What's New
12/05/2016 -- Article

Legal Voice has updated the Handbook for Washington Seniors: Legal Rights and Resources for 2016 into 2017. The Handbook is a quick-reference guide covering legal rights, health care, housing, etc. The Handbook answers common questions about the issues seniors are likely to face. The Handbook may also be helpful to the family and caregivers of seniors. You can find a digital copy of this resource available for free at...

11/22/2016 -- Article

Both branches of our library will be closed all day on Friday, December 9 for our annual staff in-service day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

11/21/2016 -- Article

Please make a note - the Legal Help Center (LHC) will be closed on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 9
  • Monday, December 26

See the bottom of our Clinics page for any additional scheduled closures.

08/08/2016

Washington Digital Newspapers at the Washington State Library has a new website! And it’s mobile friendly! New features include:

  • “One hundred years ago…” front pages from Washington newspapers
  • Links to WSL’s microfilm collections for a full list of titles, publication histories, and essays about the newspapers’ influence on their communities
  • Browse newspapers by title, calendar date, or full...
08/08/2016 -- Article

Beginning September 1 of 2016, Washington courts may choose to consider unpublished opinions of the Court of Appeals.  While such opinions would still be nonbinding, amendments to GR 14.1 would allow them to be "accorded such persuasive value as the court deems appropriate" - provided the citing party...

08/05/2016 -- Article

On June 9, 2016 Engrossed Senate Bill 6413 was enacted. This bill creates a procedure called "Order of Limited Dissemination" which would prevent tenant screening companies from disclosing an eviction on their report. A judge may sign your order if:

  1. You were wrongly named in an eviction/unlawful detainer action...
07/29/2016 -- Article

The Board of Trustees and the staff are pleased to announce that PLLKC has hired Barbara Swatt Engstrom as its new Executive Director.  Ms. Swatt Engstrom, who holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington Information School, has over 15 years of experience in law librarianship, most recently as Librarian and Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University School of Law.  She will...

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