Please note that the LAW Advocates intake personnel is not able to provide legal advice, though we are happy to provide information about resources.
To leave a General Message, Dial Ext. 15
For up-to-date information regarding our clinics and services
Call our office – (360) 671-6079 dial ext. 15
Email our Programs Coordinator Melindaj@lawadvocates.org
If you would like to speak with an attorney by phone
Call CLEAR – 1 (888) 201-1014, Monday-Friday from 9:15am-12:15pm
If you would like to find a private attorney to represent you
Visit www.wsba.org 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