Where can I find free legal help?

For criminal matters contact the Whatcom County Public Defenders Office.

215 N. Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-5641 fax
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.