Frequently Asked Questions

The questions and answers found here are legal information. They are not intended to be legal advice. If you need legal advice you should register on the site and submit a ticket on our Contact a Whatcom County Attorney page. For more information about that program just follow this link. Remember, there is no substitute for the knowledge and experience of a professional attorney.

Legal Help

Street Law  is a free, drop-in, legal advice clinic where people can ask questions and get legal advice in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers. Demand for this clinic is high, so we recommend that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.

Depending on the time of year it is held between 1 and 5 times per month. There are between 1 and 5 attorneys present ready to take a wide variety of questions.

Street Law is held at two locations. One of them is at the downtown public library and is held on Saturday afternoons. The other is at the Heinier Building on the Whatcom Community College campus and is held week days between 11 AM and 1 PM and again between 5 PM and 7 PM.

For details simply follow this link to the calendar page at LAW Advocates.

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For criminal matters contact the Whatcom County Public Defenders Office.

215 N. Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-5640
360-778-5641 fax
Website
Hours of operation – Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


For civil matters there are a number of resources.

Street Law – This is a great program operated by LAW Advocates. It is a free, drop-in, legal advice clinic where people can ask questions and get legal advice in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers. Demand for this clinic is high, so we recommend that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney. Click here to see the LAW Advocates calendar for upcoming Street Law sessions.

The Whatcom County Law Library is located in the basement of the Whatcom County Courthouse. Here is a link to their website.

It is located at 311 Grand Avenue, Suite B3, Bellingham WA 98225.

Hours of operation change so call ahead for current information. The number is 360-778-5790.

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