Legal Assistance

General Civil Law

Northwest Justice Project

Free telephone legal advice for low-income and seniors regarding civil (non-criminal) problems. If the situation cannot be handled over the phone, they will try to refer you to a Northwest Justice Project attorney or legal services in community that do “pro-bono” work.

You can wait up to 90 minutes to have your call answered.


Social Security Lawyers

Steve Maddox: 786-8276 410-A S. Capitol Way, Olympia Halpern & Oliver 753 8055 or 800-342-94171800 Cooper pt rd sw #19, oly They specialize in social security cases. They advertise no fee unless person is awarded benefits. They are paid as a percentage of the amount of retroactive payments that they secure for their client, so payment will not come out of your monthly SSI check.

Family Law

Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic (360) 705-8194 108 State Ave, corner of State and Capitol Offers low income clients free legal advice clinics at the Family Support Center. They can work with a variety of issues, but focus on family law. 6-9PM every other Tuesday. Call ahead to participate.

Family Court Facilitator 360 709-3269 2801 32nd Ave SW Tumwater Helps review paperwork, answers questions about court protocol, assists with scheduling hearings, etc. $20 fee per 20-minute appointment, come well prepared.

Legal Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors

Safeplace provides legal assistance in partnership with the Thurston Count Volunteer Legal Services twice a month on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Legal issue must be related to Domestic/Sexual Violence (housing, protection order and civil cases can be DV/SA related), clients will have 30-45 min to speak with an attorney for FREE. Clients need to be at the SafePlace Business Office any time from 6:00pm - 8:00pm to be seen by 9:00pm. NO REFERRAL NECESSARY walk-ins welcome.

Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic

Friday mornings at 8:30am to court hearings at the Thurston County Superior Court, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA
Para legals, attorneys and former judge available to review case and give advice.  Anyone can access assistance.  Show up early.


Court Appointed Special Advocates

(360) 709-3231 Family and Juvenile Court 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Olympia, WA 98502 Thurston County CASA Program is a child advocacy program administered by Thurston County Unified Family and Juvenile Court. Their program recruits, trains and provides volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children who are involved in dependency actions in Thurston County. The mission of the Thurston County Volunteer CASA/GAL Program is to provide trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardians ad Litem to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in dependency court proceedings. The Program is committed to providing an independent voice in court for every abused and neglected child to expedite timely and appropriate planning and intervention for permanent placement.

Crime Victims Advocacy Network of Thurston County:

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 2 - Room 258, Olympia, WA. 98502 Telephone: 360.786.5601 or 360-786-5540 x6824 Toll Free: 866.711.2826 Cell Phone: 360.528.1174 Contact at

All Other Civil/Legal Information Washington Law Help is a project of the Northwest Justice Project, and covers information ranging from Landlord/Tenant laws to consumer rights and Social Security benefits. Very user friendly.